JD.com stock: buy or sell?

JD stock price: $29.49 -4.07% At close on August 22nd, 2019

Updated on:
August 22nd, 2019


JD.com ended today at $29.49 and plummed a chilling -4.07%. On Aug 13th JD boosted a dazzling 11.42%. With Thursday it's been 3 red days in a row.

JD.com, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an e-commerce company in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in two segments, JD Mall and New Businesses.

Should I buy JD.com stock?

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Currently, JD.com stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is JD.com stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we collected 15 ratings published for JD stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for JD stock, with 9 positive ratings.
Is JD a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-5Jefferies Financial Groupn/aBuy
2019-8-19Barclaysn/aEqual Weight
2019-8-14Credit Suisse Groupn/aOutperform
2019-8-13Stifel Nicolausn/aHold
2019-7-17Credit Suisse GroupOutperformOutperform
2019-4-30JPMorgan Chase & Co.NeutralOverweight
2019-4-15Morgan StanleyEqual WeightIn-Line
2019-1-31UBS GroupBuyNeutral
2019-1-2Credit Suisse Groupn/aBuy
2019-1-14Sanford C. BernsteinMkt PerformMkt Perform

JD.com stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of JD.com plummed a chilling -4.07% and closed at $29.49.

Shares of JD.com ended today at $29.49 and plummed a chilling -4.07%. On Aug 6th JD price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on May, JD price climbed $1.31 per share (4.65%).

JD stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an extraordinary 13.39% in a week last week, JD.com closed this week at $29.49 and collapsed a hair-raising -5.75%.

Late April, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 1.24%. Since mid March when JD stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $2.44 (9.02%).

JD stock chart (weekly)

JD.com stock price history

JD.com IPO was on May 22nd, 2014 at $21.75 per share1. Since then, JD stock surged a 35.60%, with an average of 7.10% per year. If you had invested right after JD's IPO a $1,000 in JD.com stock in 2014, it would worth $356.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

JD.com stock historical price chart

JD stock reached 52-week highs at $33.60, and all-time highs 2018-01-29 with a price of 50.68.

JD.com stock price target is $34.80

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We have 8 price forecasts for JD stock published in the last month:
JD stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-13Stifel NicolausReiteratesn/a$35.00-
2019-4-15Morgan StanleyRaises Target$25.00$28.0012%
2019-3-1BenchmarkRaises Target$31.00$34.009.7%
2019-1-2Credit Suisse GroupSet Price Targetn/a$31.00-
(in average)$32.20$34.808.0%
The price target for JD.com stock is $34.80, moving in a range between $43.00 and $28.00. In average, analysts' outlook on JD price forecast is positive, improving the target by a 8.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

JD.com failed experts on February when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $-0.03 when the analysts' forecast was $-0.11.
JD earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, JD.com annual revenues boosted a dazzling 27.51% to $462,020.00 million dollars from $362,332.00 marked in 2017. In contrast, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) remained constant to -0.54%, that is $-2,491.63 million.

JD annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$11,290 M-$-8.13 M-0.1%-
2014$115,002 M918.62%$-4,996.36 M-4.3%61,355.84%
2015$181,042 M57.43%$-9,107.94 M-5.0%82.29%
2016$260,122 M43.68%$-3,806.79 M-1.5%-58.20%
2017$362,332 M39.29%$-152.26 M-0.0%-96.00%
2018$462,020 M27.51%$-2,491.63 M-0.5%1,536.46%

Quarterly financial results

JD.com posted $134,833.00 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 28.70% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-4,804.73 million with a profit margin of -3.56%. Profit margin eased a -6.43% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 2.86%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, JD.com sales marked an exceptional increase and climbed a 22.39%.
JD quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$11,070 M-$34.71 M0.3%-
2017-Q2$13,580 M22.67%$-41.83 M-0.3%-220.51%
2017-Q3$12,587 M-7.32%$152.44 M1.2%-464.43%
2017-Q4$110,165 M775.26%$-909.23 M-0.8%-696.44%
2018-Q1$100,128 M-9.11%$1,524.94 M1.5%-267.72%
2018-Q2$122,291 M22.13%$-2,212.47 M-1.8%-245.09%
2018-Q3$104,768 M-14.33%$3,000.62 M2.9%-235.62%
2018-Q4$134,833 M28.70%$-4,804.73 M-3.6%-260.12%

JD.com ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For JD.com, 2.11% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of JD.com stock, 50.29% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for JD stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to JD.com:

Market cap$42.8 B$455.6 B$293.8 M$228.1 M$98.3 M
Total shares1,450.0 M2,600.0 M149.9 M135.8 M67.8 M
Float shares806.6 M1,500.0 M65.8 M18.1 M13.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)50.3%42.1%9.2%1.1%13.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)2.1%48.5%0.9%1.7%15.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

JD.com summary

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Day range$29.21 - $30.71
Previous close$30.74
Session gain-4.07%
Average true range$1.30
50d mov avg$29.81
100d mov avg$29.26
200d mov avg$26.63
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

JD.com performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We selected Alibaba, Jumei International, Leju, LightInTheBox and Vipshop as the bechmarking frame for JD.com stock.
JMEIJumei Internation...-14.78%-26.04%19.51%

JD.com competitors

One check before trading any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for JD.com. We selected 5 companies as JD.com competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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