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  2. Thoughts On Tesla

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

    What's this forum's view on Tesla trading around $270ish....... Do you guys think it's a buy? Long term or short term? Tesla ...

    +5 67 comments21 Mar 2019 -

  3. Lmao Tesla

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

    So Elon Musk tweeted a series of erratic comments stating that he is considering taking Tesla private at $420 per share, which represents a 23% premium on Monday's closing price of ~$340. As a result the stock shot up, reports were the tweets might b ...

    +15 121 comments12 Aug 2018 -

  4. As the title says, you either love this guy or hate him. To me, he's gotta be the funniest/cheekiest CEO of our time. The amount of cheeky, snide comments he makes is just hilarious and he ends up roasting interviewers through his sheer intellect. So ...

    +8 42 comments10 Aug 2018 -

  5. "There is much to admire in the Tesla story but there is one aspect of the story that I find puzzling, and if I were an equity investor, troubling. It is the way in which Tesla has chosen to, and continues to, finance itself. Over the last decade, as ...

    +7 116 comments24 Aug 2017 -

  6. I'm sure most of you caught the news a few days ago that every Tesla coming off the assembly line now has full self-driving hardware. That was the headline. Almost as interesting was this gem buried in the fine print: you're not allowed to use y ...

    +26 107 comments26 Dec 2016 -

  7. In an interview yesterday, I was asked how I would go about valuing Tesla... What would be the most appropriate way to answer this question? And what are some of the most important things you would need to consider. Would you use a DCF with a long project ...

    +5 26 comments3 Sep 2018 -

  8. I know Tesla's stock has been on fire, but with one of their actual cars bursting into flames, does anyone else see tremendous downside in this stock? I mean, Elon's a genius and all, one of the best out-of-the-box thinkers of our generation and ...

    +6 22 comments19 Jun 2018 -

  9. Long TSLA Update: Smartest Guys in the Room

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

    "You could then go twice long the market, be short my portfolio, and have 2X the market plus a few percent, minus your cost of the additional carry. And that's the proposition, and that's why short selling alpha is so prized in the marketpl ...

    +17 20 comments23 Jun 2018 -

  10. Mod Note: This post is from Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter. WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount... just email [email protected] & mention "WSO Monkey Discount". You can follow Jared on twitter: @dailydirtnap Somet ...

    +35 61 comments1 Jan 2014 -

  11. For better or for worse, there's a very unique feeling when everything goes completely according to plan yet nobody seems to care or notice. Such is the case with our favorite company of the moment, Tesla Motors. For those unaware, TSLA has rocketed ...

    +7 72 comments19 May 2013 -

  12. I have been interested in some of the ideas that Elon Musk has, so I have l been looking into his companies. I have come to the conclusion that many of them are nothing more than scams. SpaceX isn't a real independent company considering it survives ...

    +3 103 comments20 Apr 2014 -

  13. How you shorters feeling now? 40% of float short is now at 29%. Who hung on? once that number gets to about 10%, if its still north of 90, sell. 14bn market cap for that company, lmfao. Tesla short squeeze ...

    122 comments9 Jul 2013 -

  14. Tesla Model X

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    It's basically a minivan that goes from zero to sixty in 3.2 seconds. Who is ordering one? http://nypost.com/2015/09/30/tesla-unveils-model-x... Tesla car ...

    29 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  15. TSLA as big as AAPL?

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

    Just wondering what you monkeys think about Elon Musk's nutty call that by 2025 Tesla will have a $700 billion market cap comparable to Apple's current situation. I think that Musk is a genius, but he should probably tone down statements such as ...

    +1 39 comments15 Feb 2015 -

  16. So @"Edmundo Braverman" finally woke up and sold his stake before this sell-off (slow clap), and I barely held onto my puts but will likely sell them tomorrow... I thought the call was interesting. Musk and the CFO insisted that they are still s ...

    41 comments9 Nov 2013 -

  17. This is a great article on the outlook Silicon Valley companies often have. It seems like they are making progress for the sake of progress sometime. I like how well they point how how these companies have left their core constituency behind (Apple's ...

    +2 20 comments13 Jan 2017 -

  18. Mod Note: this was originally posted on 3/7/12 Everybody loves a gimmick, whether it’s the novelty of the high-flying social media companies run by twenty-somethings with nothing to lose but their oversize sweatshirts or the possibility of harnessing cold ...

    +5 29 comments16 Mar 2013 -

  19. I taught the first session of my valuation class, that I previewed in my last post, today. As part of that class, I do what I call a “valuation of the week”, where I pick a company and value it and then post both my valuation (with the spreadsheet and the ...

    +4 21 comments9 Sep 2013 -

  20. So plenty has happened since my last post on Tesla, and to the untrained eye it seems like only good news coming from the Tesla hype-mobile. Well, despite my own thoughts on these things, this post is going to contain no more color than I’ve already given ...

    +5 15 comments12 Apr 2013 -

  21. This could be used for many companies, but let's say Tesla. Say you rent a place and put a camera next to the Tesla factory/factories. As each truck delivering Teslas comes out, you count the number of trucks by later watching the camera recordings. ...

    +2 7 comments14 Aug 2019 -

  22. Elon Musk has once again made another big announcement upon the acquisition of a company. He stated that he believed that the Tesla Solar Roof will cost less than a regular roof. Musk told the crowd that he had just returned from a meeting with his new so ...

