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Tesla agrees to a three-for-one stock split to attract more investors

Tesla agrees to a three-for-one stock split to attract more investors

Bloomberg – Shareholders of Tesla Inc. (TSLA) Thursday agreed to divide Three to oneSince the manufacture of electric cars It seeks to attract more retail investors amid a sharp rise since late May.

The split will push Tesla shares into the $300 rangeThe Austin, Texas-based company did not immediately say when it would take effect. Tesla first announced its plan on March 28 via a tweet.

The four-month interval between announcement and vote has been shown to be beneficial: A rally in growth stocks sent the Nasdaq 100 index up nearly 20% from its June lowTesla has outperformed both the tech index and the broad S&P 500 with gains of nearly 50% since its low in late May.

Tesla was up 0.3% in aftermarket trading to $928.55 at 6:34 pm in New York.. The stock has been on the rise over the past month, up 37% from late June through Thursday’s close.

“The timing of the Tesla stock split looks flawless,” said Craig Irwin, an analyst at Roth Capital Partners. Noting that the shareholder vote comes at a time, “it seems that the market is going in the right direction.”

Tesla’s recent rally — posting a 32% gain in July for its best month since October — is due to Flexible second-quarter results and a small push from the Biden administration’s bill on climate changeWhich aims to promote the use of clean energy through a series of tax incentives.

Most of the risks that affected the company at the beginning of this year are still present, With the disruptions in the supply chain not ending, tensions between the US and China are risingand Elon Musk are in a potentially lengthy and costly legal dispute with Twitter Inc. (TWTR) In addition, recent high-profile stock splits have failed to provide a significant boost to other giants such as Alphabet Inc. (google) and (AMZN) this year.

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For Tesla, this will be the second stock split in less than two years. The company conducted a five-for-one stock split in 2020, sending the stock price up 60% from the day of the announcement to the date of implementation.

The company already has a fairly strong following from retail investors, often making it the stock with the most buy orders on Fidelity’s retail trading platform.

Although the stock split does not affect the company’s business model, It brings a sense of affordability by lowering the share price, especially for retail investorsMarket watchers say.

“Owning an entire stock can be less complicated and more powerful, and these companies know that,” says Kaley Cox, investment analyst at eToro US. “Clearly, there is a fundamental desire in this market for any company to make their shares as affordable as possible.. So far, investors have responded to that.”