Lucid Group Stock Pops After Analyst Initiates Coverage

Call volume is ramping up in response to the bull note

Deputy Editor
Sep 27, 2022 at 10:18 AM
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Lucid Group Inc (NASDAQ:LCID) stock is popping today, last seen up 5.1% at $14.77 after Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on the electric vehicle (EV) maker with an "overweight" rating and a $23 price target. The broker highlighted a number of advantages it believes Lucid's luxury and premium vehicles have over the competition, including better efficiency, longer range, quicker charging, and more interior space,

Interest in calls is picking up following the upgrade, with the 39,000 bullish bets traded so far today making up six times the average intraday volume. Meanwhile, just over 8,000 puts have crossed the tape, or double what's typically seen at this point. The weekly 10/7 17-strike call is the most popular by far, with new positions are being opened.

Coming into today, analyst sentiment toward Lucid Group stock was split, with four sitting at a "strong buy" and three at a "hold" or worse. This leaves LCID open to receiving additional bull notes in the near future. Short interest still makes up 7.5% of the stock's available float, too, or seven days' worth of pent-up buying power, at LCID's average pace of trading. 

On the charts, Lucid Group has struggled for much of the year, with pressure forming at the descending 30-day moving average back in late-January. The shares now stand more than 60% lower in 2022, while a recent rally attempt was thwarted by the 60-day moving average. This lackluster technical foundation points towards an intriguing entry point, especially given Cantor Fitzgerald's newfound bullishness. 


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