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Walmart has sued Tesla over fires at some of its stores, which were using the electric carmaker’s solar panels, according to lawsuit filed in a New York court.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") affirmed Tesla, Inc.'s ratings including the B3 Corporate Family Rating (CFR) and Caa1 senior unsecured ratings, and changed the speculative grade liquidity rating to SGL-3 from SGL-4. Tesla's B3 CFR reflects its achievement of scale production of the Model 3 after struggling with significant manufacturing and assembly hurdles.
People like to joke that Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk always wants to go to space. But he’s now announced a plan to use a little bit of the solar system to help with your bills. If you live in the right state. Getting Some Sun Tesla is relaunching their solar panel rental program. If you live in Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New Mexico, you can get a panel for starting at $50 a month, and Californians get it for $65. Musk says that Tesla plans to get Europe panel’d up starting next year. Save That Cash “With the new lower Tesla pricing, it's like having a money printer on your roof if you live in a state with high electricity costs," Musk tweeted, adding that customers could potentially save $500 a year on their energy bills. Customers can also buy the panels outright, if they want. There’s no cancellation fee if customers break the rental contract, but it will cost $1,500 to have it removed, which Musk emphasized Tesla would make no profit from. Going Green Tesla bought the panel company SolarCity in 2016, but the company has struggled to get the service off the ground, losing out to rival services such as Sun Run. But this rebranding with a lower price point shows that Tesla is getting serious about its sustainability efforts. Earlier this year, Tesla’s Impact Report, outlining the effects of its operations on the environment and its respective communities, received nods of approval from Trillium Asset Management, a firm that tracks corporate sustainability. Though Trillium, which oversees around $2.5 billion for socially-conscious investors, added that it would like to see more concrete goals from the company about its plans to green up the world, it praised Tesla for preventing more than four million tons of C02 from entering the environment with its electric and zero-emission vehicles. -Michael Tedder Photo by Adobe
(Bloomberg) -- Walmart Inc. sued Tesla Inc., claiming it failed to live up to industry standards in the installation of solar panels on top of hundreds of stores, resulting in multiple fires across the U.S.The retailer said it had leased or licensed roof space on top of more than 240 stores to Tesla’s energy operations unit, formerly known as SolarCity, for the installation and operation of solar systems. But as of November, fires had broken out at no fewer than seven of the stores, forcing the disconnection of all the solar panel systems for the safety of the public.Walmart’s inspectors found that Tesla “had engaged in widespread, systemic negligence and had failed to abide by prudent industry practices in installing, operating and maintaining its solar systems,” according to a breach-of-contract complaint filed Tuesday in New York state court.Walmart is pushing to source 35% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The company has more than 350 on-site solar installations and has signed contracts to add more than 120 new installations by next year, it said in its 2019 report on environmental, social and governance goals. The company didn’t reply to a request for comment on whether those totals include the Tesla systems.How Solar Energy Was Transformed From Nutty to Normal: QuickTakeTesla is best known for its electric cars, but its solar unit acquired in 2016 had sought to sell solar power plus batteries for storing electricity to commercial businesses eager to reduce their electric bills and carbon footprints. Walmart was an early customer of SolarCity’s rooftop solar panels as well as Tesla’s batteries, and has pre-ordered the company’s electric Semi truck, which is not yet in production.Many of the Tesla panels had defects that could be seen by the naked eye or were easily identifiable with proper equipment, Walmart said, indicating that Tesla had deficient inspection procedures or hadn’t been inspecting the sites at all. The retailer’s inspectors saw dangerous connections, including loose and hanging wires at several locations, according to the complaint.“Many of the problems stemmed from a rushed, negligent approach to the systems’ installation,” Walmart said in the complaint.Why a Green Future Means Building Lots of Batteries: QuickTakeTesla didn’t immediately address the retailer’s complaint.Walmart said Tesla isn’t the only solar vendor it works with. In October, the retailer signed a deal with SunPower Corp. for installation of solar systems at 19 stores and two distribution centers in Illinois.