top of page
Long-time Chief Executive Officer Ben Silbermann of Pinterest would step down, handing over the reins of the social media platform to Google...

Stock Market

Google executive to take over as a new CEO of Pinterest

Top accounting firm Ernst & Young has been slammed with a record $100 million fine from the US government...

Stock Market

Accounting firm gets 100 million fine for faulty regulations

The Indian rupee slipped into a fresh low today and extended losses against the US dollar.

Forex

The rupee tumbled to a new low against the dollar in the midst of an increase in crude oil price

Wall Street saw a sharp fall at its closing in a broad sell-off. Consumers' worries over recession have sparked up...

Stock Market

Wall Street Lose Balance after recession strikes growth fear among consumers’

Soaring inflation may be pushing the US economy into a deep recession. Last week's 0.75% interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve...

Stock Market

Inflation ringing the recession bell - Mohammed Shaheen

Stock Market

8 Nov 2021

Tesla Shares Decline after Twitter poll Supports 10% Stock Sale

The Index Today

Tesla Inc’s shares listed on Frankfurt saw a drop of 9% in early hours of Monday trading. The fall came as investors looked upon CEO Elon Musk’s previous proposed sale of 10% of its holdings in the company after twitter users responded to a poll.

On Saturday, Elon Musk tweeted that the would sell 10% of his stock if the proposal gains approval from twitter users to which 57.9% voted “yes.” Shares listed went down 7.9% to 980 euros whereas the U.S listed shares saw an increase of 73.2%. The NASDAQ composite showed an increase of 23.9%.

The shareholding owned by Elon Musk in Tesla values around 170.5 million shares which means selling 10% of stock would amount to 21 billion. According to Refinitiv Eikon, company shareholders sold $259.62 million of shares up until November. ‘

The poll came after the billionaire tax proposal was floated by the Democrats which aims to increase tax portions on wealthy Americans. The bill would also take into account tradeable assets and stocks held by billionaires. Chris Weston at Pepperstone in Melbourne said, “The last thing you do when offloading a massive exposure is to reveal your hand. The buyers tend to step away when you have an overhang like this, but this is no ordinary story and is Musk’s way of getting back at the proposal to tax the elite with gains on unrealized profits.”

He further said, “I’d be looking for clients to flip to shorting fairly aggressively, although hold periods would be very short-term in nature.”

©Photo: elonmusknews

Clay pottery with table linens
bottom of page