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  • Jul. 31, 2013, 11:55 AM
  • Jul. 24, 2013, 10:01 PM
    Chinese Internet stocks finished AH trading with solid gains thanks to Baidu's big Q2 beat and above-consensus Q3 guidance.  Baidu mentioned in its report revenue/ad customer rose 11% Q/Q, and that mobile now accounts for over 10% of its sales. SINA +4.1%. SOHU +2.2%. RENN +4.3%. YOKU +3.6%. YY +3.1%. Rival QIHU +3.3%.
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  • Jul. 15, 2013, 2:34 PM
    Chinese Internet stocks are turning in a good day after the government unveils a new telecom plan promising to increase fiber-to-the-home deployments, improving 3G connectivity, and issue 4G licenses by year's end. YOKU +6.2%. BIDU +4.7%. QIHU +4.8%. DANG +4.9%. YY +9.2%. CYOU +5.2%. China's telecom giants aren't moving much: CHL +0.3%. CHA -0.4%. CHU +1%. (more on China/4G)
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  • Jun. 24, 2013, 1:23 PM
    Chinese Internet and solar stocks fall hard after growing banking sector liquidity worries contribute to a 5.3% drop for the Shanghai Composite. Notable decliners: YY -13%. DANG -9%. GA -8.9%. PWRD -7.2%. YOKU -6.6%. SOHU -5.8%. NQ -5.6%. CSIQ -8.4%. TSL -8.3%. LDK -7.5%. JKS -6.9%. JASO -6.9%. DQ -7.1%. SOL -6.7%. Meanwhile, Bloomberg observes many Chinese solar firms, including Trina, JinkoSolar, and Canadian Solar, are moving production overseas to counter EU import tariffs.
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  • Jun. 7, 2013, 11:07 AM
    Sina (SINA +3%) and Youku (YOKU +1.7%) continue their alliance-forming ways by partnering with each other. Youku's videos will be embedded within Sina Weibo (appearing in video search results), and will be pushed to Weibo users through a "personalized recommendation section." The companies talk up the mobile implications of the deal, noting 76% of Weibo daily users access via mobile devices, and that Youku's daily video views have soared to 170M. The deal follows Sina's partnership with Alibaba, Youku's tie-up with Renren, and Baidu's purchase of video site PPS.
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  • May 31, 2013, 1:47 PM
    Renren (RENN +3.6%) and Youku (YOKU -0.3%) are forming a content partnership, according to a Chinese media report (translation). The deal will reportedly lead to the integration of Youku videos on Renren's social networking platform, and provide additional Renren sharing options for the videos. Renren, which already owns second-tier Chinese video site, is getting a lift from the news.
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  • May 29, 2013, 2:37 PM
    Mobile now makes up 15% of Web traffic, up from 10% a year ago, notes Mary Meeker in her latest Internet Trends Report. Also mentioned: China (BIDU, SINA, SOHU, YOKU) has 564M Web users (42% penetration), with 75% accessing the Web from their phones (71% use PCs); India's Web penetration is only at 11% (137M users); mobile now makes up 12% of U.S. media viewing time (it's 22% in China) and 3% of ad spend, up from 10% and 1% before; YouTube's (GOOG) per-minute video uploads are up 5x since '09; 60% of Facebook (FB) users log in daily, and the site receives 350M daily photo uploads; global smartphone penetration is still only at 21%. (Meeker in 2012)
  • May 17, 2013, 12:51 PM
    After barely moving yesterday in response to nearly in-line Q1 results and strong Q2 revenue guidance, Youku (YOKU -9.6%) is falling hard today. The decline comes even though Youku has received two upgrades since the report (from HSBC and Maxim), as well as a bullish coverage launch from BofA. Concerns about mobile monetization could be a factor. On its earnings call, Youku stated mobile daily video views rose 50%+ Q/Q and are now above 170M, that mobile monthly users have topped 100M (PC users are around 400M), and that mobile now makes up ~30% of traffic. However, the company added "mobile monetization this year is relatively modest."
  • May 17, 2013, 12:45 PM
    Midday top 10 gainers: RSOL +60%. VNDA +23%. SCTY +19%. ORMP +16%. VSAT +16%. COCO +16%. NBG +14%. MHGC +13%. JRCC +13%. MVIS +12%.
    Midday top 10 losers: ARUN -27%. UNXL -23%. COSI -14%. AFOP -12%. MNGA -12%. FSGI -10%. YOKU -10%. ALIM -9%. EGLE -9%. GIG -9%.
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  • May 15, 2013, 5:46 PM
    Youku Tudou (YOKU) Q1 EPS of -$0.23 in-line. Revenue of $83.1M (+21% Y/Y) beats by $800K. Expects Q2 revenue of RMB720M-RMB770M ($117M-$125M), above a consensus of $108.3M. Shares -1.5% AH. CC at 8PM ET (webcast). (PR)
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  • May 15, 2013, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday’s close: ANW, CSCO, EGLE, JACK, NTES, SB, SKX, SVM, THMC, YOKU
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  • May 14, 2013, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday’s close: ANW, CSCO, EGLE, JACK, NTES, SB, SKX, SVM, THMC, YOKU
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  • May 8, 2013, 1:10 PM
    A recent Chinese government proposal to allow local investors to buy stocks traded elsewhere could give a lift to "companies familiar to them," argues Stifel. The firm mentions Baidu (BIDU +3.3%), Qihoo (QIHU +2.1%), Youku (YOKU +1.2%), and Tencent (TCEHY.PK - trades in HK) as beneficiaries. All 3 U.S.-traded names are rallying, as are YY (YY +8.9%), Sohu (SOHU +5.1%), Perfect World (PWRD +1.6%), and Changyou (CYOU +3.1%). Youku fell yesterday after Baidu confirmed it's buying video site PPS, and will integrate it with its iQiyi site. Baidu claims PPS/iQiyi will create China's largest Web video platform in terms of mobile users and viewing time.
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  • Apr. 29, 2013, 11:28 AM
    Chinese Internet stocks rally following news Alibaba is buying an 18% stake in Sina as it tries to head off competition from Tencent. Youku (YOKU +7%) is the biggest winner, but Baidu (BIDU +2.2%), NetQin (NQ +3.8%), NetEase (NTES +2%), and YY (YY +3.7% - a rival to Tencent's QQ platform) are also having good days. Youku filed its 2012 20-F on Friday.
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  • Apr. 17, 2013, 6:35 PM
    Sohu (SOHU) and Samsung have reached a deal to have Sohu Video's apps installed on all Samsung phones sold in China over the next 3 years, Shanghai Daily reports. As the paper notes, the deal could give Sohu a boost in its efforts to compete against market leader Youku Tudou (YOKU), which has seen its mobile viewing surge. Strategy Analytics estimates Samsung shipped over 30M smartphones in China last year.
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  • Mar. 20, 2013, 10:57 AM
    Solid earnings from Tencent (TCEHY.PK) and a rally in Shanghai help Chinese Internet stocks trade higher. YOKU +3.8%. SINA +2.8%. QIHU +2.5%. SOHU +1.8%. YY +1.8%. NTES +1.5%. PWRD +1.7%. Tencent, which rose 1.5% in Hong Kong, reported a 53% Y/Y increase in Q4 sales to $1.96B, and a 37% increase in net income to $557M. Ad sales were better than expected, and value-added service sales (includes online games) rose 32%. Registered accounts for Tencent's WeChat mobile IM platform, which competes with Sina's Weibo, have topped 300M.
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Youku Tudou Inc is an Internet television company in china. Its internet television platform enables consumers to search, view and share high-quality video content quickly and easily across multiple devices.