"The shorts want Tesla down. So when Tesla says it can make 1,180 fewer cars than the company expected, suddenly the shorts come in. My advice is be very careful if you're shorting this stock because, in the end, this is one of those animal-spirited stocks that's really based on the deposits and the interest in the cheaper car," Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street." He was referring to the Model 3, which was unveiled last week and has a $35,000 starting price. Production begins in 2017.
The Elon Musk-run company said Monday its first-quarter auto deliveries were slightly lower than expected, pushing the stock down slightly Tuesday after it got a boost from better-than-expected preorders for the Model 3,