Tesla Company Profile (NASDAQ:TSLA)

About Tesla (TSLA)

Tesla logoTesla, Inc., formerly Tesla Motors, Inc., designs, develops, manufactures and sells fully electric vehicles, and energy storage systems, as well as installs, operates and maintains solar and energy storage products. The Company operates through two segments: Automotive, and Energy generation and storage. The Automotive segment includes the design, development, manufacturing, and sales of electric vehicles. The Energy generation and storage segment includes the design, manufacture, installation, and sale or lease of stationary energy storage products and solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers, or sale of electricity generated by its solar energy systems to customers. The Company produces and distributes two fully electric vehicles, the Model S sedan and the Model X sport utility vehicle (SUV). It also offers Model 3, a sedan designed for the mass market. It develops energy storage products for use in homes, commercial facilities and utility sites.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Auto/Tires/Trucks
  • Industry: Auto Manufacturers - Major
  • Sub-Industry: Automobile Manufacturers
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: TSLA
  • CUSIP: 88160R10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $310.17
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $281.53
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $235.70
  • 52-Week Range: $178.19 - $314.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 153.55
  • P/E Growth: -4.39
  • Market Cap: $50.15B
  • Outstanding Shares: 161,670,000
  • Beta: 1.36
  • Net Margins: -14.74%
  • Return on Equity: -29.17%
  • Return on Assets: -5.07%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.92%
  • Current Ratio: 1.27%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.87%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Sell Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 13 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.21)
Consensus Price Target: $268.17 (13.54% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/26/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingSell$165.00LowView Rating Details
4/26/2017Dougherty & CoReiterated RatingBuy$500.00 -> $375.00LowView Rating Details
4/26/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$305.00LowView Rating Details
4/26/2017Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingUnderperform$170.00 -> $165.00LowView Rating Details
4/22/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingSell$187.00LowView Rating Details
4/19/2017GuggenheimReiterated RatingBuy$320.00LowView Rating Details
4/17/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$368.00LowView Rating Details
4/12/2017ArgusReiterated RatingHoldHighView Rating Details
4/10/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingMarket Perform$250.00LowView Rating Details
4/10/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$223.00 -> $368.00MediumView Rating Details
4/6/2017Cowen and CompanySet Price TargetSell$155.00LowView Rating Details
4/6/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$314.00MediumView Rating Details
4/5/2017Pacific CrestDowngradeHoldHighView Rating Details
4/3/2017FBN SecuritiesBoost Price TargetOutperform$275.00 -> $425.00MediumView Rating Details
3/23/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformLowView Rating Details
3/20/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold -> Hold$220.00 -> $240.00LowView Rating Details
1/21/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingUnderweightN/AView Rating Details
1/11/2017Berenberg BankSet Price TargetHold$193.00N/AView Rating Details
12/6/2016Global Equities ResearchReiterated RatingOverweight$385.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Standpoint ResearchReiterated RatingHold$180.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$280.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Consumer EdgeReiterated RatingBuy$325.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$325.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuy$320.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuy$300.00N/AView Rating Details
10/21/2016Citigroup IncReiterated RatingUnderweightN/AView Rating Details
10/20/2016MizuhoReiterated RatingPositiveN/AView Rating Details
6/22/2016Tigress FinancialReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
12/14/2015JMP SecuritiesInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$217.02 -> $264.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2015Northland SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
9/17/2015Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetBuy$360.00 -> $365.00N/AView Rating Details
