[CBC뉴스] 영국의 신종 코로나 바이러스 확산에 대한 우려가 시장에 영향을 미치자 월요일 (12월 21일) S&P 500에서 테슬라의 주가가 하락했다.
테슬라의 주가는 30분만에 5% 하락한 659.99달러를 기록했다. 이는 S&P 500지수의 주식이 1.2% 하락한 가장 큰 요인 중 하나였다.
Shares of electric carmaker Tesla slumped in their debut on the S&P 500 on Monday (December 21), pulling back from record-high levels, as worries over a fast-spreading new coronavirus strain in Britain weighed on markets.
Tesla's shares sank 5% to $659.99 a half hour into the session. In its first day in the S&P 500, the stock was one of the biggest drags on the benchmark index, which was down 1.2%.
The company, headed by billionaire Elon Musk, becomes the most valuable ever admitted to Wall Street's main benchmark and accounted for a 1.69% weight in the index ahead of Monday's trading.
The shares had surged some 70% since mid-November, when Tesla's debut in the S&P 500 was announced, and have soared about 700% so far in 2020.
The shares jumped 6% on Friday (December 18) in a day of frantic trading ahead of their S&P 500 entry.
Tesla's addition to the S&P 500 led index-tracking funds to buy $90.3 billion of shares by the end of Friday's session so that their portfolios reflected the index, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices' analyst Howard Silverblatt.
The change is effective prior to the open of trading on Monday, S&P said earlier in December, and Tesla is replacing Apartment Investment and Management.
Silverblatt said for every $11.11 Tesla moves, the S&P 500 changes 1 point, while the S&P's 2021 price/earnings ratio will rise to 22.6 from 22.3.
The dividend yield for the S&P after Tesla's inclusion would fall to 1.53% from 1.56%, he said.
California-based Tesla's stock surge has put its market value at about $630 billion, making it the sixth most valuable publicly listed U.S. company with many investors viewing it as wildly overvalued.
Tesla is by far the most traded stock by value on Wall Street, with $18 billion worth of its shares exchanged on average in each session over the past 12 months, easily beating Apple, in second place with average daily trades of $14 billion, according to Refinitiv.
About a fifth of Tesla's shares are closely held by Musk, the chief executive, and other insiders.
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