Elon Musk sold nearly $4 billion in Tesla Inc. stock this week, after reaching an agreement with Twitter Inc.’s board of directors to buy the company for $44 billion.
In a series of filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission released late Thursday, the CEO disclosed he sold about 4.4 million Tesla shares
this week. Sale prices varied from $870 to $1,000 a share.
In a tweet late Thursday, Musk said “No further TSLA sales planned after today.”
Musk said he’d personally chip in about $21 billion, leading to speculation that he would sell another significant chunk of his Tesla stake. That sent Tesla stock sinking, approaching weekly losses of about 15%.
At the end of last year, Musk sold about 15.8 million shares, worth about $16 billion, as he divested 10% of his stake in Tesla to help pay a reported $11 billion tax bill.