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Why Hyzon Motors Rumbled 7% Higher on Friday

By Eric Volkman – Aug 13, 2021 at 5:37PM

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One analyst initiated coverage on the stock with an unhesitant buy recommendation.

What happened

Hyzon Motors (HYZN -5.76%), a maker of next-generation heavy vehicles, saw a nice share price lift of over 7% on Friday. This was due to a new and rather bullish research report on the company.

So what

Friday morning, Wedbush Securities initiated coverage on Hyzon. Analyst Daniel Ives feels that the industrial stock has significant upside potential, and he's recommending it as an outperform (buy) with a price target of $10 per share. That level is a rich 43% above the closing price of the shares on Thursday.

Close view of front tire of a vehicle driving along the road.

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Ives' opinion can be considered a buy on weakness. On Wednesday, Hyzon published its Q2 earnings revealing that it posted a net loss of $9.4 million. As a pre-revenue company it does not yet have sales.

The combination of a seven-figure shortfall and $0 in revenue probably drove investors away from the stock, even though both numbers were hardly unexpected for the still early-stage company. Obviously, Ives' optimistic projections are bringing some investors back. 

Now what

Hyzon is shifting gears dramatically into a new phase of its life, though -- it said it will begin delivering its hydrogen-powered trucks by the end of this year. This won't suddenly turn the company into the new Tesla, but if all goes according to plan it will be a fine start. It is expecting to move 85 of its vehicles to customers by the end of this year. 

At the moment, Hyzon only has a factory in Europe, but it's currently building two plants in the U.S. that should launch operations within months.

Eric Volkman has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Tesla. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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