Barclays Keeps a Sell Rating on Tesla (TSLA)

By Ryan Adsit

In a report issued on October 22, Brian Johnson from Barclays maintained a Sell rating on Tesla (TSLAResearch Report), with a price target of $125.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $420.63.

According to TipRanks.com, Johnson is ranked 0 out of 5 stars with an average return of -8.6% and a 48.1% success rate. Johnson covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Magna International, Garrett Motion, and Otis Worldwide.

Tesla has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $377.26, which is a -10.6% downside from current levels. In a report issued on October 8, RBC Capital also maintained a Sell rating on the stock with a $290.00 price target.

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Tesla’s market cap is currently $392.7B and has a P/E ratio of 1062.20. The company has a Price to Book ratio of 42.01.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 71 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of TSLA in relation to earlier this year.

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Tesla, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of fully electric vehicles, energy generation and storage systems. It also provides vehicle service centers, supercharger station, and self-driving capability. The company operates through the following segments: Automotive and Energy Generation and Storage. The Automotive segment includes the design, development, manufacture and sale of electric vehicles. The Energy Generation and Storage segment includes the design, manufacture, installation, sale, and lease of stationary energy storage products and solar energy systems, and sale of electricity generated by its solar energy systems to customers. It develops energy storage products for use in homes, commercial facilities and utility sites. The company was founded by Jeffrey B. Straubel, Elon Reeve Musk, Martin Eberhard, and Marc Tarpenning on July 1, 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.