China’s $42 trillion financial sector is set to open up to the world like never before.
To deliver on longstanding pledges and help stave off the threat of tariffs from U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese officials have set a June 30 deadline to ease ownership and business restrictions for banks, securities firms, asset managers and life insurers.
Securities firms like Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and UBS Group AG have an opportunity to boost their share five fold as they take more direct control of joint ventures, projections by Bloomberg Intelligence show. Insurers including AIA Group Ltd. are set to cash in on their already healthy presence, while banks like HSBC Holdings Plc and Citigroup Inc. face a steeper road ahead to build market share, but will reap juicy profits as they do so.
Much as World Trade Organization entry in 2001 revolutionized the manufacturing industry, opening the financial sector could transform how capital is allocated and wealth managed across China. The charts below show the state of play and estimates on how that’ll change.
Best China Stocks To Watch For 2018: Harsco Corporation(HSC)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Harsco (NYSE:HSC) – Research analysts at KeyCorp lifted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Harsco in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. KeyCorp analyst J. Hammond now expects that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $0.35 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.31. KeyCorp has a “Overweight” rating and a $27.00 price objective on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Harsco’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.27 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.20 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.35 EPS.
Best China Stocks To Watch For 2018: ON Semiconductor Corporation(ON)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Aggressive accounts may want to look at this smaller cap play. ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: ON) is a vendor of analog power management, analog signal conditioning, standard logic integrated circuits and discrete chips into the automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial and medical applications. The company is in the midst of a transformation from a seller of commodity discrete chips into higher value added analog integrated circuits, both through organic growth and acquisitions.
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Though concerns have been raised that the analog and MCU markets are at risk of seeing an inventory correction (they haven’t had a major one in a while), given signs of excessive ordering and stretched lead times, TI and STMicro’s numbers suggest conditions remain good for now. That’s particularly true in industrial and auto markets where trends such as factory automation, ADAS adoption and electric/hybrid car sales are boosting chip demand. Several other analog/MCU firms, including Microchip (MCHP) , ON Semiconductor (ON) , Maxim Integrated (MXIM) and NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) , will be reporting soon.
Best China Stocks To Watch For 2018: Adient plc (ADNT)
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