Why Is Lordstown Motors (RIDE) Stock Down 59% Today?


  • Lordstown Motors (RIDE) stock is falling alongside a bankruptcy filing.
  • The company has also announced a lawsuit against Foxconn.
  • Lordstown blames Foxconn for failing to “live up to its commercial and financial commitments.”
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Lordstown Motors (NASDAQ:RIDE) stock is falling hard on Tuesday after the troubled electric vehicle (EV) company filed for bankruptcy.

Specifically, Lordstown filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure its business. The company is also seeking out a buyer for its Endurance vehicle and assets connected to it. The company also expects the filing to help with a new lawsuit against Hon Hai Precision Industry (OTCMKTS:HNHPF).

That lawsuit was just announced today and covers the global technology company and some of its affiliates, such as Foxconn. Lordstown takes issue with “Foxconn’s fraud and willful and consistent failure to live up to its commercial and financial commitments.” The company says this resulted in “material damage to [Lordstown] as well as its future prospects.”

Edward Hightower, President and CEO of Lordstown Motors, said the following about the lawsuit:

“Despite our best efforts and earnest commitment to the partnership, Foxconn willfully and repeatedly failed to execute on the agreed-upon strategy, leaving us with Chapter 11 as the only viable option to maximize the value of Lordstown’s assets for the benefit of our stakeholders. We will vigorously pursue our litigation claims against Foxconn accordingly.”

What This Means for RIDE Stock

RIDE is in for a rough time now that the company has filed for bankruptcy. The move is likely going to damage investor morale, which may result in shareholders selling RIDE stock. That already seems to be happening with some 1.2 million shares trading this morning. For comparison, the company’s daily average trading volume is about 1.4 million shares.

Additionally, the bankruptcy filing may result in shares of RIDE stock being delisted from the Nasdaq. If that happens, it could result in more damage to the share price as investors abandon the EV maker.

RIDE stock is down 58.8% as of Tuesday morning.

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