Investing.com - Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock was fighting to avoid a fifth down day midday Tuesday as it pared losses following a withering sell-side research call.
Morgan Stanley analysts said that in a worst-case scenario, Tesla would be worth just $10 a share.
Tesla shares fell 1.4% midday, above $202 and solidly above the $196.04 low of the day following the research note's release.
"Tesla has grown too big relative to near-term demand, putting great strain on the fundamentals," Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas wrote.
"The departure of key executives, price discounting, and extraordinary cost-cutting efforts add to the narrative of a company facing real potential stress," Jonas added.
The market action follows hot on the heels of a $2.7 billion fundraising round by the company two weeks ago that was oversubscribed, but has done little to settle the nerves of holders of Tesla's existing debt.
Meanwhile, brokerage Baird cut its price target for Elon Musk's company to $340 from $400, saying concerns over demand, credibility and noise around the company have kept incremental buyers out of the market.
-- Reuters contributed to this report.
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