News articles about JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. JA Solar earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the solar energy provider an impact score of 46.0787324055626 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

JA Solar (NASDAQ JASO) opened at $7.38 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $354.51, a P/E ratio of 4.79 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a current ratio of 1.03. JA Solar has a 1-year low of $4.42 and a 1-year high of $8.48.

JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 15th. The solar energy provider reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($0.06). The firm had revenue of $652.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $609.78 million. JA Solar had a net margin of 2.84% and a return on equity of 7.73%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.13 EPS. equities analysts forecast that JA Solar will post 0.65 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on JASO shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of JA Solar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.25 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of JA Solar from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. BidaskClub raised shares of JA Solar from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, Axiom Securities reissued a “sell” rating on shares of JA Solar in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.81.

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About JA Solar

JA Solar Holdings Co, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells solar power products that convert sunlight into electricity for a range of uses. The Company is engaged in manufacturing and selling solar modules, as well as silicon wafer manufacturing. The Company operates through two segments, including manufacturing and solar projects.

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