Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese solar cell maker JA Solar Holdings (NASDAQ:JASO) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

JA Solar facts

Headquarters (founded)

Ningjin, China (2005)

Market Cap

$782.36 million


Specialized Semiconductor

TTM Revenue

$808.8 million


Founder/CEO Huaijin Yang

CFO Anthea Chung

TTM Return on Equity



Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE),

Solarfun Power (NASDAQ:SOLF)

CAPS members bullish on JASO also bullish on:

Suntech Power (NYSE:STP),

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)

CAPS members bearish on JASO also bearish on:

Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ),

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 83% of the 157 All-Star members who have rated JA Solar believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include samdeva and mrindependent, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Late last month, samdeva wrote that JA Solar is "highly undervalued and poised for growth when new administration focuses on alternative sources of energy."

In a pitch from two weeks earlier, mrindependent shares that bullishness, tapping the stock as a particularly political play:

The company looks financially stable and it is a good play on two trends I believe in: (1) the solar industry should thrive under Obama presuming petroleum does not collapse any further and (2) China should rebound stronger than the United States given its higher volatility and better prospects.

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