Renren Inc.

  • Renren's questionable 21.45M earnings

    By Zhaol - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: RENN

    Renren Inc (RENN) is a Chinese social networking site known as “the Chinese Facebook.” It helps users connect and communicate with each other. Users can share information, play online games, watch videos, shop, and create groups.

    Today it announced that that second quarter revenue for June 30, 2013, the total revenue was a 10.7% increase form 2012 at 49.6 million dollars. Operating loss was 34.7 million dollars more »

  • Zynga's Farm Is in Danger: Game Over or Just a Pause?

    By Adrian Campos - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: FB, RENN, ZNGA

    I have been following Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) closely for the past 12 months. Let me say this straight: I really don't like what I see now. Even in the worst moments, shareholders could have some hope that Zynga will fix its issues and, with some luck, become an important player in the attractive real money online gambling field, in the U.S. (Nevada).

    After all, it was former CEO more »

  • Why the Most Overvalued Social Network Stock Keeps Growing

    By Adrian Campos - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, RENN

    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is severely overvalued. With a $26 billion market capitalization, it's equivalent to more than five times the value of Blackberry, 18 times the value of China's biggest social network Renren (NYSE: RENN) or roughly one-third of Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB) market capitalization -- quite astonishing considering Facebook has more than 1 billion users while LinkedIn has just 238 million.

    Even after acknowledging its strong monetization system more »

  • Why Yahoo!'s Revenue Isn't Growing

    By Adrian Campos - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, RENN, YHOO

    I believe the best way to look at Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) is as a portfolio of IT businesses, and the latest earnings call confirmed my view once more.

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    To begin with, according to the latest earnings call on July 16, Yahoo!'s revenue remains flat at $1.07 billion. The earnings call, by the way, was full of details related to how some of Yahoo!'s apps (like the weather more »

  • Why These 2 Companies Are Much Better Deals Than Groupon

    By Adrian Campos - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, GRPN, RENN

    Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is the type of stock many would consider a trading vehicle, rather than a long term investment--and a look at the one year performance of Groupon will make you understand why. The amazing volatility this stock has seen so far is something that few investors would like to experience. Although the overall 52-week performance is positive (9.5%), we should keep in mind that the stock was more »

  • Are These Chinese Internet Companies Poised to Play the Mobile Way?

    By Shweta Dubey - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, RENN, SINA

    China’s internet penetration rate is approximately 38%, which is very low compared to developed economies. Chinese internet companies are adopting various strategies to increase the penetration. Internet usage in China will to rise to 718 million users by the end of this year compared to 538 million users by end of June 2012. These three Chinese internet companies are providing various facilities to increase their penetration in the market more »

  • Is This the Best Chinese Internet Play?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, RENN, SINA

    Renren (NYSE: RENN) is an enigma to many investors. The stock has a reputation for extreme volatility, which is justifiable considering a beta of 3.58.

    Traders love volatility, but investors prefer not to deal with it. Savvy investors desire steady gains and dividend payments. You won’t find either of those here. Actually, despite some short-term pops, the stock has only headed in one direction since its IPO -- down more »

  • This Company Is a Chinese Youtube in the Making: Here's Why

    By Adrian Campos - July 4, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, RENN, YOKU

    Online video streaming in the second biggest economy of the world is the next big thing.

    First of all, Chinese advertisers are willing to pay a lot more for video ads than just normal ads, because Internet users can't ignore vid ads. Second, Chinese Internet users are demanding more and more video streaming. But considering that both the smartphone penetration rate and Internet access in China are still low more »

  • 3 Chinese Internet Companies Poised for Gains

    By Zachary Scheidt - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: PWRD, RENN, GAME

    There is a major demographic shift going on in China right now. What was once primarily an agrarian society is quickly becoming an urbanized country, with millions of citizens moving into cities and taking advantage of amenities that many in the developed world take for granted.
    As part of this shift, the number of Chinese Internet users is increasing dramatically. As a giant portion of the population begins using computers more »
  • Under the Radar Chinese Internet Stocks to Follow

    By Mark Holder - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: CCIH, RENN, SINA

    Chinese internet stocks have struggled over the last two years. Leading stocks such as internet search giant Baidu have seen losses, while the S&P 500 has seen a meaningful 34% gain. Outside of the major Chinese internet stocks, the losses over the last two years have been closer to 50%. Some of these stocks have seen expectations drop from the outlandish forecasts a few years back, but strong long-term more »

  • Choosing the Best Social Network Stock

    By Adrian Campos - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, RENN, SINA | Editor's Choice

    A few days ago a friend asked me, "If I were to choose a social network stock to be long on for years, what would I choose?" Investing in the concept of a social network is not crazy at all. The industry is still relatively young, and therefore almost all social network firms are experimenting with various monetization approaches. Some are more successful than others. What is clear is that more »

  • Is Renren Going Anywhere?

