Chinese Drone Maker’s Stock Plunges as Short-Seller Takes Aim

February 18, 2021 Updated: February 18, 2021

NEW YORK—Drone manufacturer EHang Holdings Ltd’s shares plunged on Tuesday after an investment research firm said it had shorted the stock and questioned the accuracy of what the Chinese company has said about its business.

Guangzhou, China-based EHang’s shares closed 62.7 percent lower at $46.30 on Nasdaq.

Wolfpack Research, which specializes in short-selling, or betting that shares will fall, said EHang is “an elaborate stock promotion” and that the producer of unmanned aerial vehicle technology has lied about its products, manufacturing, revenues, and partnerships.

In response, EHang said the Wolfpack report contains “numerous errors, unsubstantiated statements, and misinterpretation of information.”

The drone maker also said it is in compliance with the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Nasdaq.

EHang’s stock had soared from around $13 a share in early December to $124.09 on Friday. The stock made its U.S. debut in December 2019 after an initial public offering priced at $12.50 share.

By Herbert Lash and Juby Babu