Why it matters: Today's stock moves were not as bad as some feared, especially since shares of Tesla are down about 20% since the fateful August tweet. Tie in Musk's other troubles (including an SEC civil inquiry and a suit from a Thai cave diver), and the stock's volatility is far from over.
The other side: Some bulls are still hanging on. Ben Kallo, an analyst at Baird, reiterated his bull stance on Tesla following Tuesday's news of the criminal probe. In a research note, Kallo said Musk could be liable for any potential fines, not necessarily Tesla, and the company's "fundamentals are strong."