“Solar is a vital component of Walmart’s expanding renewable energy portfolio,” said Mark Venderhelm, vice president of energy at Walmart. “Walmart plans to tirelessly pursue renewable energy projects that are right for our customers, our business and the environment.”Tesla shares fell as much as 1.7% to $222.11 as of 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in New York, after the close of regular trading. The stock is down 32% this year.Tesla acquired SolarCity, which was founded by founder Elon Musk’s cousins, for $2.6 billion in 2016. Musk last month won a ruling by a federal judge dismissing a lawsuit accusing him of making short-swing profits from buying SolarCity.The Palo Alto, California-based company is now offering rental panel packages with “no long-term contract” as part of a relaunch announced Sunday by Musk. The rental option harks back to a leasing product popularized by SolarCity that had propelled its growth, although the company borrowed heavily to support the strategy.After the acquisition, Tesla prioritized outright sales in an effort to boost profitability, ended door-to-door marketing and a partnership with Home Depot Inc. and cut jobs. The company recently shifted to offering standardized panel systems online, rather than the bespoke arrays that have driven the rooftop-solar industry’s growth in the U.S.Walmart said the first blaze broke out at a store in Beavercreek, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton, in March 2018, and two more fires occurred at stores in California and Maryland in May of that year. While Tesla disconnected the panels at Walmart’s request that same month, it wasn’t enough to stop fires from occurring, and another blaze broke out in November at a store in Yuba City, California, according to the suit."To state the obvious, properly designed, installed, inspected and maintained solar systems do not spontaneously combust, and the occurrence of multiple fires involving Tesla’s solar systems is but one unmistakable sign of negligence by Tesla," Walmart said in the suit. "To this day, Tesla has not provided Walmart with the complete set of final ‘root cause’ analyses needed to identify the precise defects in its systems that caused all of the fires described above."Walmart is asking a judge to declare Tesla in breach of contract, order the company to remove the solar panels from all of its stores and award damages equal to its costs and consulting fees in connection with the fires.The case is Walmart Inc. v. 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The fires destroyed significant amounts of store merchandise and required substantial repairs, totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket losses, Walmart said in the lawsuit. As of November 2018, no fewer than seven Walmart stores, including in Denton, Maryland and Beavercreek, Ohio, had experienced fires due to Tesla's solar systems, according to the lawsuit. "This is a breach of contract action arising from years of gross negligence and failure to live up to industry standards by Tesla with respect to solar panels that Tesla designed, installed, and promised to operate and maintain safely on the roofs of hundreds of Walmart stores," Walmart said in the court filing.
Walmart Inc. is suing Tesla Inc. over a spate of roof fires at several Walmart stores in 2018 that the retailer alleges were caused by Tesla solar panels. "At each location, the fire had originated in the Tesla solar panels," according to a filing on Tuesday. "To state the obvious, properly designed, installed, inspected, and maintained solar systems do not spontaneously combust, and the occurrence of multiple fires involving Tesla's solar systems is but one unmistakable sign of negligence by Tesla," the complaint said. Tesla could not be immediately reached for comment. Shares of Tesla were down 0.4% in the extended session, matching the day's loss.
Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted late Tuesday that a price increase on the company's FSD, or full self-driving feature, is postponed until a latest version is in "wide release," some four to eight weeks away. Musk had tweeted in July that the cost of the feature was increasing by about $1,000 in mid-August. In April, he tweeted along the same lines about an increase that took effect later in the spring. That same month, Tesla unveiled in-house self-driving hardware and promised a fleet of Tesla "robo-taxis". Tesla shares fell 0.4% in the extended session, matching its decline for the day during the regular session. The stock is down 32% this year, contrasting with gains of 16% and 11% for the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average .
Tesla (TSLA) bull and billionaire founder of Baron Capital, Ron Baron, talked to CNBC today about his long-term investment in TSLA stock.
Many investors count Ron Baron as one of the biggest Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) bulls given his prior calls for the electric car marker to increase revenue from $21.5 billion in 2018 to $1 trillion in revenue by 2030. Baron, a billionaire investor and CEO of Baron Capital, said he bought Tesla stock in 2014 when total revenue was less than $3 billion. Despite a more than 30% decline in Tesla's stock in 2019, Baron said he hasn't sold shares.
