News stories about Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) have trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Tesla earned a news impact score of -1.61 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media stories about the electric vehicle producer an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Tesla’s score:

Shares of NASDAQ TSLA opened at $338.19 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.82. The stock has a market capitalization of $60.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -29.46 and a beta of 0.48. Tesla has a 1 year low of $244.59 and a 1 year high of $387.46.

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

TSLA has been the subject of several recent research reports. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $195.00 price target on shares of Tesla in a research report on Monday, July 30th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Tesla in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Vertical Group reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Tesla in a research report on Wednesday, September 19th. TheStreet lowered Tesla from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Monday, October 8th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Tesla from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Thirteen research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Tesla has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $319.79.

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

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Tesla Company Profile

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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