Tesla shares fall with mounting demand worries in China

Tesla shares fall with mounting demand worries in China, Tesla Inc shares fell 11.4% on Tuesday after a Reuters report that Tesla was planning to run a reduced production schedule in January at its Shanghai plant sparked worries of a drop in demand in the world’s biggest car market.

The stock, which fell to its lowest in more than two years and had its worst day in eight months, was the biggest drag on the benchmark S&P 500 index and the tech-heavy Nasdaq index. Join Our Telegram Channel

It has lost more than half its value since the start of October as investors worry that Twitter was taking much of Chief Executive Elon Musk’s time while fretting about his stake sale in the electric-car maker.

The world’s most valuable automaker’s production cuts at the Shanghai plant come amid a rising number of COVID-19 infections in the country.

“There’s no question there are demand fears,” Great Hill Capital Chairman Thomas Hayes said, citing a delivery forecast cut from Chinese rival Nio Inc in the key market. Join Our Instagram Channel

Hayes also added that Tesla’s stock was facing a “perfect storm” of high-interest rates, tax loss selling and share sales by some funds that hold a significant amount of Tesla stock.

Tax loss selling is when an investor sells an asset at a capital loss to lower or eliminate the capital gain realized by other investments, for income tax purposes.




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