April 10, 2018: Markets opened higher again Tuesday and, like Monday, the leading indexes managed to build on their early gains to stay in the green all day. Comments from China’s Xi Jinping indicating he would increase imports, speed up access to the country’s financial sector, do more to protect intellectual property, and lower tariffs and ease restrictions on car ownership all added up to smiles on Wall Street today.
WTI crude oil for May delivery settled at $65.51 a barrel, up 3.3% for the day. June gold added about 0.4% on the day to settle at $1,345.90. Equities were headed for a second straight higher close about 10 minutes before the bell as the Dow traded up 1.86% for the day, the S&P 500 traded up 1.74%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 2.17%.
Bitcoin futures (XBTJ8) for April delivery traded at $6,850, up about 3.2% on the CBOE after opening at $6,670 this morning. The digital currency’s trading range for the day was $6,640 to $6,880.
Top China Stocks For 2019: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)
- [By Leo Sun]
For comparison, Tencent (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) and NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES), the two biggest names in Chinese mobile games, trade at about 9 times and 3 times this year’s sales, respectively. Out of the ten highest-grossing Android games in China (according to Newzoo’s April numbers), Tencent and its subsidiaries published six of the titles, while NetEase published three. The only game which didn’t come from those two publishers was 4399’s Dream Journey.
- [By Shane Hupp]
News articles about NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NetEase earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.5808045346287 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
- [By Paul Ausick]
NetEase Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) fell by about 9.7% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $240.08 after closing at $266.00 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $377.64. Volume of about 4.4 million was more than 4 times the daily average of about 1 million. The reported a profit that missed expectations last night.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
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Marvel Introduces Their First Official Chinese Superheroes (huffingtonpost.com) NetEase, Inc. (NTES) year to date performance remained at -22.66% (nasdaqfortune.com) Marvel get its first official Chinese superheroes (bbc.co.uk) Why to Follow this Stock? NetEase, Inc. (NTES) (nysestocks.review) Marvel’s first Chinese superheroes are comingand here are their superpowers (quartzy.qz.com)
A number of research firms recently weighed in on NTES. BidaskClub cut NetEase from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 27th. Jefferies Group reduced their price target on NetEase from $335.00 to $310.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. CLSA raised NetEase from a “sell” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised NetEase from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase began coverage on NetEase in a report on Thursday, April 12th. They issued an “underweight” rating and a $240.00 price target for the company. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. NetEase currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $337.47.
- [By Max Byerly]
KAMES CAPITAL plc decreased its holdings in shares of NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) by 68.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 17,800 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 39,277 shares during the period. KAMES CAPITAL plc’s holdings in NetEase were worth $4,991,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Top China Stocks For 2019: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
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ReneSola Sells North Carolina Solar Project To Greenbacker (solarindustrymag.com) ReneSola (SOL) Rating Increased to Neutral at Roth Capital (americanbankingnews.com) ReneSola (SOL) Q1 Earnings in Line, Revenues Top Estimates (zacks.com) ReneSola’s (SOL) CEO Xianshou Li on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) ReneSola (SOL) Releases Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of ReneSola traded up $0.08, hitting $2.76, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 124,969 shares, compared to its average volume of 108,565. The firm has a market capitalization of $102.11 million, a PE ratio of 21.23 and a beta of 2.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. ReneSola has a 12 month low of $2.12 and a 12 month high of $3.79.
Top China Stocks For 2019: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Top China Stocks For 2019: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) was downgraded by research analysts at Credit Suisse Group from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued on Friday.
- [By Leo Sun]
To compile this list, I used data fromQuestMobile, market share figures from other sources, and updated active user counts with official numbers (if available). You’ll notice that four companies clearly dominate this market: Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), Tencent (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and Alibaba (NYSE:BABA).
- [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 Rick Munarriz]
The naysayers are growing when it comes toBaidu(NASDAQ:BIDU). There were 5.3 million shares of China’s undisputed search engine leader sold short as of mid-May. We’re a far cry from the 7.2 million shares that were shorted a year ago, but 5.3 million is still a large enough number to stand as the highest short interest at Baidu since mid-October of last year.
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
Danny Vena: Absolutely. iQiyi, which was a spin-off from the Chinese Google, Baidu(NASDAQ:BIDU), they started off strictly following the Hulu model. They began as a company that used strictly advertising to generate their revenue, get as many subscribers in the door as they could, but these people were not paying anything. And it was fairly successful. But about 2015 or so, Baidu recognized just how successful Netflix was becoming, and as it has been the case with so many Chinese companies, they saw a model that they liked, and they copied it. So, they generated some new exclusive content, they stuck it behind a paywall, they encouraged users to sign up and pay, in their case, about $3 a month, and they’ve gone from there.