5/10/2015Ascendiant Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$320.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Earnings by Quarter for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/22/2017Q416($0.43)($0.69)$2.21 billion$2.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2016Q316($0.54)$0.71$2.33 billion$2.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216($0.51)($1.06)$1.67 billion$1.56 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116($0.61)($0.57)$1.61 billion$1.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2016Q415$0.11($0.87)$1.81 billion$1.75 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q3($0.50)($0.58)$1.26 billion$963.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215($0.60)($0.48)$1.16 billion$1.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115($0.49)($0.36)$1.04 billion$939.88 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2015Q414$0.31($0.13)$1.23 billion$957.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314($0.15)$0.02$893.60 million$932.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.04$0.11$810.57 million$857.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q114$0.12$0.12$699.10 million$713.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.18$0.33$657.15 million$615.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$0.11$0.12$535.41 million$431.35 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013($0.16)$0.20$393.40 million$405.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.04$0.12$492.02 million$562.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/20/2013Q4 2012($0.52)($0.65)$298.90 million$306.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2012Q312($0.90)($0.92)$48.47 million$50.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012($0.92)($0.89)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2012($0.69)($0.76)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2012($0.63)($0.69)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011($0.57)($0.55)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011($0.51)($0.53)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011($0.52)($0.44)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2011($0.50)($0.47)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($2.69)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171($0.67)($0.67)($0.67)
Q2 20171($0.66)($0.66)($0.66)
Q3 20171($0.59)($0.59)($0.59)
Q4 20171($0.77)($0.77)($0.77)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 27.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 57.29%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/11/2017Kimbal MuskDirectorSell2,191$312.11$683,833.01View SEC Filing  
4/7/2017John Douglas FieldVPSell500$301.45$150,725.00View SEC Filing  
4/3/2017Kimbal MuskDirectorSell2,500$286.28$715,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2017Elon MuskCEOBuy95,420$262.00$25,000,040.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2017Antonio J GraciasDirectorSell5,600$254.44$1,424,864.00View SEC Filing  
1/25/2017Antonio J GraciasDirectorSell5,600$254.37$1,424,472.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017John Douglas FieldVPSell1,000$228.61$228,610.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017Kimbal MuskDirectorSell2,500$212.90$532,250.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Jeffrey B StraubelInsiderSell33,430$190.82$6,379,112.60View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016Kimbal MuskDirectorSell2,779$197.60$549,130.40View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016Kimbal MuskDirectorSell460$224.37$103,210.20View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016John Douglas FieldVPSell1,000$230.92$230,920.00View SEC Filing  
5/25/2016Elon MuskCEOSell2,782,670$213.22$593,320,897.40View SEC Filing  
5/13/2016Brad W BussDirectorSell15,333$207.75$3,185,430.75View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Kimbal MuskDirectorSell5,555$238.35$1,324,034.25View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016John Douglas FieldVPSell1,000$253.13$253,130.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2016Kimbal MuskDirectorSell11,997$232.71$2,791,821.87View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Kimbal MuskDirectorSell5,000$229.49$1,147,450.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2015Jeffrey B. StraubelinsiderSell10,000$212.47$2,124,700.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2015Gregory ReichowVPSell12,709$231.60$2,943,404.40View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015Kimbal MuskDirectorSell6,800$213.25$1,450,100.00View SEC Filing  
10/15/2015Jeffrey B. StraubelinsiderSell10,000$218.44$2,184,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2015Jeffrey B. StraubelinsiderSell10,000$252.56$2,525,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2015Elon MuskCEOBuy82,645$242.00$20,000,090.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2015Deepak AhujaCFOSell5,000$257.61$1,288,050.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2015Ira Matthew EhrenpreisDirectorSell16,698$255.39$4,264,502.22View SEC Filing  
7/15/2015Jeffrey B StraubelInsiderSell10,000$264.33$2,643,300.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2015Jerome M GuillenVPSell1,500$264.53$396,795.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2015Jeffrey B StraubelInsiderSell10,000$248.94$2,489,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2015Jerome M GuillenVPSell1,500$248.86$373,290.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2015Jeffrey B StraubelInsiderSell10,000$247.27$2,472,700.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2015Jerome M GuillenVPSell1,500$246.94$370,410.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2015Gregory ReichowVPSell10,000$239.53$2,395,300.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2015Kimbal MuskDirectorSell4,600$214.64$987,344.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Kimbal MuskDirectorSell4,287$234.46$1,005,130.02View SEC Filing  
