|Bid||127.52 x 800|
|Ask||127.84 x 900|
|Day's Range||126.91 - 134.13|
|52 Week Range||126.91 - 274.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.12|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||10.00|
|Earnings Date||Jul 29, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||209.00|
As trade worries flared up again, the spotlight turned to Chinese stocks this week. -- all reported their quarterly earnings within days of each other, giving investors a glimpse into how the Chinese internet economy is weathering renewed trade tensions and other macro factors. Trade negotiations between the White House and Beijing broke down several days ago, leading to a $60 billion retaliatory tariff by China on U.S. goods and roiling the markets on Monday.
The search-engine company turned in its first net loss in more than a decade and said it expects revenue growth to fade to near zero in the second quarter, sending the stock down by 16.5% on Friday.
Stocks did a good job bouncing off their morning lows, but how long can bulls keep that action up? The market would do a whole lot better if investors didn't have to worry about a tweet from the president sending a ripple through Chinese and U.S. trade negotiations, but that's the market we have right now. Let's look at some top stock trades to get started on next week. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 1: BaiduBaidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has one of the worst-looking charts out there among the names that I follow.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIt made a really elongated wedge from 2015 to 2017. I was hoping the bulls would be able to keep the stock above the backside of this prior resistance mark, but so far, no cigar. Maybe they can salvage it next week, but it's looking pretty awful.Below all of its major weekly moving averages (and daily moving averages for that matter), as well as any meaningful support level and this one is simply a no-touch for traders. Shares are down more than 15% after reporting earnings. * 6 Chinese Stocks That Could Pop On a Trade Deal Until we see some hints of a reversal (maybe near $115 to $120) or until BIDU can reclaim $130 and $140, this one is stuck in no man's land for the time being. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 2: Tesla Click to EnlargeWe've been sounding the alarm bell on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) since long-time range support near $245 to $250 gave way. It's been stuck in this nasty downtrend and is making new 52-week lows on Friday.Do bulls make a stand next week, perhaps near $210? Maybe. Or we might continue to see a flush. Wait for the move first, then react. Reclaiming channel support gives investors a level to shoot against while aiming for a retest of channel resistance. See how it trades on Monday and Tuesday. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 3: iQiyi Click to EnlargeDown more than 6% and it's clear that the market doesn't care about iQiyi's (NASDAQ:IQ) strong user growth or revenue growth. Profits are missing and that's worrying investors. It doesn't help that IQ is a Chinese stock too.The sign it was in trouble came once shares broke below $23, the gap-from level back in February. For those that needed an even more clear sign, the retest-and-fail earlier this month (purple arrow) showed that IQ's time was up.Below all of its major moving averages and with a trend pointed lower, IQ stock doesn't look good. Maybe it bottoms near $18 to $18.50. If it breaks this mark, there could be a long way down. Keep in mind this stock was below $15 back in December. For anything sustainable to get going on the long side, it needs to get above its 20-day moving average. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 4: Deere Click to EnlargeDown 7.25% on earnings and it's a tough day for Deere (NYSE:DE) too. Shares broke below range support at $155, as well as the 50-week moving average near $150. Now near $136, and DE may actually be setting up as a solid risk/reward long.Shares have only closed below $135 on a weekly basis once since December 2017. Should this level hold next week, it could be a good spot to nibble. There have been a few "shoots" below this mark -- some to the upper-$120s, some just into the $134s -- but by and large $135 has held. A close below could take DE to $125.Ideally, we see DE shoot below $135 before reversing higher and closing above this week's lows. Then we'll have a more measurable setup. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 5: Micron Click to EnlargeLast but not least, here's a good lesson in Micron (NASDAQ:MU). Shares are down 3.3% on Friday and have been hammered these past few weeks. Remember at the beginning of the month, we flagged the warning signs here. In hindsight, I should have been even more cautious.Shares were still OK despite that lower low (orange arrow) but then it notched a lower high as well. Once it broke $40.76 to the downside, that was the last-straw sign to bail. Now bouncing off $36, it's been an ugly ride. If trapped bulls are lucky, they'll get a bounce next week that they can unload into. * 3 Chinese Stocks to Buy Now and Hold for the Long Haul Otherwise, use this one as a lesson. When the trend bends, it's no longer your friend.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy that Lost 10% Last Week * Top 7 Dow Jones Stocks of 2019 -- So Far * 5 Service Stocks That Can Win the Trade War -- According to Goldman Sachs Compare Brokers The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Monday: TSLA, BIDU, IQ, DE, MU appeared first on InvestorPlace.
