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Here are the European and Asian coronavirus plays that have rallied while markets have gone sour

HelloFresh, Ambu are among the winners

By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch


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A person checks a machine that produces VIDAS immunoassays used for the detection and quantification of antigens and antibodies are pictured in Biomerieux's manufacturing site in Marcy-L'Etoile near Lyon, central-eastern France, on October 26, 2018.

Markets outside the U.S. haven’t been spared the pain from the coronavirus that has closed much of the economy.

According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, global markets have lost $14.9 trillion in value from their Feb. 29 high, and international stocks lost about a quarter of their value in the first quarter.

But there have been a few gems, all of which benefited from the coronavirus outbreak in some way. Here are some of the winners in Europe and Asia this year.

HelloFresh (FRA:DE:HFG) , a German maker of prepared foodkits, has climbed 51%.

Ambu (CSE:DK:AMBU.B) , a Danish medical equipment maker, has climbed 42%.

BioMerieux (PAR:FR:BIM) , a French maker of a COVID-19 test, has gained 34%.

Ping An Healthcare and Technology (HKG:HK:1833) , an online provider of Chinese health care advice, has jumped 30%.

Nihon Kohden (TKS:JP:6849) , a Japanese medical equipment maker, has jumped 24%.

Nexon (TKS:JP:3659) , a Tokyo-listed videogame maker, has gained 24%.

Yihai International (HKG:HK:1579) , a Hong Kong maker of hot pot soup flavoring, also has gained 24%.

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