Thursday, May 30, 2013

Top China Companies To Watch For 2014

While the media continues to call SINA� (NASDAQ: SINA  ) Weibo China's main Twitter-like service, saying it doesn't make it so. Digging deeper into the numbers and looking at the broader social networking market, it seems like SINA stock will continue its two-year-and-counting decline.

In the video below, Fool contributor Kevin Chen details five reasons why SINA may be forever doomed:�

SINA Weibo's daily active users may be exaggerated. Its registered users lag that of competitor Tencent� (NASDAQOTH: TCEHY  ) Weibo. Its penetration rate trails Tencent Weibo. Its geographic make-up isn't poised for China's economic growth. Meanwhile, Tencent Weibo is. Renren� (NYSE: RENN  ) , the "Facebook of China," and gaming portal�NetEase� (NASDAQ: NTES  ) threaten SINA Weibo's viability as a social network.�

So before you try to profit from the growing microblogging market in China, watch the video below to learn more about the five things Wall Street overlooks when analyzing SINA.

Top China Companies To Watch For 2014: Grainger Tst(GRI.L)

Grainger plc, through its subsidiaries, owns, acquires, and trades regulated and market-let tenanted properties, as well as owns a portfolio of home reversion properties primarily in the United Kingdom and Germany. Its activities include assembling residential development and mixed use opportunities, obtaining or amending planning permissions, installing infrastructure, and selling or self-developing plots. The company also engages in the rental and trade of properties; and provision of integrated asset and property management services, as well as home reversion plans through independent financial advisers. In addition, it invests in joint ventures and funds. The company holds interest in G:res1, a market rented residential property fund; and G:RAMP, an asset management platform. Its residential portfolio includes 13,564 tenanted houses and flats in the United Kingdom; and 6,718 units in Germany. Grainger plc was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom.

Top China Companies To Watch For 2014: Montpelier RE Holdings Ltd (MRH)

Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. It provides reinsurance products, including property catastrophe reinsurance, which provides coverage for losses from earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tornados, fires, and storms; and property specialty reinsurance products. The company also offers other specialty reinsurance products, such as aviation liability, aviation war, engineering, space, marine, personal accident, workers� compensation, political violence, casualty, credit, surety, crop, and other specialty reinsurance products, as well as physicians� treaty and professional liability reinsurance products. In addition, it provides direct insurance and facultative reinsurance coverage on industrial, commercial, and residential property; liability; marine; and space risks, as well as political violence, pandemic and event contingency, and terrorism coverages. The company offers its products through indepe ndent brokers, general agents, and intermediaries. Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Safety Insurance Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides private passenger automobile insurance products primarily in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The company?s private passenger automobile policies offer coverage for bodily injury and property damage to others, no-fault personal injury coverage for the insured/insured?s car occupants, and physical damage coverage for an insured?s own vehicle for collision or other perils. It also provides commercial automobile policies that offer insurance for commercial vehicles used for business purposes, including private passenger-type vehicles, trucks, tractors and trailers, insure individual vehicles, and commercial fleets; and homeowners policies, which provide coverage for losses to a dwelling and its contents from various perils, and coverage for liability to others arising from ownership or occupancy. It writes policies on homes, condominiums, and apartments. In addition, the company offers business owners policie s that cover apartments and residential condominiums, limited cooking restaurants, office condominiums, processing and services businesses, special trade contractors, and wholesaling businesses. Further, it provides commercial package policies, which offer property, general liability, crime, and inland marine insurance for business enterprises; personal umbrella policies that provide personal excess liability coverage over and above the limits of individual automobile, watercraft, and homeowner?s insurance policies; and commercial umbrella policies to clients for whom the company underwrites commercial automobile and business owner policies. Additionally, the company underwrites dwelling fire insurance, inland marine coverage, and watercraft coverage. Safety Insurance Group, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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