|Bid||18.02 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 3200|
|Day's Range||17.68 - 18.18|
|52 Week Range||14.69 - 22.67|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.74|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||20.11|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Markets closed in the green on Wednesday after the Trump administration was said to be considering delaying the imposition of auto tariffs for the next six months.
Robust revenues from express delivery services unit aid ZTO Express' (ZTO) Q1 results. However, high operating expenses are a drag on the same.
We expect high parcel volumes to boost ZTO Express' (ZTO) first-quarter 2019 results. High costs, however, might dent the bottom line.
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ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (ZTO) closed at $19.08 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.49% move from the prior day.
On 31 December 2018, ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE:ZTO) announced its earnings update. Overall, the consensus outlook from analysts appear somewhat bearish, with profits...
It looks like 2019 will shape up to be a "Goldilocks" economy -- not too hot, and not too cold, leaving stocks just right.After a blazing start to the year, everyone on the Street has been expecting earnings to tail off as 2019 ages. This isn't a surprise. The December 2017 tax cuts were a significant boost to corporate earnings in 2018. Whether companies used the extra money to pump up earnings by increasing stock buybacks or expanding their spending, it kept stocks humming up until Q4.That's when analysts started to realize that there wasn't going to be any more goodies in 2018's Christmas stocking and that consumers could only spend so much.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsPlus, all those good times kept the Federal Reserve on their anti-inflation mission, so things were looking bleak. But when the Fed reversed course and softened its stance, the market celebrated 2018's version of 2017's tax cut.But this year will ultimately favor stocks that are built to succeed in a mild-growth economy. These seven mid-cap stocks do best in the kind of slow-growth conditions we're in right now. * 7 Marijuana Companies: Which Pot Stocks Should You Buy? All these are A-rated momentum picks by their quantitative grade in my Portfolio Grader now, so they're all setting up for a strong year. Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy: ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc ADR (ZTO)Source: Shutterstock ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc ADR (NYSE:ZTO) is a China-based logistics firm that is listed in the U.S.The easiest way to understand what ZTO represents in China is to think about FedEx (NYSE:FDX) or UPS (NYSE:UPS) in the U.S. market. ZTO has that kind of reach in China. And one of its biggest customers is ecommerce giant Alibaba (NYSE:BABA). If you think Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) plays a big part among U.S. logistics companies, the Alibaba-ZTO combo is just as powerful.Recently, ZTO has been hurt by slow growth in China. But that is waning, and all signs are pointing to Chinese consumers and the economy getting back in step.Also, ZTO's recent earnings are very encouraging. This is a solid choice if you're looking to invest in the Chinese economy. PerkinElmer (PKI)Source: Shutterstock PerkinElmer (NYSE:PKI) is a life sciences company that dates back to 1937. Essentially, it builds laboratory equipment that can be used across a number of industries for product development, discovery and quality control. Its diversified client base and long reputation for quality products makes it a go-to company for life sciences technology.Domestically, one of the new sectors where its equipment is already seeing demand is in the exploding cannabis and CBD sector. Developing consistent, high-quality products as production scales up is crucial for market entrants that want to grow. * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives Outside the North America, PKI equipment is a popular choice in China as it ramps up healthcare spending and is focused on modernizing its homegrown industries. Lennox International (LII)Source: Aidan via Flickr (Modified)Lennox International (NYSE:LII) sells a very welcome product, especially in the Southern U.S.The joke in the South is, civilization became sustainable in the South when air conditioning was invented. So, it's no surprise that LII, which was founded in 1895, hangs its hat in Texas.Today, LII builds residential and commercial HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems and has a global distribution network in place. One of its big international opportunities is in India, where it has established a strong footprint, especially building out local HVAC technology teams.With the U.S. economy expanding and low interest rates available to businesses and individuals, new sales should be solid moving forward. Micro Focus International PLC (ADR) (MFGP)Source: Shutterstock Micro Focus International PLC (ADR) (NYSE:MFGP) is a UK-based tech company that has been around since 1976. It bought Hewlett Packard Enterprise's (NYSE:HPE) software business in late 2017 and has been struggling to digest it for a while. But those troubles seem over.Basically, MFGP creates bridge software that works with enterprise-level systems to boost the security, effectiveness and efficiencies of existing software platforms with emerging technologies.This is a huge issue with governments or large corporations that can't continually upgrade hardware for thousands of workers -- which means those organizations' ability to upgrade software is also hampered. * 10 Dow Jones Stocks Holding the Blue Chip Index Back These challenges become significant as technology advances and these systems are expected to do more with increasing levels of security. This niche is vital, and the fact that MFGP is working on both sides of the Atlantic is also a great competitive advantage. Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC)Source: Born1945 Via FlickJacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) is an engineering company based out of Dallas, Texas. But its reach is global, and it does all sorts of big projects, especially government buildings and infrastructure.Now, this certainly isn't the sexiest work out there, but the fact is it's solid, consistent work. That's what a lot of mid-caps are about. They have a niche they've developed for many years and they have scaled it up to build a very respectable book of business without leveraging the company or rolling the dice on some big idea.Slow and steady wins the race.One of its big global focuses is in India. Watching China grow from an agrarian society into the second-largest economy in the world in a matter of a few decades has been a competitive challenge for India to mirror that success. One of the keys to getting there is upgrading the infrastructure. JEC stock will certainly benefit. Steris (STE)Source: Shutterstock Steris (NYSE:STE) is a healthcare equipment and services company that is based in Ohio but over the years has expanded and acquired businesses around the globe.Currently, STE has 12,000 employees in more than 100 countries, particularly in the U.S. and Europe. But in recent years, it has been building out its operations in Asia, which should be a key growth driver in coming years.STE's specialty is procedures and equipment that help prevent infection or contamination of manufacturing equipment, patients or sterile environments. In the U.S., this kind of technology is crucial to lowering healthcare costs. In an Asian country like China, this niche is important in bringing its healthcare system up to modern standards for its 1.4 billion people. * 8 Risky Stocks to Watch as Earnings Season Kicks Off The point is, there's plenty of upside here, but it's likely to be slow and steady, not parabolic. Still, steady, long-term growth is a great thing for any portfolio. Pinnacle West Capital (PNW)Source: Robert via FlickrPinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW) essentially is a holding company for Arizona Public Service, which is a utility that provides electricity to more than 1 million Arizona residents and businesses.It has built a storied past, and the worst of its days are decades behind it at this point. And now it is also has a solid unregulated business to go along with its regulated one. Its Bright Canyon Energy subsidiary is focused on transmission infrastructure in Western states. This is going to be crucial as alternative energy resources come online and older equipment needs to be replaced or upgraded.Plus, PNW delivers a solid 3.1% dividend -- and that's after an impressive 22% run in the past 12 months.Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of four investing newsletters: Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks, Accelerated Profits and Platinum Growth. 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ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (ZTO) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
After three false starts and a labour protest over harsh working conditions, Turkey will fully open a new airport in Istanbul this week that will give its fast-growing flagship airline a platform to challenge Gulf rivals for regional dominance. Authorities plan to shift flights from the city's Ataturk Airport, on the edge of the Sea of Marmara, to the new airport 30 km (20 miles) north on the Black Sea shores, in a mammoth 45-hour transfer operation starting on Friday. The $8 billion airport is one of several infrastructure mega-projects championed by President Tayyip Erdogan and will initially be able to handle 90 million passengers a year, a number which Turkey hopes to more than double by 2027.
Is ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE:ZTO) a buy right now? Prominent investors are betting on the stock. The number of bullish hedge fund positions improved by 1 in recent months. Our calculations also showed that ZTO isn't among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds. In the financial world there are a large number […]
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ZTO Express' (ZTO) Q4 benefits from higher revenues at its express delivery services unit. However, rising operating expenses affect bottom-line growth.
The Chinese shipping company matched Q4 earnings forecasts late Tuesday and beat on revenue, but ZTO Express stock fell Wednesday after initially clearing a buy point.
Alibaba’s latest deal shows how ensuring fast and reliable delivery is getting ever more important for the Chinese e-commerce giant. Alibaba, which acts merely as a marketplace for buyers and sellers, has never had its own delivery fleet, but has instead outsourced logistics to partners like STO and ZTO. The model has worked well both for Alibaba and consumers on its platforms.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will take a 14 percent stake in STO Express Co Ltd through a $693 million deal, the e-commerce giant's fourth significant investment in a Chinese courier company. Shares in STO Express shot up when trading opened and immediately hit the upper 10 percent limit on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, according to Refinitiv data. STO Express said in a statement on Monday its controlling shareholder planned to set up a new subsidiary that will own a 29.9 percent stake in the courier firm.
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China's CDH Investments is aiming to raise nearly $1 billion in dollar and yuan funds through its venture and growth capital arm to invest in sectors including healthcare and logistics, said people with direct knowledge of the matter. The move by CDH, one of China's largest alternative investment firms, underscores its confidence that investors are still keen on China's fast-growing new-economy sectors despite its economic slowdown and tighter liquidity following Sino-U.S. trade tensions and Beijing’s war on debt.