Tesla did not invent the first electric car, but it did invent was the first successful business model for bringing compelling electric cars to the market.
As solar sales continue to slump for Tesla, the company is testing a brand-new strategy, allowing potential customers to rent the groundbreaking solar panels instead of purchasing them
Tesla introduced a new leasing option where consumers can rent solar panels starting at $50 a month with no upfront cost and no long-term contract. The smallest option includes a platform that can generate up to 19 kilowatt-hours of power on average daily in a sunny state like California. In less sunny states like New Jersey, the smallest option can generate up to 14 kilowatt-hours.
In early June, Alphaville had a look at ETF-provider ARK Invest’s Tesla model which, in the spirit of transparency, the firm had open sourced on the internet. For those of you not familiar with the business, ARK manages around $9bn of assets, investing in companies that it believes are involved in “disruptive innovation”. Tesla is one its largest holdings across its various funds.
Walmart identified the seven fires in the lawsuit, including four occurring last year in stores in Ohio, Maryland and California. The retailer, the largest in the US, began ordering rooftop panels from Mr Musk’s company Solar City in 2010. Tesla, the electric carmaker also founded by Mr Musk, acquired Solar City in 2016.
Tesla (TSLA) and W.W. Grainger (GWW) are like those drivers motoring down the highway with the ever-blinking turn signal. Those following along behind are left wondering if that turn will ever come. Wall Street analysts clearly don't see any turnaround in these stocks. Let’s take a closer look. Slam on the Brakes with Tesla StockInvestors don’t have a lot to be excited about when it comes to the electric car manufacturer.Tesla has a history of overpromising and underdelivering, with the Street more willing to look past this as the company offered innovative and exciting technology. Now, Wall Street wants to see results that suggest a strong long-term growth narrative. Based on Tesla's second-quarter results, investors aren’t going to get what they’re looking for.Specifically, the earnings release revealed that losses were much larger than originally expected. Non-GAAP loss came in at $1.12 per share falling well below the $0.16 consensus estimate. Not to mention Tesla managed to burn through $333 million in cash, all while the company delivered a record breaking 158,000 vehicles.Based on the current economic climate, the situation could get worse for Tesla. If fears are correct and the economy heads into a recession, oil prices could plummet as they’ve done in the past. This would have a drastic effect on TSLA as one of the key benefits of electric vehicles is being able to avoid high gas prices.Joseph Spak, a five-star analyst according to TipRanks, doesn’t see gross margins improving anytime soon. He argues that TSLA’s profitability is tied to its full self-driving product, but the development team has experienced a high turnover rate. The company also can’t sell the product in the EU as regulation prohibits the feature.“So growth is likely to be on hiatus and we don't believe the valuation reflects this. That said, if there are material further price cuts, demand might be higher, but this would weigh on profitability,” Spak added. As a result, the RBC Capital analyst reiterated his Sell rating and $190 price target, as believes the stock could drop 16% over the next twelve months.All in all, most of Wall Street is growing impatient with this electric player’s stumbles, as TipRanks analytics demonstrate TSLA as a Sell. Based on 27 analysts polled in the last 3 months, 7 suggesting 'buy', 6 recommending 'hold,' while 14 advising 'sell.' Interestingly, the 12-month average price target stands at $245.62, which marks about 8% upside from where the stock is currently trading. (See TSLA’s price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks) W.W. Grainger Stock Is Out of Favor on Wall StreetWhile the industrial supply company is slightly up year-to-date, Wall Street takes a firmly bearish stance on Grainger. With 3 Sell ratings received over the last three months, the consensus among analysts is that the stock is a ‘Strong Sell’.GWW’s Q2 performance was better than originally expected thanks to lower prices and volumes, but the company by no means went above and beyond with EPS matching the consensus estimate. Analysts originally expected poor earnings after weak results from its competitors, Fastenal and MSC Industrial. GWW also decreased its full year 2019 sales guidance to be between 2% and 5% year-over-year growth, down from the original 4% to 8.5% growth estimate.Despite GWW typically using a third of its operating cash flow to improve its base business, analysts are not seeing the level of growth they would like.4-star RBC Capital analyst Deane Dray adds, “Grainger has little pricing power in a low-inflation environment and is vulnerable at negative inflection points in the economy, given its short-cycle, no-backlog distribution model.”It doesn’t help that the Amazon Business