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What: Shares of local-advertising specialist China MediaExpress Holdings
So what: The company enjoyed a quick short-squeeze episode in mid-November, but the joy was short-lived and prices came spiraling down. Today, analyst firm Global Hunter Securities upgraded the stock to a buy on the basis of a more attractive valuation than before.
Now what: China MediaExpress has carved out a unique niche by placing ad-blasting TV screens on intercity buses in Beijing. The stock trades at a very reasonable seven times trailing earnings and a PEG ratio of just 0.27, so the valuation-based upgrade makes a ton of sense. Just tread lightly, because there can be dragons around this company. It's a small-cap with a strong balance sheet and very little competition, but the operating history is short and it's tough to get a feel for how profitable the bus-based marketing niche might be on the other side of the world.
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