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Short burn: Tesla shares spike, dealing Musk sceptics a $2.3b loss

07 August 2018, 10:55 | Kelvin Horton

Elon Musk speaks at a Boring Company community meeting in Bel Air Los Angeles California

Elon Musk speaks at a Boring Company community meeting in Bel Air Los Angeles California

Tesla Inc shares soared as much as 15 percent on Thursday, a day after the electric auto maker reported quarterly results, and financial analytics firm S3 Partners said short-sellers were slammed with more than $1.1 billion in paper losses on the day. In other words, this is the amount of money each share of stock would receive if all of the profits were distributed to the outstanding shares at the end of the year. The institutional ownership stake in the corporation is 76.50%. (NASDAQ:TSLA). Sigma Planning stated it has 4,670 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Soma Equity Partners LP bought a new position in Tesla during the 1st quarter worth approximately $45,242,000. 100.60 million shares or 4.72% more from 96.06 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. (TSLA), we can see that the stock moved 13.99% for the last five trades. The company exchanged hands with 5037961 shares contrast to its average daily volume of 8.51M shares while its relative volume stands at 0.59. The firm has a market capitalization of $50.46 billion, a PE ratio of -25.28 and a beta of 0.91. Now trading with a market value of 53.07B, the company has a mix of catalysts and obstacles that spring from the nature of its operations. The company's distance from 52-week high price is -23.48% and while the current price is 21.89% from 52-week low price.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Tesla Motors inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) now has a Weekly Volatility of 3.66% percent while its Monthly Volatility is at 4.19% percent. The cost of selling goods last quarter was 2.95 billion, yielding a gross basic income of 462.33 million. For the last quarter, the company posted a quarterly EPS of -3.06.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. The rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan with "Sell" on Wednesday, April 4.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Finviz, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2.9 out of the scale from 1 to 5, where 1 stands for Buy and 5 means Sell. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a "neutral" rating and issued a $265.00 price objective on shares of Tesla in a research note on Friday, June 22nd. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock presently held by all its shareholders, counting share blocks held by institutional shareholders and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. They may be highly optimistic, but will soon realize that it takes more than optimism to secure profits in the stock market.

Stryker Corporation (SYK) climbed 0.88% and its total traded volume was 1.41 million shares contrast to the average volume of 1.4 million shares. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 20,964 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $7,531,736.28. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Other Wall Street experts have also recently posted reports on these shares. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

At least three brokerages raised their price targets and one upgraded the stock to "outperform" from "perform".

Earlier this year, despite growing investor unease about Tesla's failure to ramp up its flagship Model 3's production rate, the supply of stock available for shorting began dwindling.

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