Tesla Motors

  • A Case for Shorting Tesla Motors

    By Videh Seksaria - August 31, 2013 | Tickers: TSLA

    A Case for Shorting Tesla Motors

    Tesla (TSLA) has gained a lot of attention, especially since it announced its 2013 Q2 earnings. The company has seen notable revenue growth, though its stock price has risen as if it were set to challenge mainstream car manufactures. Recent media coverage has shown the spotlight on Tesla's ability to double its revenue each year, two years in a row. This has increased more »

  • Is There Still Life in Tesla?

    By Drew Stern - August 23, 2013 | Tickers: GM, TSLA

                While it's easy to dismiss the visionary company's questionable financials compared to a giant like BMW, which just released its competitor EV, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) might still have what it takes to keep rising. Putting aside its smaller earnings and profit, its performance as a stock is almost unreal, and it could be stubborn to question it any longer. In a year it has climbed 397%, in five more »

  • Which Automobile stock should you include in your portfolio?

    By Hina Amjad - August 21, 2013 | Tickers: F, TSLA, TM

    Electric vehicles and power train components related to vehicle manufacturing are the core business aspects of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) trading. Several other automobile manufacturers buy the power train components produced by Tesla motors and that is the leading cause of growth of the firm. Most of the supply chain is solely handled by the company itself and that has enabled them to control the pricing of the products and more »

  • Is Tesla the Next General Motors?

    By Daniel Cawrey - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    Note: This article has better been modified to correct Tesla's IPO date.

    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) went public on Jan. 28, 2010. It was the first American car company to go public since Ford Motors (NYSE: F) did in 1953. That's 57 years! Why did it take so long for there to be another publicly-traded American car company?

    The reason was probably because the car business is so more »

  • You're Probably Making This Mistake, and It's Costing You Money

    By Jason Hall - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-B, BRK-A, GIS, TSLA

    Investing isn’t easy, and we all make mistakes that lead to painful losses. Yet even with these painful and sometimes expensive lessons, investing in stocks is still the best tool many of us will ever have to build long-term wealth. Let’s take a look at a common mistake many of us have made, and a long-term approach that’s sure to net better results for most investors.

    It more »

  • Don’t Make This Expensive Mistake

    By Andrés Cardenal - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: NFLX, TSLA | Editor's Choice

    Valuation can be very important when it comes to making investing decisions, be it on the long side or the short side. However, valuation ratios should always be analyzed in the context of the company´s overall business strategy and growth potential. Shorting disruptive growth companies only because they seem overvalued can be a very expensive mistake.

    The value of uniqueness
    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been a textbook example more »

  • Wirelessly-Powered Road-Charged Electric Buses Are Online!

    By BA McKenna - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BDRBF.PK, QCOM, SI, TSLA

    South Korea now has a 7.5-mile stretch of asphalt roadway that acts as gigantic wireless charging pad for electric buses, two of which began operating on August 6. The technology involves a form of induction charging, which is the tech used in wireless charging pads for cell phones.

    The project

    The Online Electric Vehicle was developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. The OLEV buses can more »

  • Tesla is Ramping up Production

    By Frédéric Lambert - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, TSLA

    In July, I wrote an article predicting Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s deliveries for the second quarter. On August 7th, Tesla presented its earnings and exceeded every expectations by delivering a total of 5,150 units. As a result, the stock price soared above $150 a share. In my article previous to Tesla’s earnings, I estimated the deliveries to be between 5,000 units and 5,500 units more »

  • Energy drives the EV forward

    By James Danforth - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, F, GM, TSLA

    Gasoline prices inevitably rise

    Electric cars ("EV") inevitably become more efficient versus their gasoline counterparts. In 1970, I remember seeing the $0.29 per gallon price at the local gas station (as well as the mechanics!) :-) I also remember Dad's car got about 12 mpg. Today, $4.25 a gallon for gas is commonplace in my neighborhood and so are 30 mpg gasoline cars ("ICE"). Since Jan 1976, the more »

  • Is Tesla’s Rally a Matter of Irrational Exuberance?

