Tesla close to agreement with Shanghai authorities on plant building

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USA automakers must have a local partner in China; the factory would be Tesla's first outside the United States. They now have a $368.00 target price on the electric vehicle producer's stock. UBS maintained the shares of TSLA in report on Friday, October 30 with "Sell" rating.

Tesla Inc. Model S 90D electric vehicles are parked at the company's charging station in the Starfield Hanam shopping complex, operated by Shinsegae Co., in Hanam, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

By setting up the local production, Tesla is able to continue its massive growth in China. In April, it was reported that Tesla might set up a production base in Guangdong province. Morgan Stanley reissued an "overweight" rating and issued a $305.00 price objective on shares of Tesla in a research report on Saturday, March 25th.

Among 24 analysts covering Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), 10 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 10 Hold. Tesla has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $288.17. The stock decreased 0.43% or $1.6 during the last trading session, reaching $369.8. 2,833,459 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $331.64 and a 200-day moving average price of $271.08. The stock of Noble Corporation Ordinary Shares (UK) (NYSE:NE) has "Underperform" rating given on Friday, December 16 by RBC Capital Markets. The clarification builds on previous statements by Tesla CEO Elon Musk several years ago that the Gigafactory would produce more lithium ion cells than the entire world's capacity at the time.

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The current share price indicate that stock is -2.52% away from its one year high and is moving 28.56% ahead of its 52-week low. Company's distance from 20 day simple moving average is -26.38% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is -29.07%.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 3rd. The company had revenue of $2.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.56 billion. Tesla had a negative return on equity of 17.13% and a negative net margin of 8.46%. Analysts anticipate that Tesla will post ($5.80) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Shares of Tesla (NASDAQ TSLA) opened at 369.80 on Monday.

Tesla's shares rose about 2 percent in after-hours US trading. The shares were sold at an average price of $286.28, for a total value of $715,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 170,546 shares in the company, valued at $48,823,908.88. Reilly Fincl Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation owns 535 shares or 0.02% of their United States portfolio. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 63.77% of the company's stock.