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Tesla Stock Has More Than Twitter Weighing on It

  • Stock fell in part on Musk’s pursuit of social-media company
  • Ending takeover may fail to revive stock price, investors say


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The Twitter overhang on Tesla Inc. shares is turning out to be among the least of investors’ problems.  

Elon Musk’s decision to pursue a takeover of Twitter Inc. contributed to the plunge in Tesla’s stock over the past couple months. Yet even if the billionaire, who plans to address Twitter employees Thursday, decides to walk away from the deal, the electric-vehicle maker’s shares face enough headwinds that they may not recover that lost value.