    By Lior Cohen - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: NSANY.PK, TSLA, TM

    I have recently came across an interesting article in the Fool’s network regarding the valuation of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) and if investing in the company’s stock is prudent. This made me think about the staggering growth of Tesla’s stock during the year (nearly 330%), which raises some questions about the value of Tesla.  for instance, is this company’s valuation off the charts? Do Tesla’s more »

  • A Great Time to Buy This Oil & Gas Company

    By Mark Holder - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: KOG, RAM, TSLA

    Last week, Halcon Resources (NASDAQ: RAM) announced a secondary offering of up to 43.7 million shares that caused the stock to crash. The stock traded at $6 for a few days prior to offering announcement, though typical of any “surprise” secondary, the plunge provides an opportunity to scoop up shares of a good company.

    The company is a growing oil exploration and production firm heavily indebted from an asset more »

  • Insider Trading could make you a Fortune

    By Marie Palumbo - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CHK, JPM, TSLA

    “Wake up pal- if you are not inside, you are outside.”

    The words of Gordon Gekko brought Charlie Sheen to a shocking revelation in the 1987 film Wall Street. As Sheen and some of Wall Street’s headline names have found out, insider trading is still very illegal. While I wouldn’t recommend trading on insider information, there is still a way investors can profit.

    In his book One Up more »

  • Making Money with Ultra-High Definition

    By Frédéric Lambert - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMBA, SSNLF, SNE, TSLA

    Over a decade ago, the high definition television (HDTV) with a 720p resolution revolutionized the TV industry and stimulated TV sales considerably. HDTV is regarded as the biggest thing that happened to TV technology since color. When it started, it was about 3 times more precise than standard definition (SD) and since then, HDTV evolved into a 1080p resolution which is about 6 times more precise than SD.

    We are more »

  • 7 Things to Know about Battery Electric Vehicles

    By Pamela Peerce-Landers - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, HMC, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    Tired of spending $2,000 a year on gasoline? You may be interested in one of the Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV's) available in the US today. There are considerable differences in how various manufacturers are approaching this market which impact you, the buyer.

    I will compare the lowest trim offerings of 6 companies: Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F), General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE: HMCmore »)

  • The High-End Electric Car Market Just Got Serious

    By Reuben Brewer - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXY, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has had a virtual lock on the high end of the electric car market until now. The Volt, Leaf, and Prius all target the lower end. But BMW's (NASDAQOTH: BAMXY) new i3 is squarely aimed at Tesla's core customer.

    A Near Miss

    Only a short time ago, Nissan (NASDAQOTH: NSANY.PK) decided to delay its all electric Infinity by at least a year so it could more »

  • Great Products, Terrible Investments

    By Timothy Green - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, P, TSLA

    One trap which investors sometimes fall into is buying the stock of a company because they like the company's product. A good product and a good investment are two very different things, and ignoring the bias created by being a customer can be difficult. Stocks like this tend to become dramatically overpriced, with loyalty and blind optimism driving up the stock price. Almost always these stock eventually come back more »

  • Tesla Is Not Done Just Yet

    By Matthew Hodapp - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    Although Tesla's stock (NASDAQ: TSLA) has continued to rise after many investors thought its run was over, is this finally Tesla's last major run? Should investors pull out of Tesla now?  With the release of the Model S sedan, Tesla has undergone a 360% gain and many wonder if it has any growth left.  However, now we have to think of Tesla as a long term investment rather more »

  • Is Tesla Motors Overvalued?

    By David Symmonds - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: TSLA

    Tesla Motors’ (TSLA) stock has soared recently, mostly as a result of the company posting its first ever profits in Q1 and Q2 of 2013. With a market cap of 17.75B, it opened today at $149.50, up an astounding 377% this year. Yet, for a company that has been around for a decade, two quarters of profits seem rather underwhelming. Analysts have mixed opinions regarding the stock, with more »

  • Is The Internet The New Way To Sell Cars?

    By Alexander MacLennan - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, TSLA, TM

    The Internet has revolutionized the way business is conducted. Once-mighty retailers are looking at questionable futures after Amazon eliminated the cost of the brick and mortar store, while Blockbuster was forced into bankruptcy after having its market taken over by Netflix. But car sales are still primarily done in the way they have been for decades, where customers haggle over prices on large inventory dealership lots. One automaker is beginning more »

  • Tesla Shouldn’t Laugh At the i3

    By Sam Mattera - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    On Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) recent earnings call, CEO Elon Musk openly laughed at BMW’s (NASDAQOTH: BAMXF) new electric car, the i3.

    To be fair, the i3 is hardly comparable to Tesla’s Model S -- the former is a mid-priced electric car, the later is a high-performance luxury vehicle.

    But Tesla benefits from the introduction of more plug-in hybrids, and should vigorously applaud BMW’s decision to produce a more »

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