U.S. stock futures traded lower in early pre-market trade. Data on housing starts for May will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 339 points to 24,677.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures traded declined 30.25 points to 2,749.75. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index dropped 74 points to 7,201.50.
Oil prices traded lower as Brent crude futures fell 0.61 percent to trade at $74.88 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures fell 1.49 percent to trade at $64.87 a barrel.
A Peek Into Global Markets
European markets were lower today, with the Spanish Ibex Index falling 0.75 percent, STOXX Europe 600 Index dropping 0.96 percent and German DAX 30 index falling 1.32 percent. The UK's FTSE index was trading lower by 0.52 percent, while French CAC 40 Index fell 1.07 percent.
In Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average fell 1.77 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index dropped 2.78 percent, China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell 3.78 percent and India’s BSE Sensex fell 0.74 percent.
Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) from Hold to Buy.
Top China Stocks For 2019: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)
- [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.
- [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 forKnives Outeven features a man wearing the same battle helmet, white shirt, and tie as the man in PUBG’s promos.
- [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 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.
- [By Harsh Chauhan]
Over the years, NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) has made the most of the opportunities presented by China’s mobile and online gaming market, and has also diversified into fast-growing verticals like ecommerce to supercharge its prospects. Not surprisingly, NetEase investors have been a happy lot, as their investment in the Chinese internet specialist has experienced fivestraight years of double-digit percentage gains.
- [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.
Top China Stocks For 2019: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Top China Stocks For 2019: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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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: Focus Media Holding Limited(FMCN)
- [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.