Tesla stock slides after Elon Musk warns it won’t be profitable (TSLA)

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Shares of Tesla sank as much as 4% in after-hours trading Thursday, according to Markets Insider data, after CEO Elon Musk warned the company may not be profitable in the first quarter of 2019. 

“We do not expect to be profitable in Q1 but profitability in Q2 is likely,” Musk said on a conference call Thursday. 

His comments come after two consecutive quarters of profitability, a first in the company’s history, and on the same day as Tesla announced the long-awaited $35,000 version of its Model 3 was finally available to order. 

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