Breaking News Instant updates and real-time market news.

QD

Qudian

$12.50

0.1 (0.81%)

12:45
01/22/18
01/22
12:45
01/22/18
12:45

Qudian Inc call volume above normal and directionally bullish

Bullish option flow detected in Qudian Inc with 5,482 calls trading, 3x expected, and implied vol increasing over 3 points to 77.02%. May-18 10 calls and May-18 12.5 calls are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 4,000 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.11. Earnings are expected on March 26th.

QD Qudian
$12.50

0.1 (0.81%)

12/05/17
NEED
12/05/17
NO CHANGE
NEED
Qudian price target lowered to $20 from $30 at Needham
Needham analyst Mayank Tandon lowered his price target on Qudian shares to $20 from $30, noting recent news that could create near-term headwinds for the company, including Ant Financial announcing a 24% APR cap for all third-party credit services on its Alipay interface, and PBOC and CRBC releasing a new regulation notice that outlined principles and additional guidelines related to the cash loan business in China. Despite these potential headwinds, Tandon believes Qudian's fundamentals remain in tact, and maintained a Buy rating on Qudian shares.
11/27/17
STFL
11/27/17
NO CHANGE
Target $19
STFL
Buy
Qudian price target lowered to $19 from $35 at Stifel
Stifel analyst John Davis estimates Alipay's recently announced rate cap could result in as much as a 25% earnings hit to Qudian, but he also believes in that context that the more than 50% correction in the stock is overdone. Headlines about a data leak/breach are unconfirmed, added Davis, who cut his price target on Qudian shares to $19 from $35 but maintains a Buy rating on the stock.
11/24/17
MACQ
11/24/17
NO CHANGE
Target $24
MACQ
Outperform
Qudian price target lowered to $24 from $36 at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Dexter Hsu lowered his price target for Qudian shares to $24 after Ant Financial asked the company and its peers to cap the annual percentage rate at 24%, below the 34% charged by Qudian, from the end of this month if they would like to stay in the ecosystem. While Alipay still accounts for two-thirds of Qudian's loans facilitated, the impact could be smaller than expected since the company has been directing users to its own app, where the annual percentage rate will stay at 36%, Hsu tells investors in a research note. Nonetheless, he cut his 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 earnings estimates by 8%, 23%, 32% and 39%, respectively. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on Qudian shares.
11/24/17
SBSH
11/24/17
NO CHANGE
Target $38.79
SBSH
Buy
Qudian user growth to see limited impact from new rules, says Citi
Citi analyst Daphne Poon believes Alipay's new annualized rate cap of 24% will have a limited impact on Qudian's user growth. The analyst sees pressure on new user growth being "relatively limited" given Qudian's "strong brand recognition, large existing user base, and strong consumption scenario." Poon believes the company enjoys stronger borrower engagement ability than peers. The analyst does, however, see more potential for an earnings hit from the lower APR on loans facilitated via Alipay, especially for first time borrowers. If 20% of Qudian's loan volume is originated from Alipay and subject to the 24% APR cap, it will lower Qudian's 2018 earnings net profit after tax by 10%, the analyst tells investors in a research note. Poon keeps a Buy rating on Qudian with a $38.79 price target.

TODAY'S FREE FLY STORIES

Get Full Fly Access

Breaking market intelligence sent straight to you
Our team of experts analyze every news story and filter out the noise to deliver real-time market moving news.
Up-to-date information on important industry events
Get real-time updates on events that are moving the market—from conferences and calls to syndicate announcements.
News focused on the companies in your portfolio
Create up to 12 portfolios with 150 stocks each, and see how active they are in market news.