Why Is the Ark Innovation (ARKK) ETF Plunging Today?


Cathie Wood’s Ark Innovation (NYSEARCA:ARKK) is falling hard on Thursday as one of the exchange-traded fund’s (ETF) biggest holdings drops alongside an earnings report today.

A close-up of the Ark Invest homepage on a smartphone screen ARKK ETF.

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The earnings report from Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) is the reason behind the ARKK ETF slipping today. TDOC’s earnings saw it missing both earnings per share and revenue estimates for the first quarter of 2022. That was due to a $6.6 billion goodwill impairment charge.

In addition to that, TDOC stock is dropping as analysts weigh in on the company following earnings. This saw some firms downgrading the stock due to the poor performance today.

So just how big of a share is TDOC stock in Ark Innovation’s holdings? It’s currently ARKK ETF’s third-biggest holding at 6.82%. Above it are Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ:ZM) at 7.31% and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) at 9.34%.

It’s worth pointing out that Wood increased ARKK ETF’s stake in TDOC stock ahead of its earnings report. This saw her add 44,940 shares on Monday and an additional 101,563 shares on Tuesday.

Before the Teladoc earnings report, Wood’s stake in TDOC was worth around $1.1 billion. Following today’s dismal earnings report, those holdings now hold a value roughly half that at $631 million.

While ARKK ETF is falling today, its trading isn’t above normal. As of this writing, about 20 million shares of the stock have changed hands. That’s still below the stock’s daily average trading volume of 24.3 million shares.

ARKK is down 6.9% as of Thursday afternoon. It’s also down 52.4% since the start of the year.

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