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 Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) has earned a coveted five-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

$475.38 million



TTM Revenue

$1.1 billion


CEO Liansheng Miao

CFO Zongwei Li

Return on Equity (average, last three years)



Suntech Power (NYSE:STP)

Trina Solar (NYSE:TSL)

CAPS members bullish on YGE also bullish on:



CAPS members bearish on YGE also bearish on:

Citigroup (NYSE:C)


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

Over on CAPS, 1,305 of the 1,337 members who have rated Yingli -- or 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include FoolSolo and TSIF.

In December, FoolSolo wrote that Yingli "is in a sector dreadfully out of favor at this time, which is good for investors. Despite strong orders and sales projections for 2009, [Yingli] keeps getting beat up. ... the upside potential is huge for this company, especially when oil starts to climb again."

In a pitch from two weeks later, TSIF shares that contrarian solar sentiment:

Difficult to jump in on this one with the irrational market, but [Yingli] will outperform the market when/if the market gets rationale. They have been advance selling well into 2009 and 2010. An Obama presidency and the goal to go "green" will override any lingering drop in oil prices. When the dollar gets to its true value, oil will go back up and continue to drive Solar demand. [Yingli] is the play to have.

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