service is now available in at least seven major international markets. Amazon Business poses a significant threat to Grainger’s Cromwell segment in the UK and Europe as well as Grainger’s 51% stake in Japan-based MonotaRO. Cromwell and MonotaRO account for 3% and 7%, respectively, of GWW’s total sales.Dray concludes that GWW is unlikely to meet its target long-term growth rate. “Looking ahead, the guidance cut to 2019 sales and lowered market growth assumptions point to a tougher second half of 2019 operating backdrop, and Grainger’s 300-400 bps of outgrowth assumption appears optimistic to us. Short-cycle industrials like Grainger look vulnerable here,” the analyst explained.Based on all of the above factors, the analyst reiterated his Sell rating and lowered the price target from $257 to $254, indicating 7% downside. (To watch Dray's track record, click here)
[CORRECTION: This version corrects that Roku's 52-week high is $142.10 and not $198.23.]In general, equity markets represent investor confidence. Since late July, most tech stocks have been declining amidst the bearish sentiment in the global and United States markets. It is no secret that the Chinese economy is beginning to feel the effects of the ongoing trade war. Other global powers, such as Japan, the United Kingdom and the European Union, led by Germany and France, are also showing signs of a slowdown. And earlier in the week, Argentina spooked the Latin American markets when its currency and equity markets lost a third of their value overnight.In other words, unless we have a swift resolution on the trade war front, spending by the U.S. consumer may not be enough to improve economic prospects globally.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsTherefore, investors are wondering what may be next for many of the tech stocks in their portfolios. Today, I'd like to discuss three tech stocks to avoid in the second half of August and possibly in September, too. These stocks are Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). * 10 Cyclical Stocks to Buy (or Sell) Now Investors may consider waiting on the sidelines if they do not currently have any positions open in these tech stocks. If they already own shares, they may either consider taking some money off the table during this market bounce or hedging their positions. As for hedging strategies, covered calls or put spreads with Sep 20 expiry could be appropriate as straight put purchases are likely to be expensive due to heightened volatility.With all of that in mind, let's dive a little deeper into each of these stocks. Stocks to Sell: Baidu (BIDU)Source: testing / Shutterstock.com Notable Risks: Valuation, questions about growth, trade wars and broader tech market weaknessPossible Price Range: $85-$105During the past year, the BIDU stock price is down 55%. On Sep. 21, 2018, the shares saw a 52-week high of $234.88. Now, Baidu stock is hovering around $95. Clearly, the bears have taken control of the tape.What is the main reason for the deterioration of Baidu's market cap? Investors fear that the company's growth narrative does not hold any more.BIDU has two sources of revenue: * Internet advertising business (which is at the core); and * Income from majority ownership in iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ)The tech market in China has grown exponentially in the last decade. And Baidu stock has been able to ride that wave. Baidu has over 70% of the Chinese online search market share. Until about a year ago, this leadership has meant growing advertising revenues and solid margins.However, that is not the case anymore. Competitors like Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) and Tencent (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) have been pressuring its business model and ad revenues. Many Chinese consumers are using apps that bypass browsers and thus Baidu's search engine. In other words, BIDU stock's desktop search business is being disrupted or even displaced.Wall Street is not sure if management knows how to go after the challenge to Baidu's core business. The company has increased spending to attract more advertisers, which in turn has affected margins. In other words, the company spends a lot of cash to make some money.Furthermore, as the Chinese economy slows down, all these companies chase the same advertisers, who have been scaling down ad budgets.The second factor adversely affecting Baidu's top-line growth comes from its ownership of iQiyi, the so-called Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) of China. Baidu still owns roughly two-thirds of iQiyi, so IQ's results and its growth are reflected in Baidu's consolidated numbers. And iQiyi stock is not making any money at this point either.Management at iQiyi has underlined that as the company further invests in technology and builds content, the cost of revenue would be high -- therefore the company will not be profitable any time soon.And when you add the uncertainty around trade wars, it may just not be fashionable to buy BIDU shares in 2019. Overall, the bull thesis supporting BIDU stock is falling apart. It would be important to analyze the next earnings