According to data at the end of the New York Stock Exchange session, Tesla sank about $ 139, expanding the loss it already experienced the day before, which was 5%.
Electric car maker Tesla experienced the worst day of the year on Wall Street on Tuesday, following a Twitter survey by its founder Elon Musk about the possible sale of a portion of its shares.
According to data at the end of the New York Stock Exchange session, Tesla sank 11.99% or about $ 139, expanding the loss it already experienced the day before, which was 5%.
The market is expectant after Musk published a survey this Saturday on the popular social network. He said that he left the fate of 10% of his shareholding in the hands of users. It would be those users who would decide whether these were sold. Titles.
He has not confirmed that he will comply with the result. However, he has published new messages since then. He reflects on the achievements of his particular travel company SpaceX or talks about his musical tastes.
Musk opened the vote with a comment: "Much has been said lately that unrealized gains are a way to evade taxes, so I propose to sell 10% of my Tesla stock. Do you support this?", You could answer yes or no and got 57.9% votes in favor of the sale.
The trader had earlier sent shockwaves through his Twitter messages to the stock and cryptocurrency markets.
Three years ago, he faced the US regulator in a trial for tweeting that he was going to take Tesla from the stock market at $ 420 per share.
Musk, who owns 17% of Tesla's shares, explained that he receives no cash pay or bonuses from anywhere, and linked his move to tax issues: "I only have shares, so I have to pay taxes." My only option is to sell it personally
Specialized media such as CNBC have indicated that in the coming months, the considered richest man in the world faces the payment of some USD 15,000 million in taxes, related to the expiration of the company's financial options.
They have also highlighted that after the recent arrival of Tesla to a capitalization of 1 trillion dollars, several members and former members of its board of directors have sold part of their shares at the end of October.