Rivian shares proceed to dive following Amazon-Stellantis deal

R.J. Scaringe, Rivian’s CEO, introduces the world to his firm’s R1T all-electric pickup and all-electric R1S SUV on the Los Angeles Auto Present in Los Angeles, California, November 27, 2018.

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Shares of Rivian had been down one other 10% to a brand new 52-week low on Thursday, a day after automaker Stellantis introduced that Amazon would supply its cloud providers and in-car dashboard software program.

Rivian inventory is now down greater than 21% for the week, after falling 11% throughout Wednesday’s buying and selling session, and is about 54% off its excessive on Nov. 16. If it holds till markets shut, the transfer is about to shave greater than $9 billion from Rivian’s market cap, bringing it to about $72 billion. It is now priced solely a couple of greenback above its $78 IPO value.

There are different elements impacting the share value, nonetheless. Traders are rotating out of tech shares which have distant revenue outlooks. EV shares are amongst a bunch of corporations with excessive valuations and unsure future profitability, making them riskier bets as rates of interest rise. Traders are dumping these one-time darlings and transferring into extra steady corporations with rising income.

Stellantis, previously often known as Fiat Chrysler, additionally introduced that Amazon could be the primary business buyer of its Ram ProMaster battery-electric automobile.

Rivian, an electrical automobile firm backed by Amazon, debuted on the Nasdaq simply two months in the past. Rivian had named Amazon its most well-liked cloud supplier and is contracted to make 100,000 autos for the corporate by 2030.

An Amazon spokesperson reiterated the corporate’s help for Rivian in a press release to CNBC on Wednesday.

“We all the time knew that our bold sustainability targets in our final mile operations would require a number of electrical supply van suppliers,” the spokesperson mentioned in a press release. “We proceed to be enthusiastic about our relationship with Rivian, and this does not change something about our funding, collaboration, or order dimension and timing.”

-CNBC’s Jordan Novet contributed to this report.

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