NIO Shares Rise as Goldman Sachs Upgrades Chinese EV Maker

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Chinese automaker NIO saw its stock jump on Thursday after dropping off since July, following an increased outlook from one Goldman Sachs analyst, according to The Street.

Goldman Sachs analyst Fei Fang increased his rating on NIO to “buy” from “neutral,” keeping to a price target of $56 per share.

Fang said, “We believe Nio’s positioning of the ET7 is strategic. The product design, such as the wheelbase, is in the same class with peer full-size premium sedans including Mercedes S-class and BMW 7 series.”

NIO’s stock also increased to an all-time high in January, following the ET7’s release. NIO also saw deliveries surging in September, alongside fellow China-based EV automakers Xpeng Motors and Li Auto.

In Q2, NIO’s revenue surged by 127 percent, ahead of the release of multiple new EVs in 2022.

The company also announced a new NIO 75 kWh hybrid battery cell EV configuration last month, set to become available in November.

At the time of writing in late-morning trading on Thursday, NIO’s shares were up to $36.34 (+7.95%), up $2.68 from Wednesday at market close.

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