Hot China Stocks To Watch For 2019

To say that the president’s willingness Sundayto cut a deal with China relaxing U.S. sanctions against ZTE took everyone by surprise may be an understatement. Less of a surprise, perhaps, is the apparent quid pro quo.

First thing Monday morning, China resumed its review of the proposed $40 billion merger of Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) and NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI). A happy coincidence no doubt.

In mid-April, China’s Ministry of Commerce put its review of the merger on hold and forced Qualcomm and NXP to withdraw then refile their merger notices. Both companies did so, of course, and that moved the deadline for shareholder acceptance of the merger from April 25 to July 25. If the deal is not completed by then, Qualcomm must pay NXP a $2 billion breakup fee. Both parties would like to avoid that.

Qualcomm gets about 65% of its revenues from sales to Chinese companies, including ZTE. U.S. sanctions against ZTE would have hit Qualcomm’s top and bottom lines, and a negative decision on the merger with NXP would have had an even wider impact. But that was certainly the direction things appeared to be heading.

Hot 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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Hot 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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Lisa Levin]

    NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $2.19 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.

    China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) is estimated to post earnings for its second quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    California Public Employees Retirement System lowered its stake in NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) by 26.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 128,173 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 46,859 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned approximately 0.10% of NetEase worth $35,938,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) recently tumbled after the Chinese tech company posted mixed first-quarter numbers. Its revenue rose 4% annually to 14.2 billion yuan ($2.3 billion), which beat estimates by $120 million. Unfortunately, its non-GAAP net income plunged 69% to 1.34 billion yuan ($213 million), or $1.61 per diluted ADS (American depositary share) — which missed estimates by 36 cents.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    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.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Many Chinese growth stocks have started bouncing back, but the same can’t be said aboutNetEase (NASDAQ:NTES). The Chinese online gaming pioneer hit another 52-week low earlier this month, and it’s trading nearly 30% below the all-time highs it hit late last year.

Hot China Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sina Corporation(SINA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) and Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) have both tumbled this year, mainly due to escalating trade tensions between the United States and China. Yet their sell-offs seem overdone, since both tech companies are well insulated from a potential trade war.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    But as the U.S. market remains stuck in neutral, Chinese tech stocks have thrived, sparked by impressive growth figures and their detachment from U.S.-centered issues. Let’s examine three stocks in that industry which have already rallied more than 30% this month — Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and SINA (NASDAQ:SINA).

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) and its parent SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) tumbled 14% and 10%, respectively, after posting their first quarter results on May 9. The sell-off was surprising, since both companies easily beat analyst expectations.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    You wouldn’t know it by the market’s knee-jerk reaction, butSINA Corp.(NASDAQ:SINA)just announced another stronger-than-expected quarter early Wednesday.Shares of the Chinese internet media company fell 10% when all was said and done today — though it’s not the first time we’ve seen the stock fall on positive news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Global Advisors LLC decreased its position in Sina Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) by 1.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 84,875 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 1,595 shares during the period. Eagle Global Advisors LLC owned about 0.12% of Sina worth $8,850,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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