Media stories about Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) have trended neutral on Tuesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Tesla earned a media sentiment score of 0.44 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media coverage about the electric vehicle producer an news buzz score of 3 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Tesla’s ranking:

NASDAQ:TSLA opened at $353.47 on Tuesday. Tesla has a twelve month low of $244.59 and a twelve month high of $387.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $60.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -30.79 and a beta of 0.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.82, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.81.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 24th. The electric vehicle producer reported $2.90 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($1.77) by $4.67. Tesla had a negative return on equity of 34.27% and a negative net margin of 10.22%. The firm had revenue of $6.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.67 billion. As a group, research analysts expect that Tesla will post -5.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

TSLA has been the subject of several research reports. Morningstar set a $179.00 price target on Tesla and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $195.00 price target on shares of Tesla in a research note on Monday, July 30th. UBS Group reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $195.00 price target on shares of Tesla in a research note on Monday, July 30th. ValuEngine downgraded Tesla from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Nomura reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $450.00 price target on shares of Tesla in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. Thirteen analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $318.58.

In other Tesla news, insider Jerome M. Guillen sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $306.00, for a total value of $306,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 8,598 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,630,988. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Linda Johnson Rice sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $340.68, for a total value of $1,022,040.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 3,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,022,040. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 25,375 shares of company stock worth $8,668,760. Insiders own 22.80% of the company’s stock.

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About Tesla

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 firm operates through Automotive, and Energy Generation and Storage segments.

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