Tesla (TSLA) to be added to S&P 500 index next month

The company's shares have seen a spike after the news broke.

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These past few months have been a wild ride for a lot of companies as they adjust to the changing landscape of the world. One company that has seen some impressive growth despite the pandemic is Tesla. The company, known for its electronic vehicles, is to be added to the S&P 500 index in December.

Reported by CNBC on Monday, November 16, 2020, Tesla (TSLA) is set to join the S&P 500 prior to trading on December 21st. This announcement came directly from S&P Global and seemed to result in Tesla’s shares spiking by 9%.

tesla added to S&P 500

This spike in value follows Tesla’s Q3 2020 earnings results, which reported a 39% revenue increase year-over-year. Despite this impressive report, Tesla was originally overlooked by the S&P 500 Index Committee in September, even though it met the criteria. With Q4 2020 currently underway, the next Tesla earnings report is bound to be one that investors and enthusiasts alike will want to watch.

For a company to be considered for the S&P 500, it must meet a few criteria. As CNBC puts it, a company must be based in the United States, listed on one of the three big stock exchanges (NYSE, Nasdaq, or Cboe), have a market cap of more than $8.2 billion and have four quarters of profit in a row.

Tesla continues to be an impressive company. Now that it’s set to be in the S&P 500, it will be interesting to see how investors continue to react and how that affects shares between now and December. Remember to check out the Shacknews Tesla page for the latest news, including reports on its earnings and the latest happenings with Elon Musk.

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    November 16, 2020 3:10 PM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, Tesla (TSLA) to be added to S&P 500 index next month

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      November 16, 2020 3:14 PM

      Oh my

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      November 16, 2020 3:17 PM

      its going to mars

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      November 16, 2020 5:15 PM

      Wheeeeeeee I made some theoretical money.

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      November 16, 2020 5:18 PM

      13.19% up after hours. Will that return it up to the all time high it was before the split?

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      November 16, 2020 5:23 PM

      should I buy some of this stock now then?

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        November 17, 2020 9:06 AM

        considering their poster boy spreads FUD about coronavirus and shits on his factory workers















        no

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      November 16, 2020 5:32 PM

      fuck yes. so glad i convinced my wife we should buy some shares back in the day

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        November 17, 2020 8:46 AM

        If I had held my shares instead of selling when I was laid off from Tesla, I’d probably be debt free today.

        Feels bad man

        But that’s also just stocks I guess

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          November 17, 2020 9:04 AM

          yeah i also wish i had made good investment decisions and was now very wealthy

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            November 17, 2020 9:08 AM

            lol I knowwwww it just feels especially sharp when I worked there I guess?

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