|Bid||0.00 x 1000|
|Ask||45.67 x 800|
|Day's Range||44.11 - 44.73|
|52 Week Range||32.99 - 72.38|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.77|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.77|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
A rising tide raises all boats, right? Not so much. It's starting to look like there may be a thaw in the U.S.-China trade war, but that doesn't mean everything goes back to normal.China may strike an interim deal with the U.S. for some things it wants -- like pork and soybeans -- but won't commit to a complete deal. If China agrees to an intermediate deal, that would mean President Donald Trump can claim victory, Chinese President Xi Jinping can declare victory and the markets can continue to rally.That still depends on if the two leaders can actually agree on intermediate terms. But for all the U.S. bluster, cutting a deal before the election next year and before a recession sets in at home is much more important than a wide-ranging deal set on U.S. terms.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe tech stocks below represent some important names on both sides of the Pacific. But given their ratings in my Portfolio Grader, they're falling short of other top performers in their markets and sectors. Even if the trade war cools down, don't expect it to have much of an effect on the trends of these stocks. * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now The seven tech stocks you need to avoid here don't come close to making my list of Bulletproof Stocks. They just aren't worth the risk of buying the dip and hoping for the best. Tech Stocks to Avoid: Sina (SINA)Source: Piotr Swat / Shutterstock.com Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) is one of China's top tech firms. It owns Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), China's version of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR). It also owns a number of other complementary sites that drive traffic in and between each other.The trouble is, the Chinese economy is slowing and that doesn't help revenue. The stock is off 16% year-to-date and 30% in the past year. It may experience a bump with the trade deal, but turning the Chinese economy around will be a different deal entirely.Granted China's economy is still more than double that of most industrialized nations, but it has to maintain a higher level of growth to keep its workforce productive and expanding.There's no doubt that SINA will see brighter days, and I once had a great win with this stock a couple of years ago. But I'm all U.S. these days, and there's still a greater downside risk with SINA than there is upside opportunity. Baidu (BIDU)Source: StreetVJ / Shutterstock.com Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) is the Google of China. It's not the Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) of China because its doesn't have all the far-flung ventures that Alphabet has under its umbrella, and certainly doesn't have the most popular mobile operating system on the planet.However, it is China's leading search engine. And that means it is also one of the leading companies in search-engine revenue.But like many consumer-focused digital businesses right now, it is struggling in China during this economic slowdown. And an intermediate-term trade deal also comes with its own risks, like making the markets more volatile as it may not lift Chinese consumers as much as U.S. consumers.While BIDU stock is off 32% year-to-date and 50% in the past 12 months, this isn't the time to go bottom fishing. We still need signs that the Chinese consumer is back on track. NetApp (NTAP)Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com NetApp Inc (NASDAQ:NTAP) is a data storage business that focuses on U.S. companies. It has been around since the early 1990s, so it has a solid book of business and has survived the dot-com boom and bust as well as the 2008 financial crisis. It also offers a 3.4% dividend, so it's certainly a mature company that is shareholder friendly.However, the trade war has hurt business spending since many enterprise companies are affected by the global economy. A stronger dollar means lower-valued revenue from abroad, and weak economies also mean slower and fewer sales.NTAP gets its share of this. And in its recent earnings report, management warned about slowing revenue and earnings through the rest of the year. The market pounced. While the stock is only down 5% year-to-date, it's off 34% in the past year, and that means its dividend isn't helping much. I only want the highest quality from my dividend investments -- not just a high yield. Teradata (TDC)Source: IgorGolovniov / Shutterstock.com Teradata (NYSE:TDC) is an enterprise database analytics and consulting company that has offices and clients around the globe. It was formed in 1979 as a joint venture between the California Institute of Technology and Citigroup's (NYSE:C) Citibank.Again, the problem here is the "global" part of its business. With Brexit making businesses in Europe sit on their hands while waiting for a resolution, China -- and the broader Asian market -- slowing due to the trade war and money from around the world running for safety into U.S. bonds (rising the value of the dollar), this makes it very hard to keep earnings chugging along.And all this growth also slows U.S.