|Bid||0.00 x 1400|
|Ask||177.70 x 1000|
|Day's Range||172.52 - 177.02|
|52 Week Range||129.77 - 211.70|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.74|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||50.59|
|Earnings Date||May 2, 2019 - May 6, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||204.96|
Hundredsof millions of rural Chinese have migrated to large urban centers pursuingdreams and higher-paying jobs, but 42 percent of the national populationremained rural as of 2017
Is NIO Stock Readying for a Rally ahead of Its Q4 Results?(Continued from Prior Part)NIO’s earningsWhile NIO (NIO) stock was trading with a 3.0% month-to-date fall as of February 21, it was still up 19.9% YTD (year-to-date). Most other Chinese
The Latest Buzz from Apple and Netflix(Continued from Prior Part)Apple’s decline in China is worryingOne of the biggest factors behind Apple’s (AAPL) poor December quarter was indeed poor sales in China. Apple’s revenue from the region fell
Is NIO Stock Readying for a Rally ahead of Its Q4 Results?NIO’s fourth-quarter resultsPopular Chinese electric carmaker NIO (NIO) is set to release its fourth-quarter earnings results on March 5, 2019. The stock’s journey on the NYSE has been a
The Chinese economy continues to grow faster than almost any other country in the world -- at an annual pace of roughly 6%. The middle class is expanding by millions each year, and that has led to a Chinese consumer who is spending instead of saving for the first time ever.Still, consumer-related stocks have come under pressure over the last year on fears of a slower economy. Add in the trade issues with the United States and Chinese stocks fell into a deep bear market last year.This created screaming long-term buying opportunities that still exist.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 9 High-Growth Stocks to Buy Now for Monster Returns There are many Chinese stocks worth keeping an eye on as bargain buys at current prices, but there are three in particular that stand above the rest. Let me tell you a bit about each … JD.com (JD)JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) has had its fair share of issues in the last year, including both macro events and company-specific headlines. But even as the negative news continues to swirl, the company is still expected to increase revenue from $53 billion in 2017 to $81 billion this year.The e-commerce and online retail infrastructure provider is trading with a price-sales (P/S) ratio below 1 and is extremely undervalued at current prices. It is certainly worth watching as Chinese consumer stocks come back in favor. Alibaba (BABA)This is one of China's two leading technology companies, with the other being Tencent Holdings (OTCMKTS:TCEHY). Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), an e-commerce and internet giant, has ties to nearly every aspect of the Chinese consumer from online shopping to banking and lending.The strength of BABA's brand alone makes it a benchmark for the Chinese consumer. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability BABA stock has taken a hit with the Chinese market in general, but as things begin to turn around I expect to see Alibaba as a leader. I view the stock as a core holding for any international portfolio. Ctrip.com International (CTRP)Ctrip.com (NASDAQ:CTRP) is an online travel site in China. Think about Expedia and Kayak. This is simply the Chinese version.CTRP stock has been under pressure due to widespread selling as well as several analyst downgrades over the past few months. But here again, the negative short-term view of the company has created a great long-term buying opportunity.The rising middle class in China yearns to travel, and CTRP will be a direct winner of an increase in both domestic and international travel in the months and years ahead.Matthew McCall is the founder and president of Penn Financial Group, an investment advisory firm, as well as the editor of Investment Opportunities and Early Stage Investor. He has dedicated his career to getting investors into the world's biggest, most revolutionary trends BEFORE anyone else. The power of being "first" gave Matt's readers the chance to bank +2,438% in Stamps.com (STMP), +1,523% in Ulta Beauty (ULTA), +1,044% in Tesla (TSLA), +611% in Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGLY), +324% in Bitcoin Services (BTSC), just to name a few. If you're interested in making triple-digit gains from the world's biggest investment trends BEFORE anyone else, click here to learn more about Matt McCall and his investments strategy today. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 6 Hot Stocks For Goldman Sachs' New Investing Strategy * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now Compare Brokers The post 3 Chinese Stocks to Stop Worrying About and Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Warren Buffett's Troubles with Apple, Kraft Heinz, and Coca-ColaWarren BuffettMulti-billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s stock picks might not be working out so well for him and his investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B), these days.