To say that Chinese stocks have been a roller coaster over the last year would be an understatement. Already, China has seen slower growth as it shifted from being a solely manufacturing-based economy to one based on services/consumerism. But with the trade war, Chinese stocks have been hit even harder, only to bounce back as a deal with the United States seemed to be within grasp.Then, President Trump tweeted. With no deal in sight, tariffs rising and even lower growth on the horizon, Chinese stocks have continued to sink over the last week or so.But this could be an interesting opportunity for long-term investors. China continues to dominate on the world stage and is arguably one of the most important economies. And while a deal may not be in sight today, there's a good chance that one will be ironed out eventually. Meanwhile, with its huge and growing consumer base, domestic growth continues despite various trade pressures. In the end, Chinese stocks could be a wonderful long-term play. And the recent hiccups have provided a "reset" in valuations ripe for the picking.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 5 Service Stocks That Can Win the Trade War -- According to Goldman Sachs With that, here are three Chinese stocks to buy today that are worthy of a long-term hold. Alibaba (BABA)Source: Shutterstock If there was only a way to combine all the best U.S. technology firms into one company, you'd have one of the most powerful Chinese stocks around. Oh wait, there is. And it happens to be Alibaba (NASDAQ:BABA).BABA's main bread-n-butter is its retail business. But unlike Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), BABA only serves as the marketplace and doesn't actually hold inventory. People sell products on the site. That provides higher margins than even almighty AMZN.The beauty is that founder Jack Ma has used the hefty cash flows from this business to fund a variety of other expansions. This has included everything from peer-to-peer lending, cloud computing, social media, and even tablets/mobile devices. This has created a monster among Chinese stocks. And the growth continues.Last quarter, active users on BABA's sites jumped 18%, while expansions into higher margined services and operations helped revenue surge 51% versus a year ago. Remember, this during all the trade war issues. With BABA now making moves into more rural areas of China, revenues and profits should continue over the long haul.Meanwhile, the e-commerce giant has seen its shares dip over the last few weeks. With forward P/E of about 24, BABA is just as cheap as its American rivals, but with a much larger opportunity set. Baidu Inc (BIDU)Source: Shutterstock Like BABA, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has taken its playbook from an American tech firm. In this case, we're talking about Google (NASDAQ:GOOG,NASDAQ:GOOGL).BIDU operates a search engine just like GOOG. And just like GOOG in the U.S., the Chinese firm is the top dog when it comes to search in the nation. Right now, BIDU controls more than 80% of the search traffic in China. With more than 731 million internet users -- a figure that is growing as access expands -- BIDU commands the attention of a lot of eyeballs. This means there's plenty of ad data to be had. And like GOOG, those ad sales pull in a ton of cash. Last year, Baidu's clocked in roughly $14.88 billion. That was a 28% year-over-year jump and mostly due to the firm's ad sales.Meanwhile, BIDU has continued to expand into some other lucrative areas. This includes video with its iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) subsidiary as well as A.I. and autonomous vehicles. This all should sound very familiar to Google stock investors. The best part is, most of BIDU's operations shouldn't be affected too heavily by the trade war. People will still search for funny cat videos and the news regardless of how steel prices are reacting. * 6 Chinese Stocks That Could Pop On a Trade Deal Under that guise, Baidu could be a bargain among Chinese stocks. With its 36% estimated EPS growth in 2020, BIDU stock trades at dirt cheap forward P/E of just 11.5. No wonder why fellow InvestorPlace contributor Bret Kenwell thinks BIDU can rally to $250 per share. Ctrip.com (CTRP)Source: Thomas Galvez via FlickrOne of the reasons for China's slowing growth has been its shift from being a manufacturing nation to one that focuses on consumerism. Which is why Ctrip.com (NASDAQ:CTRP) makes for an interesting buy these days.CTRP operates a series of travel and accommodation booking websites. Like its U.S. counterparts, hotels, airlines and other entertainment venues list their unused inventory