report expected in November to see if Baidu stock has a better investment proposition for long-term investors.From a time and price analysis perspective, I'd expect BIDU stock to reach a 52-week low around Sept. 21. Until then, I'd not get too bullish on Baidu shares. Roku (ROKU)Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com Notable Risks: Profit-taking, rich valuation and broader tech market weaknessPossible Price Range: $135-$155ROKU stock has been on a tear this year. Year-to-date, Roku shares are up 135%. However, it might now be time for investors to become cautious.With a market cap of $11.7 billion, Roku stock is the largest over-the-top streaming content provider in the U.S. On Aug. 13, 2019, ROKU stock hit a 52-week high at $142.10.U.S. consumers are fast moving from traditional pay-TV services to streaming delivery services. Advertisers are following those viewers. That's reason number one why, longer-term, I would not bet against Roku shares whose revenue increasingly comes from advertising. However, there is likely to be some further profit-taking in ROKU stock in the next few weeks.Roku has been a pioneer in streaming video gadgets. The company's revenue can be divided into two segments: "Player" which represents sales of its digital media boxes and "Platform" which includes advertising sales, licensing and other non-hardware revenue sources.At present, Roku and Hulu, the video streaming service that is majority-owned by Disney (NYSE:DIS), are the market leaders in over-the-top advertising. OTT ads are shown on a TV screen through a smart TV or streaming device.Roku is a growth stock, but it's also a speculative one. Long-term ROKU bulls happily highlight many of Roku's competitive advantages, starting with the platform's first-mover advantage in OTT advertising, share of smart TVs sold in the U.S. and projected annual growth of over 30% in the rapidly expanding over-the-top streaming market.On the other side of the coin are the nervous investors and short-sellers who are looking for any excuse to short ROKU stock. If Roku cannot keep up with the aggressive growth assumptions, then shareholders may become more concerned with low profits as well as its margins and the stock price could easily suffer. In other words, could ROKU stock price be getting ahead of itself? * 8 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now No Matter What Therefore, I'd encourage retail investors to exercise caution with Roku stock until the next earnings report, expected in October. Tesla (TSLA)Source: Sheila Fitzgerald / Shutterstock.com Notable Risks: Fundamentals, profit-taking, trade wars and broader tech market weaknessPossible Price Range: $180-$230When Tesla released worse-than-expected second-quarter 2019 earnings on July 24, many investors possibly ended up with more questions than answers on what to expect from Tesla stock for the rest of the year.Before reporting earnings, TSLA stock closed at $264.88. The next morning it opened at $234.50. Now Tesla stock price is hovering around the $220-$225 range.Investors usually can get a sense of any current and future problems by looking at operational and market performance as well as at basic financial metrics and cash flow. In Tesla's case, we may have a combination of signs of difficulty.The past year has seen the demand for electric vehicles decline in the U.S. And Tesla's Model 3 sales have not been at the levels expected.Tesla's Q2 results showed that the gross margin of its automotive segment is declining. Last quarter, it was 20.2%. In Q4 and Q3 of 2018, the metric was 24.3% and 25.8%, respectively.The main reason behind the decline of the company's gross margin is that Tesla's sales mix is increasingly shifting from higher-priced S and X models to the Model 3. Model 3, which is priced at $35,000 is an entry-level car that carries lower margins.As we discuss Tesla's problems, we have to mention that the auto sector is susceptible to the trade-war risk. As the demand in the U.S. declines, Tesla needs to achieve increased sales numbers from overseas, namely China, the largest electric vehicle market in the world.In late 2017, Tesla and the Chinese government agreed that the company would manufacture cars in China, and build and own a factory in Shanghai.TSLA is continuing to build its manufacturing plant in Shanghai. However, the details as to when actual production will begin at the plant is sketchy. Tesla is yet to release definite dates and production goals for the plant.At this point, TSLA stock has had several months of poor performance, both in terms of metrics and the stock price. Therefore, before committing any capital into the shares, I'd like to see the next earnings statement, expected in late October. By then, we might even have an earnings warning statement, which would send the stock even further south.At this point, Tesla bears have the upper hand and I'd consider investing in TSLA stock as a speculative bet.As of this writing, Tezcan Gecgil did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On * The 10 Biggest Losers from Q2 Earnings * 5 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy The post 3 Tech