Barely two months after declaring the industry “uninvestable,” JPMorgan has boosted Chinese tech equities due to lower risks. Therefore, in response to the aforementioned news Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) stock soared in the pre-market session today and extending into the market trading session.

The price ratings of seven Chinese internet companies, notably Alibaba, Tencent, Meituan, Pinduoduo, and NetEase, have been upgraded from “underweight” to “overweight” by experts at the U.S. investment company. It means they think these stocks will beat the total average returns of equities in the investor’s coverage area within next six to twelve months.

Alex Yao, JPMorgan’s China Internet analyst, and colleagues wrote in a note issued Monday that “significant uncertainties should begin to abate on the back of recent regulatory announcements” that arrived sooner than planned. This is totally opposite of what the team earlier mentioned in March. They had earlier labelled these Chinese tech stocks as uninvestable. Moreover, after this news, the stocks tumbled hard.

According to the bank, the first round of outperformers in the market will include digital entertainment,  e-commerce, and local service firms. The analysts at the firm further stated: “We think key risks to the sector have diminished, particularly in terms of regulatory risk, ADR delisting risk, and geopolitical risk.”

BABA stock

The BABA stock was up by 6.87% and traded at $92.42 (up by 5.94 points) at 9:23 a.m. EDT in the pre-market trading session today. The market capitalization of the stock stood at $232.5 billion. However, the BABA stock declined by 1.72% and closed at $86.48 (losing 1.51 points) on Monday.

Earlier, on April 29, 2022, the stock jumped in the premarket after China promised more stimulus to help the economy, hampered by extended Covid lockdowns in major cities. The BABA stock gained over 10% that day. However, the BABA stock had fallen 20% in the month of April.


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