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What: Shares of Chinese insurer CNinsure
So what: A downgrade by JPMorgan Chase caused a lot of the move yesterday, and if its clients are done selling, the buyers looking for some value have moved back in. There's also the independent e-commerce insurance platform CNinsure is establishing that was glossed over by investors yesterday.
Now what: Yesterday, Fool colleague Brian Pacampara said he didn't see any reason to pounce on shares, but I'm seeing some opportunity here. I see the move into e-commerce insurance as a catalyst going forward and the sale of Beijing Fanhau Datong Investment Management will give the company even more cash than the $291.6 million it had to end 2010. I'm a little less excited about the value given the run-up today, but I'm not scared to be a long-term buyer today.
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