Read How Analysts Responded To Tencent's Divestment Of Stake In

  • Tencent Holdings Ltd TCEHY divested the majority of its stake in Inc JD from 17% to 2.3%.
  • Morgan Stanley believes it could "negatively impact investor sentiment" on in the near term, but the company is likely to use its share buyback in the next window. 
  • If needed, it could potentially boost its program while keeping its long-term story intact.
  • Analyst Eddy Wang suggests Tencent's move won't materially impact's fundamentals, given that the company is more supply-chain driven and relies less on traffic than other Chinese e-commerce companies.
  • Gary Yu, who covers Tencent, said he believes the decision will "enhance" shareholders' returns, with the divestment being structured as a special dividend, representing a 3% yield.
  • Citi analyst Alicia Yap said the decision by Tencent took her by surprise but will not change the relationship between the two companies and will help broaden its shareholder base.
  • "With broader investor base of Tencent, JD's shareholder mix would be improved," Yap wrote.
  • "We are buyers of JD shares, especially following the sell-off, and reiterate our positive view on JD's fundamental outlook in 2022."
  • Price Action: JD shares traded lower by 7.02% at $68.58 on the last check Thursday.
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