or packages on CTRP's websites and consumers book through the site. Ctrip then collects a fee for doing so. Margins for the technology stock remain high as it doesn't really have overhead. This has allowed the firm to realize some decent profits over the years. Last quarter, CTRP managed to beat estimates by a wide margin.Meanwhile, travel continues to grow in China despite trade issues. Management estimates that revenues could jump more than 23% this year as more people hit the road and take vacations. Better still, is that CTRP has expanded its offerings to include more hotels/destinations in rural China. This allows the firm to add potential clients on both sides of the equation. Likewise, it's continued to add international capacity and hotel deals as well.In the end, CTRP offers an interesting domestically focused Chinese stock with plenty of growth left in the tank.Disclosure: At the time of writing, Aaron Levitt held a long position in AMZN. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy that Lost 10% Last Week * Top 7 Dow Jones Stocks of 2019 -- So Far * 5 Service Stocks That Can Win the Trade War -- According to Goldman Sachs Compare Brokers The post 3 Chinese Stocks to Buy Now and Hold for the Long Haul appeared first on InvestorPlace.
fell sharply Friday after the Chinese search and internet giant swung to a first-quarter loss. American depositary receipts of Baidu declined 14.7% to $130.87. It was Baidu's first loss since it went public in 2005.
Applied Materials was among Friday's few early leaders as stocks skidded lower and Caterpillar and Apple dragged on the Dow Jones industrials.
The Composite is still more than 20% above its December lows -- even in the face of trade jitters -- so I am not adding Chinese stocks to my clients' portfolios just yet. , but, again, those stocks trade on U.S. exchanges, not Shanghai's big board. This is becoming more relevant for global investors, as MSCI will quadruple the weight of domestically-listed China "A shares" to 3.3% of its global index weighting by the end of the year.
Shares of Baidu Inc. plummeted 13% in premarket trade Friday, putting them on track to open at the lowest price seen during regular-session hours since September 2015, after the China-based internet search giant swung to a first-quarter loss. The disappointing results and downbeat outlook prompted Analyst Fawne Jiang at Benchmark to keep her rating at buy, but to slash her price target by 27% to $180, given decelerating growth and persistent margin pressures. The stock has lost 9.6% over the past three months and 45% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 3.6% the past three months and tacked on 5.7% the past year.
China's leading search engine surprises investors -- in a bad way -- with its first quarterly loss in years. Slowing growth, weak guidance, and one exec moving on aren't helping.
Dow Jones futures fell as Chinese media downplayed China trade talks. Pinterest and Baidu tumbled on earnings. Nvidia reversed lower and Applied Materials rose.
Baidu posted its first loss since going public almost 15 years ago, as the Chinese technology group saw its advertising business hit by a slowing domestic economy and analysts warned that it should prepare to be hit by the escalating trade war with the US. The company reported net losses of Rmb327m ($49m) for the first three months of the year, sending shares down 9.9 per cent in after-hours trading despite Baidu announcing plans for a $1bn share buyback programme.
The tech giant also pointed to the income impact of heightened government scrutiny of online advertising aimed at reducing the visibility of potentially fraudulent businesses. After the earnings report on Thursday, the price of Baidu's U.S.-listed shares fell as much as 8% in extended trading. Last year, Baidu said tighter ad regulations as well as an ongoing trade dispute between China and the United States could temper short-term profit, but that investment in new technology would pay off in the long term.
The Beijing-based company also forecast sales below estimates and said Hailong Xiang, the 14-year veteran who ran the search business, has resigned. Baidu’s American depositary receipts fell more than 7% in extended trading. Baidu is fighting on a number of fronts as the slowing Chinese economy dampens advertising sales and its desktop search business loses users to smartphones.
Latest earnings report hints that the tech giant should spin off its fragmented and unprofitable digital-media platforms.
The company logged a net loss attributable to shareholders of $49 million inthe quarter ended March 31, marking the first quarterly loss since it wentpublic in 2005