Tesla (TSLA) Receives a Buy from Oppenheimer

By Ryan Adsit

Oppenheimer analyst Colin Rusch assigned a Buy rating to Tesla (TSLAResearch Report) today and set a price target of $968.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $1009.35, close to its 52-week high of $1027.48.

According to TipRanks.com, Rusch is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 24.1% and a 55.3% success rate. Rusch covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as American Superconductor, SolarEdge Technologies, and Westport Fuel Systems.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Tesla is a Hold with an average price target of $733.43, representing a -24.3% downside. In a report issued on June 18, Jefferies also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $1200.00 price target.

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Based on Tesla’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending March 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $5.99 billion and net profit of $16 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $4.54 billion and had a GAAP net loss of $702 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 59 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.