As 2011 comes to a close, it's a great time to look back at what happened to the stocks that interest you. By making sure you know the important things that a company accomplished -- as well as the setbacks it experienced -- you can make a better decision about whether it's a smart investment for your portfolio.
Today, let's take a look at Yongye International
Stats on Yongye
|Year-to-Date Stock Return||(53.5%)|
|Market Cap||$198 million|
|1-Year Revenue Growth||90.4%|
|1-Year Earnings Growth||93.7%|
Source: S&P Capital IQ.
How did Yongye do this year?
Yongye gives a great example of how the prospects of a business and its stock price don't always track together. On one hand, fertilizer companies around the world, including Terra Nitrogen
But Yongye faced the same allegations of fraud that brought down other Chinese companies. Those allegations have kept a lid on the share price, even after Morgan Stanley
Moreover, Yongye faces long-term competition. Monsanto
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