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Who Holds The Most Tesla Stock?

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Anticipation is building as Thursday approaches. On that day, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) will present its new product line, assumed to be stationary batteries.

While many investors do not know what to expect and analysts can’t seem to agree regarding the company’s future, a look at Tesla’s main institutional shareholders might provide a clearer look of where stockholders stand.

The Obvious

As it might be expected, the largest Tesla shareholder is none other than Mr. Elon Musk. The company’s CEO last disclosed ownership of 35,528,873 shares, worth more than $8.1 billion at current stock prices.

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Investment Firms

Trailing Mr. Musk, there are a few investment firms with billion-dollar stakes in Tesla. FMR LLC has the largest position, and last declared holding 9,321,226 shares of the automaker, worth about $2.1 billion at current stock prices.

Baillie Gifford disclosed owning 6,030,685 shares by the end of the fourth quarter of 2014, and T. Rowe Price, 5,989,943 shares, after acquiring 2,238,236 shares over the fourth quarter.

Hedge Funds

On top of the aforementioned investors, a bunch of hedge funds are also betting on Tesla. Daniel Benton’s Andor Capital Management last said it holds 1,250,000 shares of the company, while John Thaler’s Jat Capital Management disclosed ownership of 684,456 shares.

The Options Lovers

Susquehanna has the largest position in options. By the end of last year, the firm declared holding 7,713,900 put options, and 6,357,500 call options.

Also notable is D.E. Shaw’s stake, which comprises 1,554,600 call options and 773,600 put options.

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