Shanghai Hang Seng Weekly Recap

Shanghai Composite & Hang Seng were up today.  However, Shanghai was down 6.13% for the week while the Hang Seng finally stopped hitting new lows and posted a 3.16% change for the week.  All sectors on the Hang Seng were up with only 4 of the 50 in the red:

  • Beer distributor China Resources Beer Holdings, HK 291, market cap $3.9B;US down 2%.  Sold non-beer holdings in 2015 to concentrate on beer only. Brands include Snow & Kingway and 20 year cooperation with SABMiller.
  • Real estate developer and manager Hang Lung Properties, HK 101, market cap $8.5B US; down 1.7%. This mall operator reported a 56% drop in core earnings on Thursday and cut the dividend.  South China Morning Post
  • Real estate developer and manager Henderson Land Dev., HK 12, market cap $18.4B US; down 1.75%. Interim report issued 9/11/2015 showed 6 month revenue increase of 16% whittling down to a “reported profit” increase of just 4%.
  • Food product company Want Want China, HK 151, market cap $8.5B US. Last semi-annual report, despite improved margins thanks to lower commodity input prices, 6 month revenue declined by 1.9%; EBITDA dropped 3.3%  Bought back 64.2million shares in first half. Special note: 99% of borrowing in US$.

Index Recap

shanghai hang seng

The yuan finished down against the dollar just -.05% for the week, with China vowing to  maintain, Reuters.   Apple, AAPL and Alibaba, BABA revealed the weakness in the Chinese consumer and the roadblocks in the transformation to a consumer-oriented economy.

yuan dollar update

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