Elon Musk has since Tuesday sold nearly 10 million shares of Tesla, of which he is the chief executive and co-founder, after an agreement Monday on his takeover of Twitter. This sale of 9.6 million shares brought in around $8.4 billion, according to documents filed with the US market regulator, the SEC.
According to these same documents, he kept, at the end of the operation, a little more than 162.8 million shares of the manufacturer of electric vehicles, via a trust. “No further TSLA (Tesla’s stock symbol) sales after today,” Elon Musk tweeted Thursday.
Tesla stock goes up
To finance the takeover of Twitter, for a total value of 44 billion dollars, Elon Musk has pledged to contribute up to 21 billion dollars of personal contribution, the rest being financed by debt.
Many investors and analysts wonder about the effective realization of this operation.
The value of Twitter stock remains quite significantly lower than the price offered by Elon Musk, or $54.20. On Friday, around 2:05 p.m. GMT, it reached $49.80.
The market often interprets the difference between the price of an offer and the value of a security as the risk premium, the measure of the risk represented by the acquisition. As for the Tesla action, after having lost more than 23% since the announcement, by Elon Musk, of a 9.2% stake in the capital of Twitter, on April 4, it rebounded on Friday, gaining 5, 35%.