    +1 11 comments22 Nov 2016 -

  23. Racking my brain to somehow arrive at profitability for Tesla in the first quarter of 2013 has me coming up empty. Some numbers for you, accompanied by my explanations of where they came from. [Update: Something interesting a bit of field research has com ...

    +3 11 comments13 Mar 2013 -

  24. Starting from Tesla's self-driving technology and Uber's effort to create a non-human driven "taxi", the Softbank and associated investors thought it would be a wise investment decision to insert 1$ Billion into Uber, which is prepping ...

    +2 6 comments15 Mar 2019 -

  25. From my blog, http://huntingforcommoncents.wordpress.com, with thanks to BlackHat for the collaboration and review---------------- Everybody loves a gimmick, whether it's the novelty of the high-flying social media companies run by twenty-somethings ...

    +4 10 comments9 Mar 2013 -

  26. http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/auto-dealer... Republicans in NC are pushing a bill that would ban Tesla in NC. Thoughts? Is this good for free-markets when governments can just just ban companies without any good reason. north carolina Tesla ...

    9 comments15 May 2013 -

  27. GE and TSLA Punishing Short Sellers

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

    Not every day do you get to see two of Wall Street's most shorted stocks both jump 14% on the same day. Sure, you could argue that the economic situations of both General Electric and Tesla haven't changed one bit and that this is all just a sho ...

    +1 5 comments5 Oct 2018 -

  28. Bloomberg News: Loic Le Meur @loic @elonmusk the San Mateo supercharger is always full with idiots who leave their tesla for hours even if already charged. 9:00 PM- 10 Dec 2016 * San Mateo, CA Bloomberg News: Elon Musk @elonmusk @loic You're right, t ...

    +1 5 comments17 Jan 2017 -

  29. Tesla released a press release that says it exceeded its sales targets for Q1 and that it is amending its guidance to full profitability for Q1. 4750 sales vs 4500 expected. http://www.teslamotors.com/about/press/releases/te... I know that there was a thr ...

    5 comments1 Apr 2013 -

  30. This was a juicy little story that came out today...apparently someone double-counted some projected indebtedness for SolarCity which dropped the projected valuation range by $400m. That comes out to right around 15% of the $2.6Bn deal...which made me pau ...

    +1 3 comments31 Aug 2016 -

  31. Tesla Reasearch

    Equity Research

    Anyone have any worthwhile research? Investigating for a potential client, if you want I can send you anything from BAML and have some others saved. Let me know if you want it. Tesla Tesla Motors Salary Yes Yes 447328 408995 395077 354876 413208 ...

    3 comments30 Jul 2012 -

  32. I know we've all slobbed on this guy's knob lately, but Jesus, the dude does not stop. Elon Musk's team has apparently come up with a way to design rocket parts using only hand-gestures "through the air" and immediately print them ...

    2 comments26 Aug 2013 -

  33. The Fundamentals of Elon Musk

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

    No matter the new level of unpredictability that Elon Musk's Twitter account reaches, it seems that the value creation and product adoration leaves Tesla's client base impression of the company unperturbed. How does a company reach that level of ...

    +1 1 comment27 Feb 2019 -

  34. Tesla

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

    Alright folks...you've heard the news. Elon has created another stir with a post claiming he is considering taking TESLA private (as possibly $420/sh). At that price- someone could buy BMW and FORD yet they are choosing to buy TESLA which isn't ...

    +1 1 comment7 Aug 2018 -

  35. An enigma called Elon Musk

    Other Industries

    Has anyone noticed that most of Elon Musk's airs and manners are atypical of CEOs. To snub Wall Street analysts at the earnings call, engage in a spat with an ex-employee for 'sabotage' and now to close several of Tesla's home solar in ...

    +1 1 comment22 Jun 2018 -

  36. "This is a financial analyst call--this is not a TED talk"- Toni Sacconaghi, analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co Tired of hearing analysts asking "boring" questions, Elon Musk, rather uncharacteristically, criticized and even cut ...

    +1 1 comment3 May 2018 -

  37. We've been missing Elon Musk in the news recently. When Elon isn't sharing his fear of AI taking over the human race, he's losing hair again, worrying about the Model 3's upcoming production deadlines: Mr. Musk has good reason to worry ...

    +2 1 comment19 Mar 2018 -

  38. Last week a Tesla customer tweeted "@elonmusk can you guys program the car once in park to move back the seat and raise the steering wheel? Steering wheel is wearing" and within 30 minutes Musk replies with "Good point. We will add that to ...

    1 comment23 Aug 2017 -

  39. With Ford's stock price having toppled to $11 from $17 under Mark Fields leadership, Jim Hackett who stepped in as CEO last week has inherited a long route of recovery in catching up with new technologies and realigning the company's strategies. ...

    +2 1 comment1 Jun 2017 -

  40. Tesla recently cut the ribbon on a massive new battery plant in Southern California. The plant, which took $5B to construct, represents the continued fulfillment of Elon Musk's mission to vertically integrate. As Tesla produces better batteries for a ...

    30 Jan 2017 -

  41. Dealership Racket

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    Happy new year Monkeys, perhaps not for Tesla. It looks like the dealership association has won at least part of the battle. Being from Silicon Valley this hits close to home. Tesla has been rejected to receive a license renewal for selling new vehicles i ...

    1 Jan 2017 -

  42. Tesla Elon Musk ...

    19 Jun 2013 -