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Previous close482.03
Open471.00
Bid461.50 x 1000
Ask479.99 x 800
Day's range461.32 - 474.56
52-week range235.01 - 503.27
Volume710,994
Avg. volume923,442
Market cap64.185B
Beta (5Y monthly)0.75
PE ratio (TTM)69.95
EPS (TTM)6.67
Earnings date05 Aug 2020 - 10 Aug 2020
Forward dividend & yield4.64 (0.96%)
Ex-dividend date11 Jun 2020
1y target est473.44
  • Trump Interrupts the China Day-Trading Party
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    Trump Interrupts the China Day-Trading Party

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- The U.S. threat to delist Chinese companies just got a lot more real. Yet businesses from Asia’s biggest economy continue to line up to sell shares on American exchanges — and are thriving. What’s going on?The President’s Working Group on Financial Markets has told U.S. exchanges to set rules that would require companies to grant American regulators access to their audit work papers, something that China has refused to allow. Firms already listed will have until Jan. 1, 2022, to comply, with removal from U.S. exchanges the ultimate penalty. Those seeking to sell shares will need to adhere to the new rules, according to the high-powered group of U.S. regulators, which includes Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.You might think this ratcheting up of pressure, which reflects increasing geopolitical tensions and the fallout from accounting scandals at Chinese companies such as Luckin Coffee Inc., would put a damper on the rush of enterprises looking to go public. Anything but. Almost every day, it seems, another Chinese company announces plans to list in the U.S. — and they’re finding no shortage of takers. Late last month, Beijing-based electric-car maker Li Auto Inc. raised $1.1 billion selling shares in an initial public offering that priced above the marketed range. It was the biggest IPO by a Chinese company in New York since Shanghai-based rival NIO Inc. sold $1.15 billion of stock in September 2018. Xpeng Motors, based in Guangzhou, is poised to follow this month.Shares of U.S.-listed Chinese companies are also outperforming the broader market. The Nasdaq Golden Dragon China Index has surged 30% this year, compared with a 3.7% gain for the S&P 500.The phenomenon may be partly the product of a craze in day-trading fueled by pandemic lockdowns, which have left many Americans stuck at home looking for amusement. If the Robinhood crowd can drive shares of bankrupt companies to illogical heights, then why not Chinese stocks, too?On a more rational level, some investors may be betting that threats to delist Chinese companies are largely noise, and a compromise will eventually be worked out. Chinese listings are a gravy train for the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, and both sides have a financial interest in ensuring that it doesn't get derailed.On this point, it’s worth noting that the U.S. regulators left some wiggle room. Chinese companies can hire a “co-auditor,” effectively having a second inspection performed by a U.S. accounting firm after a Chinese affiliate does the first. That would be a potential workaround for Beijing’s rules that prevent the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board from reviewing audits of U.S.-listed Chinese companies.To count on peace breaking out may be rash, though. There’s plenty of evidence that the move toward a U.S.-China decoupling is serious and tangible. Just look at the lengthening list of U.S.-traded Chinese companies that are selling shares in Hong Kong, giving them a secondary outlet into international capital markets in the event that they are forced to leave: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., JD.com Inc. and NetEase Inc. among them.Or witness Tencent Holdings Ltd., which lost $30 billion of market value in Hong Kong on Friday after the Trump administration moved to ban U.S. residents from doing business via its WeChat app. It will be a brave investor who bets on this trend reversing itself.  This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Nisha Gopalan is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering deals and banking. She previously worked for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones as an editor and a reporter.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Oil Dips With Demand Woes Offsetting Signs of Tightening Supply
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    Oil Dips With Demand Woes Offsetting Signs of Tightening Supply

