Rivian Wipeout After Breathless Rally May Mean $15 Billion of Lost Value

 Rivian Wipeout After Breathless Rally May Mean $15 Billion of Lost Value

Rivian Wipeout After Breathless Rally May Mean $15 Billion of Lost Value

(Bloomberg) — The breathless five-day rally in Rivian Automotive Inc. came to an abrupt halt on Wednesday, wiping out over $23 billion from the newly public electric-truck maker’s valuation.

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Shares of the startup, which made its trading debut last week and saw its stock skyrocket over five days, dropped as much as 18% to $140.35 in New York. That took out a chunk roughly equivalent to the combined size of American Airlines Group Inc. and News Corp.’s current market capitalizations.

The stock pared some of those losses to close down 15% at $146.07.

Despite those declines, Rivian is still worth about $130 billion. It did, however, lose the lead over Volkswagen AG that it gained on Tuesday.

The rapid rally in Rivian comes amid a growing demand among investors for EV-related stocks, as governments and corporations globally announce policies and plans to address the challenges related to climate change. The rise of retail trading trends and a cash-rich environment have added further fuel to the rally.

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