Getting Ready for Layoffs, Higher on Earnings, and An Expensive Earnings Miss

Getting Ready for Layoffs

Tesla (TSLA)Managers are walking the floors with their clipboards at Tesla, as they’ve been asked what jobs are critical.

Bloomberg reports this morning that the company is preparing for layoffs as EV sales continue their slump. It doesn’t help that GM (GM) and Ford (F) are reviving their Hybrid vehicle lines, a move that will pressure the more expensive full EV vehicle manufacturers like Tesla and Rivian (RIVN).

Higher on Earnings

Ford Motors (F)Ford shares are motoring higher today, as the company beat their earnings target, announced a supplemental dividend, and announced their plans for the Hybrid/EV market for 2024.

Shares have broken above $12.50 and are heading to $15.

An Expensive Earnings Miss

Alibaba (BABA)Oh buddy, Chinese stocks have been seeing pressure from continued economic weakness, but Alibaba is likely to accelerate lower.

The company missed on their earnings, announced in-line expectations for the next quarter, and announced plans for an additional $25 billion in share buybacks.

The last point has the stock hanging in there for the day, but I expect we’ll see a $70 price on BABA over the next few weeks.

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