The trade war with the United States and an economic slowdown for the first time in three decades has cratered the markets in China. China-based stocks have generally underperformed over the course of the past year. But even during such a slowdown, some stock prices have been showing bullish tendencies. Here is a look at two such China-based companies that have seen stock prices climb.
SINA Corp (SINA)
One of the stocks that recorded significant gains on Monday was that of SINA Corp (SINA Stock Report), the Chinese digital media company. The company announced its quarterly earnings yesterday and results proved to be hugely impressive. The company’s earnings for Q2 2019 stood at an impressive $0.73 per share while total sales rose to $533.1 million. It managed to beat analysts’ expectations of earnings of $0.47 per share and sales of $510.2 million in sales handsomely.
That being said, it needs to be pointed out that the company’s sales figures had actually declined by 1% year on year. However, the fact that it managed to beat estimates has proven to be a major trigger for the SINA stock. On Monday, the stock gained as much as 13% and should be in focus for the rest of the week.
Baidu Inc (BIDU)
The other Chinese stock that surged on Monday was that of tech giant Baidu Inc (BIDU Stock Report), which, like SINA, had managed to deliver better than expected earnings. The company had a disappointing Q1 2019 but has managed to bounce back in the second quarter by generating $3.83 billion in revenues and earnings per share of $1.47. The results also managed to beat the projections that the company had provided some months ago.
Considering the fact that the Chinese economy is currently in a slowdown, this is an acceptable earnings results for Baidu and hence the company’s stock rose by as much as 9% yesterday. It would be worthwhile to keep an eye on the stock for the foreseeable future.