-based firms that rely on global growth for a piece of their business.Most of TDC's losses have come in 2019, with the stock off 12% year-to-date and almost 17% in the past year. It's not a terrible value here, but while the global economy sits on the fence between recession and expansion, it's hard to get TDC's motor started.And as with all these stocks, if things get worse before they get better, there's more downside risk here. Angi Homeservices (ANGI)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com Angi Homeservices (NASDAQ:ANGI) is creating the world's largest digital marketplace for home services. And given sinking interest rates in the U.S. and relatively comfortable U.S. consumers, this stock was doing well since it primarily focuses its business in the U.S.As I've made clear in Growth Investor, housing related stocks are the place to be. And with leading online brands Angie's List and HomeAdvisor, ANGI has a big lead on its competition in this sector. But there are competitors that are nipping at its heels, like hyper-local social media service Nextdoor.Economic mixed signals have hurt this high-flier in the past year. The stock is off 65% for the year and 51% year-to-date. Yet the stock is still sitting on a trailing price-to-earnings ratio around 53.Even after that significant haircut, it's still pricey. Any more bad -- or merely uninspiring -- news could easily clip this stock more. Alliance Data Systems (ADS)Source: IgorGolovniov / Shutterstock.com Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) is technically a tech company -- but it slots in the fintech space. It is one of the leading providers of loyalty and marketing services, like private-label credit and debit cards. But its business isn't really in the cards as much as it is in the data that the cards provide to the company's customers.You can learn who uses them, how they use them and how you need to market to reach your target audiences. Whether its pharmaceuticals, diapers, financial services or travel, ADS is in the space gathering data.This the newest iteration of direct mail, but it is wildly more nuanced and yields massive amounts of data.It's a great business to be sure. But it isn't so great when you're in a slow economy. And Alliance Data Systems' global exposure means that some of its business isn't doing well right now. And even in the U.S., the consumer is spending, but not with great enthusiasm.The stock is off 10% year-to-date, but almost 45% in the past year. That's not a good trend. Until things turn around, it's best to stand clear and focus on Bulletproof Stocks. DXC Technology (DXC)Source: zakiahza / Shutterstock.com DXC Technology (NYSE:DXC) is a recent spinoff of Hewlett Packard's (NYSE:HPE) 2017 merger with Computer Sciences Corporation.The new company is a global player in the technology consulting and outsource servicing sectors. But the problem here is, not only does it have to manage the integration of the CSC merger, but it also has to figure out how to organize the company during a global economic slowdown.For example, in India, DXC is having to cut about half its offices (from 50 to 26) and cut nearly 7% of its workforce. Indian operations make up more than 33% of its workforce, and thus a large segment of its revenue.This restructuring is not helping in the current environment. And as artificial intelligence makes its way into the jobs that the U.S. previously outsourced, DXC is fighting both a tough economic environment and technological shifts in its business model.It's no surprise then that the stock is off 38% year-to-date and 64% in the past year. There's no point in rushing into this one. It's not even clear if its current plan will help it emerge from its ongoing challenges. Here's Another Reason to Demand Only the Best StocksWall Street money managers have a trick up their sleeves. It's called "window dressing." When we approach the end of a quarter, big money will often buy top-performing stocks to spruce up their returns when they report the performance of their current portfolio.The influx of cash gives those stocks even BETTER returns. That's what we're about to see as the third quarter closes at month-end.And we can go along for the ride - as long as we get positioned by, say, Monday, September 16.You won't want to let the clock run out on this. After September 16, the next buying window won't really open until next earnings season.To play this with today's top dividend growth stocks, you've really got to own my Bulletproof Stocks.Click here for all 3 steps you should take right now and learn more about this phenomenon.Louis Navellier had an unconventional start, as a grad student who accidentally built a market-beating stock system -- with returns rivaling even Warren Buffett. In his latest feat, Louis discovered the "Master Key" to profiting from the biggest tech revolution of this (or any) generation. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters.The post 7 Tech Stocks You Should Avoid Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Moody's Investors Service says that Weibo Corporation's (Baa1 stable) 1H 2019 results were in line with Moody's expectations and do not affect the company's Baa1 issuer or senior unsecured ratings, or the stable outlook on the ratings. "We expect Weibo will continue to deliver steady revenue and earnings growth, driven by an increasing number of active users and growing online social advertising budgets," says Lina Choi, a Moody's Senior Vice President. Weibo's user base, as measured by monthly active users (MAU) and average daily active users (DAU), continued to grow to 486 million and 211 million, up 13% and 11% year-on-year respectively.
Sina earnings and revenue for the second quarter soundly beat Wall Street estimates, sending the stock up for the China-based internet company. Ad revenue dropped 5% to $433.6 million.
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Chinese internet company Sina Corp and its Twitter-like social media subsidiary Weibo both beat Wall Street expectations for second-quarter earnings.
