Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA and other Chinese names including JD.com Inc. J.D. and Pinduoduo Inc PDD are moving lower Tuesday after Baidu Inc. BIDU shares fell on mixed second-quarter earnings results.
- BIDU Income: $4.43 trillion missed estimate of $4.45 billion
- BIDU EPS: $2.36 beat estimate of $1.63
“Despite a challenging macro environment caused by Covid-19, Baidu Core generated RMB23.2 billion in revenues in the second quarter, while Baidu AI Cloud revenues maintained rapid growth momentum of 31% year over year and 10% quarter over quarter,” said Robin Lico-founder and CEO of Baidu.
What Else Is Happening: Further audit inspection developments may also be adding to the move lower in Chinese stocks.
According to a Reuters report, US regulators have selected Alibaba and other US-listed Chinese companies for audit inspections, which are expected to start next month.
The news comes after China’s Securities Regulatory Commission and the US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) reached an agreement on Friday to cooperate on audit inspections of US-listed Chinese companies.
The report indicates that three sources familiar with the matter said Alibaba has been notified that it will be among the first Chinese companies to have its audits inspected by the PCAOB.
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BABA, JD, PDD Price Action: At press time, Alibaba was down 3.44% at $93.28, JD.com was down 2.33% at $60.87 and Pinduoduo was down 2.41% at $64.45.
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