Could Trump’s '6G' Innovation Save US Tech Companies?Donald Trump’s tweetsDonald Trump’s battle with the US media is ongoing, with much of it comprising insults being lobbed back and forth—earlier today, Trump tweeted a meme on CNN’s
When a company posts revenue growth of 51%, investors usually go into a buying frenzy. But when Momo (NASDAQ:MOMO) pulled this off in its third quarter, Wall Street didn't rush to gobble up MOMO stock. In fact, MOMO stock plunged by 15% on the news, and the shares actually came close to hitting a 52-week low.Source: Shutterstock Of course, when it comes to hyper-growth companies, even slight decelerations can have an out-sized impact on their valuation. And that was certainly the case with Momo Inc stock.Often referred to as the "Tinder of China," Momo was expected to report top-line growth of 51%-55%. MOMO also provided less-then-stellar guidance. The company said that its revenue growth would range from 43%-47% in Q4.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 9 High-Growth Stocks to Buy Now for Monster Returns Despite all this, MOMO stock has proved to be resilient. Since the December low, the shares have jumped 37% to $33. Part of its surge was due to an overall rally of Chinese stocks, which also lifted Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), Tencent Holdings (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) and JD.com (NASDAQ:JD).But perhaps the main driver of the advance of MOMO stock is that MOMO is a solid company. In a relatively short period of time, MOMO, founded in 2011, has been able to build a rich platform. The company's main app, which is available on Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) Android, allows people to connect with each other using features like Nearby Users and Nearby Events. It's also easy to send multi-media messages and play social games within the app.All in all, these features have helped lead to better dating matches. They also have created a network effect, which has been key to the growth of the company's user base. Note that its MAUs (Monthly Active Users) reached about 110.5 million as of the end of September, up from 94.4 million from the same time a year earlier. For early-stage social platforms, it can be tough to keep growing, as Snap (NASDAQ:SNAP) has shown. But MOMO doesn't seem to have a problem in that area.The company has also been adept at getting its users to pay for premium services. The total number of subscribers to the live video and valued-added services (such as virtual gifts) segment was 12.5 million, up from 7.3 million in Q3 of 2017. While 3.6 million of the segment's new users came from an acquisition, its growth was still impressive.But MOMO has its issues. Its ad revenues have been soft, and its mobile-gaming business has been under lots of pressure, due to intense competition from mega operators like Tencent. But for MOMO, these businesses are relatively small.More importantly, the company's margins have been under some pressure. That's partially because, in order to keep up its torrid growth, the company has been ramping up its spending on marketing, R&D and infrastructure. The Bottom Line on MOMO StockMOMO continues to generate hefty cash flows, which came to $50.9 million in Q4, and MOMO has $1.5 billion in the bank. So the company has the resources to make further M&A deals. Keep in mind that M&A has been crucial for Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH). In other words, it would not be surprising to see MOMO acquire more companies.Meanwhile, MOMO stock is trading at dirt-cheap levels. Consider that the forward price-earnings ratio of Momo Inc stock is a mere 11.8, which is a steep discount to its growth rate. Granted, MOMO will continue to be volatile, which is normal for fast-growing companies. But for investors with a long-term focus, MOMO stock remains at a very attractive entry point.Tom Taulli is the author of High-Profit IPO Strategies, All About Commodities and All About Short Selling. Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 6 Hot Stocks For Goldman Sachs' New Investing Strategy * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now Compare Brokers The post Will the Mojo of Momo Stock Continue? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Some of the concerns surrounding Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) stem from a slowing down of the Chinese economy. The recent figures show 6.6% GDP growth rate in China which is the lowest rate in 28 years. More important, the forward estimates point to a further slowdown in the growth rate to below 5% in the next few years. However, Alibaba stock can still show bullish momentum as the company delivers 40% to 50% revenue growth rate using new services which are added to the platform.Source: Charles Chan Via FlickrAlibaba stock will also benefit from a shift to organized retail and specifically online platforms in China.Alibaba's cloud platform has shown a growth rate of 84% in the recent quarter. The revenue share of this fast growing segment is 6%. Alibaba is also diversifying to other non-core commerce services and is expanding in international regions.