Hot China Stocks For 2019

China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) is generally considered a conservative play on the Chinese market. However, shares of the country’s top wireless carrier tumbled more than 30% over the past three years due to ongoing concerns about the saturation of the smartphone market, rising expenses, and trade tensions with the US.

But are investors overreacting to those headwinds? Let’s discuss the bear and bull cases to see if China Mobile is worth buying near its multi-year lows.

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What the bears think about China Mobile

China Mobile finished May with 901.9 million wireless subscribers, which represented 4.5% annual growth and 0.3% monthly growth. 671.8 million of those subscribers were on 4G plans, which represented 15.2% annual growth but just 0.4% monthly growth.

China Mobile’s 4G customer base shrank for the first time in April with a 0.4% month-over-month drop. That decline was caused by the saturation of China’s 4G market, as well as competition from smaller peers China Unicom (NYSE:CHU) and China Telecom (NYSE:CHA). The bears argue that this slowdown will persist until the three telcos transition to 5G networks.

Hot China Stocks For 2019: Oaktree Capital Group, LLC(OAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Asset management companies like Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK) have to deal with market volatility in two very different ways. On one hand, they have to produce the exceptional returns that keep them ahead of their peers even when conditions make it difficult. Yet even when they are able to outperform, asset managers also have to address the fears of their clients, many of whom start to flee in down markets even when their funds are holding up quite well.

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    KBW downgraded Oaktree Capital (NYSE: OAK) from Outperform to Market Perform

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  • [By Leo Sun, Chuck Saletta, and Jordan Wathen]

    Rising interest rates can throttle demand for dividend stocks, but it’s foolish for investors to sell all of their dividend stocks on these cyclical dips. Today, three Motley Fool investors will discuss a trio of rock-solid stocks with yields exceeding 5%: AT&T (NYSE:T), Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI), and Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in shares of Oaktree Capital Group LLC (NYSE:OAK) by 101.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,600 shares of the asset manager’s stock after buying an additional 4,826 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Oaktree Capital Group were worth $380,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    In this Market Foolery podcast, host Chris Hill has a special guest — Foolish investor-at-large Tim Hanson — and they lead off with a discussion of the annual letter, released Wednesday, from billionaire investing guru Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK). In it, Marks expressed concern about the number of questionable deals happening in this low-interest environment, as an excess of optimism and high risk-tolerance send capital toward assets it should probably shun at current prices. Then Chris and Tim respond to a podcast listener who’s wondering whether he should keep holding on to his General Motors shares. Beyond that, there’s a timely retrospective on Tim’s time at the Fool, and an equally timely debate on a divisive and controversial question: Are fun-size Halloween candies “fun” or a travesty?

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oaktree Capital Group LLC (NYSE:OAK) Director Larry W. Keele sold 8,333 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.40, for a total transaction of $344,986.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 8,656 shares in the company, valued at $358,358.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Hot China Stocks For 2019: Home BancShares, Inc.(HOMB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA cut its stake in Home Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HOMB) by 61.5% during the first quarter, reports. The fund owned 51,186 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 81,923 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Home Bancshares were worth $1,168,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Home Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HOMB) saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 3,045,400 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 269% from the previous session’s volume of 825,553 shares.The stock last traded at $22.76 and had previously closed at $22.71.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Home BancShares (NASDAQ:HOMB) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Home BancShares earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7100995172055 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    The consolidation trend is setting up nicely for Home BancShares Inc. (NASDAQ: HOMB), a bank company that benefits from banking consolidation.

    HOMB invests in community banks, typically by purchasing and consolidating them.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bankwell Financial Group (NASDAQ: HOMB) and Home Bancshares (NASDAQ:HOMB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Hot China Stocks For 2019: CVENT, INC.(CVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CyberVein (CURRENCY:CVT) traded up 12.6% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on October 5th. CyberVein has a market capitalization of $20.74 million and $59,268.00 worth of CyberVein was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One CyberVein token can now be purchased for about $0.0196 or 0.00000297 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, OKEx, IDEX and Bit-Z. Over the last seven days, CyberVein has traded down 12.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CyberVein (CURRENCY:CVT) traded 7.6% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on June 9th. One CyberVein token can now be purchased for about $0.0625 or 0.00000853 BTC on major exchanges including Bit-Z, HitBTC and IDEX. CyberVein has a total market cap of $56.75 million and $10.82 million worth of CyberVein was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, CyberVein has traded up 5.3% against the US dollar.

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