2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Trina Solar?

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

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

Trina facts

Headquarters (founded)

Changzhou, China (1997)

Market Cap

$293.3 million

Industry

Semiconductors

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.6 billion

Management

Founder/chairman/CEO Jifan Gao
CFO Shilian Wang

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

10.7%

Cash/Debt

$660.3 million/$1.3 billion

Competitors

LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK  )
Suntech Power Holdings
(NYSE: STP  )
Yingli Green Energy
(NYSE: YGE  )

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

On CAPS, 41% of the 212 members who have rated Trina believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just this morning, one of those bears, fellow Fool Justin Loiseau (TMFJLo), tapped the stock as a particularly untimely opportunity:

The Commerce Department issued a ruling today that will impose ~40% tariffs on Chinese solar panels. Add that to a Chinese economic slowdown and increasing solar competition. I doubt [Trina] will emerge as a solar leader in the near future.

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