Time to take profits on China coal names, J.P. Morgan says

|By:, SA News Editor

China's coal sector has rallied since the end of July - with Yanzhou Coal (YZC) +27%, China Coal (CCOZF.PK) +24% and Shenhua (CUAEF.PK) +14% - but J.P. Morgan says it's time to take profits.

The recent bounce in commodity and material names is mainly due to overselling and is only a technical bounce, the firm says; fundamentally, it is still bearish on thermal coals as market prices continue to fall and channel checks suggest coal traders and producers retain a negative outlook.