NIO stock again fails to push on during Tuesday’s session.
NIO stock has seen strong delivery data, but the Chinese tech overhang holds it back.
Wall Street remains bullish on NIO stock with an average buy rating.

We have been calling the bottom for the last few sessions now in NIO stock, and so far no one is listening to us! No surprise there, you might say, but hear us out.

This stock has one of the biggest upsides from the average of Wall Street analysts’ price targets. Currently, Wall Street puts an average price target of $57.82 on NIO shares. That represents over 60% upside from the current NIO share price. We all know not to trust everything you read, especially from Wall Street, and the importance of doing your own research, but NIO has been overly caught up in the Chinese tech sell-off. It may be time to reconsider dipping back in.

One concern is the overall bearishness of the main market, a view we share, so buying stocks, especially a high-risk retail name such as NIO, is all about the timing. We take the easy road and give the stock an outperform versus a straight buy rating due to our current bearish stance on the broad market. Buying NIO and shorting the Nasdaq would be our preferred market neutral strategy.

NIO key statistics

Market Cap
$58.7 billion
Price/Earnings

Price/Sales
18
Price/Book
13
Enterprise Value
$79 billion
Gross Margin
18%
Net Margin

-29%

52 week high
$66.99
52 week low
$21.17
Short Interest
4% Refinitiv
Average Wall Street Rating and Price Target
Buy $58.47

As mentioned, Wall Street remains bullish on average and only last week Goldman Sachs upgraded NIO stock to Buy from its previous Neutral rating. Goldman put a $56 price target on NIO, a strong premium to current levels. Goldman was impressed by the potential for the new ET7 car from NIO, saying, “We believe Nio provides the visibility of strong volume expansion in the next six months, driven by the upcoming ET7 (China’s priciest car model launched by a domestic brand), the Nio Day 2021 in Suzhou, the accelerating BAAS build-out, and the entrance into Norway.”

The latest car data from China shows the headline disappointing investors with auto sales dropping 19.6% in September. However, drilling down, the data for electric vehicles was far more positive. EV, hybrid and hydrogen sales more than doubled in September.

We got our desired strong move to generate momentum last week when NIO shares surged nearly 7% on October 7. This, however, has yet to see some follow through. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) has broken the downtrend but remains below 50. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) has crossed, giving a buy signal. NIO needs to break $36.78. This should draw in more momentum traders to kick-start the move higher.

FXStreet View: Outperform, the chart is bullish above $36.78.

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