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Ford could sell down Rivian stake to fuel its business, RBC says

Analysts at RBC Capital on Monday raised their price target on Ford Motor Co. (NYS:F) stock to $21, from $17, saying they continue to see upside for the auto maker. Their new valuation method includes further breaking up Ford's business, including its electric-vehicle business and investments in Rivian Automotive Inc. (NAS:RIVN) , to value the shares, they said. On Rivian, the analysts said they believe Ford views its investment in Rivian "as a financial one, so they may eventually sell-down to help fund Ford's organic investment or other cash calls." Ford Chief Executive Jim Farley last month vowed that Ford would become the second largest U.S. electric-vehicle maker. Ford shares have rallied 120% this year, compared with gains of around 22% for the S&P 500 index. (S&P:SPX)

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