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Twitter not amused by long wait for Tesla earnings

FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter was ablaze on Wednesday with humorous commentary and speculation over why Tesla Inc's first-quarter earnings release was so late. As of 5:05 p.m. ET (2105 GMT), one hour after the market close, the results still had not been released.

Here is a sampling of comments on Twitter:


"Tesla forgot to get Deepak's password when he left and now they can't release the earnings. 40 minute late and counting..." - @FredericLambert, referring to former Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja


"TSLA has sent one of the new flawless robotaxis to deliver the earnings report, apparently." - @NickGiva


"Maybe Tesla switched to full self accounting and it works as well as their full self driving." - @bgrahamdisciple


"TSLA forgot to pay their WebEx Conference call bill." - @mackandcompany


"I’m imagining Elon in a huge fight with the board right now who’s trying to convince him that he has to release the #s." - "@EternityStake




(Reporting by Alexandria Sage; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)