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What: Shares of Chinese company Harbin Electric
So what: Citron Research is back punching another Chinese stock in the gut, and the market responded by punishing shares early this morning. Among other things, Citron says a potential buyout is a complete farce, revenues are overstated, and exports aren't anywhere near what the company says.
Now what: Usually a short-seller's report doesn't mean a lot, but Citron has built a solid reputation over the past year and is at least worth checking out if you own shares. Disclosure isn't exactly Citron's strong suit as you can read on its homepage, and there may be self-interest involved, so read with that context in mind. Here at The Motley Fool we've debated Harbin over and over, and the only consensus among writers is we wouldn't want to bet on this company one way or the other. Personally, my stomach just couldn't handle the rollercoaster ride.
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