The U.S.-listed shares of XPeng Inc. plunged Friday to snap a five-day win streak, as price cuts by Tesla Inc. in China soured sentiment toward China-based electric vehicle makers. The stock
was down as much as 17.2% at its intraday low of $9.85, before recovering slightly to close down 15.04% at $10.11. It just missed breaking its record one-day drop of 15.08% set on March 24, 2021.
The selloff followed Tesla’s
disclosure that it had cut prices for its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in China by more than 10%, the second price cut in three months. It also bucked the rally in the broader stock market, as the S&P 500
surged 2.3%. XPeng shares, which went public in August 2019, were still up 1.7% to start the year, after soaring 19.7% over the past three days and running up 26.7% amid a five-day win streak. The stock’s rally this week followed the company’s report earlier in the week showing that December and fourth-quarter deliveries fell sharply from a year ago, even though Nio Inc.
and Li Auto Inc.
reported big year-over-year increases. Tesla’s stock swung to a gain of 2.5% to close at $113.06, reversing an earlier intraday loss of as much as 7.7%. Meanwhile, Tesla’s price cuts sent Nio’s stock sinking as much as 12.5% intraday Friday before it pared some losses to close down 4.5% at $10.37. After climbing 12.8% the past two days, the stock was still up 6.4% this week, after plummeting 69.2% in 2022. Li Auto’s stock dropped 9.2% but was down as much as 14% earlier. The stock has gone up 25% amid a five-day win streak through Thursday.