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5. Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ:NKLA)
Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 12
Short Interest: 35.91%
Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ:NKLA) is placed fifth on our list of 15 best short squeeze stocks to buy now. The firm engages in the development and integration of transportation and energy solutions. It operates from Arizona.
On September 9, investment advisory JPMorgan maintained a Neutral rating on Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ:NKLA) stock but lowered the price target to $12 from $21, noting that demand for EV trucks may hold back in the near-term due to range and payload problems.
Out of the hedge funds being tracked by Insider Monkey, San Francisco-based firm Inclusive Capital is a leading shareholder in Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ:NKLA) with 10 million shares worth more than $185 million.
“Nikola Corporation (NKLA) is a poor-man’s facsimile of Tesla. Even the name is a blatant ripo: both are named aer the inventor Nikola Tesla. NKLA is a pre-revenue company founded in 2014 that has yet to bring a product to market, despite the promotion of a dizzying array of concepts:
Nikola Badger: pickup with both fuel-cell and electric variants
Nikola One: fuel-cell commercial semi-truck
Nikola Two: fuel-cell commercial semi-truck
Nikola Tre: electric commercial semi-truck
Nikola NZT: electric four-wheel drive utility vehicle
Nikola Reckless: electric military grade o-highway vehicle
Nikola WAV: electric watersports vehicle
As far as we can tell from their latest investor communications, only the Nikola Tre Commercial semitruck is still in development.
As far as we can tell from their latest investor communications, only the Nikola Tre Commercial semitruck is still in development. NKLA’s history is full of deception and vaporware. They showed a video of the Nikola One in motion; they later admitted that it didn’t work and was just rolling down a hill. NKA’s founder Trevor Milton resigned in disgrace aer Hindenburg Research published a report calling NKLA an “intricate fraud.” NKLA is currently under investigation by both the SEC and DoJ. Partnerships with GM, Republic Services and BP have been canceled. Nevertheless, the company sports an $8b market cap, because “electric vehicles.” Though pretenders are particularly ubiquitous in the bubbly EV industry, pretenders are to be found in many other industries as well.”