Why Tesla, Inc. Shares Jumped Today

Tesla Motors Inc (NDAQ:TSLA) stock price target bumped up to $165.00, released a research note earlier today by Barclays Capital

Although its sales represent a tiny part of the overall market sales, it seems that thousands of orders for Model 3, the company's latest budget-friendly auto, were the main reason for optimism regarding future sales.

Tesla's market value swelled to $51.05 billion 15 minutes into Monday trading, to General Motors Co.

The firms sees Tesla making $11 billion in revenue this year and $19 billion in 2018 - up from 7 billion last year. Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded shares of Tesla from a "neutral" rating to an "overweight" rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $223.00 to $368.00 in a research note on Monday.

In his note, Potter said Tesla has a "captivating impact on consumers and shareholders alike" that will be hard for competitors to replicate, and that although bears may have rational arguments against the stock, those "probably won't matter". Elon Musk's company sold a tad more than 40,000 vehicles previous year, while Ford sold 1 million of just its F-Series and GM sold 574,676 Chevy Silverados. It seems that the comparatively shorter wheelbase of the compact electric allows it to accommodate no more than Tesla's 75kWh battery. However, Tesla is very close to overtaking Honda, which is now valued at $52 billion. The shares were sold at an average price of $254.37, for a total value of $1,424,472.00. In 1Q17, Tesla began ramping up its Fremont, California, facility to support Model 3 production, scheduled for later this year. Tesla's shares now trade at $309. Tesla is also known for bleeding cash and hasn't really turned a major profit while GM is a profitable company that has survived even the worst of market conditions.


General Motors, in contrast, sold 10 million cars and took in US$166 billion in revenues. The most basic and oft-referenced way is to talk about a company's market capitalization - literally how much a company is worth based on its stock. Potter is the latest analyst to cast aside his skepticism. By reviewing stock prices from the stock market history of the company and examining its analysts ratings can give an investment picture with updated information of stock which helps investors to make investing decision.

It's no secret that Tesla shares are nearly impossible to value, which is also why bearish theses that are predicated entirely on valuation alone using conventional metrics may be doomed.

Tesla expects to begin production in July on the Model 3, a US$35,000-lower-cost (NZ$50,000) alternative to its Model S. The company took almost 400,000 reservations in the weeks following its unveiling.

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