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What: Shares of Yingli Green Energy
So what: Mr. Chew forecast 30 gigawatts of demand for solar in China in 2012; but, despite his bullish forecast for the sector to improve upon severely depressed 2011 levels, he doesn't see a quick return to profitability. He also anticipates that pricing will stabilize even though there is still an oversupply of panels in Europe. Yingli was one of the few bright spots in Mr. Chew's note, in which he mentioned it as a long-term survivor along with Trina Solar
Now what: The push-pull nature of these analyst comments over the past week are almost getting comical. As I've been saying for the past few days, these comments are usually short-lived events and they shouldn't change your investment thesis on Yingli. I, once again, am not being lured in by today's pop and would rather see these companies turning a profit before I put any of my money to work in the solar sector.
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