    By Nick Chiu - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: RENN, SINA, TCEHY.PK

    The trend towards mobile is developing globally, but Chinese social network companies are facing strong competition while going mobile. Renren (NYSE: RENN), one of the largest operator of real name social networking in China, continues to adapt to the rapidly changing social network and mobile market. Renren continues to leverage its attractive demographics, open platforms and high user engagement levels, as well as its real name user base, to differentiate more »

  • 4 Reasons To Consider Buying This Chinese Internet Stock

    By Sammy Pollack - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: FB, RENN, SINA

    Since coming public in 2011, shares of Renren Inc (NYSE: RENN) are down more than 80%. There are four reasons why I believe Renren is an interesting investment at its current price. 

    Chinese Internet Stocks Gaining Momentum

    As shown by the chart below, over the past two months Chinese internet stocks have been on fire. The rally has been spurred, in part, by the $100 billion valuation being placed on more »

  • This Chinese Company Is Worth Your Attention

    By Terry Chrisomalis - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: FB, RENN, SINA

    There is one Chinese company worth buying as the market continues to edge to higher levels: SINA (NASDAQ: SINA). This company still has a long way to go to monetize its assets, so short-term the trade is very risky. Although if you are a long-term investor then this is a good position to get into for future profit. 

    The company boasts a market cap of $3.9 billion, and with more »

  • Two Underdogs and a Hidden Gem from China

    By Leo Sun - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: DANG, RENN, YY | Editor's Choice

    When most American investors think of the Chinese Internet market, two names probably come to mind - Baidu, the “Google of China,” and Sina, the creator of Weibo, the “Twitter of China.” Yet there’s so much more to the Chinese Internet industry than these two names - there are multiple levels of social networking sites, online gaming companies and sprawling e-commerce giants vying for a profitable piece of the pie.

    In more »

  • SINA Tempting Yet Dangerous!

    By Terry Chrisomalis - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, RENN, SINA

    Sina (NASDAQ: SINA) has been stagnant for over a year now, and the stock remains trading in a range between $50 and $70 a share. In my opinion, I think investors should avoid it as a long-term play. Don't get me wrong -- if you live in China, Sina's Twitter-like Weibo is a good service. But major problems lie behind this so-called "treasure platform."

    Management Is Kicking The Can more »

  • SINA Should Be Avoided

    By Terry Chrisomalis - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, RENN, SINA

    Sina (NASDAQ: SINA) has been stagnant for over a year now, and the stock remains trading in a range between $50 and $70 a share. In my opinion, I think investors should avoid it as a long-term play. Don't get me wrong -- if you live in China, Sina's Twitter-like Weibo is a good service. But major problems lie behind this so-called "treasure platform."

    There is an Earnings Beat more »

  • Can You Play These Social Media & Gaming Stocks for Profits?

    By Bill Edson - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, RENN, YELP, ZNGA

    Social media stocks are something of a conundrum. Many of them are expensive, and some of them have not demonstrated that they even have a chance of justifying their high valuations.

    Good News for Social Media Stocks

    Many of these stocks have reported positive events and financial results. For example, LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) reported fourth-quarter results above analysts’ estimates that surged to a record after increased membership. The company’s more »

  • The Future of Chinese Technology – Social Manufacturing?

    By Nick Slepko - December 27, 2012 | Tickers: FXCNY, RENN, SMI, SINA, TCEHY.PK

    Prior to joining Global X Funds, Alex Ashby lived and traveled extensively throughout Asia.  He currently manages group of six ETFs covering the consumerenergyfinancial, industrial, material, and technology sectors of the Chinese economy.  The Global X NASDAQ China Technology ETF (NASDAQ QQQC) provides investors with exposure to technology companies in China and is designed to be a transparent, cost-efficient way to get access to the country's more »

  • I'm With Mark Zuckerberg, Are You?

    By Ron Chatterjee - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: FB, GOOG, LNKD, MEET, RENN, SINA, ZNGA

    If you ask me, I probably spend over a few hours on the social network website, but survey statistics say an average user spends around twenty minutes daily per visit on Facebook (NASDAQ: FB). That counts for something for a social networking company, don't you think?

    Since Facebook's filing for IPO on Feb. 1, 2012, the company has been through a lot of speculation, and needless to say more »

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