Workhorse Group drops nearly 50% after EV company is passed over for USPS contract

Shares of Workhorse Group dropped greater than 50% at one level on Tuesday after the corporate was handed over for a key contract from the U.S. Postal Service.

Amid heightened volatility, the inventory was halted a number of occasions over the past half hour of buying and selling, earlier than in the end ending the session with a 47.5% loss. In prolonged buying and selling the inventory dipped one other 10%.

The U.S. Postal Service awarded the primary a part of the 10-year, multi-billion greenback contract for modernization of the postal supply car fleet to Oshkosh Protection. The preliminary funding will likely be $482 million.

Workhorse makes electrical automobiles centered on last-mile supply. The corporate presently has partnerships with UPS and FedEx Categorical, amongst others.

The U.S. Postal Service contract award resolution was drawn out over a number of years after a sequence of delays. The contract was seen by the Road as an upside catalyst for pre-revenue Workhorse Group.

In a current observe to shoppers, BTIG mentioned that Workhorse securing a portion of the USPS contract was a part of the agency’s base case state of affairs. The agency has a purchase ranking on the inventory.

Regardless of the inventory virtually getting lower in half on Tuesday, shares are nonetheless up 347% over the past 12 months.

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