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3 Best Asian Stocks to Buy Right Now

Best Asian Stocks to Buy Right Now

As a result of Asian population and late shift for industrialization, Asia-Pacific region has been regarded as economically fastest growing region on the global basis. This is because this region caters to big businesses, significant and renowned governments, and strong strength of middle-class populations who are all set to spend money and improve economy. Therefore, there are some best Asian stocks to buy right now which investors are required to hold for long-term growth.

Rise of China post contract manufacturing economic model led to the country’s rise as world’s largest economy which shaped global world order in such a way which is unimaginable during the late 1990s. During that time, globalization and trade led to groups of countries producing in Southeast and East Asia have surpassed economic output throughout all the nations, let alone European nations.

Out of biggest and renowned economies globally, 3 are Asian countries, and coming to the remaining ones, 1 is the U.S. and another one Germany. GDP data from World Bank exhibits that Asian countries make up for ~42% of global GDP in PPP terms, which further strengthens that cementing the fact that Aisa-pacific has been categorised as one of most important regions for global stability. Therefore, best Asian stocks to buy right now are the companies which should grow with growth in overall region due to favourable macro-economic conditions and increased government support. 

With this in mind, let us now have a look at best Asian stocks to you right now.

1. H World Group Limited American Depositary Shares

The company is a multi-brand hotel group in China which has its international operations. It operates in leased, manachised, and franchised models.

It released financial results for 3Q ended September 30, 2023, in which it relies on sophisticated and efficient regional headquarters so that hotel network can be expanded rapidly. The company maintains a leadership position in limited-service market because of its high-quality products.

Revenue of the company from DH segment came in at RMB1.2 billion, exciting a rise 26.1% year-over-year increase. Rrevenue growth for both the Group and exceeded the revenue guidance previously announced. The hotel turnover saw an increase of 55.1% year-over-year to RMB23.5 billion. Excluding DH, hotel turnover went up by 59.2% year-over-year in 3Q32. 

Net income attributable to the Group came at RMB1.3 billion (or US$183 million) as compared to RMB1.0 billion in prior previous quarter. EBITDA (non-GAAP) in 3Q23 was RMB2.1 billion (US$293 million) as compared to RMB1.7 billion in the previous quarter. The company y continues to focus on economy and midscale as core products are serving mass market, implements strategy to develop upper-midscale segment to enrich product structure, together with achieving rapid expansion through efficient management and franchise model.

National Pension Service increased holdings in the company’s shares by ~34.6% during 2Q. It presently owns ~59,481 shares of the company’s stock for the consideration of ~$2,275,000 post acquiring an additional ~15,284 shares. Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its holdings in the company by ~12.8% during 2Q. It presently owns ~14,146 shares of the company’s stock for the consideration of $549,000 after acquiring an additional ~1,606 shares. 

2. KE Holdings Inc

The company is engaged in operating integrated online and offline platform for housing transactions as well as services in People’s Republic of China.

It announced financial results for the 3Q ended September 30, 2023. Gross transaction value (GTV) came in at RMB655.2 billion (US$89.8 billion), reflecting a decline of 11.1% year-over-year and GTV of existing home transactions was RMB439.0 billion (US$60.2 billion), down by 2.2% year-over-year. GTV of new home transactions came RMB192.1 billion (US$26.3 billion), which was down by 26.5% year-over-year. GTV of home renovation and furnishing came at RMB3.3 billion (US$0.4 billion), up by 65.6% year-over-year.

Net revenues of the company came in at RMB17.8 billion (US$2.4 billion), an increase of 1.2% year-over-year. Net income was RMB1,170 million (US$160 million), with adjusted net income coming at RMB2,159 million (US$296 million). Mobile monthly active users averaged ~49.2 million in comparison to 42.4 million in similar period of 2022.

For 4Q23, it expects total net revenues of between RMB18.0 billion (US$2.47 billion) – RMB18.5 billion (US$2.54 billion). This represents an increase of ~7.5% – 10.5% from similar quarter of 2022.

Rock Creek Group LP increased its stake in the company by ~35.0% in 2Q. The company now owns ~2,565 shares of the company’s stock for the consideration of ~$38,000 after purchasing additional ~665 shares in the last quarter. 

3. Baidu, Inc.

The company is a largest internet search engine in China having ~84% share of search engine market in September 2021 as per analytics firm, Statcounter.

It released results for 3Q ended September 30, 2023. Total revenues of the company came in at RMB 34.4 billion ($4.72 billion), exhibiting a rise of 6% year over year, with revenue from Baidu Core coming at RMB 26.6 billion ($3.64 billion), up by 5% year over year. 

Operating income of the company was RMB 6.3 billion ($860 million) and Baidu Core operating income came RMB 5.5 billion ($754 million), with Baidu Core operating margin of 21%.

As of September 30, 2023, cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments came in at RMB 202.7 billion ($27.78 billion), and cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments excluding iQIYI was RMB 197.4 billion ($27.06 billion). 

FCF was RMB 6.0 billion ($822 million), with FCF excluding iQIYI coming at RMB 5.2 billion ($709 million). 

Financial Gravity Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in the company’s shares during 1Q worth $4,384,000. Citigroup increased its price objective on Baidu from $181.00 to $182.00. They gave a “Buy” rating in the recent research report. 


While above are some of the best Asian stocks to buy right now, there are several other companies from this region which should perform well given the favourable fundamentals, supportive macro-economic environment and industry dynamics. 

Experts believe that some of the world’s biggest industries including construction and air travel should see faster growth in Asia in comparison to North America or Europe.

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