Tesla will present a stock split plan to investors at its next annual general meeting. The plan was announced formally by Tesla on its company’s Twitter account at 6:00 am Monday, March 28th (this morning).
Tesla will ask shareholders to vote at this year’s annual meeting to authorize additional shares in order to enable a stock split.— Tesla (@Tesla) March 28, 2022
This is not the company’s first stock split plan. In August 2020, Tesla, Inc. executed a 5:1 stock split. Investors have reacted positively to this newest announcement.
On January 1st, 2022, Tesla, Inc. had about 1 billion shares of stock outstanding according to Marketwatch.
At approximately noon today, about halfway through the trading day, Tesla’s stock value had increased in value. At 12:35 it was priced at $1,078 an increase in value for the day of just under 7%. The high point for Tesla’s stock value was $1,222 on November 5th, 2021. On March 11th, 2022 it was a temporary low of about $795 per share and has had a positive run since that recent point.
The Street quoted David Trainer, CEO of New Constructs, as saying, "A Tesla stock split would dramatically reduce the price of Tesla's stock, which would make it even more attractive to unsuspecting retail investors," he added. "This could further fuel the bubble in Tesla's stock that has been brewing over the past two years."
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Author Note: John Goreham does not buy and sell any individual stocks, nor does he offer investment advice of any kind.
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