JD.com Inc. (JD), a major e-commerce player in the Chinese market, has decided to list its logistics division on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Even after the separation, JD.com will hold a majority stake in JD Logistics.
The company plans to list JD Logistics separately on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In addition to online trading, JD has been moving further afield, including JD Health, JD Digits, and JD Property. However, JD Logistics is considered the largest of the four directions. Today, JD.com has established 800 warehouses in China. Initially, the logistics division exclusively serviced JD.com orders, but nowadays, it handles numerous third-party providers’ delivery orders.
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The healthcare division of JD.com Inc. (JD), JD Health, closed its initial public offering last December. Shares of the new company rose 56 % on its opening day, raising more than $ 3.5 billion for JD.com. JD Health’s public offering likely influences many investors’ optimism about JD Logistics.
JD.com’s primary growth driver in 2020 was the litigation against its main competitor, Alibaba. Therefore, over the past 12 months, JD shares have gained almost 150 % in value.
JD.com will report its fourth-quarter results in March. Wall Street predicts revenue will grow by almost 40% to $ 34 billion. The company expects to make a profit between $ 0.08 – $ 0.22 per share.
Let’s take a closer look at how JD’s stock has performed over the past few months. During the last week, JD.com Inc. (JD) gained 10.11%, and it rose 21.77% over the past one-month period. This company’s stock rose by 16.07% during the last quarter. The stock has increased 59.57% within the last six months, and it has risen 152.55% over the last year. As of this writing, this stock’s YTD price performance currently stands at 21.59%.