News headlines about JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the solar energy provider an impact score of 45.2129188528126 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

JASO has been the subject of a number of research reports. Axiom Securities reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of JA Solar in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Roth Capital set a $7.00 price objective on JA Solar and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded JA Solar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Credit Suisse Group set a $7.00 price objective on JA Solar and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded JA Solar from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday, September 11th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. JA Solar currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.50.

JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) opened at $7.27 on Monday. JA Solar has a twelve month low of $4.42 and a twelve month high of $8.48. The company has a quick ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $345.94, a P/E ratio of 4.72 and a beta of 1.26.

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

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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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