Why Baidu And KE Holdings Stock Are Seeing Blue Skies Thursday


Baidu Inc BIDU and KE Holdings Inc - ADR BEKE shares are trading higher during Thursday's session following peer tech giant Alibaba's second-quarter earnings report.

Alibaba on Thursday reported mixed second-quarter results. The company also announced its board approved to upsize its share repurchase program by another $15 billion.

What Happened?

Alibaba reported quarterly earnings of $1.82 per share which beat the analyst consensus estimate of $1.64 by 10.98 percent. The company also reported quarterly sales of $29.12 billion which missed the analyst consensus estimate of $29.45 billion by 1.11 percent. This sales figure is a 6.50% decrease over sales of $31.15 billion in the same period last year.

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"We generated another quarter of healthy revenue growth of 3% year-over-year in spite of the impact on consumption demand by the COVID-19 resurgence in China as well as slowing cross border commerce due to increasing logistics costs and foreign currency volatility," said Toby Xu, CFO of Alibaba.

Alibaba says the company's board has also authorized an increase of $15 billion to the company's existing share repurchase program. Alibaba says the program will extend through March 2025.

According to data from Benzinga Pro:

  • BIDU is trading higher by 3.85% to $98.40
  • BEKE is higher by 6.54% to $15.81
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