Tesla’s stock had its worst month in a year, but Cathie Wood’s ETFs kept buying

The ARK Innovation and ARK Net Generation ETFs bought a total of more than $150 million in Tesla stock in January

Tesla’s stock just had its worst month in more than a year, and Cathie Wood’s ETFs bought up more than $150 million worth of the shares.

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Cathie Wood’s ETFs took advantage of the worst month in more than a year for Tesla Inc. shares to scoop up more than $150 million worth of the electric-vehicle giant’s stock.

The high-profile investors ARK Innovation ETF ARKK bought 48,864 shares of Tesla TSLA, +0.84% over the past three days, which based on the stock’s closing prices for each day were valued at $9.33 million.

For all of January, the ETF, which invests in “disruptive innovation” companies, bought 628,675 Tesla shares valued at $128.02 million.

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Meanwhile, Wood’s ARK Net Generation Internet ETF ARKW, which bets on companies that benefit from the shifting of the bases of technology infrastructure to the cloud, bought 113,793 Tesla shares valued at $23.06 million in January.

In total, the ETFs bought about $151.08 million worth of the stock in January.

Tesla’s stock rose 2.2% over the past three days, and was up another 1% in Thursday’s premarket, as Chief Executive Elon Musk dealt with a court ruling that effectively nullified his $56 billion pay package by saying he’d push for a shareholder vote to reincorporate the company in Texas.

For January, the stock tumbled 24.6%, amid disappointing earnings and concerns over falling demand for EVs. That marked the biggest monthly selloff for the stock since it sank 36.7% in December 2022.

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Following the January purchases, Tesla’s stock is the second largest holding of the ARK Innovation ETF at a 7.98% weighting, and is the fifth largest holding of the ARK Next Generation Internet ETF with a 5.40% weighting.

Tesla’s stock has dropped 8.9% over the past three months through Wednesday and has edged up 3.2% over the past 12 months. In comparison, the Global X Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF DRIV has lost 6.8% over the past year while the S&P 500 index SPX has rallied 17.6%.