Tesla Company Profile (NASDAQ:TSLA)

About Tesla (TSLA)

Tesla logoTesla, Inc., formerly Tesla Motors, Inc., designs, develops, manufactures and sells electric vehicles and energy storage products. The Company produces and sells two electric vehicles: the Model S sedan and the Model X sport utility vehicle (SUV). The Company has delivered over 107,000 Model S vehicles across the world. In addition to developing its own vehicles, it sells energy storage products. Its energy storage products include the seven kilowatt-hour and 10 kilowatt-hour Powerwall for residential applications, and the 100 kilowatt-hour Powerpack for commercial and industrial applications. The Company delivers energy storage products under the Tesla Energy brand. It manufactures its products primarily at its facilities in Fremont, California, Lathrop, California, Tilburg, Netherlands and at its Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada. The Company uses battery packs manufactured at the Gigafactory for its energy storage products.

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: $250.68
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $258.54
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $219.73
  • 52-Week Range: $178.19 - $287.39
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 102.83
  • P/E Growth: -5.04
  • Market Cap: $41.23B
  • Outstanding Shares: 161,670,000
  • Beta: 1.36
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: -14.74%
  • Return on Equity: -29.17%
  • Return on Assets: -5.07%
Debt:
  • 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, 10 Hold Ratings, 12 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.17)
Consensus Price Target: $255.09 (0.03% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/20/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingHold$250.00LowView Rating Details
3/20/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold -> Hold$220.00 -> $240.00LowView Rating Details
3/17/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingSell -> Sell$185.00 -> $187.00MediumView Rating Details
3/16/2017Robert W. BairdSet Price TargetBuy$368.00MediumView Rating Details
3/8/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$305.00LowView Rating Details
2/27/2017GuggenheimReiterated RatingBuy$300.00N/AView Rating Details
2/24/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
2/23/2017Pacific CrestReiterated RatingEqual WeightN/AView Rating Details
2/23/2017Cowen and CompanySet Price TargetSell$155.00N/AView Rating Details
2/23/2017Dougherty & CoLower Price TargetBuy -> Buy$500.00 -> $375.00N/AView Rating Details
2/23/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$314.00N/AView Rating Details
1/21/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingUnderweightN/AView Rating Details
1/11/2017Berenberg BankSet Price TargetHold$193.00N/AView Rating Details
1/4/2017FBN SecuritiesSet Price TargetBuy$260.00N/AView Rating Details
12/6/2016Global Equities ResearchReiterated RatingOverweight$385.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingSell$155.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Barclays PLCSet Price TargetSell$165.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Standpoint ResearchReiterated RatingHold$180.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$223.00N/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
4/7/2015FBR & CoUpgradeMarket Perform$150.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 3/23/2015 forward)

Earnings

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
5/2/2017        
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-1.42 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.48 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20161($1.17)($1.17)($1.17)
Q3 20161($1.01)($1.01)($1.01)
Q4 20161($1.85)($1.85)($1.85)
Q1 20171($0.68)($0.68)($0.68)
Q2 20171($0.66)($0.66)($0.66)
Q3 20171($0.60)($0.60)($0.60)
Q4 20171($0.79)($0.79)($0.79)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

