Wedbush Remains a Hold on Tesla (TSLA)

By Ryan Adsit

In a report issued on July 22, Daniel Ives from Wedbush maintained a Hold rating on Tesla (TSLAResearch Report), with a price target of $230. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $264.88.

According to, Ives is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 7.0% and a 60.2% success rate. Ives covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Nuance Communications, Uber Technologies Inc, and Tenable Holdings Inc.

Tesla has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $262.64, representing a -0.8% downside. In a report issued on July 22, Roth Capital also downgraded the stock to Hold with a $238 price target.

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Based on Tesla’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending March 31, the company reported a quarterly GAAP net loss of $702 million. In comparison, last year the company had a GAAP net loss of $718 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 46 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of TSLA in relation to earlier this year. Last month, Ira Matthew Ehrenpreis, a Director at TSLA bought 8,492 shares for a total of $251,873.

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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 Automotive, and Energy Generation and Storage segments.