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We are looking at Workhorse Group (WKHS) today.
Why Workhorse Group (WKHS) stock jumped today?
Shares of Workhorse Group (WKHS) were up more than 18% on Wednesday. It seems that the company is getting a nod of approval from financial analysts and investors alike. As an example, BTIG analyst Gregory Lewis almost doubled his price target for the stock. It also didn't hurt for the stock to join the Russell 3000® index, which brings more attention, media, and analysts coverage.
So, what's all the fuss about?
Founded in 2007, the company already has nearly 400 vehicles on the road. The company has a partnership with USPS to manufacture electric delivery vehicles for the United States Postal Service. The company is already delivering its product to customers such as UPS. More interesting is the company's last-mile delivery vehicles that are equipped with delivery drones. The last-mile delivery market is an $18 billion market opportunity, and Workhorse has a head start. What has caught investors' attention is the recent partnership with Lordstown Motors, who plans to license and manufacture electric pickup trucks utilizing the Workhorse's W-15 Technology.
The bothersome aspect of the company's operations is its balance sheet. It has a high debt-to-equity ratio, and its earnings are not enough to cover its debt obligations. Despite the steady progress and rapid revenue growth the company is making, this is a risky bet for investors who are in love with the electric truck market. Check out the company's Stock Card before you decide what to do with it. Here you go ...
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