Paris — Elon Musk dug in with his criticisms of Tesla analysts, accusing two of promoting ideas that justify shorting the electric-vehicle (EV) maker. He also castigated himself. "The 2 questioners I ignored on the Q1 call are sell-side analysts who represent a short seller thesis, not investors," Musk tweeted on Friday. He reiterated that a query by Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi about capital expenditures was "boneheaded" and said Joseph Spak of RBC Capital Markets asked an "absurd" question about Model 3 reservations. After receiving a suggestion on Twitter that blocking analysts who are going to be negative would solve his problem, Musk wrote back: "True. And once they were on the call, I should have answered their questions live. It was foolish of me to ignore them." Tesla shares fell 0.6% as of 8.50am in New York, a day after Musk’s abrasive behaviour on the company’s earnings call sent the stock down by the most in more than a month. Musk rejected analysts’ questions durin...

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