- Michael Barry, whose bet against the housing market was made famous by “The Big Short”, surfaced late Tuesday Tweet He is a small Tesla.
- The hedge fund manager advised CEO Elon Musk to sit at his “ridiculous” levels and issue more shares.
- He said, “It is not weak. You will strengthen stability and untold alternativeness.”
- Tesla traded down 7.1% on Wednesday and traded down about 3% before crossing losses.
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Familiar investor Michael Berry revealed that he is less Tesla, and he advised CEO Elon Musk to issue more shares while sitting at their “current ridiculous” levels.
Tesla shares have rallied more than 575% in a year, fueling the company’s upcoming inclusion in the S&P 500 and fading profitability concerns. Some of Wall Street’s more bearish analysts remain more optimistic toward the stock, and supported Tesla’s elevated valuations in favor of waves of retail investors.
Although not every bear has been converted. Barry reiterated his pessimistic outlook for the company late Tuesday evening Tweet, Adding that Musk should take advantage of the sky-high stock price to raise more cash.
“So, @elonmusk, yes, I’m a low $ TSLA, but some free advice for a good guy … seriously, issue 25-50% of your shares at the current ridiculous price. It’s not weak,” Barry Tweeted
He said: “You will strengthen durability and untold alternative. If buyers, sell that #Teslaououffle.”
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The hashtag quoted Musk, a letter sent to Tesla employees on Tuesday, in which he warned that if profit margins don’t improve, the automaker’s stock could “crush like a soufflé under sledgehammer”.
The automaker fell to 7.4% on Wednesday morning before crossing losses and was down about 3%.
Berry rose to fame after the financial crisis for his unusual stipulation against the housing market. His business was captured in Michael Lewis’s best novel “The Big Short”. He was played by Christian Bale in the 2015 film adaptation.
The hedge fund manager included a spreadsheet in the tweet detailing Tesla’s financial performance against older automakers. The company avoids an industry-high market capitalization, but keeps the overall profits and revenue seen by Toyota, Volkswagen and other major car companies down significantly.
Barri has spied his recessionary approach online in the past. Prior to Tesla’s Battery Day event, the investor exposed Tesla’s slim margins and questioned the reasonableness of its industry-leading market cap. Although the automaker has consistently increased its quarterly profit at the end of September, its valuations have picked up.
Tesla traded at $ 566.25 a share as of 3:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon. The company has 22 “buy” ratings, 42 “hold” ratings, and 19 “sell” ratings from analysts.
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