Tesla Stock Falls Over 11% After Elon Musk Buys Twitter
On Tuesday, Tesla stock fell by 12.2 percent, causing the company to lose more than $125 billion in market value following news that Tesla CEO Elon Musk had purchased Twitter for $44 billion.
Following the announcement, the stock fell price fell as it was reported Musk has secured a loan for $12.5 billion against his 17 percent stake in Tesla.
Some reports have said investors may also be concerned that Musk would divert his attention from the company to focus on his new venture and sell some of his shares in order to fund his new investment.
In the filing, Musk said he planned to use $21 billion of his money with the other half funded by other financial institutions.
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Musk is the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $239.2 billion according to Forbes. Most of Musk's wealth is attributed to his Tesla stock.
Back in November, Musk sold off 10 percent of that Tesla stock, causing the share price to fall 26 percent. But it made a comeback in December as Musk announced he was "almost done" with his sales.
But Tuesday's drop is the largest the Tesla stock has endured in one day.
The more Tesla stock tanks, the less of a chance that Musk will be able to buy Twitter. Just saying.
— Richard Signorelli (@Richard Signorelli)
Tesla told investors back in February that "we are highly dependent on the services of Elon Musk" and "If Elon Musk were forced to sell shares of our common stock that he has pledged to secure certain personal loan obligations, such sales could cause our stock price to decline."
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