BidaskClub Upgrades HUTCHISON CHINA/S (NASDAQ:HCM) to Buy

HUTCHISON CHINA/S (NASDAQ:HCM) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday, May 20th, BidAskClub reports.

A number of other analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of HUTCHISON CHINA/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 17th. HSBC began coverage on shares of HUTCHISON CHINA/S in a report on Wednesday, March 27th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of HUTCHISON CHINA/S in a research report on Monday, March 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $26.82 price objective for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. HUTCHISON CHINA/S currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $26.82.

Shares of HCM stock traded down $0.24 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $27.20. 392,731 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 159,845. The company has a market capitalization of $3.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -47.72 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a quick ratio of 4.19 and a current ratio of 4.33. HUTCHISON CHINA/S has a 52 week low of $20.83 and a 52 week high of $39.68.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of HUTCHISON CHINA/S by 748.9% in the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,146 shares of the company’s stock valued at $36,000 after purchasing an additional 1,011 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new position in HUTCHISON CHINA/S during the fourth quarter worth $46,000. Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new position in HUTCHISON CHINA/S during the fourth quarter worth $48,000. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in HUTCHISON CHINA/S by 238.5% during the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 4,400 shares of the company’s stock worth $102,000 after acquiring an additional 3,100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, QS Investors LLC bought a new position in HUTCHISON CHINA/S during the fourth quarter worth $139,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 21.01% of the company’s stock.

About HUTCHISON CHINA/S

Hutchison China MediTech Limited, a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovery, development, and commercialization of targeted therapeutics and immunotherapies for oncology and immunological diseases in the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. The company operates through Innovation Platform and Commercial Platform segments.

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