TSLA Shares Spike After Musk Says 'No More Share Sales Til 2025'

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Dec 22, 2022 - 10:45 PM

After another ugly day for the EV carmaker, Tesla shares are rising the after-hours market following comments from Elon Musk that he will make no more Tesla stock sales until 2025.

“I’m not selling any stock for 18-24 months. I needed to sell some to make sure there was dry powder for a worst case scenario. You have my commitment that I won’t sell any stock till at least two years from now. I won’t sell stock next year under any circumstances.”

Shares are up 4% in the after-hours...

Speaking on Twitter Spaces (here), with 57,000 people listening, Musk also noted that:

"If we do have another 2009 situation, the stock price of everything's going to be lower...

...frankly we're overdue for a recession"

Adding that with a "hard landing coming. Why would anyone have stocks?"

As far as his time being stretched across numerous companies, Musk noted that his attention is primarily focused on Tesla, adding that the carmaker is a far more complex beast than Twitter...

"Twitter is around 10% of the complexity of Tesla."

The Tesla CEO also stated that:

My vote is to do a buyback once we’re able to properly calibrate the scale of the recession and make sure Tesla is healthy and not spending its cash reserves and putting the company at risk."

Musk added that:

"I stand by my prediction that long term, Tesla will be the most valuable company in the world. I’m actually fairly confident that will be the case."

The discussion was far-reaching with Musk pressed on his political views, which prompted him to quickly respond that he "will not suppress his views to boost the share price."

And likely will spark some controversy when one attendee asked him about his 'trans' views to which he replied "he doesn't hate anyone," and commented that enforcing the use of "pronouns give people an excuse to be an asshole."