Why SINA Corp. Stock Popped Today

By Steve SymingtonMarketsFool.com

What happened

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Shares of SINA Corp. (NASDAQ: SINA) were up 18.6% as of 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday after the company announced strong first-quarter 2017 results.

So what

Adjusted quarterly revenue climbed 40% year over year to $275.5 million, and translated to adjusted net income attributable to SINA of $37.6 million, or $0.52 per diluted share. By comparison, analysts' consensus estimates called for adjusted earnings of $0.14 per share on revenue of $265.1 million.

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SINA chairman and CEO Charles Chao added:

Weibo's monthly active users climbed 30% year over year to 340 million, 91% of whom are mobile users. Average daily active users also jumped more than 28% to 154 million.

Now what

This was a straightforward quarterly beat from SINA -- and one driven by broad growth with roughly 40% increases in both advertising and non-advertising revenue. And it's no surprise to see SINA stock trading at a fresh 52-week high as of this writing.

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Steve Symington has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Sina. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.