Tesla Flummoxes the Analysts As Much As It Does You

Standard & Poor's last week initiated coverage of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA  ) with a sell recommendation. A day before that, Wedbush Securities raised its rating on Tesla to outperform from neutral.

In this segment of "Motor Money", analysts Rex Moore and John Rosevear try to make sense of it all, and offer up their take on what a Tesla investor should be doing.

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  • Report this Comment On October 22, 2013, at 6:49 PM, speculawyer wrote:

    Stop thinking of it as an automaker.

    Tesla his a hot silicon Valley stock that a lot of rich silicon valley people want to own just to be part of the revolution. Rational valuation has little to do with it.

  • Report this Comment On October 22, 2013, at 7:33 PM, nonqual wrote:


    You nailed the Wedbush flaw. The Model E is an amorphous hope; but what the hey, the country elected and re-elected its commander and chief on the same basis--follow me I'm right behind you.

  • Report this Comment On October 23, 2013, at 9:05 AM, drax7 wrote:

    Tesla could be selling 50,000 model s and 50,000 model x in 2015. With a net profit of 10,000 per car that equates to a billion dollars profit. At a p/e of 30 to 50 that gives a mkt cap above today's value. All that before model e.

    So why are you so skeptical and outright scared and practically sabotaging the whole thing.

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