Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Given News Sentiment Rating of -4.17

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Media headlines about Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) have trended extremely negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Tesla earned a media sentiment score of -4.17 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media stories about the electric vehicle producer an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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NASDAQ:TSLA opened at $816.88 on Friday. The stock’s fifty day moving average price is $706.72 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $562.53. Tesla has a 52-week low of $176.99 and a 52-week high of $968.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 1.24. The company has a market cap of $153.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -917.84 and a beta of 1.15.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 29th. The electric vehicle producer reported $1.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.36) by $1.60. Tesla had a negative return on equity of 1.86% and a negative net margin of 0.55%. The firm had revenue of $5.99 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.85 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($2.90) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 31.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Tesla will post -0.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms recently weighed in on TSLA. Cowen boosted their price objective on Tesla from $280.00 to $290.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 18th. Citigroup lowered their price target on Tesla from $312.00 to $246.00 and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 24th. New Street Research upgraded Tesla from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $800.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, March 27th. Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “hold” rating and set a $500.00 price target on shares of Tesla in a research note on Tuesday, May 12th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $240.00 price target on Tesla and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 30th. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Tesla presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $559.74.

In other Tesla news, CFO Zachary Kirkhorn sold 150 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $440.01, for a total transaction of $66,001.50. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 11,432 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,030,194.32. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Andrew D. Baglino sold 300 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, April 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $623.63, for a total value of $187,089.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 4,445 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,772,035.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 5,725 shares of company stock worth $4,575,306. Company insiders own 24.40% of the company’s stock.

Tesla Company Profile

Tesla, Inc designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles, and energy generation and storage systems in the United States, China, Netherlands, Norway, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Automotive, and Energy Generation and Storage. The Automotive segment offers sedans and sport utility vehicles.

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