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What: Shares of Chinese insurer CNinsure
So what: The move prompted Wall Street analyst JPMorgan Chase to downgrade CNinsure from Neutral to Underweight, as the loss of Datong revenue and higher expenses should cut significantly into earnings. In fact, JPMorgan Chase lowered its 2012 and 2013 profit forecast for the company by a substantial 25% and 32%, respectively, which Mr. Market obviously isn't thrilled about.
Now what: I'd be cautious about pouncing on today's plunge. Along with the downgrade, JPMorgan Chase cut its price target on CNinsure to $12 per share, giving investors virtually no margin of safety to work with. With the more-established Chubb
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