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The Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading of Zoom Technologies on Thursday, partly because investors are confusing it with Zoom Video, which has seen a surge share price due to COVID-19. It will resume trading April 9.
Zoom Video, which provides videoconferencing services and trades under the ticker symbol “ZM,” is a key component for many businesses shifting to remote work during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s led to the company, which went public last year, to see a surge in users and stock price rise of more than 112% this year so far — a rarity in the current coronavirus-induced down market. It’s now got a market cap north of $40 billion.
However, traders have also bid up the much smaller Zoom Technologies, which has the ticker symbol “ZOOM”. Its stock is up more than 50% this month and nearly 900% this year. The company has not disclosed financial information since 2015, the SEC says.