LCID Stock News: Lucid Group Inc rebounds 5% towards the $19 mark


  • NASDAQ:LCID recovers its pose advancing roughly 5% on Thursday. 
  • Shares benefit from speculation the US Federal Reserve will have to delay tapering.
  • EV Stocks closed the session mixed as Tesla looks to rev another level higher.

Update: Sept 3: After the PIPE transaction expiry-led meltdown in NASDAQ: LCID, the EV stock was primed for a sharp rebound, which materialized on Thursday. LCID shares jumped 4.89% to settle at $18.66, having found strong support at $18.00. Positive sentiment in the Wall Street indices helped the recovery in LCID. The recent series of weak US economic data pointed to a downbeat US NFP print, weighing on the Fed’s tapering expectations and pushing US stocks higher. All eyes now remain on Friday’s NFP release for fresh trading impetus for the Wall Street stocks.

NASDAQ:LCID has started the week off just as it ended the last: in the midst of another losing streak for the SPAC stock. On Monday, shares of Lucid fell a further 1.90% and closed the trading session at $20.63. The move lower came during yet another day where the NASDAQ hit a fresh new all-time high on the strength of big tech. High growth sectors were flying on Monday after dovish comments by the Federal Reserve signalled that it would be a slow approach to tapering monetary stimulus and bond buybacks.


Stay up to speed with hot stocks' news!


September 1st marks the expiration of the PIPE investor lock up period for Lucid’s stock. What does this mean? Most stocks that begin publicly trading have a lock up expiry date where insiders or PIPE investors in the case of SPACs, are finally free to cash in on some of their shares. For private companies who use stock-based compensation, we usually witness a selling off of significant blocks of shares, which could have an effect on the stock’s price. Will this happen with Lucid? That remains to be seen, although it should be noted that the lock up for insiders is six to eighteen months down the road. 

LCID stock price forecast

It was a mixed day for the broader electric vehicle sector. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is always the measuring stick for the industry, and shares finished 2.67% higher on the momentum after it announced its intent to sell electricity in Texas. Meanwhile, Chinese EV stocks were trading mostly lower as Nio (NYSE:NIO) and Li Auto (NASDAQ:LI) fell during the session, the latter after reporting its earnings before the markets opened. 

Previous updates:

Update September 2: Lucid Group Inc (NYSE: LCID) surged on Thursday, adding 4.89% to end the day at $18.66 per share. Wall Street advanced on the back of unimpressive US data hinting at a tepid Nonfarm Payroll report. Weak employment figures will mean a delay in tapering and probably push US indexes further up. The NYSE closed Thursday up 62 points at 16,908.42. 

Update: Lucid Group Inc (NYSE: LCID) has closed Wednesday's turbulent trading session at $17.79, a drop of over 10% but significantly above the opening level of $16.12 level. It seems that retail investors saw the expiry of the PIPE lockup period-related fall as a buying opportunity and scooped up shares of the electric vehicle maker. According to after-hours data, LCID is set to open marginally higher on Thursday, trading closer to the $18 mark. Substantial volatility and high trading volume have attracted coverage from the wider press. 

Update: Sept 1: PIPE expiry day is here and LCID shares have certainly panicked with a drop of 22% now to just $15.49. The PIPE transaction was done at $15 so there is not much profit to be made from selling for a mere 49 cents but panic creates panic and that is what could be happening here. Meme stocks are volatile with AMC spiking (see here), SKLZ up 14% (see here) PLTR breaking out (see here) and GME playing catchup (see here). 

Update August 31: Lucid Group Inc (NASDAQ: LCID) has kicked off August's last trading day with yet another slide, losing some 1% and nearing the psychological barrier of $20. Over the summer month, the electric vehicle company shed some 14% of its value, in what seems like a long "hangover" in response to the completion of the SPAC merger with Churchill Capital Corp IV, which traded with the CCIV ticker. It is essential to note that the broader stock market is ending lower, paring some of its gains recorded during the summer. 


Like this article? Help us with some feedback by answering this survey:

Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.

If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.

FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.

The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.

Feed news

Latest Forex News


Latest Forex News

Editors’ Picks

EUR/USD hovers around 1.1150 ahead of German GDP, US inflation

EUR/USD is trading around 1.1150, attempting a bounce from 119-months lows of 1.1132. The US dollar eases from multi-month highs amid a return of risk appetite and firmer Treasury yields. US advance Q4 GDP beat estimates with 6.9% YoY. German Prelim GDP and US PCE inflation awaited.

EUR/USD News

GBP/USD regains 1.3400 on Brexit optimism, US PCE eyed

GBP/USD is extending its rebound from five-week lows above 1.3400 amid an upbeat mood. UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss eyes significant progress in Brexit talks by February. Report over UK PM Johnson’s future leadership deferred. US PCE inflation in focus. 

GBP/USD News

Gold rebounds ahead of US PCE inflation, not out of the woods yet Premium

Gold price attempts a bounce as the US dollar retreats ahead of US PCE inflation. After Wednesday’s $40 sell-off, gold price tumbled another $23 on Thursday, as bulls finally surrendered the $1,800 area to hit the lowest level in two weeks at $1,792. 

Gold News

Why Bitcoin has entered a new bear market

Bitcoin price has tumbled to a multi-month low below $33,000, as the leading cryptocurrency loses 50% of its value from its all-time high in November 2021. This marks the second-worst sell-off since the bear market that spanned from 2018 to 2020. 

Read more

US PCE Inflation Preview: Dollar rally has more legs to run Premium

Annual Core PCE inflation is forecast to rise to 4.8% in December from 4.7%. US Dollar Index surged to its highest level in more than a year on Fed's hawkish outlook.  Dollar is likely to continue to outperform its rivals in the near term.

Read more

Forex MAJORS

Cryptocurrencies

Signatures