Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese solar cell maker Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Yingli facts

Headquarters (founded)

Baoding, China (1998)

Market Cap

$2.0 billion


Electrical Components and Equipment

TTM Revenue

$1.0 billion


Chairman/CEO Liansheng Miao

CFO Zongwei Li

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (over last two years)

93.1% and 23.6%


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

Over on CAPS, fully 1,483 of the 1,541 members who have rated Yingli -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include VegasMartin and STows99.

Last week, VegasMartin tapped Yingli as a sunny stock steadily rising in the West:

China's initiative for green energy is growing. This company has also established headquarters in the US. [Yingli] should be able to produce [photovoltaic] cells at a lower cost than its US competitors. If cap-and-trade is ever passed, this stock will get a huge pop, as it will have its hand in US green energy.

In a pitch from two days later, Stows99 also urged our community to catch some rays:

[Yingli] is a leading solar company in China. It has branched and grown into the USA with bicoastal offices in the major cities of each. That says something about the management of the company, they know that Green Energy is an up and coming movement and there is a lot of money to be made on it. Their success is complimented by the willingness of the Chinese government to credit these kinds of companies like [Yingli] with government subsidies to help them grow. All in all [Yingli] is a ... solid long term investment.

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