Daily Stock Pick: November 11th, 2022

The major averages were on track for a winning week after posting record-breaking gains yesterday, following the release of data that showed a smaller-than-expected rise in October’s consumer prices.  The CPI release fueled hope on Wall Street that inflation may be cooling.  As of Thursday’s close, the Dow was up 4% for the week, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were on pace for increases of 4.9% and 6.1%, respectively.   

U.S.-listed Chinese stocks rose after China announced it would ease quarantine restrictions for international travelers, a sign that China may be on the path to full reopening.   With the worst of China’s conditions seemingly in the rearview, it may be time to start looking at stocks from the group to add.  Our recommendation for today is one of the top choices among Chinese stocks, with an over 90% buy rating on Wall Street.    

Founded in 2015, Pinduoduo (PDD) is one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the world.  The agriculture-focused e-commerce platform directly connects more than 12 million farmers with distributors and consumers through its interactive shopping experience, allowing users to participate in group buying deals.

In 2017, the company ended its online direct sales model and transitioned to purely providing online marketplace services to third-party merchants across more categories.  According to Pinduoduo‘s July 2018 prospectus, this change from a first-party to a third party-marked the start of explosive growth.  From there, Duo Duo Live was launched in December 2019 as a live streaming feature available for merchants to better promote their wares.  Duo Duo Grocery, a next-day, click-and-collect grocery service, was rolled out in August 2020 as a response to the changing consumer needs for buying groceries in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since its Feb 2021 peak, PDD’s share price is down more than 68%.  The stock garners a solid Buy rating from the Wall Street pros offering recommendations and a median price target of $86, representing a 35% increase from Thursday’s closing price.