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Consensus Recommendations: China
Analysts have turned more optimistic on China after having the weakest recommendation in Asia 2014-15. In the chart below, you can see that analysts covering the Chinese market have moved from being very negative in 2013, 2014 and 2015 to being neutral in 2016.
Among companies with the most positive recommendations, ChunXing Precision Mechanical manufactures aluminum parts used in telecom devices, automobile and aerospace but has yet to live up to its strong recommendation as its share price is down about 25% in 2016.
Sinopec Oilfield Service has among the most negative recommendations even though analysts have started to turn positive on polyester-related businesses.
Consensus Earnings Estimates: China
Earnings estimates have been in a downward trend and are at their lowest level in 5 years.
Guangji has among the highest consensus target price expected return. Even though the share price has recovered in the second half of 2016, it’s still down about 15% YTD.
Sinopec Oilfield Service has the lowest EPS growth estimates, as well as among the most negative recommendations, unchanged from August 2016.
Consensus Target Prices: China
The 12-month forward target price expected return is slightly down compared to August 2016. It can partly be explained by Chinese shares on average trading at higher prices though.
JIULI Hi-tech Metals manufactures steel pipes and tubes. The share price has yet to live up to its expectations, as it has remained flat for the past 3 months.
Sinopec Oilfield Service is also found among the stocks with lowest target price expected return.
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