6/3/2014Antonio J GraciasDirectorSell15,000$204.57$3,068,550.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2014Antonio J GraciasDirectorSell20,000$210.08$4,201,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2014Antonio J GraciasDirectorSell20,000$210.49$4,209,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2014Antonio J GraciasDirectorSell20,000$205.02$4,100,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Antonio GraciasDirectorSell10,000$198.03$1,980,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Antonio GraciasDirectorSell20,000$195.79$3,915,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2014Antonio GraciasDirectorSell20,000$188.92$3,778,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Kimbal MuskDirectorSell4,811$206.43$993,134.73View SEC Filing  
4/28/2014Gregory ReichowVPSell13,000$200.00$2,600,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/17/2014Deepak AhujaCFOSell10,000$196.83$1,968,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2013Ira Matthew EhrenpreisDirectorSell60,052$163.96$9,846,125.92View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Brad BussDirectorSell10,000$158.31$1,583,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013Gregory ReichowVPSell2,084$141.19$294,239.96View SEC Filing  
7/3/2013Kimbal MuskDirectorSell4,244$117.20$497,396.80View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013Elon MuskCEOBuy1,084,129$92.24$100,000,058.96View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Brad W BussDirectorSell20,000$104.42$2,088,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Gilbert PassinVPSell1,500$104.66$156,990.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Gilbert PassinVPSell3,500$90.00$315,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Ira Matthew EhrenpreisDirectorSell793,290$90.91$72,117,993.90View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013George BlankenshipVPSell139,444$91.16$12,711,715.04View SEC Filing  
1/18/2013Kimbal MuskDirectorSell2,908$34.48$100,267.84View SEC Filing  
12/3/2012Deepak AhujaCFOSell10,000$34.50$345,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2012Elon MuskCEOBuy35,398$28.25$999,993.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Latest Headlines for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla's Autopilot Unit Loses Another Senior Programmer
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 9:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNew calls for Elon Musk to 'dump Trump'
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 9:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoTesla Inc (TSLA) Given Sell Rating at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 9:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoTesla's (TSLA) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Dougherty & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 9:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoTesla Inc (TSLA) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Morgan Stanley
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 9:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoTesla (TSLA) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 5:08 PM
seekingalpha.com logoTesla's Model 3 Launch: Where Will The Lithium Come From?
seekingalpha.com - April 26 at 4:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla offers more sweeteners to try quell unrest at key German supplier
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 4:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla Ramps Up Employee Benefits at German Supplier to Offset Unrest
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 4:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla ratings cut by Consumer Reports over wait for brake update
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 4:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla’s Model S and Model X ratings lowered by Consumer Reports
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 4:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlackrock: U.S. Auto Industry Faces a Hard Road Ahead
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 4:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIs Tesla Dragging Its Feet on Safety?
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 4:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla workers raise complaints in U.S., Germany
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 4:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInstagram Hits 700 Million Users; Consumer Reports Cuts Tesla Rating -- Tech Roundup
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 4:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla's Consumer Reports Downgrade Is A Reminder That Tesla Is Actually An Auto Stock
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 4:49 PM
investorplace.com logoTesla Inc (TSLA) Model S Loses Consumer Reports Top Safety Rating
