By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch
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%.