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 9 High-Growth Stocks to Buy Now for Monster Returns These initiatives should allow the company to report healthy growth rate in the near term. The valuation multiple of Alibaba's stock is still quite low for a company rapidly increasing the top line and bottom line. Slowdown in China's EconomyThere has been a gradual slowdown in China's economy in the last few years. The recent GDP growth figure is not surprising as most of the predictions were estimating growth of 6.5%. According to economists polled by Nikkei, the growth rate in 2019 could further fall to 6.2%.The OECD estimate for China's economy points to further deceleration. We can see from the above chart that the growth rate falls to below 5% by 2021-2022. This can lead to further concerns about the long term potential of Alibaba stock. However, the company's growth is quite detached from the growth rate in the broader economy.The growth in retail consumer goods was 9.0%. In a recent report, eMarketer has forecasted that the retail ecommerce sales will grow by 30.3% in 2019. This will increase the market share of online retail to 35% in the total retail segment.Alibaba's growth has consistently been greater than JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) which is main ecommerce rival of the company.Hence, the growth rate of Alibaba should easily exceed the broader online retail sales. Other Growth OptionsAlibaba has been expanding into new services with massive investments. It has built a strong delivery service with Ele.me which competes with Tencent's (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) Meituan. Meituan has a market cap of $40 billion.Source: BloombergBesides food delivery, Alibaba is using the Ele.me platform to add new services. It has recently entered into partnership with Starbucks to deliver coffee. Alibaba has also entered pharmacy delivery segment which should allow rapid increase in transactions and sales. The international growth is an important part for future growth potential of Alibaba stock. The company has spent billions of dollars in acquiring and investing in different regions. Alibaba has acquired Lazada and Tokopedia which are the leading ecommerce platforms in Southeast Asia. It is also a major investor in Paytm which is the biggest digital wallet platform in India. In the last funding round in which Warren Buffet participated, Paytm was valued at $10 billion. Alibaba and Cloud ComputingIn the recent quarter, Alibaba's cloud computing revenue increased to $962 million which was an 84% growth on a year-on-year basis. This also increased the revenue share of cloud computing to 6%. As the revenue base of this segment increases, it will have a bigger impact on the total revenue growth number. ValuationAlibaba stock still is quite cheap when we look at the revenue growth rate and future potential in various segments.We can see that despite trade tensions and tariffs, the forward revenue estimates of Alibaba did not decline significantly throughout 2018. The forward PE ratio of Alibaba stock is close to 30 which should be quite cheap for a company growing its revenue at close to 40%. Alibaba could also have an upside surprise on margins as the cloud computing segment is currently showing negative 4% EBITA margin. This is quite low compared to Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) AWS operating margin of 29.3%. As the cloud revenue increases, Alibaba should be able to get better pricing power which can increase margins rapidly. Investor TakeawayWhile China's GDP growth rate is slowing, Alibaba has a number of growth levers to expand the revenue base as well as margins. Considering this, the valuation multiple of Alibaba stock is quite low. Alibaba should be able to add new services to its delivery platform. The revenue growth rate of Alibaba has been more than its main ecommerce rival, JD.com, for the past few quarters. A higher market share within the ecommerce space and rapidly expanding services should help in improving the long term growth potential of Alibaba stock.As of this writing, Rohit Chhatwal held no positions in the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 6 Hot Stocks For Goldman Sachs' New Investing Strategy * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now Compare Brokers The post Alibaba Stock Isn't as Tied to China's GDP as You Might Think appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Markets Await Warren Buffett’s Words of Wisdom amid Criticism(Continued from Prior Part)Annual letterBerkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings results and chair Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders
[Editor's note: This story was originally published in January 2019. It has since been updated and republished.]The buzz was that 2019 would be one of the biggest years for initial public offerings (IPOs), at least in terms of the amount of capital raised. The main reason: We are likely to see a variety of tech unicorns finally hit the markets.But unfortunately, there's a big problem. The partial shutdown of the federal government has meant that there is a skeleton staff at the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission). When this happens, it means that there can be no IPOs. According to U.S. law, the federal government must approve any offer of securities to the public.