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Workhorse Group drops almost 50% after EV firm is handed over for USPS contract

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Workhorse W-15 Electrical Pickup Truck.

Supply: Workhorse

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 last half hour of buying and selling, earlier than finally ending the session with a 47.5% loss.

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

Workhorse makes electrical automobiles targeted on last-mile supply. The corporate at the moment has partnerships with UPS and FedEx Specific, amongst others.

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

In a current notice to purchasers, BTIG stated that Workhorse securing a portion of the USPS contract was a part of the agency’s base case situation. The agency has a purchase score on the inventory.

Regardless of the inventory virtually getting reduce in half on Tuesday, shares are nonetheless up 347% during the last 12 months.

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