12:36 ET -- Tesla Inc. is one of the most talked-about companies in the U.S. across all news items in the last 12 hours, according to Factiva data. The electric-vehicle maker's shares rose after regulatory disclosures revealed Chief Executive Elon Musk sold nearly $7 billion of Tesla stock in recent days. Mr. Musk tweeted Tuesday: "In the (hopefully unlikely) event that Twitter forces this deal to close and some equity partners don't come through, it is important to avoid an emergency sale of Tesla stock." Mr. Musk has made a $44 billion bid to buy Twitter Inc. Tesla shares rose as high as $892.53 Wednesday before pulling back, and were recently up 2% at $867.25. Dow Jones & Co. owns Factiva. (mary.dewet@dowjones.com)

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