investorplace.com - April 26 at 3:29 PM
marketwatch.com logoTesla's Model S and Model X ratings lowered by Consumer Reports - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - April 26 at 3:20 PM
investorplace.com logoThe Tesla Inc (TSLA) Stock Hype Cycle Will End in Tears - Investorplace.com
investorplace.com - April 26 at 8:39 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla's Model S, Model X safety ratings lowered by Consumer Reports
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 8:39 AM
investopedia.com logoTesla to Double Supercharger Network This Year (TSLA)
www.investopedia.com - April 25 at 7:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla shares up more than 1%, just pennies away from record
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 7:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMore Tesla Superchargers and other things that make Elon Musk smile
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 7:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoYour Surgeon May Be Replaced by a Robot, Says This Former Federal Reserve Chairman
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 7:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla earnings: It’s all about the Model 3 amid a record run for the stock
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 7:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoTesla Inc (TSLA) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 1:36 PM
investorplace.com logoThe Tesla Inc (TSLA) Stock Hype Cycle Will End in Tears
investorplace.com - April 25 at 10:27 AM
investorplace.com logoTesla Inc (TSLA) Stock Has Nothing to Worry About - Investorplace.com
investorplace.com - April 24 at 6:43 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla gets more ambitious with Superchargers as it prepares to start charging fees
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 6:43 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTransit authority deploys four Tesla SUVs around USF (Photos)
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 6:43 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoHere's Why Tesla Can't Go Far in China
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 6:43 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla is Doubling Its Supercharger Network in 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 6:43 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoElon Musk and the cult of Tesla: How a tech startup rattled the auto industry to its core
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 6:43 PM
investorplace.com logoTesla Inc (TSLA) Stock Has Nothing to Worry About
investorplace.com - April 24 at 1:29 PM
fool.com logoAhead of Model 3, Tesla Inc. to Double Its Supercharger Network
www.fool.com - April 24 at 12:34 PM
News IconThe success of Tesla's Model 3 hinges on a risky assembly-line strategy
www.businessinsider.com - April 24 at 9:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe Electric Car Revolution Now Faces Its Biggest Test
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 9:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoElon Musk unveils a date-night photo in rare glimpse into his personal life
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 9:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla Skipping Prototype Step in Race to Launch Model 3
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 9:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSilicon Valley Investor Wants Musk to End Relationship with Trump
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 9:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoFord, GM, and FCA are reporting earnings this week — here's what to expect
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 9:56 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoTesla (TSLA) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 1:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla Dinged: Autopilot Lawsuit, Recall, And 'Supercharger Apocalypse'
finance.yahoo.com - April 23 at 8:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla is having some predictable union problems
finance.yahoo.com - April 22 at 7:29 PM
seekingalpha.com logoTesla Sued For 'Defective' Autopilot 2 - Tesla Motors (NASDAQ ... - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - April 22 at 11:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoGoldman Sachs Group Inc Reiterates Sell Rating for Tesla Inc (TSLA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 22 at 9:09 AM
investopedia.com logoTesla to Develop Services Business From Truck: Analyst (TSLA)
www.investopedia.com - April 21 at 8:08 PM
benzinga.com logo3 Things You Need To Know About Tesla This Week: Recall, Lawsuit And Promising Leasing Opportunity
www.benzinga.com - April 21 at 8:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla to Develop Services Business From Truck: Analyst
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 8:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTesla: The Bears Just Won't Let Go
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 8:08 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

What is Tesla's stock symbol?

Tesla trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "TSLA."

How were Tesla's earnings last quarter?

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) released its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 22nd. The company reported ($0.69) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.43) by $0.26. The company had revenue of $2.29 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.21 billion. Tesla had a negative return on equity of 29.17% and a negative net margin of 14.74%. The business's revenue was up 88.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.87) EPS.

When will Tesla make its next earnings announcement?

Tesla is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 2nd 2017.

What guidance has Tesla issued on next quarter's earnings?

Tesla issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 5th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.30-0.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.75.

Where is Tesla's stock going? Where will Tesla's stock price be in 2017?

29 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Tesla's stock. Their predictions range from $155.00 to $425.00. On average, they anticipate Tesla's stock price to reach $268.17 in the next twelve months.

What are analysts saying about Tesla stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Tesla stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Quarterly estimates for Tesla have been stable recently. The company has outperformed the Zacks categorized Automotive-Domestic industry over the last three months. The company is focused on geographical expansions and acquisitions for growth. Tesla also remains on track with its Model 3 production. Moreover, the company is rapidly expanding its charging network and ramping up production to meet the demand for both. The company reported record deliveries in the the first quarter of 2017. " (4/25/2017)
  • 2. Piper Jaffray Companies analysts commented, "As they scramble to catch up, we think Tesla's competitors only make themselves appear more desperate. With this in mind, even if the Model 3 production launch goes badly, we think customers (and more importantly shareholders) will withhold judgment," the analyst said.Bears Won't MatterPiper Jaffray noted that Tesla remains unscathed despite defying the rules. The firm put forth its argument based on the cash burn rate of the company, a rate that might have invited shareholder wrath even with better-established companies, given Tesla's rickety balance sheet and penchant for raising equity. Additionally, the firm pointed to the unreasonably fast production timelines of the company, its avoidance of the LiDAR self-driving system and the direct sales model it is pursuing, which has put it at loggerheads with the dealers.Raising EstimatesThe firm said it is now more convinced that Model 3 deliveries will begin in 2017, as against its earlier assumption of a mid-2018 commercial launch. Accordingly, the firm tinkered with its forecasts, raising sales estimate but lowering near-term earnings per share estimate to reflect launch inefficiencies."We now expect a more aggressive increase in Model 3 shipments through 2021 (hence our higher estimates), but we assign no credit for new vehicle models or upside in Energy Generation & Storage," (4/10/2017)
  • 3. Deutsche Bank AG analysts commented, "Incorporating the $1.365 bn capital raise into our model, we now estimate that Tesla will likely end 2017 with $1.8bn in cash, a significantly more comfortable liquidity cushion.. We assume Tesla will produce 22k Model 3 units in 2017, of which 20k occurs in Q4. We then assume 250k Model 3 units in 2018. While our assumption for 2018 growth appears very high. we'd note that Tesla is targeting YE2017 production of 5,000 per week. And Tesla is targeting a YE2018 production run rate of 10,000 per week, or a 500k annualized run rate. Including Model S/X and other variants, our 2017/2018/2019/2020 volume estimates are 122k/350k/500k/650k. For comparison, Tesla is aspiring to achieve 1 MM units by 2020." (3/20/2017)
  • 4. Goldman Sachs Group Inc analysts commented, "We update our model to reflect Tesla's announced capital raise, which included $1bn+ convertible debt/equity raise in 1Q17, vs. our previously forecasted $1.7bn equity raise in 3Q17. This should leave Tesla with a high enough cash balance exiting the year, but we forecast another capital raise is needed in 2018 to maintain a cash balance above $1bn. The impact to our 2017/2018 EPS is a slight headwind given increased interest expense, but our 2019/2020 estimates increase slightly on lower dilution. This also pushes our 6-month price target up slightly to $187, which implies 29% downside potential. Further, we detail feedback to our recent downgrade." (3/17/2017)
  • 5. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "We view the offering positively as it should help de-risk the Model 3 launch, provide additional capital for Model 3 production equipment and/or investment in the gigafactory, and remove an overhang on the stock. Bears will likely say the deal is too small, although we believe this displays TSLA's confidence in the Model 3 timeline and anticipate shares will move higher. TSLA remains a favorite pick for 2017." (3/16/2017)

Are investors shorting Tesla?

Tesla saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 31,584,047 shares, an increase of 0.7% from the March 31st total of 31,352,589 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,863,229 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.0 days. Approximately 27.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

Who owns Tesla stock?

Tesla's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD (5.00%), National Pension Service (0.06%), Strs Ohio (0.05%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.04%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.03%) and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%). Company insiders that own Tesla stock include Antonio J Gracias, Brad W Buss, Deepak Ahuja, Elon Musk, Gregory Reichow, Ira Matthew Ehrenpreis, Jeffrey B Straubel, Jerome M Guillen, John Douglas Field and Kimbal Musk.

Who sold Tesla stock? Who is selling Tesla stock?

Tesla's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt, Rothschild Investment Corp IL, Daiwa SB Investments Ltd., Strs Ohio, Russell Investments Group Ltd., First Mercantile Trust Co. and Shell Asset Management Co.. Company insiders that have sold Tesla stock in the last year include Antonio J Gracias, Brad W Buss, Elon Musk, Jeffrey B Straubel, John Douglas Field and Kimbal Musk.

Who bought Tesla stock? Who is buying Tesla stock?

Tesla's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Personal Capital Advisors Corp, National Pension Service, TB Alternative Assets Ltd., Dubuque Bank & Trust Co., Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., David R. Rahn & Associates Inc. and DnB Asset Management AS.

How do I buy Tesla stock?

Shares of Tesla can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Tesla stock cost?

One share of Tesla stock can currently be purchased for approximately $310.17.

Tesla (TSLA) Chart for Thursday, April, 27, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/27/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff