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Why Is Microvast (MVST) Stock Down 20% Today?


  • Microvast (MVST) stock is losing ground after being denied a grant.
  • The U.S. Energy Department has chosen not to award it a $200 million grant.
  • This is allegedly due to its ties to China.
MVST Stock - Why Is Microvast (MVST) Stock Down 20% Today?

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Microvast (NASDAQ:MVST) stock is falling on Tuesday following reports that the company will miss out on a $200 million grant from the U.S.

The U.S. Energy Department is not going to award this grant to the lithium battery company. This could cause problems for the company as it was seeking to build a plant in Tennessee.

As for the reason the grant is being denied, insiders that spoke to Reuters said lawmakers allegedly aren’t happy about the company’s ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This served as a red flag which seems to have influenced the U.S. Energy Department’s decision to not give it the $200 million grant.

A U.S. Energy Department spokesperson said the following in a statement to Fox News Digital about the grant:

“As responsible stewards of American taxpayer dollars, the Department of Energy maintains a rigorous review process prior to the release of any awarded funds, and it is not uncommon for entities selected to participate in award negotiations under a DOE competitive funding opportunity to not ultimately receive an award. The Department can confirm that it has elected to cancel negotiations and not to award Microvast funds from this competitive funding opportunity.”

MVST Stock Movement Today

Following today’s grant news, shares of MVST stock are falling as investors sell shares. This has some 600,000 shares of the stock changing hands on Tuesday morning. However, that’s still well below its daily average trading volume of about 3.1 million shares.

MVST stock is down 20% as of Tuesday morning.

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On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

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