Why Is Xpeng (XPEV) Stock Up 4% Today?

  • Easing Covid-19 restrictions have Xpeng (XPEV) stock rising today.
  • Investors are hopeful that China’s economy will regain some lost ground.
  • However, there is the risk of rising infections to consider.
XPEV Stock. The Logo of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Xpeng (Guangzhou Xiaopeng Motors, also known as XMotors.ai) on tablet. XPEV Stock

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Xpeng (NYSE:XPEV) stock is climbing higher on Thursday despite a lack of news from the electric vehicle (EV) company.

Instead, it looks like today’s increase continues to be the effect of China easing up on its zero-Covid policy. This change in stance has rekindled hope in investors of Chinese stocks after the pandemic and lockdowns caused many shares to fall.

The latest reports claim that China is looking at a full reopening sometime next year. That would be a welcome change for investors, as it would allow businesses to resume normal operations. Currently, travel is restricted and some lockdowns have been trouble for supply lines.

XPEV Stock Isn’t Out Of The Woods Yet

While XPEV stock has been climbing alongside other Chinese stock lately, it’s not totally in the clear. That’s due to concerns that China’s easing restrictions could lead to another wave of Covid-19 infections in the country.

If that happens, it could force the Chinese government to reconsider easing up on Covid-19 restrictions. This would spell further trouble for companies in the country, as businesses would risk facing lockdowns once again.

Even so, XPEV stock is seeing a 3.5% increase today alongside solid trading. As of this writing, some 24 million shares are on the move. That’s closing in on the company’s daily average trading volume of about 34.6 million shares. Investors will also want to keep in mind that XPEV is down 77.4% since the start of the year.

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