Hedge fund Millennium’s €126m Porsche short signals bearish bet on IPO

Ahead of Volkswagen’s IPO of Porsche AG in a few weeks, hedge fund Millennium International Management has built a large short position in Porsche SE. According to data from research firm Breakout Point, Millennium disclosed a position representing 0.6% of the company’s shares on 14 September. A rough estimate based on current market capitalisation would … Read more

Ford Warns Parts Shortages Will Lead to Higher-Than-Planned Number of Unfinished Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. said Monday that shortages of certain parts will result in a higher-than-planned number of unfinished vehicles in its inventory. “Vehicles on wheels” have been built but are still in need of some parts, the company said. Ford said it expected to have about 40,000 to 45,000 such vehicles in inventory at end … Read more

The Affordable Electric Vehicle Is Still Mostly Fantasy

(Bloomberg) — Jack Norton, a history professor in Minneapolis, started shopping for an electric vehicle early last year. His requirements were simple: all-wheel drive and a price tag under $55,000. At first, Norton noticed that few EVs were being shipped to Minnesota, where car companies are contending with looser emissions mandates than in much of … Read more

Tesla Lost This Crown to Apple. It’s Probably Happy to See It Go.

Text size Tesla was once a heavily shorted stock, with a lot of bears betting on stock price declines. That’s changed recently. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The market just learned something surprising about Tesla and Apple, two mega-capitalization companies: Data from short-selling analytics firm S3 Partners revealed that the value of Apple (ticker: … Read more

Porsche Family to Acquire More Than 25% of the Car Maker as IPO Nears

BERLIN—Volkswagen AG largest shareholder, Porsche Automobil Holding SE said it would acquire 25% plus one additional share of the voting stock in Porsche AG when VW lists the sports-car brand, which could happen by the end of the month, the companies said on Saturday. VW, Europe’s biggest auto maker by sales, said the companies’ boards … Read more

Bed Bath & Beyond stock rockets a day ahead of ‘strategic update’

Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. soared Monday, as meme-stock investors expressed optimism a day ahead of the home goods retailer’s strategic update. The stock rocketed 27.4% in afternoon trading, while the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.17% slipped less than 0.1%. On Friday, the stock had climbed 5.9% while the S&P 500 tumbled 3.4%, … Read more

Ford Faces $1.7 Billion Verdict in Fatal Rollover of F-250 Pickup

Ford Motor is facing a potential $1.7 billion in punitive damages after a Georgia jury reached a verdict Friday in a case involving a 2014 rollover of a Ford F-250 pickup truck that left two people dead. The Gwinnett County jury determined that damages should be imposed on Ford for selling 5.2 million Super Duty … Read more

Tesla Whipsaws After Stock Rallies 50% From Its May Bottom

While Tesla investors have been through a tumultuous 2022, with the company tackling several challenges, the shares have been recovering at a torrid pace. They posted a 32% gain in July for Tesla’s best month since October, as resilient second-quarter results, a climate change bill from the Biden administration and an overall cautiously optimistic mood … Read more

Want a Deal on Tesla Stock? Become an Employee.

Tesla’s employee stock purchase plan allows workers to purchase shares with up to 15% of their total compensation at 85% of the prevailing stock price. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images Text size Tesla stock has climbed since the electric vehicle maker announced its split, but shares aren’t up nearly as much as they were the … Read more