Top 5 China Stocks To Watch For 2019

China XD Plastics (NASDAQ:CXDC) reported satisfactory 2017 results and operating progress which have been largely ignored by investors due to concerns over the fourteen-month old preliminary non-binding buyout offer (link) from Mr. Jie Han (CXDC’s founder, chairman and CEO) and Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA). MSPEA has been a strategic investor in the company since 2011.

This report will cover the major developments since my September article (China XD Plastics Midyear Update And No News is Good News Regarding the Unfair Buyout Offer). This article will refer to the US-listed parent company as “CXDC” or “China XD” and the business as “Xinda,” because that is the name used by its Chinese operating units. Topics:

Xinda’s Position In The Chinese Chemical And Plastics Industry CXDC’S Progress Over The Past Year CXDC’S Liquidity Is Adequate A $71MM “Tax Cut” Liability And Future Complications Status Of The Unfair Buyout Offer New Strategic Alternatives May Be Available

Growing production and emerging opportunities to list shares in China or Hong Kong could be very rewarding to long-term shareholders. Completion of the current expansion plans has potential to generate over $7/share in annual EPS (see Jason Cooper’s analysis: China XD Plastics: Management’s Buyout Is Woefully Inadequate). The unfair buyout offer has been an unwelcome distraction and should be abandoned or rejected.

Top 5 China Stocks To Watch For 2019: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 China Stocks To Watch For 2019: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RETO) fell 9.3 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) shares fell 8.5 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.53 percent on Thursday.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) fell 7.5 percent to $47.10 in pre-market trading. Nordstrom reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) shares fell 6 percent to $263.00 in pre-market trading. Baidu disclosed that its COO Qi Lu will step down in July 2018.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares fell 5.6 percent to $8.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.88 percent on Thursday.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) fell 5 percent to $51.30 in pre-market trading. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5 percent to $7.61 in pre-market trading after rising 11.40 percent on Thursday.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $255.77 in pre-market trading.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) fell 3.3 percent to $37.60 in pre-market trading. Campbell Soup reported upbeat Q3 earnings, but sales missed estimates. The company also lowered its FY18 outlook.
    ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) shares fell 2.7 percent to $17.65 in pre-market trading after reporting a 7.2 million common stock offering

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) were hitting all-time highs last week, but after they tumbled 15% over the past three trading days, it’s easy to wonder if they will be revisiting Wednesday’s high-water mark anytime soon. China’s leading search engine has seen its stock come under pressure after its COO announced late last week that he would be stepping down.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Dylan Lewis: This property just got spun out of Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) fairly recently. Shares have not been trading all that long. And in that time, we’ve seen the usual fluctuations that you might expect from a new issuance hitting the public markets. Some of that is due to some recent developments that are helping the company out.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) fell 9.5% on Friday after the Chinese internet search leader announced that its chief operating officer, Qi Lu, is stepping down from his post.

Top 5 China Stocks To Watch For 2019: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Study Stock Price Behavior with Financial Report for NetEase, Inc. (NTES) (finherald.com) Analysis of Analyst Stock Recommendation: NetEase, Inc. (NTES) (nasdaqplace.com) Notable Moving Tech Stock: NetEase, Inc. (NTES) (nasdaqplace.com) Investors must not feel shy to buy these Stocks: NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES), YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), Erie … (journalfinance.net) Destiny maker Bungie raises $100M from China’s NetEase to build new games (geekwire.com)

    NetEase traded up $3.95, hitting $243.58, during midday trading on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 1,182,914 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,423,698. The firm has a market cap of $31.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.63, a PEG ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 0.82. NetEase has a 1-year low of $222.32 and a 1-year high of $377.64.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Shares of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) have dipped 26.8% in the first six months of 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    NetEase Inc (NTES) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) NetEase Inc (NTES) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com) Hot Stock’s Trend Recap – NetEase Inc (NASDAQ: NTES) (stockspen.com) Switching Three Stocks: The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES), CBRE Group … (thestreetpoint.com) US benchmarks shake off G7 jitters, ending the day on a positive note (proactiveinvestors.co.uk)

    A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of NetEase from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 27th. Jefferies Financial Group cut their price target on shares of NetEase from $335.00 to $310.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on shares of NetEase in a report on Thursday, April 12th. They issued an “underweight” rating and a $240.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of NetEase from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Daiwa Capital Markets raised shares of NetEase from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 17th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $327.21.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, and action in different parts of the market showed mixed signals for investors. On one hand, small-cap stocks moved higher, with key benchmarks in that area hitting record highs. Yet the better-known large-cap stock indexes like the S&P 500 gave up early gains. Looking more closely at individual stocks, some companies suffered from bad news that sent their shares falling. J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP), NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES), and Jounce Therapeutics (NASDAQ:JNCE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    But PUBG doesn’t plan to give up. It recently sued NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) over its two new battle royale titles, Rules of Survival and Knives Out. NetEase isn’t shy about promoting these games as PUBG clones — the promotional art for Knives Out even features a man wearing the same battle helmet, white shirt, and tie as the man in PUBG’s promos.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Alibaba Group (NASDAQ: NTES) and NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Top 5 China Stocks To Watch For 2019: Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.(CDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Trading Center: Watching the Levels for Molecular Templates, Inc. (:MTEM): Move of 0.02 Since the Open (stocknewscaller.com) Molecular Templates (MTEM) Announces Clinical Data at 2018 ASCO Meeting (streetinsider.com) Gallbladder Cancer Treatment Sales Market Size by Players, Regions, Type, Application and Forecast to 2025 (exclusivereportage.com) ATR in spotlight EnSync, Inc. (NYSE:ESNC), CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDTI), Molecular Templates, Inc … (stocksnewspoint.com)

    MTEM has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Molecular Templates from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Molecular Templates from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of CDTi Advanced Materials Inc (NASDAQ:CDTI) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $0.33 and last traded at $0.36, with a volume of 500 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.36.

Top 5 China Stocks To Watch For 2019: Focus Media Holding Limited(FMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) debt fell 1.1% against its face value during trading on Tuesday. The debt issue has a 7.5% coupon and is set to mature on April 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $97.63 and was trading at $98.50 last week. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel changes in its stock price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) bonds fell 0.9% against their face value during trading on Monday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7.25% coupon and will mature on April 1, 2023. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $99.13 and were trading at $98.13 last week. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

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