JA Solar Holdings Co. (NASDAQ:JASO) traded down 1% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $7.63 and last traded at $7.63, with a volume of 145,690 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.71.

JASO has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Roth Capital downgraded shares of JA Solar Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $12.00 to $8.00 in a research report on Friday, June 3rd. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $9.70 price objective on shares of JA Solar Holdings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of JA Solar Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.49.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $7.37 and a 200-day moving average of $8.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $352.84 million and a P/E ratio of 3.69.

JA Solar Holdings (NASDAQ:JASO) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 17th. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.38. The firm had revenue of $619 million for the quarter. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.27 EPS. On average, analysts predict that JA Solar Holdings Co. will post $0.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in JA Solar Holdings stock. Marshall Wace LLP bought a new stake in shares of JA Solar Holdings Co. (NASDAQ:JASO) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 141,156 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,369,000. Marshall Wace LLP owned about 0.29% of JA Solar Holdings as of its most recent SEC filing.

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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