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3 Drone Technology Stocks That Will Soar to New Heights

Drone stocks may have fallen out of favor recently amid investors moving their funds to sexier investments like AI, the Metaverse or cryptocurrencies. Still, drone technology stocks might be better picks, given the more mature state of the technology and the positive cash flow.

Investors can also choose stocks that represent solid upside potential. Some catalysts for these stocks include increased commercial and recreational users and further technological developments.

So, if you are after a list of drone stocks that will soar to new heights, here are some companies to consider.

AeroVironment (AVAV)

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AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) is a defense contractor focusing on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and has contracts with the Department of Defense.

AVAV stock presents a bullish case as it demonstrates solid technical patterns, with its relative strength line reaching a 52-week high and forming a 32-day cup pattern last month, a buy signal.

The company’s focus on advanced unmanned aircraft systems like the Puma for surveillance resonates with current defense trends. Some of these trends are witnessed today in the wars in Ukraine and, most recently, between Hamas and Israel.

These factors make AVAV stock one of those drone stocks for investors to consider buying.

Boeing (BA)

Boeing (BA) passenger airplane with open exit door, passenger windows, cargo door, close up view of Boeing logo

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Boeing (NYSE:BA) has a growing presence in the drone market with UAVs like the ScanEagle and the MQ-25 Stingray, which was demonstrated refueling a Navy jet mid-air.

One of BA stock’s drones, which has been in development for some time, is expected to make a significant impact.

​The Boeing MQ-28 Ghost Bat is a cutting-edge UAV developed by Boeing Australia in partnership with the RAAF, designed to complement crewed combat aircraft through advanced AI-driven reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities. 

The MQ-28 further strengthens the trend of reducing boots on the ground and instead relying on these kinds of asymmetric warfare tactics that help preserve human life. It also has jet-like performance and bolsters Australia’s defense while demonstrating Boeing’s commitment to UAV innovation outside the U.S.

EHang (EH)

Flying taxi or Car-drone-EHang 216 exhibited by Prestige Image Motor Cars at the 2023 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) at JIExpo Kemayoran. EH stock

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EHang (NASDAQ:EH) is a Chinese company pioneering the development of passenger drones for transportation and tourism.

The company’s shares surged 25% upon receiving a type certificate from China’s CAAC for its EH216-S, a two-passenger autonomous eVTOL, signaling compliance with safety and airworthiness standards and greenlighting passenger-carrying commercial operations.

This has led some analysts and commentators to recommend EH as a flying car stock that investors should also pay attention to.

EH stock also boasts some superb momentum characteristics. For instance, it is currently up over 200% year-to-date and trades just below its 200-day moving average.

With its improving fundamentals and strong price technicals, it’s one of those drone stocks to buy.

On the date of publication, Matthew Farley did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

Matthew started writing coverage of the financial markets during the crypto boom of 2017 and was also a team member of several fintech startups. He then started writing about Australian and U.S. equities for various publications. His work has appeared in MarketBeat, FXStreet, Cryptoslate, Seeking Alpha, and the New Scientist magazine, among others.

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