Millennials are pouring into Tesla's stock following the electric-car maker's disastrous quarter (TSLA)

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  • Tesla’s
    disastrous first quarter did not scare away millennial investors,
    according to data from the Robinhood trading app.
  • Shares of the electric-car maker have come under
    significant pressure as of late, finishing Wednesday’s session at a
    two-year low.
  • Tesla on Thursday
    announced plans to raise $2 billion
    , sending shares up by about
    5%.
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Millennials saw Tesla’s
brutal first quarter
as a reason to add shares of the
electric-car maker, according to data from Robinhood.

The number of accounts on the free trading app Robinhood, which
is popular among younger investors, holding Tesla shares climbed by
more than 8% to 145,000 in the week following the company’s
earnings release.

Millennials may have been attracted by the drop in Tesla’s share
price, which fell by as much as 12% following the results. For the
first quarter,
Tesla announced a wider-than-expected loss
of $2.90 per share
and a 37% quarter-over-quarter drop in revenue. 

Tesla is now the 10th most widely held stock on the platform,
with more users holding its shares than either Amazon or Facebook.
The number of accounts holding the stock has doubled to 145,000
since the end of Q1. Aurora Cannabis is the most widely held stock
on Robinhood, owned by more than 427,000 users.

Not all investors are so sanguine about the automaker’s
prospects, given the company’s
w
eak
delivery numbers for the first quarter
. Tesla bears had cited
weak demand as a key reason for the being overvalued.

Despite these challenges, Tesla may finally be turning the
corner as the automaker seeks to allay investor concerns. The
company announced
plans to raise $2 billion of additional capital
, sending the
shares nearly 5% higher as the raise alleviated fears surrounding
Tesla’s liquidity position.

Tesla
shares are down 26% this year.

TSLA stock chart


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Millennials are pouring into Tesla's stock following the electric-car maker's disastrous quarter (TSLA)