News headlines about Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tesla earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the electric vehicle producer an impact score of 44.4905370103033 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Tesla's Troubling Executive Churn Tests Musk's Management Chops (finance.yahoo.com)
- Tesla S for children (finance.yahoo.com)
- Tesla could be falling short of key Model 3 goal, but who’s counting, analyst says (finance.yahoo.com)
- Tesla Inc’s Tardiness Is Making a Wreck of TSLA Stock (investorplace.com)
- [$$] Tesla: Model 3 Scrutiny Intensifies as ‘Stalkers’ Circle (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Tesla (NASDAQ TSLA) traded down $4.25 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $321.35. 6,112,652 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,189,634. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.80, a current ratio of 0.86 and a quick ratio of 0.56. The stock has a market cap of $55,000.32, a PE ratio of -27.26 and a beta of 1.01. Tesla has a 52-week low of $250.24 and a 52-week high of $389.61.
TSLA has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. UBS lifted their target price on shares of Tesla to $365.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Vetr cut shares of Tesla from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $331.97 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Tesla from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Cascend Securities cut shares of Tesla from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $250.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, Goldman Sachs set a $205.00 target price on shares of Tesla and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Thirteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $321.86.
In other news, Director Kimbal Musk sold 4,065 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $312.08, for a total transaction of $1,268,605.20. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 154,589 shares in the company, valued at approximately $48,244,135.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Eric Branderiz sold 801 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $354.58, for a total transaction of $284,018.58. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 1,287 shares in the company, valued at $456,344.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 7,719 shares of company stock worth $2,506,406 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 23.10% of the company’s stock.
Tesla, Inc, formerly Tesla Motors, Inc, designs, develops, manufactures and sells fully electric vehicles, and energy storage systems, as well as installs, operates and maintains solar and energy storage products. The Company operates through two segments: Automotive, and Energy generation and storage.
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