FirstFT: Chinese technology stocks are improving and economic activity is falling sharply

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JPMorgan Chase research analysts approved a number of Chinese online promotions only two months ago it was declared “unfit for investment” due to a significant shift in sentiment towards the sector.

In a series of changes to the rating on Monday, technology analyst Alex Yao and his team upgraded seven companies to the category of “overweight”, assigning them ratings of “underweight” in March. JPMorgan also raised several other Chinese stocks from “insufficient” to “neutral”.

The classification of “overweight” usually means that the analyst recommends that its clients hold more stocks than the corresponding benchmark, not less. Labels are like changing from “sell” to “buy”.

Ratings of NetEase, Tencent, Alibaba, Meituan, iQIYI, Dingdong and Pinduoduo were raised on Monday as companies begin to recover after a sharp sell-off earlier this year. NetEase fell more than 30 percent for the year to March 15, but has since recovered and reduced its loss since the beginning of the year to about 10 percent.

While the shares of technology companies are improving, China’s economic activity has fallen sharply amid Covid’s blockades. Retail sales decreased by 11.1 percent over the same period last year, compared to the forecasts of economists polled by Bloomberg, a decline of 6.6 percent. Industrial production fell 2.9 percent.

Wall Street stocks fell into a tumultuous trade on Monday as weak economic data from China put additional pressure on the outlook for the global economy.

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