Tesla stock price extended its decline on Tuesday amid growing risks of lower demand in China.
The stock has declined over 69% in 2022 and heading toward the worst month, quarter, and year in history. Shares were down 11% yesterday, closing at the price of $109 considered the worst day in 8 months.
Some investors are claiming that the main reason behind the recent selloff is that CEO Elon Musk’s interest is moving away from the company and being distracted by Twitter. The lack of future investment vision is making it harder for investors to assess growth opportunities for Tesla.
However, the latest crash is mainly due to reports that Tesla suspended production at its Shanghai electric car plant for eight days and planning to continue running a reduced production in January. The decision was taken in reply to the rising number of COVID-19 infections in China.