Goldman Sachs Increased JD.com’s Target Price to $56


Sep. 11 2017, Updated 1:36 p.m. ET

Goldman Sachs on JD.com

Goldman Sachs (GS) has a positive outlook on JD.com (JD). The company operates as an e-commerce platform in China (YINN) (FXI) and mainly focuses on the delivery of electronic, auto parts, mobile devices, and home appliance products directly to consumers.

As the demand for these products grows at a high rate in faster-growing economies like China (ASHR), the demand for timely delivery of these products could also increase. The investment firm raised its current target price for JD.com to $56.

Goldman Sachs wrote, “For China’s largest mobile/computers/IT retailer, we forecast further penetration in appliances (low vs. electronics), groceries (through omnichannel initiatives with Walmart, Daojia Dada), and apparel (cross-selling from JD Supermarket, investment in Farfetch).”

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JD.com’s performance

JD.com was trading at $41.15 on September 8, 2017. Its 52-week high is $48.99 and its 52-week low is $23.38. On a year-to-date basis, the stock returned nearly 59.4% as of September 8, 2017. The broader market S&P 500 Index (SPY) returned nearly 9.7% during the same period. Over a five-year period, JD.com returned nearly 64.6%.

JD.com is trading at par with its 100-day moving average, 3.7% below its 50-day moving average, and 3.2% below its 20-day moving average.

In the next part of this series, we’ll analyze Goldman Sachs’s view on Yandex (YNDX).


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