Nio, Alibaba stocks drop as part of broad selloff in the ADS of China-based companies

Invesco Golden Dragon ETF suffers 3rd-straight loss after data showing China’s exports fell again in August

Nio’s stock falls for a 3rd-straight day as part of broad weakness in shares of China-based companies.

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Shares of Nio Inc. were suffering a third-straight loss toward a two-month low Thursday, as part of a broad selloff in the U.S.-listed stocks of China-based companies.

The selloff comes after data overnight that showed China’s exports dropped 8.8% from a year ago, a sign of continued weak demand for products made in China.

While August’s decline was better than the 10% drop expected by economists, and marked an improvement from the 14.5% drop in July, it still marked the fourth-straight month that exports fell. The Shanghai SE Composite Index closed overnight down 1.1% and Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index slid 1.3%.

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The drop in exports comes at a time of growing concerns of trade tensions between the U.S. in China. After U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo visited Beijing last week, reports surfaced this week that China had banned government officials from using Apple Inc.’s AAPL iPhones at work.

In the U.S., the Invesco Golden Dragon China ETF , which tracks U.S.-exchange listed companies based in China, dove 3.9% in midday trading with 66 of its 74 equity components losing ground. The ETF sank 6.3% amid a three-day losing streak.

Nio’s ADS NIO, which was the ETF’s most-active component, sank 5.2%, to put it on track for the lowest close since July 7, on trading volume of 28.9 million shares. The electric vehicle maker’s stock has given up 8.8% over the past three days and has tumbled 35.1% since closing at an 11-month high of $15.46 on Aug. 3.

Among other China-based EV makers, Xpeng Inc.’s stock XPEV slumped 8.1% and Li Auto Inc. shares LI fell 3.0%.

The ADS of PDD Holdings Inc. PDD, which had the heaviest weighting in the Golden Dragon China ETF (PGJ), was knocked 5.4% lower. The mobile-marketplace company’s stock has lost 7.0% since it closed Sept. 1 at $103.29, which was the highest close since Jan. 27.

Another PGJ heavyweight, shares of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA were hit with a 4.5% loss, and have declined 5.1% amid their own three-day losing streak.

Country Garden Holdings Co. Ltd.’s U.S.-listed stock CTRYF, while not a PGJ component, tumbled 20.4%, after running up 45% over the past two sessions. The rally came after the troubled real-estate developer said over the weekend that it won creditor approval to restructure a near-$550 billion bond.

Elsewhere, shares of video- streaming platform Bilibili Inc. BILI were down 6.6%, of real-estate services platform KE Holdings Inc. BEKE dropped 4.2%, of internet search and online marketing company Baidu Inc. BIDU gave up 3.4%, of travel-related services provider Group Ltd. TCOM slid 5.0% and of e-commerce company Inc. JD lost 4.1%.

Meanwhile, the PGJ has gained 3.4% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 index has tacked on 4.4%.