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
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)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Latest Headlines for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
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DateHeadline
News IconGoldman Sachs Group Inc Reaffirms Sell Rating for Tesla Inc (TSLA) (NASDAQ:TSLA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 23 at 8:26 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoElon Musk unhappy with Trump’s NASA bill (NASDAQ:TSLA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 23 at 5:08 AM
fool.com logo2 Concerns Facing Tesla, Inc. Investors (NASDAQ:TSLA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 23 at 5:08 AM
thestreet.com logoTesla CEO Musk: Trump's NASA Bill Doesn't Give Added Funding to Mars Mission (NASDAQ:TSLA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 23 at 5:08 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoTesla's the target of a law firm that claims it overplayed its self-driving capabilities — and it could wind up in court (NASDAQ:TSLA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 23 at 5:08 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoElon Musk Invests in Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 23 at 5:08 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoTESLA, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation (NASDAQ:TSLA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 23 at 5:08 AM
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News IconTesla Inc (TSLA) CEO Purchases $25,000,040.00 in Stock (NASDAQ:TSLA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 21 at 10:16 PM
investopedia.com logoShould Elon Musk Let Someone Else Run Tesla? (TSLA, GM) (NASDAQ:TSLA)
www.investopedia.com - March 21 at 8:07 PM
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investorplace.com - March 21 at 11:41 AM
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us.rd.yahoo.com - March 21 at 9:49 AM
News IconTesla Inc (TSLA) Given "Hold" Rating at Deutsche Bank AG (NASDAQ:TSLA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 20 at 10:30 PM
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us.rd.yahoo.com logoMarket Appears Positive on Tesla's Secondary (NASDAQ:TSLA)
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us.rd.yahoo.com logoTesla Now Expected To Turn Cash Flow Positive By Next Year (NASDAQ:TSLA)
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thestreet.com logoTesla Reaches One Mind-Blowing Milestone: 4 BILLION Electric Miles Driven (NASDAQ:TSLA)
www.thestreet.com - March 20 at 6:29 PM
marketwatch.com logoWhy Tesla is getting rid of its cheapest model (NASDAQ:TSLA)
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www.americanbankingnews.com - March 20 at 12:29 PM
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investorplace.com - March 20 at 11:34 AM
investorplace.com logoMonday’s Vital Data: Bank of America Corp (BAC), Tesla Inc. (TSLA) and Snap Inc (SNAP) (NASDAQ:TSLA)
investorplace.com - March 20 at 9:28 AM
forbes.com logoTesla Model 3 'Release Candidates' Are Being Built Now: Reports (NASDAQ:TSLA)
www.forbes.com - March 19 at 12:37 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoUnderstanding Tesla's Need For Fresh Funding As Model 3 Launch Approaches (NASDAQ:TSLA)
feeds.benzinga.com - March 18 at 7:15 PM
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www.fool.com - March 18 at 3:13 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoTesla raises $1.2 bln, tapping market again for funding (NASDAQ:TSLA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 18 at 2:23 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoTESLA, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Material Modification to Rights of Securi (NASDAQ:TSLA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 18 at 2:22 AM
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finance.yahoo.com logoExclusive: China's LeEco, Tesla wannabe, to sell Silicon Valley site amid cash crunch - sources (NASDAQ:TSLA)
finance.yahoo.com - March 17 at 7:58 AM
247wallst.com logoTesla Defies Gravity With More Capital Being Raised (NASDAQ:TSLA)
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benzinga.com logoTesla Higher Despite Taking Dilutive Measures (NASDAQ:TSLA)
www.benzinga.com - March 17 at 3:38 AM
marketwatch.com logoTesla shows confidence in Model 3 rollout by ‘only’ seeking $1.15 billion (NASDAQ:TSLA)
www.marketwatch.com - March 17 at 3:38 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoUS STOCKS-Wall Street edges down as healthcare, utility stocks fall (NASDAQ:TSLA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 17 at 3:38 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoThe Model 3 will be Tesla’s biggest test yet (NASDAQ:TSLA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 17 at 3:38 AM
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investorplace.com - March 16 at 9:35 AM
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investorplace.com - March 16 at 9:35 AM
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feeds.benzinga.com - March 16 at 7:45 AM
benzinga.com logoTesla Announces $1.15 Billion Capital Raise, Musk Buys Shares (NASDAQ:TSLA)
www.benzinga.com - March 15 at 10:38 PM
marketwatch.com logoHere’s what Tesla plans to do with the $1.15 billion in stock and debt it aims to raise (NASDAQ:TSLA)
www.marketwatch.com - March 15 at 10:38 PM
bizjournals.com logoTesla seeks to raise more than $1 billion to scale Model 3 production (NASDAQ:TSLA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 15 at 10:38 PM
latimes.com logoTesla to raise up to $1.15 billion to help Model 3 launch (NASDAQ:TSLA)
www.latimes.com - March 15 at 6:39 PM
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www.benzinga.com - March 15 at 12:55 AM

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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) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 22nd. The company reported ($0.69) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.43) by $0.26. The business earned $2.29 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.21 billion. Tesla had a negative return on equity of 29.17% and a negative net margin of 14.74%. Tesla's revenue for the quarter was up 88.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($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 earnings per share guidance of $0.30-0.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.75.

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

29 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Tesla's shares. Their predictions range from $155.00 to $385.00. On average, they expect Tesla's share price to reach $255.09 in the next year.

What are analysts saying about Tesla stock?

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

  • 1. 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)
  • 2. 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)
  • 3. 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)
  • 4. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Tesla’s adjusted loss in fourth-quarter 2016 narrowed year-over-year but were wider than the Zacks Consensus Estimate. However, revenues for the quarter surged year-over-year and surpassed expectations. Tesla 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. However, the company missed its delivery guidance for 2016. The company also faces several headwinds, including high expenses and production constraints. Further, SolarCity’s high debt and cash outflows are concerns, although the buyout is expected to provide integration benefits. " (2/28/2017)

Are investors shorting Tesla?

Tesla saw a decrease in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 31,013,326 shares, a decrease of 3.7% from the February 15th total of 32,203,854 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 8,549,047 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.6 days.

Who owns Tesla stock?

Tesla's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (14.71%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (8.87%), State Street Corp (1.52%), Norges Bank (0.29%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.21%) and Asset Management One Co. Ltd. (0.15%). 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 Van ECK Associates Corp, Denver Investment Advisors LLC, Gerber Kawasaki Wealth & Investment Management, Janus Capital Management LLC, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., J.Safra Asset Management Corp, Baird Financial Group Inc. and Envestnet Asset Management Inc.. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Baillie Gifford & Co., Norges Bank, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., State Street Corp, Light Street Capital Management LLC and Founders Fund IV Management LLC.

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 $255.01.

Tesla (TSLA) Chart for Thursday, March, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/23/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff