Why Is Pinduoduo (PDD) Stock Up 14% Today?

  • Pinduoduo (PDD) stock is gaining today on a third-quarter earnings beat.
  • That includes earnings per share of $1.21 coming in above estimates of 65 cents.
  • Revenue of $4.99 billion also blew past expectations for $4.31 billion.
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Pinduoduo (NASDAQ:PDD) stock is on the move Monday as investors react positively to the company’s third-quarter earnings report.

That report starts with Pinduoduo’s adjusted earnings per American depositary share (ADS) coming in at $1.21. That’s well above the 65 cents per share Wall Street had expected. It also represents strong year-over-year (YOY) growth.

Adding to that is the Chinese tech company’s revenue of $4.99 billion. That’s another case of it beating estimates; analysts had expected revenue of $4.31 billion for the quarter. This also saw revenue increase by 65% YOY.

CEO Comments on Earnings

Lei Chen, Chairman and CEO of Pinduoduo, said the following in the earnings report:

“We continued to deepen our value creation in the third quarter […] We will increase our R&D investment to further enhance the supply chain efficiency and agricultural digital inclusion.”

The strong Q3 earnings report has shares of PDD stock seeing heavy trading on Monday. As of this writing, more than 17 million shares of the company’s stock have changed hands. That’s already well above the company’s daily average trading volume of about 13.7 million shares.

PDD stock is up 14.3% as of Monday morning. Shares of PDD stock are also up 34% since the start of the year.

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