Billionaire George Soros’s investment fund has doubled down on its bet on Rivian Automotive Inc. and taken new positions on EV makers Nio Inc. and Lucid Motors Inc., according to a filing late Friday.
The investment has not paid off amid steep declines for Rivian shares this year, but the fund bought another 6 million shares in the period ended March 31, the Friday filing shows.
That brings the fund’s stake to about 25.9 million shares, worth about $693 million. Rivian shares have lost about 74% this year, compared with losses of around 16% for the S&P 500 index.
Shares of Rivian fell 0.2% in the extended session Friday, after ending the regular trading day up more than 9%.
Rivian earlier this week posted a wider-than-expected first-quarter loss and revenue that also disappointed Wall Street.
Investors cheered, however, that the EV maker kept its production guidance at 25,000 EVs this year and that Rivian’s $17 billion in cash on hand would be enough to launch the platform for a cheaper EV out of the future Rivian plant in Georgia.
The filing also revealed new stakes in EV makers Lucid
and on China-based Nio
and shows that the fund sold off its positions on EV maker Fisker Inc.
and on auto maker General Motors Co.