Benzinga  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) is up more than 2 percent today after the company announced that its Model S deliveries were higher than expected. Analysts were thrilled by the news, but Citron Research got some attention after tweeting a...
Benzinga  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Joel Elconin is the co-host of Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep, a daily trading idea radio show. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: MSFT) shares were trading higher by $5.55 (2.3 percent) at $274.70 in Friday's session. The catalyst for the rally is a...
TheStreet.com  5 hrs ago  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Tesla stock traded up at the open today, as Tesla reported 11,507 cars delivered in the June quarter, beating revised expectations. The company isn't on track -- one it set for itself -- to make its 2015 sales goals, but...
Benzinga  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Update, 10:57 a.m. ET, Citron comment to Benzinga: "[T]hey lowered deliveries early part of the year and now they just met the original delivery schedule. The ultimate wall st trick of lowering a bar to just jump over it." Tesla Motors Inc...
Clusterstock  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Bank of America Merril Lynch thinks Tesla is an expensive stock. But in a note on Thursday, the firm raised its price target on the stock to $180 from $65, a 177% increase.  BAML maintains an "Underperform" rating on shares.  Tesla...
Forbes  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Tesla Motors is unique because it is not merely selling cars but also selling new technologies. Essentially, betting on Tesla Motors involves betting on a new technology. The company has to not only sell cars but also build out the infrastructure...
Clusterstock  9 hrs ago  Comment 
In its ongoing quest to behave slightly more like a normal car company, Tesla has been reporting how many vehicles it delivered each quarter. In the second quarter, the company delivered 11,507 vehicles. " This was a new company record for the...
Wall Street Journal  10 hrs ago  Comment 
MarketWatch  Jul 2  Comment 
Shares of HealthNet, Progress Software also see active trade on Thursday.
Clusterstock  Jul 1  Comment 
Access to Tesla's Supercharger network is one of the biggest perks to owning a Model  S. At a Supercharger, an owner can have their Model S charged up for free in about 30 minutes.  And owners can do this for the lifetime of the...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 1  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 1  Comment 
Shares of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) have been on a massive run, up more than 40 percent ($81) in last three months. According to Rich Ross, Managing Director and Head of Technical Analysis at Evercore ISI, this momentum will continue in...


Tesla Motors (TSLA) (NASDAQ:TSLA) designs, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles. Its first product, Tesla Roadster, is the first federally compliant electric vehicle that can travel on on the highway. The company has intellectual property in its electric powertrain technology. The company has a distribution network of 12 stores in North America and Europe. The company plans to release the Model S later on in the year. [1]

Electric automobile industry is an attractive industry. With the success of the hybrid vehicles, consumer tastes are changing. Furthermore, with government intervention, Tesla was able to receive a $465.0 million long-term loan under the United States Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program. According to Frost & Sullivan, a business research and consulting firm, the market for electric-based vehicles, which include hybrids and plug-in hybrid cars, is expected to grow from 1.75 million, 3% of new cars sold, in 2008 to 10.6 million worldwide, 14% of new cars sold, by 2015. [1]

The company's initial public offering of stock filed on the NASDAQ and went public on 29 June 2010. It was priced at $17, above the initial price range of $14-$16. The major shareholders include VantagePoint Venture Partners, Bay Area Equity Fund, and others. Toyota also made a $50 million private placement. [2] [1]

For FY2009 with year ended 31 December 2009, the company reported total revenues of $111.94 million, a large increase from $14.74 million in total revenue for FY2008. Furthermore, the company had a net loss of $55.74 million for FY2009, an increase from $82.78 million in net loss for FY2008. [1]


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