Elon Musk's "Tesla Tantrum" Cost Him $300M In One Day

Elon Musk isn't backing down despite weird remarks in Tesla call

"I would say it's probably closer to 24 months from now...2020 is a more likely prospect", he said. Sorry. These questions are so dry.

Musk's grand apology came after Twitter user David Brady told the 46-year-old that he should've "just blocked them in the queue" rather than shutting down the critical questions they asked of Tesla during a live conference call. Well, to be fair, Musk didn't so much as refuse to answer the question as he mocked the analyst for broaching it in the first place.

In tweets to his 21.6 million followers, Elon Musk said that the two analysts he had cut off during a call on Wednesday had been advancing a thesis that investors should "short" shares in Tesla, betting on further price falls. Bears have criticized the firm's excessive cash burn and continued production setbacks, which have led to a series of broken promises from Musk.

Wall Street weighed in by putting a halt to its recent hammering of Tesla - its shares rose more than 1 percent in morning trade.

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Musk opted to explain his side on Twitter early Friday.

To Musk's credit, in his erratic tweetstorm that included several tweets to critics and random people on Twitter, he did acknowledge in a tweet that he shouldn't have dismissed the analysts.

Although Musk has insisted the company neither needs nor wants new funding, many believe the company will seek to raise more capital by the end of 2018.

The gaffe could be especially painful as Tesla might need to jump back into the capital markets to subsidize Model 3 production.

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As for the Dodgers, they now have 23 no-hitters as a franchise, good for the most all-time in Major League Baseball history. Leading 4-0, Liberatore worked the ninth inning, striking out two Padres on 15 pitches before embracing his teammates.

Tesla gained 3.4% to $294.09 on Friday.

Disclosure: I have no ownership in shares of TSLA and have no plans to initiate any positions within 72 hours.

A "vast majority" of the company's manufacturing process is already automated, but Musk seems to be planning to take it to a whole new level. The analysts were not happy, and it was reflected in Tesla's stock price.

More investors are betting against electric-car maker Tesla than any other USA stock.

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However, they will be back in class as early as Thursday if the budget passes because they said it's a good start. Teachers have been on a statewide strike that could extend into Thursday even if lawmakers pass the budget.

Musk's failure to answer questions from the analysts about Tesla's finances caused the stock to go down by 5.6 percent on Thursday. He declined to answer and labeled the inquiries "boring" and "boneheaded" before switching to questions from a YouTube host representing retail investors.

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