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsYet hopefully the shutdown will not last long and that investors will soon get a chance to invest in myriad hot deals. [Ed's note: The shutdown ended Jan. 25, 2019, lasting a total of 35 days.] Actually, the upcoming "Paul" IPO offerings -- including Pinterest, Airbnb, Uber and Lyft -- will likely dominate the headlines. The amounts raised will certainly be enormous.OK, since there are no public filings of the S-1s, the financial data is a bit fuzzy on the Paul stocks (note that some of the filings are confidential, such as from Uber and Lyft). Yet there is still lots of information available, such as from press releases and third-party analyses, to get a sense of these companies. * 9 High-Growth Stocks to Buy Now for Monster Returns Here's a look: Pinterest IPOThe upcoming Pinterest IPO has not seen much attention. Yet this does not mean it will be a laggard. For the most part, Pinterest has been able to put together a solid business.Unlike a typical ecommerce platform like Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) or eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), Pinterest has made buying highly engaging. The members of the site can pin their favorite items, creating compelling boards. In fact, there are 175 billion pins!Here are some other notable metrics: * There are 250 million MAUs (monthly active users). * 50% of the traffic is outside the U.S. and 80% comes from mobile phones. * 93% of active pinners use the service to plan for purchases.So yes, monetization has been strong. For 2018, revenues are estimated to have increased by 50% to $700 million. And as for the valuation of the Pinterest IPO, it is projected at about $12 billion. Source: Shutterstock Airbnb IPOOnline marketplaces can be very powerful. This is even the case if the technology is not on the cutting-edge. Hey, just look at Craigslist, which continues to be a dominant player in online classified listings. The key is to get to critical mass, in which there emerge network effects. When this happens, an online marketplace can be extremely difficult to unseat.This appears to be the case with Airbnb. The company has more than 5 million listings across over 190 countries.The business is also highly lucrative. In the latest quarter, revenues grew by more than $1 billion. It also looks as if the company has been cash-flow positive for the past two years. * 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills Something else to consider: The Airbnb IPO may be unconventional - that is, Airbnb could issue shares directly to the public, avoiding the high fees of investment banks. If so, this means retail investors will have a chance to snag shares at the offering price. Source: Uber Uber IPOFor many startups, the founders will often be overly optimistic about their forecasts. But this was not the case with Uber. If you take a look at the original investor deck, which was created ten years ago, the estimates turned out to be too conservative.Fast forward to today: The valuation of the upcoming IPO is at about $120 billion.Granted, when it comes to such estimates, they can be far from perfect. But it seems like a pretty good bet that the Uber IPO will be one of history's largest - perhaps with a capital raise of over $12 billion.To put things into perspective, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) raised $16 billion in its own public offering in 2012 (note that Uber has already raised $20 billion in private equity and debt financings).What about the growth rate? Well, it has actually been decelerating, but the ramp is robust, especially in light of the scale. During the latest quarter, revenues rose by 38% to $2.95 billion. The company is also seeing traction with other business segments, such as Uber Eats and the freight unit.Even though the company has had plenty of drama over the years - such as with allegations of stealing intellectual property and spying on rivals - the company's new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, has been swift in making changes to the culture. He certainly knows how to run large organization, as he was formerly the CEO of Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE). Source: Shutterstock Lyft IPOLyft recently published its review for 2018. And yes, the company has been very busy. Here are just some of the highlights: * In September, Lyft logged its one-billionth ride. The company averaged 50 million rides a month for the year. * The service is now available to 95% of the U.S. population. * The company acquired Motivate, which has become the largest bikeshare operator in North America. * Lyft launched scooters in nine cities in the U.S.Yet despite all the success, Lyft is still far behind rival Uber. The company's share of the U.S. ride-hailing market is 28% while Uber's is 69%. Uber also has an extensive global footprint.But the Lyft IPO should still do just fine. Keep in mind that the company continues to grow at a rapid pace. In the third quarter, revenues spiked by 88% to $563 million. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability As for the valuation of the upcoming Lyft IPO, it is estimated at $15.1 billion (which is based on the latest valuation). The company has also raised about $5.1 billion. Some of its marquee investors include Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), General Motors (NYSE:GM), Founders Fund and Tencent.Tom Taulli is the author of High-Profit IPO Strategies, All About Commodities and All About Short Selling. Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 6 Hot Stocks For Goldman Sachs' New Investing Strategy * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now Compare Brokers The post 4 'Paul' Stocks -- Pinterest, Airbnb, Uber, Lyft -- That Are Going Public Soon appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Could Trump’s ‘China Trade Deal’ Make These Stock Rally?US stock marketThe broader market is trading on a mixed note for a fourth consecutive day today. Yesterday, the S&P 500 fell 0.4% after the release of weaker-than-expected durable