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It has been a wild trip for

Rivian Automotive

buyers due to the fact the electrical automobile maker went general public final month. Items could get even wilder.

Analyst scores for the business are anticipated to arrive this week—and if background is a guide, lots of of the new ratings should really enable the inventory.

But Rivian (ticker: RIVN) isn’t particularly ailing. The organization is valued at about $100 billion, far more than

Ford Motor

(F) or

Basic Motors

(GM). Continue to, its shares are down about $2 from wherever they opened for investing on Nov. 10. Buyers who purchased shares when Rivian built its Nasdaq debut are down, even even though the stock is still considerably better than its $78 IPO price.

Counting its IPO day, Rivian experienced an extraordinary 5-day successful streak, all through which its stock peaked at $170.47. But shares shut down 5.5% on Friday at $104.67 each and every, although a lot of other very valued shares slipped. The

Nasdaq Composite

and the

S&P 500

fell 1.9% and .8%, respectively.

Although it may possibly appear odd, Rivian inventory could use a boost—and Wall Street may possibly oblige. Brokers involved in an IPO have to hold out about 25 days to start coverage of a stock, and they ordinarily give optimistic will take following a business goes public.

Just take

Uber Systems

(UBER): The journey-hailing business sold shares to the community on May well 10, 2019. Seventeen brokers introduced protection on June 4, 2019. Only 1 of the those brokers launched with a Keep rating—the rest were being Purchases. Back then, the common analyst goal price for Uber stock was about $56. But shares have been investing all around $43 each, down below Uber’s $45 IPO cost. Rivian inventory, in the meantime, is even now 34% higher than its IPO value.

It’s also well worth getting a glance at two EV producers,


(XPEV) and

Li Vehicle

(LI). When the two Chinese companies sold shares to the U.S. community very last year, analysts took a positive view even while it took a while to develop coverage.

Li Auto’s IPO was to start with: the business marketed shares for $11.50 each and every on July 30, 2020. Only a several analysts started off masking the enterprise in late August of that yr following the tranquil interval wrapped. They all gave Invest in rankings, with the typical rate concentrate on predicting $21 a share. Li inventory was buying and selling for about $17 at the time.

XPeng’s IPO took area Aug. 27, 2020, when the firm offered shares at $15 a piece. Just one particular analyst initiated protection on Sept. 21, 2020, J.P. Morgan’s Nick Lai: He gave XPeng’s inventory a Invest in rating and $27 rate concentrate on. XPeng inventory was trading at about $18 at the time.

It is nevertheless anyone’s guess the place analysts will arrive down on Rivian. It’s richly valued—but so was Uber, which experienced a approximately $70 billion market capitalization when it went community. GM was value about $54 billion at the time of Uber’s IPO, when


(TSLA) was worthy of less than $45 billion.

As for Tesla’s 2010 IPO, the company marketed shares at a break up modified $3.40 each. Just one particular analyst, Goldman Sachs’ Patrick Archambault, rated Tesla immediately after the quiet period of time for the inventory wrapped. He gave it a Keep rating and a $4.20 cost focus on.

That was a very long time back, and EVs are far a lot more well known now. For Rivian, it wouldn’t be shocking to see additional Obtain than Hold ratings—and market Scores would be very astonishing.

Compose to Al Root at allen.root@dowjones.com

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