Sea Earns an Upgrade at JPMorgan

Sea Earns an Upgrade at JPMorgan March 5, 2024, 9:55 a.m., readers: 3

JPMorgan analysts upgraded Sea Ltd. (NYSE:SE) to Overweight from Neutral, significantly increasing the price target to $70.00 from $43.00. The bank’s analysis suggests that in the face of current market competition, Sea is positioned to elevate its commission rates while potentially scaling back on sales and marketing expenditures. Despite anticipating that elevated take rates might introduce fluctuations in earnings expectations based on competitive dynamics, the analysts advise investors to leverage these shifts in earnings projections. The analysts anticipate near-term positive adjustments in earnings forecasts, primarily driven by the e-commerce sector, prompting the upgrade to Overweight.