NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Yingli Green Energy (YGE) shares are down 6.11% to $1.23 on heavy volume in morning trading on Monday after the photovoltaic module supplier reported its first quarter earnings results on Friday.
Shares closed trading up on Friday despite the company losing 32 cents per share during the period, a wider loss than the 24 cent per share loss analysts were expecting for the quarter.
Shares rose on Friday however as the company reported revenue of $469 million versus analysts' $463 million expectations.
The company has a 1 billion yuan debt that is due in October, according to Barron's, and the company said Friday that its debt repayment appears to be on track.
TheStreet Ratings team rates YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HLDGS CO as a Sell with a ratings score of D. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HLDGS CO (YGE) a SELL. This is driven by some concerns, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself."
Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:
- You can view the full analysis from the report here: YGE Ratings Report