Stocks to Avoid (or Sell) for Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The idea of electric cars is not new. In fact, they date back to the 1880's. Over the decades there have been several pushes to popularize them but most efforts had so far fizzled. That is until recently, where Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has made e-cars mainstream. And now other companies are joining the movement, including a Chinese manufacturer called Nio (NYSE:NIO). In spite of the popularity of e-cars, those who owned either TSLA or NIO stock this year are in a world of hurt.Source: Shutterstock The good news is that the global consensus now is that electric cars are here to stay. And that they are a credible threat to the internal combustion engine. While only time will tell, there is a noticeable adoption rate and it seems exponential. We all know at least one person with an electric vehicle or someone thinking about buying one. So the market is viable and that answers the biggest uncertainty in the bullish thesis.Nio stock is struggling, but today's point is that it may just be temporary. If I still own the shares this is not the time to give up on them. Furthermore, this could be a good time to bet on a reversal of fortune for the Nio stock price. The last tactical trade that I was eyeing late July failed to materialize.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe company got its biggest exposure in the U.S. last year when the TV show 60 Minutes aired a special on it. Consequently Nio stock spiked to $10 per share, but once again, it failed to hold that level. Since then, the stock fell as much as 78% from that high to the low, and it is now slightly above that. Nio Stock Needs Time to HealSo now the bulls are left wondering how low can Nio stock go? Zero, is the answer, but that is true for any stock. So the more constructive question is: How high can the stock go? In other words, does Nio, the company, have a future in the electric car market?Yes, it does. * 10 Undervalued Stocks With Breakout Potential So far, Nio seems to be doing as well as the rest of them. The easy way to illustrate this is to compare its stock price to that of Tesla. Over the last year they have moved in tandem. So this suggests that the stock is broken but the company's prospects and fundamentals are not. And if that's true, then all Nio stock really needs is time to heal.But management could help the cause along by stemming the slide in sales trends. Unlike TSLA which is growing its unit sales, NIO's monthly deliveries are going south. The next earnings report will be pivotal on that front.Meanwhile, the benefit of having Nio stock fall so far from the high is that it's so close to zero that it makes for a small risk with big potential reward. At $3 per share, it makes for an easy debt for the long-term. This is a stock that I would buy and forget about for years or until it spikes. If the e-car market flourishes, then Nio stock is likely to recover most of its past glory.It is also important to note that based on the headlines, the Chinese car market in general is struggling. So this is further testament to the fact that this is not a Nio problem, but rather a industry-swoon. First, you have to consider the general Chinese car industry and, second, the electric car market.This too shall pass. For those who still haven't booked their losses in it, it's perhaps too late to sell this low. * 7 Great Small-Cap Stocks to Buy There's not a lot to discern from the chart other than it looks like grim death. But Nio stock has been setting higher lows for almost two months. In addition it is also setting lower highs and that means the price range is tightening into a fine point. These usually result in big moves, but where it's headed is unknown.What makes this interesting is that this is the same area of the 12 months point-of-control. So from a bull/bear debate, this is where they like to fight it out the most and this creates congestion. So in theory, the bulls have an the advantage and they could break out from this descending wedge.It is entirely possible for the Nio stock price to reach $4 sooner rather than later. There would be resistance there and at every past ledge. But those are also potential triggers for more upside.While this write-up sounds bullish, it is imperative to remember that it's up to the Nio bulls to prove that this company is worth it. So I consider this a highly speculative trade and one that has low odds of success. But the lower the odds, the bigger the potential the rewards. And at $3 per share, it's a relatively small risk that is worth the effort.Last week, the entire stock market took a beating on recession fears. So if this week the headlines cooperate, then Nio stock could start that bounce rally along with a rallying stock market.Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Join his live chat room for free here. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On * The 10 Biggest Losers from Q2 Earnings * 5 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy The post Nio Stock Is Temporarily Broken, But It's Worth the Risk appeared first on InvestorPlace.