Nio Stock Eyes Key Level With Earnings On Deck: ‘Tide May Be Turning’ For Tesla’s China Rival And Shares Could More Than Double, Says Analyst

Nio (NIO) is gearing to report for the fourth quarter on Thursday as the launch nears for a highly anticipated EV rival to the Tesla (TSLA) Model S. On Wednesday, Nio stock rose in choppy trade, eyeing a key support level.

Nio Earnings

Estimates: Wall Street expects the China EV startup to lose 14 cents per American depositary receipt vs. a loss of 16 cents a year ago. Revenue is seen jumping 50% year over year to $1.535 billion, according to FactSet. But that would mark a slowdown in sales growth for a third straight quarter and would be down sharply from Q3’s 122% sales gain.

Results: Check back early Thursday.

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Shanghai-based Nio has already said that it sold 25,034 EVs in Q4 2021, near the high end of its targeted range. Nio’s Q4 sales were up 44% year over year and also up slightly from Q3.

But Nio faced supply and production challenges due to the global chip shortage, which weighed on EV sales. This year, China EV startup peers Xpeng (XPEV) and Li Auto (LI) outsold Nio in both January and February.

Nio Stock

Shares closed up 0.5% to 21.87 on the stock market today, after falling to 20.89 intraday. Nio stock has rallied in six of the past seven sessions, though it’s still well off highs with no buy point in sight. Tesla rose 0.5% Wednesday, advancing toward a 1208.10 buy point after opening its first Europe factory near Berlin. Xpeng, which reports Monday, added 0.2%. Li Auto fell 0.2%. China EV giant BYD (BYDDF) gained 1.3%.

Once-white-hot Nio stock tumbled in the past year. However, Nio is back above its 21-day exponential moving average, and is close to retaking the 50-day average, after jumping last week as delisting fears eased. The 21-day and 50-day averages have fallen below their longer-term, 200-day counterpart, a sign of recent struggles.

China EV Stock Could More Than Double: Analyst

The “tide may finally be turning” for Nio stock, Deutsche Bank analyst Edison Yu wrote March 20.

“While volumes have stagnated over the past few quarters due to operational bottlenecks, we think deliveries are…


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