Apple in 2013 was seriously considering the possibility of buying a Tesla and was offered a price of $240 per share. This broadcast by CNBC said Roth Capital Partners analyst Craig Irwin.
“This information we have carefully checked and I am sure that it is correct. Apple offered a price for a Tesla”. Irwin added that he knows there came then to the paperwork
Apple and Tesla did not respond to a request by CNBC for comment.
According to Irwin, given this information, do not underestimate the shares of Tesla. If Apple had interest then, they may have it now — to buy at the right price,” says the analyst. He added that automotive project Apple continues to develop in secret — the company builds roomy “dry areas” in order to do something associated with automotive batteries.
CNBC reminds that in 2014, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote about the encounter Mask with the head of Apple’s mergers and acquisitions, and Tim cook. If the deal to buy Tesla took place, it would become the largest investment in the history of Apple — the market capitalization of Tesla is $34 billion, while the largest acquisition Apple acquisition of Beats Electronics for $3 billion
From the beginning, the papers of Tesla fell nearly 40%, to $195. Stocks are falling since last August — when CEO Elon Musk announced plans to clean up Tesla’s shares from the stock exchange and that found funding for the purchase of securities from minority shareholders. This week Morgan Stanley revised its forecast on Tesla stock in the worst for the company scenarios — now analysts predict that at a minimum the Tesla will cost $97, and $10 per share.
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