Market Spotlight: Tesla Falls on Twitter Funding Fears


Tesla Sell Off DeepensShares in US automaker and alternative energy firm Tesla have come under heavy selling pressure this week. The company’s stock plunged by 12% yesterday over concerns relating to the company’s founder and CEO, Elon Musk, agreeing to but Twitter for $44 billion. Stockholders are reportedly concerned that, in order to finance the deal, Musk will need to sell some of his stake in Tesla.News of the deal, and subsequent sell of fin Tesla, will be frustrating for Tesla shareholders given the bumper earnings report just last week. Price is now down almost 25% from the YTD highs and is trading just 2% higher on yesterday’s close, ahead of the open today. Near term, the stock looks vulnerable to further downside as the deal goes ahead with the stock also coming under pressure from the broader sell off in tech stocks amidst increased Fed hawkishness.Technical ViewsTesla shares have broken through the 904 support as the descending broadening wedge pattern highlighted in a recent market spotlight continues to develop. While price holds below 904, there is room for the current sell off to develop further down towards the 777.11 level next. To the topside, 976.23 is the level bulls need to break to alleviate near term bearishness.

Source: Tickmill

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