Tesla Stock: Time to Sell?

Up about 250% year to date, Tesla Motors'  (NASDAQ: TSLA  ) stock has been soaring. In fact, in the last two months alone, the stock has raced upwards by more than 100%. Does this mean it's time to sell the stock?

Fool contributor Daniel Sparks thinks that, as long as the business is meeting or exceeding your expectations, there's no reason for long-term investors to sell -- whether the stock is overvalued or not. And, as Daniel explains in the video below, Tesla's business is firing on all cylinders.

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  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 6:10 PM, shineridge wrote:

    How can the companies stock be up so much when so FEW people are actually buying their cars ??? Yeh, I've read that some RICH folks have bought one, but there's just NO WAY they are selling many to average people, people with AVERAGE incomes. NOT with the cars limitations and PRICE tag. Forget it.

  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 6:22 PM, trigger46 wrote:

    They have sold all they can make. They can't make them fast enough to keep up with demand. That is why, shiner.

  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 7:09 PM, autoinsider wrote:

    They are not SELLING all they can make. A large percentage are leases with a guaranteed buyback at a somewhat inflated price. The jury is still out on that business model.

  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 9:57 PM, luckyagain wrote:

    Unfortunately I have seen many stocks that have soared crash and it almost always happens much faster than investors expect. So take so profit and if it soars some more be happy; if it crashes you will have made some money. Being too greedy almost always fails in the end.

  • Report this Comment On July 05, 2013, at 1:07 AM, Studyearnenjoy wrote:

    I see that copy of Tap Dancing to Work behind you, nice nice. But to me it seems like Tesla is obviously incredibly overvalued at this point. Whether or not you should sell shares is a bit harder to answer than whether or not you should buy TSLA right now, to which the answer is a resounding and obvious no. If I had shares I think the most intelligent thing to do would be to sell ALL of them. I'd be giddy over a capital gain like that. A lot of shareholders in TSLA are being way too greedy and they're going to inevitably get crushed. Then again that's just my opinion.

  • Report this Comment On July 05, 2013, at 9:29 AM, QQ007 wrote:

    And while you "professional" critics were been busy chatting on about how the stock is "over-valued," Tesla jumped almost another 10% this week--so far. Sure, I can hop out at some point if it seems like the stock is slowing down, but that point isn't in sight right now. In the meantime I decided to jump in the game and enjoy the upswing, instead of sitting at the sidelines missing out because I was listening to you know-it-alls, who aren't making money. Tesla is an emerging market with huge growth ahead. And I'm enjoying the ride.

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