Not a Lawyer but it is very unlikely that restricted shares shed their restrictions with transfer of ownership. It that were the case, it would be far too easy to circumvent the rules via transfer to sons, daughters, wives, etc. My guess is that Elon's wife wanted cash and real estate and not shares of Tesla.
No one of influence in the national financial media calls out Elon on his exaggerations (lies ??) so he keeps doing it. Can't see this pattern keep going much longer.
Tesla Analysts have used the term "earnings" so often that a casual reader of almost any article written about Tesla will be mislead into thinking they are talking about real, bottom line, GAAP earnings. They are not. Actually, they stop about 2/3rds of the way down the Income Statement and declare "earnings". SEC has rules about disclosure and discussion of non-GAAP earnings, but nobody associated with Tesla follows those rules and the SEC apparently doesn't care. It's deceptive, and it's intentional.
How long is the wait list for a hooperloop ticket? Where do I send my deposit, and is Leonardo DeCaprio already ahead of me?
How does Tesla repay debt due in 2018? Maybe Elon should "talk" to the two guys running Greece. Anybody with other ideas to help out Elon.
So Illinois which has been dead broke for 10 years was giving$4,000 credits to people buying cars acceptable to the green crowd! No wonder this very blue state just elected a Republican Governor.
But isn't Elon talking to Apple, and Google, and Panasonic? Actually, he is talking to them, but they are not talking back to Elon.
So maybe even Adam Jonas will figure out the production constrained scam? No, it will take more then this.
Profit as defined by Adam Jonas = yes. Profit according to accounting standards that all other corporations have to follow = NO.
At least the everyday Apple is going to buy Tesla theme has died down. It was a constant drumbeat for about a month. To your comment, I'd say the chances of Starbucks buying Tesla is about equal to that of Apple buying Tesla.
electro, that is wishful thinking. That was also Elon's thinking but his JV partners are getting more wary of him as each day passes. Can you blame them?
The P.T.Barnum of corporate America. I think he should concentrate his energy on just getting Tesla to breakeven. Forget the tweets until then.
montana, give the zealots and spinners about 4 hours to recover from the nothing burger announcement and they will be trying to turn it into a big deal burger.
You might be right about today, but don't underestimate the spinners ability to quickly recover. Remember the last quarterly earnings miss by a mile, and the quick recovery from that. Elon and the zealots have a short memory and can quickly go on to the next promise/prediction.
I think I'll watch. Con man in action followed by the I love Elon crowd doing the spinning. Step right up folks, to the greatest show on earth.......well at least for the day.
How do you get to $65? No earnings. Losses are increasing. Going through cash at a fast pace with no end in sight. Book value is miniscule. Need megabucks of new money to sustain current operations plus more megabucks to fund GF.
I wish chart readers had their own message board because you speak a language of your own, and I believe that most of us here don't wish to learn it.