Why Trina Solar (TSL) Stock Is Falling Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Trina Solar (TSL) was falling -6% to $12.57 Tuesday after missing analysts' estimates for revenue in the second quarter.

For the second quarter the solar panel maker reported earnings of 14 cents a share, in line with the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate. Revenue grew 17.9% from the year-ago quarter to $519.4 million, but fell short of analysts' estimates of $562.35 million.

Trina Solar shipped 943.3MW of photovolatic modules in the quarter, up 46% from the second quarter of 2013, but below the company's estimates of 950 MW to 1010 MW.

The company expects to ship 1060 MW to 1120 MW of PV modules in the third quarter, and 3.6 GW to 3.8GW for the full year.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates TRINA SOLAR LTD as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate TRINA SOLAR LTD (TSL) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed -- some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins."

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