The Future for Tesla Stock Following the Insider Trading Scandal

At the end of January, Tesla released its Q4 earnings report for 2021, and it seemed like everything was going well.

Insider Trading Scandal

When it comes to this case, the finer details of who is at fault might be complex, but the bare bones of what happened is simple enough to explain in a few words. Elon Musk’s brother Kimbal Musk sold $108 million worth of Tesla shares one day before Elon Musk tweeted a poll asking the world if he should sell his own 10% stake.

What it Means

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has started investigating the case to see if insider trading occurred, as reported recently by the Washington Post.

Following the incident, the SEC also sent a subpoena (which compels someone to attend court to give their testimony) to Tesla.

Tesla Stock Price History

It’s no secret that Tesla has been one of the major success stories over the past decade. The price of Tesla stock has increased from around $89 in 2019 to its all-time high of $1,222 by the end of 2021.

The Future Outlook for Tesla

The company also received accusations about its mistreatment of black workers, who say that they’ve experienced harassment and bullying at work.

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) in California has filed a lawsuit against Tesla. The suit is just one case of many over the last few years, with various employees saying they’ve suffered similar experiences when working for the electric vehicle giant.

A Turbulent Time for a Turbulent Company

It seems that Musk and the rest of his company have their work cut out for the next few months as they try to get back on track with public opinion. It’s fair to say that Tesla isn’t quite out of the danger zone, but it’s far from out of the running — recent events may turn out to be a tiny blip in its growth path.

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