2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: LDK Solar?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, solar wafer maker LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK  ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at LDK's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

LDK facts

Headquarters (founded) Xinyu City, China (2005)
Market Cap $235.0 million
Industry Semiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.6 billion
Management Founder/Chairman/CEO Xiaofeng Peng
President/COO Xingxue Tong
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) (25.9%)
Cash/Debt $135.7 million / $3.4 billion
Competitors MEMC Electronic Materials
Renewable Energy
Yingli Green Energy

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 11% of the 1,426 members who have rated LDK believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star MajorBob04, tapped LDK as a particularly untimely opportunity: "The solar energy market is collapsing as Natural Gas becomes plentiful and the price of oil remains relatively low. Eventually solar will be useful, but right now the economics aren't there."

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