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The Hong Kong Stocks Analysts Love, and Hate, Most for 2018

With the Hang Seng Index set to cap its best year since 2009, a compilation of analysts’ target-price forecasts show some warm favorites and unpopular picks for the year ahead. Index newcomer Sunny Optical Technology Group Co. comes out on top: improving earnings have spurred a 180 percent surge in the lens manufacturer’s shares this year, even after they retreated 36 percent from last month’s peak. Analysts are also excited about underperformers like China Mobile Ltd., while some local lenders and Hong Kong’s main utility will end up the biggest losers of 2018 if the forecasts are right.

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