    (Bloomberg) -- Oil futures fell for the fist time in a week as uncertainty over an economic recovery in the U.S. that could boost fuel consumption offset signals of tightening global supply.Investors are awaiting an employment report out of the U.S. on Friday, with forecasts pointing to a slowdown in job gains last month, or worse. Meanwhile, Iraq will cut production in August by an additional 400,000 barrels a day to compensate for missing its production target in previous months, the state oil-marketing organization Somo said.“There’s a dialogue developing here that the jobs report could show no job creation, it could be a negative number,” said Bob Yawger, director of the futures division at Mizuho Securities USA. “And if that’s the case, that’s a horrible demand indicator for crude oil.”In what may be the last remaining hope for spurring U.S. demand in the waning days of the summer driving season, Democrats and Republicans are trying to push forward a virus relief package. President Donald Trump said he expects to sign orders on Friday or Saturday extending enhanced unemployment benefits and imposing a payroll tax holiday.Iraq’s pledge to further reduce output comes as Saudi Arabia cut pricing to Asia and Europe less than expected and left prices for the U.S. unchanged at the highest levels in months.Oil futures in New York pulled back after testing the upper bound of their recent trading range, where they’ve struggled to rally far beyond $40 a barrel. U.S. crude stockpiles falling for two straight weeks and a weaker dollar have provided support for prices, but rising coronavirus cases are continuing to weigh on sentiment. The drop in U.S. gasoline demand is going to get worse, according to Standard Chartered Plc, with analysts saying the decline in August from year-ago levels will get steeper.“Gasoline demand remains subdued,” said John Kilduff, a partner at Again Capital LLC. “Even when you get some rays of hope, there’s still this weight on the market that’s going to prevent the gains from holding up.”In physical markets, Mars Blend, a high-sulfur crude, rose to as much as $1.35 a barrel above Nymex WTI futures this week, the widest premium in roughly a month, but has eased off slightly in the last three sessions. Heavy Louisiana Sweet crude climbed 25 cents to $1.60 a barrel over Nymex oil futures on Thursday, the largest premium in almost two weeks.(An earlier version of this story corrects price of Heavy Louisiana Sweet crude)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.

  • Tencent in Talks to Create $10 Billion Streaming Giant
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    Tencent in Talks to Create $10 Billion Streaming Giant

    (Bloomberg) -- Tencent Holdings Ltd. is driving discussions to merge China’s biggest game-streaming platforms Huya Inc. and DouYu International Holdings Ltd., people familiar with the matter said, in a deal that would allow it to dominate the $3.4 billion arena.The Chinese social media titan -- which owns a 37% stake in Huya and 38% of DouYu -- has been discussing such a merger with the duo over the past few months, although details have yet to be finalized, said the people, who asked not to be identified because discussions are private. Tencent is seeking to become the largest shareholder in the combined entity, one person said.A deal would create an online giant with more than 300 million users and a combined market value of $10 billion, cementing Tencent’s lead in Chinese games and social media. Faced with rising competition for advertisers from ByteDance Ltd. and its rapidly growing stable of apps, the WeChat operator would then run a highly profitable service akin to Amazon.com Inc.’s Twitch. Huya and DouYu would keep their respective platforms and branding while working more closely with Tencent’s own esports site eGame, said the people.Douyu’s shares surged 18% in pre-market trade in New York, while Huya soared 15%. Tencent climbed 2% to a two-week high in Hong Kong.“As the major shareholder of both platforms, Tencent would benefit because a merger would remove unnecessary competition between them,” Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Vey-Sern Ling said. “The enlarged scale can also help to drive cost synergies and fend off emerging competitors.”Tencent and DouYu representatives declined to comment, while Huya spokespeople didn’t respond to requests for comment.Tencent’s shoring up its home-market position against the backdrop of a Trump administration increasingly hostile toward Chinese tech companies. WeChat has a limited U.S. presence and Trovo Live, a mobile-focused game-streaming service for American consumers, is only in its initial stages.China’s game-streaming market is estimated to generate 23.6 billion yuan ($3.4 billion) in revenue this year, according to iResearch. The country’s streaming networks live and die by the popularity of star players and the virtual tips and gifts that fans buy for them, leading to intense bidding wars for the most-recognized names. Companies like Google-backed Chushou TV shuttered their services after failing to secure new money, while NetEase Inc.’s CC Live has found a small niche in broadcasting its in-house titles.Already featuring Tencent’s marquee games like PUBG Mobile and Honor of Kings, Huya and DouYu have established a clear lead as the top two platforms. Nevertheless, revenue growth slowed down for both in recent quarters as users shifted their attention to ByteDance’s Douyin, the Chinese twin to the globally popular TikTok short-video service. A merger would help them lower broadcast and content costs at a time when rival video services like Kuaishou and Bilibili Inc -- both also backed by Tencent -- intensify their efforts to compete for more gaming content.In April, Tencent bought an additional stake in Huya for about $260 million from Joyy Inc., boosting its voting power in the platform to more than 50%. When asked about the possibility of a merger with Huya, DouYu founder and Chief Executive Officer Chen Shaojie told analysts on a March earnings call: “We believe it’s Tencent’s vision.”(Updates with share action from the fourth 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.