Cathie Wood Loads Up More On Alibaba Rivals Pinduoduo, JD — Also Adds Skillz


Cathie Wood-led Ark Investment Management on Monday bought more shares of Pinduoduo Inc PDD and Inc JD — rivals to Alibaba Group Holding BABA in the e-commerce and online groceries space in China.

Wood's firm has been piling up shares of Alibaba rivals, some of which now account for a better part of its holdings compared to the Jack Ma-led company whose shares have slumped over 20% since October 2020 over troubles with the Chinese government.

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The investment firm bought 126,988 shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Pinduoduo on Monday, estimated to be worth about $16.9 million as of the day's close.

Shares of Pinduoduo closed 0.37% lower at $133.43 on Monday.

The Ark Fintech Innovation ETF ARKF made the trade on Monday. ARKF held a total of 573,550 PDD shares worth about $76.8 million and representing 1.85% weight of the ETF, ahead of Monday’s trade.

The Shanghai-based company is known to be China's largest agriculture-based platform and had last year launched Duo Duo Grocery, a next-day grocery pickup service. Farmers list their fruits and vegetables for direct sale to consumers.

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The New York-based hedge fund also bought 143,481 shares, worth about $11.2 million, in The Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF ARKQ and the Space Exploration & Innovation ETF ARKX made the trades. shares closed 0.44% lower at $77.02 on Monday and were down 0.42% in after-hours trading. 

The Beijing-headquartered company runs one of the two massive B2C online retailers in China and is a major competitor to Alibaba-run Tmall.


Ark also piled up on mobile games platform company Skillz Inc SKLZ — buying 720,962 shares worth about $11.9 million. Skillz shares closed 5.71% lower at $16.52. 

Wood has been buying the stock on dips and is bullish on the company despite a recent negative short seller report on its business model.

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Other Ark Buys On Monday:

  • StoneCo Ltd STNE
  • Recursion Pharmaceuticals RXRX
  • Repare Therapeutics Inc RPTX
  • UiPath Inc PATH
  • Zymergen Inc ZY
  • CM Life Sciences II Inc CMIIU
  • Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc IONS
  • Iridium Communications IRDM 
  • Twitter Inc TWTR
  • Beam Therapeutics Inc BEAM
  • Vuzix Corp VUZI
  • Unity Software Inc U
  • Galileo Acquisitions Corp GLEO
  • 3D Systems Corp DDD
  • Tencent Holdings Ltd TCEHY
  • Fastly Inc FSLY
  • Roblox Corp RBLX

Other Ark Sells On Monday:

  • Intercontinental Exchange Inc ICE
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc TMO
  • Roche Holding Ag RHHBY
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc REGN
  • Pluristem Therapeutics PSTI
  • Pure Storage Inc PSTG
  • Novartis Ag NV
  • Phreesia PHR
  • Baidu Inc BIDU
  • Teledyne Technologies Inc TDY
  • Trade Desk Inc TTD
  • Roku Inc ROKU
  • Silvergate Capital SI
  • Agora Inc API
  • Adyen NV ADYEY

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