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  • Chinese Drug Store Giant Nepstar Down More than 20%,npd,$npd 0 comments
    Nov 18, 2010 2:17 PM | about stocks: NPD
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    November 18, 2010
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    Chinese Drug Store Giant Nepstar Down More than 20%

     ValuEngine Forecast Model Market Neutral Portfolio subscribers got a nice surprise this morning due to the strong performance of short-side selection China Nepstar (NYSE:NPD)China Nepstar is China's largest retail drugstore chain based on the number of directly operated stores.

      Our Forecast Model selected NPD as a short due to its poor short-term forecast return figures last Friday.  IT was included in the portfolio sent to subscribers on Tuesday morning.  Then, yesterday morning China Nepstar reported Q3 net income that was significantly below Q3 2009 figures.  The resulting sell off took @ 23% off the shares.

      Our models have since re-calculated China Nepstar's valuation and forecast figures.  ValuEngine has issued a HOLD recommendation for China Nepstar on Nov. 18, 2010. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting
    research, we feel that China Nepstar has the probability to ROUGHLY MATCH average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE expected EPS growth and company size, but UNATTRACTIVE momentum and 5-year annualized return.

      Even with yesterday's hair cut, based on available data as of Nov. 18, 2010, we believe that NPD should be trading at $3.31. This makes NPD 19.81% overvalued. "Fair Value" indicates what we believe the stock should be trading at today if the stock market were perfectly efficient and everything traded at its true worth. For NPD, we base this on actual earnings per share (NYSEARCA:EPS) for the previous four quarters of $0.05, forecasted EPS for the next four quarters of $0.13, and correlations to the 30- year Treasury bond yield of 3.92%.

      Subscribers can check out the latest figures on China Nepstar from our models HERE.

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