Shares of JA Solar Holdings Co. (NASDAQ:JASO) saw an uptick in trading volume on Wednesday . 1,030,325 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 88% from the previous session’s volume of 548,716 shares.The stock last traded at $7.68 and had previously closed at $7.78.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered JA Solar Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 7th. Roth Capital lowered JA Solar Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $12.00 to $8.00 in a report on Friday, June 3rd. Finally, Axiom Securities reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of JA Solar Holdings in a report on Saturday, April 23rd.

The company has a market capitalization of $361.28 million and a PE ratio of 3.99. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $7.25 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.05.

JA Solar Holdings (NASDAQ:JASO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 17th. The company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.69 by $0.38. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.27 earnings per share. The firm earned $619 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $698.12 million. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that JA Solar Holdings Co. will post $0.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Marshall Wace LLP purchased a new position in shares of JA Solar Holdings during the fourth quarter worth $1,369,000. Russell Frank Co raised its position in shares of JA Solar Holdings by 1,564.3% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 307,900 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,951,000 after buying an additional 289,400 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of JA Solar Holdings by 19.0% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 310,759 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,014,000 after buying an additional 49,700 shares during the last quarter.

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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