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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

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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 /zigman2/quotes/209850698/delayed DE:HFG -0.07% , a German maker of prepared foodkits, has climbed 51%.

Ambu /zigman2/quotes/207854110/delayed DK:AMBU.B +2.80% , a Danish medical equipment maker, has climbed 42%.

BioMerieux /zigman2/quotes/206867731/delayed FR:BIM +0.66% , a French maker of a COVID-19 test, has gained 34%.

Ping An Healthcare and Technology /zigman2/quotes/210301384/delayed HK:1833 -0.11% , an online provider of Chinese health care advice, has jumped 30%.

Nihon Kohden /zigman2/quotes/205768765/delayed JP:6849 +0.95% , a Japanese medical equipment maker, has jumped 24%.

Nexon /zigman2/quotes/206558795/delayed JP:3659 +1.46% , a Tokyo-listed videogame maker, has gained 24%.

Yihai International /zigman2/quotes/204955224/delayed HK:1579 +7.01% , a Hong Kong maker of hot pot soup flavoring, also has gained 24%.

/zigman2/quotes/209850698/delayed
DE : Germany: Frankfurt
82.48
-0.06 -0.07%
Volume: 677.00
June 18, 2021 9:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
N/A
Rev. per Employee
€299,158
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/zigman2/quotes/207854110/delayed
DK : Denmark: OMX
kr. 234.60
+6.40 +2.80%
Volume: 907,015
June 18, 2021 4:59p
P/E Ratio
208.70
Dividend Yield
0.12%
Market Cap
kr.59.50 billion
Rev. per Employee
kr.851,923
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/zigman2/quotes/206867731/delayed
FR : France: Euronext Paris
92.04
+0.60 +0.66%
Volume: 295,314
June 18, 2021 5:35p
P/E Ratio
26.99
Dividend Yield
0.67%
Market Cap
€10.87 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210301384/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 87.35
-0.10 -0.11%
Volume: 2.64M
June 18, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$100.22 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.83M
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/zigman2/quotes/205768765/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 3,180.00
+30.00 +0.95%
Volume: 205,100
June 18, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
14.85
Dividend Yield
1.23%
Market Cap
¥270.84 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/206558795/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 2,571.00
+37.00 +1.46%
Volume: 3.93M
June 18, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
45.00
Dividend Yield
0.19%
Market Cap
¥2284.73 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥46.60M
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/zigman2/quotes/204955224/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
$ 54.95
+3.60 +7.01%
Volume: 8.05M
June 18, 2021 4:08p
P/E Ratio
54.06
Dividend Yield
0.56%
Market Cap
$53.87 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.83M
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Steve Goldstein is MarketWatch markets editor for Europe. Follow him on Twitter: @MKTWgoldstein.

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