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Chinese Internet Stocks: 'Buy Big'?

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According to a new report, Pacific Crest is as bullish as ever on Chinese mega-cap Internet stocks following their recent weakness.

Analyst Cheng Cheng explains that Pacific Crest sees the weakness as only temporary and believes that traders should view it as a buying opportunity.

Fundamentals

Chinese Internet stocks reported mostly solid Q1 results, but issued mixed Q2 guidance. Cheng points out that aggressive spending remains one of the key issues with many Chinese internet names. Companies are throwing cash at user acquisitions, mobile transitions, and adjacent market opportunities.

As a result, the valuations of many companies have suffered, and investors are forced to be extremely patient and trusting as the companies continue to build their businesses.

Related Link: Why This Top Analyst Sees ~$120B Market Opportunity For Alibaba

SMID Consolidation

Among small- and mid-cap (SMID) companies, consolidation and potential consolidation has been a key driver or recent outperformance. Because of the recent relative strength, Cheng explains that it has become difficult to find stocks that remain compelling from a valuation perspective. However, the report names Qunar Cayman Islands LTD (NASDAQ: QUNR) and 58.com Inc (NYSE: WUBA) as top SMID stock picks.

Mega-Caps Play Catch-Up

Despite increasing their share of profits, Chinese mega-cap stocks have been losing share to smaller competitors in terms of market cap. Cheng believes that this market imbalance will soon correct itself and that mega-cap names should be bought.

“We also see benefits to mega caps from the industry shift to transaction models and industry consolidation,” Cheng adds.

Pacific Crest’s top mega-cap stock picks are Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) and Baidu.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU).

Latest Ratings for QUNR

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jun 2016Morgan StanleyMaintainsEqual-Weight
May 2016CLSADowngradesUnderperformSell
Apr 2016Morgan StanleyDowngradesOverweightEqual-Weight

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