LIDR Stock: Why The Price Increased Today

By Amit Chowdhry ● Oct 26, 2021
  • The stock price of AEye Inc (NASDAQ: LIDR) increased by over 20% pre-market today. This is why it happened.

The stock price of AEye Inc (NASDAQ: LIDR) increased by over 20% pre-market today. Investors are responding to a bullish research report. 

Roth Capital analyst Suji Desilva had initiated coverage of AEye with a “Buy” rating. And Desilva assigned the company a $15 price target. The $15 price target imputes more than a 257% upside to the previous closing price of the stock.

Desilva is expecting AEye’s advanced iDAR platform to gain traction in higher-order L3/L4/L5 ADAS/AV auto models — which emphasizes more sophisticated highway driving safety. And he believes a major advantage of AEye’s business model of a high margin licensing/royalty-based revenue model has potential for gross margins of over 80% at scale. 

Plus Desilva believes that AEye has secured a Tier-1 automotive partnership with Continental affirming the strength of the company’s lidar technology platform.

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