Rivian stock spikes on second day of trading


A Rivian R1T electric pickup truck during the company’s IPO outside the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.

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Shares of electric vehicle start-up Rivian continued to climb Thursday, closing up 22.1%, one day after its public market debut.

The Amazon– and Ford-backed company already surpassed both Ford and General Motors by market cap, reaching a valuation of $104.9 billion. That’s still far behind Tesla’s market cap of more than $1 trillion.

GM’s market cap was $89.8 billion as of the end of trading Thursday, while Ford’s was $78.1 billion.

The valuation means Amazon’s 20% stake in the business is now worth nearly $21 billion and puts…


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