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Dec 30, 2022
Tesla (TSLA, $121.82) gets a 10-pointer turnaround list from Wedbush analyst

Tesla (TSLA, $121.82) gets a 10-pointer turnaround list from Wedbush analyst

Amidst concerns over softening demand for Tesla Inc.’s vehicles and CEO Elon Musk’s rocky rule at Twitter so far, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives laid out his list of 10 things for a turnaround in sentiment in 2023 around Tesla shares

Ives’ 10-pointer list includes the following:

  • Musk naming a CEO for Twitter by January-end.
  • Musk pausing his Tesla stock sales, and formally adopting a plan for when he will sell shares, known as a 10b5-1. (Musk has sold nearly $40 billion in stock since November 2021).
  • Have a conservative 2023 delivery forecast; according to Ives, 35% growth is a more realistic goal instead of the current 50% growth outlook
  •  Musk increasing his attention back to Tesla, as he is the “heart and lungs” of the company.
  • Announce that Cybertruck will start deliveries by the end of 2023.
  • Alter the composition of the board of directors, to bring in people with some more experience in tech and EV leadership.
  • Announce a major stock repurchase program.
  • Enhance transparency around financial metrics and margin structure.
  • Musk remaining apolitical on Twitter
  • Lay out a strategic plan for Twitter.  Tesla investors currently fear that Twitter bleeding more money with advertisers fleeing (for now) could cause Musk to sell more Tesla stock.

 

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