Eight ETFs with Tesla exposure have slumped amid mounting concerns regarding Tesla’s ability to meet production rates.
Moody’s Investors Service lowered its credit rating on Tesla yesterday stating, “Tesla’s ratings reflect the significant shortfall in the production rate of the company’s Model 3 electric vehicle,” Moody’s said. “Tesla’s rating could be lowered further if there are shortfalls from its updated Model 3 production targets.”
Let’s take a look at how the top 8 ETFs with Tesla exposure are performing today as of 12:30 Eastern time via Yahoo Finance data.
8 ETFs With Tesla Exposure All Down
- ARK Industrial Innovation ETF (ARKQ) with a 9.44% weighting down 2.28%.
- GEX VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF (GEX) with a 8.66% weighting down 0.82%.
- First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund (QCLN) with a 6.61% weighting down 1.28%.
- ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) with a 5.75% weighting down 2.01%.
- Global X Lithium ETF (LIT) with a 4.22% weighting down 2.22%.
- Web x.0 ETF (ARKW) with a 3.89% weighting down 2.28%.
- First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund (CARZ) with a 3.39% weighting down 1.27%.
- KraneShares Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility Index ETF(KARS) with a 3.23% weighting down 1.56%.
Tesla Has Mounting Concerns
According to Venture Beat, “The latest warnings follow the company’s troubled production of its Model 3, an issue that has raised questions about its ability to hit its targets this year. But beyond just hitting financial expectations, ratings agency Moody’s issued a grim downgrade this week, saying the company is going to have to raise $2 billion in the coming months.”
Pulling that off will likely depend on Tesla proving it can hit its lowered Model 3 production targets for this quarter and the next.
According to Forbes, “The company’s stock price has been dropping fast this month, from $350 a share at the end of February to $279 yesterday, with a downgrade after trading hours from Moody’s and the announcement of a federal probe into a recent fatal crash in a Model X likely to keep the pressure on today.”
Elon Musk Disagrees
Tesla co-founder Elon Musk believes otherwise.
“2018 will be a transformative year for Tesla, with a high level of operational scaling,” Musk said in a statement. “As we ramp production of both Model 3 and our energy products while keeping tight control of operating expenses, our quarterly operating income should turn sustainably positive at some point in 2018.”
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