Rippers Weekly Recap 4/8: Elon Musk Becomes The Largest Twitter Shareholder And Comments On My Tweet, Plus Much More Major News
Hey Rippers fam!
Hey everyone, it’s Evan! But I’m better known online as @StockMKTNewz. If you know me, you know I tweet way too much for any sane person to track. So, I thought I would narrow down my hundreds of tweets to get you caught up here in under 5 minutes on all the news from today you need to know!
Today, we're doing a quick recap of the best and worst of the markets, the biggest headlines, and a surprise tweet from this week!
Elon Musk Tweet
Many of you would have seen I got a response from Elon Musk this week! Here’s what happened:
On Monday, Elon filed for his purchase of Twitter stock. In that filing, he disclosed owning 73,486,938 shares of Common Stock.
The next day, Elon submitted another filing showing him owning 73,115,038 shares of Twitter common stock, 371.9K less shares than he had filed for on the previous day.
I made the incorrect assumption — that Elon had sold the shares — we know what happens when you assume. But instead, it was a mistake on the original filing and the second was just correcting it… So the source himself, Elon came in and corrected.
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How The Stock Market Performed This Past Week
The Major Indexes
Heat Map of the S&P 500
How The Largest Stocks Performed
Worst Performing Large Cap Stocks
Best Performing Large Cap Stocks
**All images are via Finviz.com**
Major Headlines From This Week
AMD plans to acquire Pensando Systems for $1.9 billion pending regulatory approval - WSJ
Elon Musk has acquired a 9.1% stake in Twitter becoming the largest shareholder - SEC Filing
Rivian announced that it delivered 1,227 vehicles in Q1 - Teslarati
Twitter announced it has been working on the edit tweet feature since last year - Twitter Comms
JetBlue put in a bid to acquire Spirit Airlines for $33 per share in cash - NYT
Elon Musk joined Twitter's board of directors - NYT
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway disclosed it has purchased nearly 121 million shares of HP stock worth around $4.2 Billion - Reuters
Meta Platforms (Facebook) is reportedly exploring a virtual currency for the metaverse - Financial Times
Banks are reportedly considering a plan to extend payment app Zelle to merchant payments - WSJ
Uber is adding planes, trains, hotels and rental cars in ‘super app’ push - New York Post
Tesla had its opening ceremony at Gigafactory Texas - The Verge
Elon Musk announced Tesla will make a dedicated robo-taxi
Elon Musk said Tesla’s Texas GigaFactory is the largest factory building in the world by volume
Elon said Tesla’s Texas Gigafactory will be the highest volume car factory in America
Walmart is raising starting pay for in-house truck drivers to between $95,000-$110,000 a year in an effort to keep its supply chain running smoothly - WSJ
Amazon and the New York Yankees announced a deal to air 21 games exclusively on Prime Video for members in 4 states (New York, Connecticut, north and central New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania) - Variety
Taiwan Semiconductor reported Q1 revenue of $17 Billion up 36% YoY - SeekingAlpha
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger reportedly made a short visit to Taiwan Semiconductor in an effort to secure more capacity from the company - Digitimes
Robinhood announced it has now rolled out Crypto Wallets to every eligible person - Robinhood Blog
Blockstream and Jack Dorsey’s Block, formerly Square, are breaking ground on a solar- and battery-powered Bitcoin mine in Texas that uses solar and storage technology from Tesla- CNBC
Get Prepared For Next Week
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