Goldman Cuts China Stocks Target

Goldman Sachs, which started the year upbeat on the outlook for Chinese stocks, significantly slashed its target for the country’s equities late Tuesday, citing deleveraging in the economy and the risk of hot money outflows in the coming months.

The U.S. investment bank, which sees “no rainbow” ahead for mainland equities, cut its 2013 target for the China Security Index (CS1) 300 by 15 percent to 2,380 from 2,800. The new target represents 8 percent upside over the next six months.

The bank also downgraded its earnings outlook for components on the CSI 300 to earnings per share (EPS) growth of 6 percent from an initial estimate of 10 percent. The CSI 300, which is designed to mirror the performance of stocks traded on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, has a heavy weighting of financial stocks.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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