- Elon Musk’s journey to China exhibits Tesla is “enjoying good” with Beijing amid US-China tensions, Wedbush mentioned.
- Musk’s personal jet landed in Beijing on Tuesday, marking his first journey to China in 3 years, Reuters reported.
Elon Musk visiting China is an indication that Tesla is aiming to get within the good graces with Beijing — and it might be one other occasion that propels its inventory to outperform this yr, Wedbush mentioned.
Analysts pointed to Musk’s journey to China amid rising US-China tensions, with the Tesla CEO’s personal jet touchdown in Beijing on Tuesday, Reuters initially reported.
Musk’s arrival marks his first go to to China in about 3 years, the place he’s anticipated meet with Chinese language officers – presumably with Chinese language premier Li Qiang, which sources informed Reuters Musk has been attempting to fulfill since March.
Musk can be anticipated to go to to Tesla’s Shanghai manufacturing facility, which will likely be important, Wedbush added, because the plant is a serious producer of auto models and is among the firm’s “key benefits” because it faces competitors from rivals like Nio and BYD.
“Whereas the geopolitical tensions between the US and China are growing, Tesla … finds itself in a decent wire act to steadiness its success and manufacturing inside China which stays an important market in each the availability and demand entrance,” Wedbush mentioned in a notice on Tuesday. “Taking part in good within the sandbox in Beijing is one thing the Road is laser targeted on to verify there are not any disruptions to Tesla’s expansions and tentacles inside China.”
Analysts predicted that Tesla inventory would outperform this yr, rising 11% from present ranges to notch $215 a share by the tip of 2023.
That comes amid Tesla’s struggle to remain aggressive within the EV market underneath the present macro situations. Already, the corporate has slashed costs on its fashions six instances over the previous yr, and has additionally floated constructing one other battery manufacturing facility in Shanghai, which might doubtlessly enhance manufacturing whereas decreasing prices.
It makes enterprise in China an vital issue for Tesla’s success — one thing it and different tech corporations might be involved about as tensions between the US and China doubtlessly attain a breaking level. Chinese language officers have expressed fury over US politicians’ present of assist for Taiwan and Congress’s heated grilling of TikTok’s CEO. Lawmakers are reportedly contemplating restrict US funding in Chinese language corporations, with China suggesting that it might retaliate if its corporations proceed to face harsh therapy by the US.