The dollar marched higher on Thursday with its key index trading at an 11-month high as investors digested the latest round of central banker comments.
The ICE U.S. Dollar Index
jumped 0.4% to 95.456 to around its highest level since July last year. The index also rallied earlier this week when an escalation in the U.S.-China trade spat sent traders flocking to safe havens, including the greenback.
Top China Stocks To Buy Right Now: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) , Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) , Dominion Energy (D) , Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) , GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) , Baidu.com (BIDU) , Baozun (BZUN) and Alibaba (BABA) .
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Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) shares gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $243.64, but opened at $253.01. Baidu shares last traded at $243.57, with a volume of 10970198 shares changing hands.
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Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
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Chinese streaming giant iQiyi Inc. (NASDAQ:IQ)was recently spun off from China’s search leader Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), raising an estimated $2.25 billion in the process.
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Hill:We’ll stick with video for a minute or two longer. Now thatiQiyiis public –you’ve talked about this before, is this of interest to you? Is this a stock you’ve already bought, or it’s on the watch list? And for those who don’t know, iQiyi wasessentially spun out of Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU). So, the Google of China spins out the Netflix of China. And as you said before, it seems like, if nothing else, it’s a win for Baidu shareholders, because Baidu still has the ownership stake.
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Baidu Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), the company that manages China’s dominant search engine, has seen its stock price increase 2,000% since 2006. Investment conglomerate Tencent Holdings Ltd. is up a modest 118,550% since its debut on the Hong Kong Exchange in 2004.
Top China Stocks To Buy Right Now: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)
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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.
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Investors in NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) have generally seen their company benefit from a strong environment in the Chinese video game industry. Impressive growth in revenue and profits in past years helped fuel impressive gains for NetEase shares, and the appetite for more from consumers in China and elsewhere has seemed insatiable. Yet in every growth stock’s experience, a company eventually starts to face challenges in sustaining growth, and the key question becomes what that company does to restart its growth engines.
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That expansion can be hard to keep track of, but investors should recognize the five companies which Tencent could hurt: NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ), and Alibaba (NYSE:BABA).
Top China Stocks To Buy Right Now: Focus Media Holding Limited(FMCN)
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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.
Top China Stocks To Buy Right Now: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)
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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.