Why Rivian Automotive Stock Keeps Running Higher

What happened

For the fourth day in a row — the fourth day since its initial public offering — shares of electric car upstart and purported Tesla-killer Rivian Automotive (NASDAQ:RIVN) marched higher Tuesday.

Through 10 a.m. EST, Rivian shares have already gained another 6.3% despite there being no new news today to explain the enthusiasm.

A green stock arrow rises higher.

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So what

No new news about Rivian, that is to say. As it turns out, though, one of Rivian’s competitors in the electric vehicle space, Lucid Motors (NASDAQ:LCID), just reported its third-quarter 2021 earnings last night — and it seems investors are pretty excited about that one.

Although Lucid reported wider losses and lower sales than anticipated, investors responded positively to the luxury electric car maker’s announcement that its Lucid Air sedan just won Motor Trend‘s Car of the Year award. They were also pretty pumped to learn

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Hertz Posts Higher Revenue, Plans to Relist Amid Travel Rebound

Car-rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. said it plans to relist on a major stock exchange by the end of 2021 as its quarterly revenue surged amid a travel rebound.

For April through June, Hertz posted sales of $1.87 billion, growth of 62% compared with the first three months of the year. Sales remained significantly lower than pre-pandemic levels but marked a substantial recovery compared with last year’s spring quarter, when the pandemic brought much of leisure and business travel to a halt.

As vaccination campaigns helped ease the pandemic in the first half of this year, more people hit the road again. Meanwhile, automotive production challenges have squeezed all corners of the car market, raising prices for used cars and keeping rental fleets tight. For Hertz, demand has been resurgent and slim car-rental inventories industrywide boosted the company’s results, Chief Executive Paul Stone said.

“The rental-car industry was

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Tesla reports higher profits, says expansion on track

Tesla reported a jump in first-quarter profits Monday on surging electric vehicle sales, and the manufacturer said it was on track to boost automotive capacity at factories in three countries.

The electric car maker set production and delivery records in the quarter, with the auto industry upstart’s Model 3 becoming the best-selling premier sedan in the world, according to chief executive Elon Musk.

“We’ve seen a real shift in customer perception of electric vehicles and our demand is the best we’ve ever seen,” Musk said on an earnings call.

“Only three and a half years into production and with just two factories, for Model 3 to be out-selling its combustion engine competitors is quite remarkable.”

Musk’s electric car company has faced questions in recent days following a fatal car crash in Texas and sharp criticism of the company on social media in China.

But Monday’s results were strong as Tesla

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