An enormous day for Chinese language electrical automobile maker
is approaching. The corporate is launching a brand new sedan on Jan. 9, and traders and automotive consumers will probably be watching.
Right here’s what to anticipate Saturday, together with some current historical past.
- That is NIO’s (ticker: NIO) fourth NIO Day. This time the automotive maker is planning to launch a brand new sedan, and to debate autonomous driving and different applied sciences.
(XPEV) held an analogous occasion on a Saturday in October to evaluation its autonomous driving expertise. XPeng additionally just lately partnered with a lidar—quick for laser-based radar—firm. Lidar sensors assist automobiles determine objects.
- Deutsche Financial institution analyst Edison Yu wrote in a current observe that NIO’s autonomous-driving expertise will seemingly embrace lidar sensors, together with internally developed software program. Superior security options, like driver help software program, have gotten an necessary aspect of competitors for the trade. All automotive corporations—EV makers and gasoline engine-based producers alike—are investing in self-driving expertise.
- Yu additionally predicted that the brand new automotive will probably be a mid-to-full-size sedan within the premium phase of the market, and that it might enter manufacturing as quickly as late 2021.
Mid- to full-size premium electrical automobiles are in all probability most akin to a
(TSLA) Mannequin S. NIO’s three present fashions are SUVs.
- Yu additionally forecasted that NIO will speak about new battery swapping expertise. To unravel the issue of prolonged EV cost instances, NIO swaps out the whole battery pack so drivers can get again on the highway with a full cost in minutes.
Yu charges NIO inventory at Purchase, however he has a $50 worth goal for shares, about 6% under Tuesday’s closing worth of $53.20. Most analysts like NIO inventory. In truth, about 65% of analysts overlaying the corporate charge shares Purchase. The typical Purchase-rating ratio for shares within the
Dow Jones Industrial Common
is about 57%. The typical analyst’s worth goal is about $48, a little bit under Yu’s.
In comparison with analysts’ rankings, Barron’s qualifies as an outlier on NIO, and just lately wrote that shares have been too costly, recommending traders take some income. That was solely in mid-December. Since then the corporate has introduced robust deliveries and Saturday’s occasion. Even with the current excellent news, the inventory remains to be costly. Shares commerce for about 15 instances estimated 2021 gross sales.
NIO inventory rose greater than 1,100% in 2020. And within the first buying and selling days of 2021, shares have gained one other 9%, outperforming the
roughly 0.8% decline.
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