|Bid||81.32 x 900|
|Ask||81.46 x 800|
|Day's Range||79.32 - 81.34|
|52 Week Range||30.84 - 86.58|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.97|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||553.33|
|Earnings Date||Aug 11, 2020 - Aug 17, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||84.42|
China-based EV developer Nio (NYSE:NIO) has been in overdrive. The chart on Nio stock is, well, mostly upward sloping since April, with the return of 9X or so. Source: xiaorui / Shutterstock.com Granted, Nio has had to deal with some major challenges. In 2019, the company had to recall about 5,000 ES8 SUVs because the batteries caught fire. There also were some layoffs. But Nio CEO William Li has proven to be a very capable leader. Not only was he able to improve the company’s quality control but he also put together an important financing deal.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Note that he raised about $1 billion from Hefei City Construction and Investing Holding, CMD-SDIC Capital and Anhui Provincial Emerging Industry Investment. This was followed up with the issuance of 72 million shares to the public. 7 Airline Stocks to Buy on Pelosi Stimulus Hopes So then, what now? Will Nio stock continue to be a good investment? Well, to see, let’s consider some of the latest developments. Nio Stock Gets Its Groove Back The competitive environment in China for EVs is definitely intense, but Nio has done a good job in setting itself apart from its rivals. That is, the company has been focused creating sleek and innovative designs. When it comes to cars – especially those that command premium prices – this strategy can be a winner. But success has been more than fancy designs. “Nio has created a car that has a removable battery that cuts down the charging time,” said Victorio Stefanov, who is a Trader & Success Coach at TRADEPRO Academy. “You can drive up to a charging station and simply swap out your Nio battery. The company has also secured over 500 patented technologies into its battery swap solution.” Taken together, Nio has been able to grow at a rapid clip. In September, there was a 133.2% year-over-year surge to 4,708 vehicles. As for the quarter, there was a 154.3% spike to 12,206. Part of the acceleration is attributable to the launch of Nio’s newest vehicle, the EC6 (the company currently has three cars on the market). It’s a 5-seater premium smart electric coupe SUV that has a retail price that ranges from roughly $52,441 to $74,957 (this does not include government subsidies). The car includes comes with Mobileye chips for safety and has a system to allow for upgrades over the air. But of course, regarding the overall delivery growth, there have been other important factors. The Chinese government has continued to be a major proponent of EVs. The goal is to hit a 25% penetration rate within about five years. And given that more than 20 million vehicles are sold each year in China, the market potential for EVs is significant. In the meantime, the country has been able to effectively manage the Covid-19 pandemic. For the latest quarter, the GDP increased by nearly 5% and retail sales have been robust. There has also been an acceleration of digital adoption, which has boosted the share prices of companies like Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) and JD.com (NASDAQ:JD). In other words, the environment is quite positive for Nio. Bottom Line on Nio Nio is often referred to as the next Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), which has certainly been a nice catalyst for the stock! Yet there are still clear differences to keep in mind. Tesla’s strategy has been to develop its own manufacturing system, which has helped with profit margins. The company is also a leader in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. This has been fueled by the huge dataset generated from Tesla’s large number of cars on the road. True, Nio is starting to invest more in AI and other cutting-edge technologies. But there is a long way to go. The fact is that Nio does not have the kind of deep engineering DNA that Tesla has. The irony is that Tesla may be the Tesla of China! Consider that the company is the leader in sales of EVs in the country. So all in all, investors should be wary with Nio stock. The valuation is getting to frothy levels, at least based on the small volumes. Moreover, Wall Street seems to be attributing Tesla-like qualities to the company that are fairly thin. For now, it’s probably best to be cautious on NIO stock – and perhaps wait for a better price. On the date of publication, Tom Taulli did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in any of the securities mentioned in this article. Tom Taulli (@ttaulli) is an advisor/board member for startups and author of various books and online courses about technology, including Artificial Intelligence Basics, The Robotic Process Automation Handbook and Learn Python Super Fast. He is also the founder of WebIPO, which was one of the first platforms for public offerings during the 1990s. More From InvestorPlace Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next 1,000% Winner Radical New Battery Could Dismantle Oil Markets Revolutionary Tech Behind 5G Rollout Is Being Pioneered By This 1 Company The post Wait and See Whether or Not Nio Stock Can Stay in the Fast Lane appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Out of thousands of stocks that are currently traded on the market, it is difficult to identify those that will really generate strong returns. Hedge funds and institutional investors spend millions of dollars on analysts with MBAs and PhDs, who are industry experts and well connected to other industry and media insiders on top of that. Individual investors can piggyback […]
Futures rose on stimulus deal hopes after stocks sold off on stimulus deal pessimism. Yep. Also, Apple has a new buy point, but with flaws. Several other giants are forging handles.
(Bloomberg) -- Didi Chuxing has begun discussions with investment bankers about an initial public offering in Hong Kong next year that could value the Chinese ride-hailing leader at $60 billion, Reuters reported, citing unidentified people.The startup initiated the talks after it began generating a profit during the second quarter, it reported. Didi’s also considering a new fundraising round ahead of an IPO to boost its valuation, Reuters said.“Didi does not have any definitive IPO plan and we don’t comment on market speculation,” a Didi representative said in a statement to Bloomberg on Tuesday.Didi, backed by SoftBank Group Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd., had fought off Uber Technologies Inc. in China and seen its valuation climb to $56 billion. But it has struggled to sustain growth in the face of a regulatory crackdown and then the Covid-19 pandemic.Its shares were said to have traded privately at a discount to its peak valuation of as much as 40%, Bloomberg reported in January. Uber’s own IPO last year proved disappointing, raising questions about prospects for the sector.Didi Fights to Prove It’s More Than Just China’s UberStill, the initial public offering market has heated up this year, particularly in Hong Kong. JD.com Inc. and NetEase Inc. have raised billions in the market, while smaller companies such as Yeahka Ltd. have seen their shares soar with strong demand.Didi, also backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., has been reported to be considering an IPO for years by a variety of media outlets. The Beijing-based company targeted an offering in 2017, Bloomberg News reported the year before.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will invest about $3.6 billion to double its stake in Sun Art Retail Group Ltd., taking control of China’s largest chain of hypermarts to try and fend off rivals like JD.com Inc. in e-commerce’s hottest growth arena.Alibaba will raise its direct and indirect stake in the grocery chain to about 72% by acquiring equity from Auchan Retail International SA, then make a general offer to shareholders to buy out the rest of Sun Art. The latter’s Hong Kong-listed stock leapt as much as 30% Monday, its biggest intraday gain since 2011. Alibaba gained as much as 1.8% to touch an intraday record.The deal signals the intention of Asia’s most valuable corporation to accelerate an effort to dominate one of Chinese e-commerce’s largest untapped frontiers. Alibaba Chief Executive Officer Daniel Zhang has made expansion into physical retail and the grocery business in particular a cornerstone of his growth strategy, an effort that paid off during the coronavirus pandemic. Sun Art already operates hundreds of hypermarkets across China under the Auchan and RT-Mart brands, a massive distribution and storage network that can supplement Alibaba’s own efforts in fresh produce.The Chinese e-commerce giant is now grappling with intensifying competition from the likes of JD, food delivery giant Meituan Dianping and startups such as Tencent Holdings Ltd.-backed Missfresh, all chasing a market for groceries and fresh produce that HSBC expects to grow 2.5 times to 690 billion yuan ($103 billion) by 2022 from 2019. Alibaba was among the pioneers in that arena, announcing in 2017 it would spend about $2.9 billion for a 36% stake of Sun Art.The deal “suggests that the tech giant seeks to further expand its one-hour home grocery delivery services such as Taoxianda, leveraging the grocer’s extensive offline hypermarts across China,” Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Kevin Kim said. “This could capture consumers flocking to online platforms, further induced by Covid-19 early this year, yet may hurt foot-traffic to the grocer’s physical stores.”Read more: Alibaba Touts Post-Virus Rebound While Watching ‘Fluid’ U.S.Read more: New Alibaba Chief Explains Why He Wants to Kill His Own BusinessZhang has been directly involved in the expansion into what the company calls its “new retail” strategy, combining e-commerce with physical stores. He helped launch a startup called Freshippo within Alibaba that aimed to combine a grocery store, a restaurant and a delivery app, a business that’s underpinned an overall new retail division that’s grown into a $12 billion operation, contributing a fifth of total revenue in the June quarter.As Alibaba increases its stake to a majority, Sun Art’s financial statements will be consolidated into the larger company’s. Peter Huang, Sun Art’s CEO, will add the title of chairman for the business.What Bloomberg Intelligence SaysAlibaba’s $3.6 billion investment to raise its stake in Sun Art to 72% from the 36% acquired in 2017 signals the company’s intention to strategically ramp up its supermarket retail services. The acquisition should boost its Taoxianda and Tmall Supermarket and help compete against JD.com, Meituan and Pinduoduo, which are also aggressively trying to push into fresh produce e-commerce.\- Vey-Sern Ling and Tiffany Tam, analystsClick here for the research.The online groceries segment has leapt to the forefront during Covid-19 when shoppers shunned restaurants and physical stores, though the industry -- which requires more complex logistical structures such as so-called cold chain storage -- has proven difficult to crack in years past.Alibaba’s initial moves into physical retail were closely followed by WeChat-operator Tencent, which has itself invested in brick-and-mortar chains such as Yonghui Superstores Co. JD now also operates its own thriving groceries business, while Meituan and up-and-comer Pinduoduo Inc. in recent years began investing aggressively in the arena.Sun Art is the industry leader in China’s hypermarkets, operating giant Costco- and Walmart-style stores that sell everything from seafood to wine and furniture under one roof. It held 14% of the market share in 2019, according to global intelligence firm Euromonitor International. Alibaba has also invested in many other brick-and-mortar retailers including Shanghai-listed Sanjiang Shopping Club Co., Shenzhen-listed New Huadu Supercenter Co., and Hong Kong-listed Lianhua Supermarket Holdings Co.Meanwhile, France’s Auchan has become the latest in a slew of foreign retailers to step back from China after struggling in the market. Last year, Carrefour SA sold an 80% stake in its China unit at a discount while German wholesaler Metro AG sold a majority stake in its operations there.Big box offerings are faring better. Costco Wholesale Corp. opened its first outlet in China last year to frenzied crowds and is planning its third store. Walmart Inc. plans to quadruple the number of its members-only warehouse chain Sam’s Club in China to 100 stores over the next eight years, as growth outpaces the company’s separate network of over 400 Walmart stores selling basic groceries.(Updates with Sun Art’s market share in 10th paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Apple, Amazon.com and Microsoft headline five top tech stocks that are close to finishing a classic bullish base that will offer them lower buy points.
Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of JD.com, Inc. Hong Kong, August 21, 2020 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of JD.com, Inc. and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers.
Moody's Investors Service has upgraded JD.com, Inc.'s issuer and senior unsecured ratings to Baa1 from Baa2, and has revised the rating outlook to stable from positive. "The upgrade reflects JD.com's consistently improving business and financial profiles despite sizeable investment needs, as well as its prudent financial policy that underpins low leverage and a robust cash position," says Lina Choi, a Moody's Senior Vice President. JD.com's Baa1 ratings reflect the company's (1) growing and sizeable operations in China's e-commerce market, (2) unique business model with deep supply-chain capability and economies of scale, and (3) track record of growing active users, leveraging both internal and external online traffic channels.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="" xml:lang=""> <head> <title>/nwsys/www/images/PBC_1244027</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/> <meta name="generator" content="pdftohtml 0.
|Maintains||Mizuho: to Buy||6/30/2020|
|Maintains||CFRA: to Buy||5/19/2020|
|Maintains||Nomura: to Buy||5/18/2020|
|Maintains||Stifel: to Hold||5/18/2020|
|Reiterates||B of A Securities: to Buy||5/18/2020|
|Maintains||Mizuho: to Buy||5/18/2020|
20th Floor No. 18 Kechuang 11 Street Yizhuang Eco & Tech Dev Zn, Daxing Dist.
Sector(s): Consumer Cyclical
Industry: Internet Retail
Full Time Employees: 240,000
JD.com, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an e-commerce company and retail infrastructure service provider in the People's Republic of China. It operates in two segments, JD Retail and New Businesses. The company offers home appliances; mobile handsets and other digital products; desktop, laptop, and other computers, as well as printers and other office equipment; furniture and household goods; apparel; cosmetics, personal care items, and pet products; women's shoes, bags, jewelry, and luxury goods; men's shoes, sports gears, and fitness equipment; automobiles and accessories; maternal and childcare products, toys, and musical instruments; and food, beverage, and fresh produce. It also provides gifts, flowers, and plants; nutritional supplements, healthcare services, and other healthcare equipment; books, e-books, music, movie, and other media products; and virtual goods, such as online travel agency, attraction tickets, and prepaid phone and game cards, as well as industrial products and installation and maintenance services. In addition, the company offers an online marketplace for third-party merchants to sell products to customers; and transaction processing and billing and other services. Further, it provides online marketing services for suppliers, third-party merchants, and other business partners; supply chain and logistics services for various industries; and consumer financing services to individual customers, as well as online-to-offline solutions. JD.com, Inc. offers its products through its website jd.com and mobile apps, as well as directly to customers. As of December 31, 2019, JD.com, Inc. operated fulfillment centers in seven cities; and 700 warehouses in 89 cities covering various counties and districts. The company has strategic cooperation agreement with Tencent Holdings Limited. JD.com, Inc. is headquartered in Beijing, China.