PDD Holdings Inc – ADR PDD shares are trading lower by 2.6% to $94.16 Tuesday afternoon. Shares of several Chinese stocks are trading lower this week amid concerns over the country’s property sector following reports suggesting China Evergrande said it’s unable to issue new debt due to an ongoing investigation into its Hengda Real Estate subsidiary.
Why It Matters
If there are concerns about a potential economic slowdown in China due to issues in the property sector, consumer spending may decrease. PDD Holdings relies on consumer spending for its e-commerce platform, and a reduction in consumer confidence and spending can negatively impact its revenue and growth prospects.
A downturn in the property sector could also lead to disruptions in supply chains and logistics, which may affect Pinduoduo’s ability to source and deliver products efficiently. Supply chain disruptions can increase costs and lead to operational challenges for the company.
What’s Going On?
Evergrande, the beleaguered Chinese property developer, said Friday that it was cancelling a creditor meeting scheduled early this week. It said that “sales had not been as expected”.
The announcement is the latest in a series of scandals to hit the Chinese financial behemoth. Mid-September, the domestic regulator approved a 50% sale of its insurance business China Evergrande Life into a special purpose vehicle owned by the Chinese state to free up cash.
Then last week, staff in the company’s wealth management division were detained by Shenzhen police…Read More
According to data from Benzinga Pro, PDD Holdings has a 52-week high of $106.38 and a 52-week low of $38.80.