Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been on a tear since the company's CEO announced it would turn a profit in the first quarter. Going from spending on growth to making money is an important transition point in a company's life. However, the decision to stop providing backlog data should concern investors.
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Prior to the first quarter, Tesla offered investors nothing but red ink since its more »
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My good fortune started with sending an e-mail to a high-powered alumnus who received his MBA at Case Western Reserve and had risen to become a Managing Director at one of Wall Street’s most prestigious banks.
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I had not been following Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) very closely leading up to the stock's sharp rise, but with all the hype surrounding the company, I had to look a bit closer. As pundits touted the company as the fourth great US automaker, and investors clamored over the recent quarter's "profitability," I just had to learn about what I was missing. Upon completing a bit of research, I more »
Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been an absolute gorilla on the markets recently. The company just completed a new financing round, giving it a crisp $1 billion to work with. That is allowing Tesla to pay off a $450 million loan it was given by the federal government to build its advanced vehicles.
The cash raised in this round will also be used to help develop new models. One example is more »
PayPal co-founder Elon Musk is one of the most widely known and celebrated businessmen of the past decade. The South Africa native has a knack for delivering results in some very unlikely areas. I intend to share with you why I was simply gobsmacked after looking at his recent accomplishments.
Space exploration, electric cars, and solar energy are the perfect recipe for failure. All three industries have mountainous obstacles to more »
Shareholders of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) must be very happy as the share price jumped significantly in the very short period of time. Since the middle of March 2013, Tesla has risen by more than 2.5 times, from $35 per share to more than $90 per share. At the time of writing, Tesla closed at $87 per share, with the total market cap of around $10 billion.
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Some companiesjust can’t remain out of news or controversies depending on how one looks. Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), and Molycorp (NYSE: MCP) are perfect examples of this sort of companies. Sharp corrections, appreciations and crazy valuations, these stocks have it all. With some of these stocks advancing to record levels in the current rally, the debate about true worth of these companies has come to forefront. Here more »
We all have heard the over-capacity headaches that General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Ford (NYSE: F) have had in Europe. But there are some macro trends that would suggest that there might be shrinking long-term auto sales for repeat customers. Over the past decade, we have seen the downfall of some great automotive icons, and we will most likely see the demise of at least one additional automaker.
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The past five years have been exceptionally cruel to the solar industry. Once considered the next hot growth industry, solar companies have been devastated by crises affecting its core markets - the global financial crisis, the European sovereign debt crisis, the slowdown in China and spending cuts in America all dashed hopes of solar power becoming a viable alternative to traditional sources of energy. The Solyndra scandal also showed that green more »
In his May market commentary Bill Gross of PIMCO compared the risk of investing today to a Sweeney Todd haircut. Losing one's head in the market isn't a very promising outlook, but you can't collect dividends if you aren't invested. Gross suggests that investors “gradually reduce risk positions in 2013.” Here are some ways to do that with a perpetually in-demand commodity.
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The high school student took top prize – the $75,000 Gordon E. Moore Award – last Friday at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix. He received the scholarship award for using artificial intelligence to create a more »
An off-the-cuff remark by Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk about working with Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) on a driverless car made headlines recently. The notion was quickly squashed by both Musk and Google. Is Tesla's quick price advance over, too?
Tesla shares have seen a heady advance over the last six months, with the bulk of the gain coming in the last month or so. The reason for more »
There are some stocks that are everyone’s favorites; I believe Apple and Coca-Cola fall into this category. Then there are others that a lot of investors are skeptical about; such stocks carry a high short interest as investors bet that their price will go down. However, you often make the biggest gains in stocks that most investors are betting against if you are able to correctly determine that the more »
Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been on a roll since the beginning of April. As I write this, the stock has surged $32 per share since the beginning of the month to create a gain of 73% for shareholders.
The recent rally has come off of the back of the company’s impressive first quarter results that beat expectations. Furthermore, the company revised its sales and earnings outlook upwards for more »
This is the season when we celebrate great financiers like Warren Buffett.
But you don't invest in the past. You invest in the future.
Maybe we should be celebrating Elon Musk instead.
In this report we are featuring three tech stocks that we like. The three companies show interesting competitive advantages that will enable them to achieve long term success in promising and growing markets.
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Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) is an electric vehicles and components manufacturer that has been performing very well in the past year, and extremely well in the more »
What does one need to do to become the talk of the town? Ask Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA). With a phenomenal performance in the recently ended first quarter of 2013, Tesla has become an investor’s delight. For the first time in a decade Tesla has reported a green bottom-line, courtesy Model S. Now, the company is getting ready to shift its gear and zoom ahead in its path to more »
Mr. Market is smiling upon electric car manufacturer Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA). The company’s stock has had an incredible run-up in 2013 as Tesla has seemingly left years of losses in the dust by posting very impressive numbers in the most recent fiscal quarter.
Some investors are most likely seeking a more secure investment that can still ride on Tesla’s success. I believe that the more »
When a stock surges to impossible heights in a short amount of time, investors get excited, and rightfully so. What investor would not want to hold stocks that doubled, the way Netflix did went it rose 223% in a one year period? Three companies that rose sharply in May are SodaStream, Tesla, and SolarCity. Their recent rise is illustrated in the chart below:
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