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While the U.S. stock market is making fresh new highs, Chinese firms are not enjoying the fun. Chinese stocks remain mired in a bear market, and its tech companies are in a drastic slump. Not surprisingly, iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) hasn't been spared. In fact, IQ stock has lost more than half of its value over the past year.Source: Shutterstock Much of this is probably due to external factors. The trade war has scared American investors away from Chinese stocks in general. And China's economy is showing signs of strain. But iQiyi has some concerns of its own that could keep the stock in the doghouse in coming months. Is iQiyi To Fault For Its Massive Stock Price Losses?Chinese stocks have gotten absolutely hammered over the past year. There are 39 Chinese firms with a market cap over $2 billion that have been listed in the U.S. for at least a year.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Best Stocks for 2019: A Volatile First Half Of these, 24 (well more than half ) have lost at least 20% of their value over the past year. Only four out of the 39 have posted a positive return over the past year.IQ stock has been the biggest loser of the bunch, however, shedding 59 percent of its value over the past 12 months. Other notable peers have performed almost as bad, however.Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is down 58 percent. Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) has plunged 52 percent. And even internet giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) hasn't been spared; it has knifed 55 percent lower. So IQ stock, while being the worst of a sorry bunch, is hardly an overwhelming outlier. iQiyi's Recent TumbleLike most tech stocks, IQ plummeted to end 2018. Shares recovered to start 2019, but that recent optimism faded in March. Since then, IQ stock has been going straight down again.In addition to the general concerns about the trade war and the health of the Chinese economy, iQiyi is facing two more direct concerns.The first of these is increased government regulation. The China National Radio and TV Administration "NRTA" recently issued more strict guidelines for China's major video players. These will sharply limit the amount of historical dramas that these companies can produce, in relation to dramas based on modern settings.The Chinese government suggested that the video companies were promoting false and harmful views of China's past with these dramas.While this may sound like a silly issue to western investors, it is something to take seriously. Even the most hyper-capitalist of companies must play by a different set of rules in China than they would in places that have more free speech protections.Additionally, it's worth noting that various other Chinese media companies listed in the U.S. have gotten in trouble with the Chinese government for concerns ranging from piracy to sexual content previously, causing sizable share price declines. The current issue with historical dramas will probably blow over. But IQ stock will always face the headwind of the possibility of a government content crackdown at any point.iQiyi also issued more than $1 billion in convertible bonds in March. At the time, it appeared to be a success for IQ stock. They raised money at a lower interest rate and at a less dilutive price than expected. It also represented the second largest convertible bond offering by a Chinese firm in the United States to date.Still, it also appears to have reminded investors that iQiyi has a troubling balance sheet and no plans to make profits anytime soon. When Will iQiyi's Business Model Turn The Corner?It's popular to refer to iQiyi as the Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) of China, but this analogy doesn't fully work. For one thing, Netflix relies almost exclusively on subscription revenues. iQiyi, by contrast, gets less than half of its revenues from paid subscriptions. At its price points of $3/month for monthly subscriptions and $2/month for annual subscriptions, iQiyi needs a whole lot of subs to turn a profit.Notably, iQiyi doesn't have the first mover advantage that Netflix did. Already, the Chinese market has three major players. iQiyi has more than 500 million monthly users (not subs), but so does Tencent's offering. Alibaba's (NYSE:BABA) Youku has more than 400 million as well.They all offer competitively subscriptions at super low price points. This makes it difficult for iQiyi to simply copy the Netflix model of raising the subscription price frequently.On the other hand, iQiyi shares a major similarity with Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) rather than Netflix. This is that it has a robust free option, and generates substantial advertising revenues from it.iQiyi, like Spotify, hopes free users will upgrade over time, but it's not a completely closed community like Netflix. Advertising, though down as a percentage of the pie, still made up 43% of iQiyi's revenues in 2018, with subscriptions at just 37%.The idea is that iQiyi will eventually have enough original content to be able to drive far more subscription revenue. At this point, iQiyi is spending nearly as much on content costs as it brings in in revenue. That's obviously not a sustainable model.The question is, will iQiyi be able to reach an inflection point where it starts earning a profit on its content? The fact that two well-funded rivals in Alibaba and Tencent oppose them make it very difficult to either lock up the market or raise prices aggressively. IQ Stock VerdictIf iQiyi can stay the course for quite a few years, it can become a huge winner. It trades far cheaper than Netflix and other streaming companies on a Price/Sales basis. The combination of aggressive revenue growth and an expanding valuation multiple could make IQ stock a home run.But it will be many years, if ever, until iQiyi reaches that point. Right now, the business is losing gushers of money. That's problematic as it faces entrenched rivals. How long will investors fund iQiyi's money-burning content strategy? If the company can keep adding subscribers quickly, IQ stock will eventually recover. But there's a decent chance it will continue to struggle for a long time to come.At the time of this writing, Ian Bezek held no positions in any of the aforementioned securities. You can reach him on Twitter at @irbezek. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Best Stocks for 2019: A Volatile First Half * 7 Simple Ways for Young Investors to Invest Their First $1,000 * 6 Stocks to Buy Based on Insider Buying The post Right Now the Future Looks Pretty Bleak for IQ Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.