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Tesla (TSLA) shares fell Tuesday following a bearish report saying the maker of all-electric vehicles will continue to lose money on an annual basis through 2019. XAutoplay: On | OffJefferies analyst Philippe Houchois initiated coverage of Tesla with an underperform rating and price target of 280, which is 26% below where the shares currently stand. Tesla shares were down 2%, near 377.10 during morning trading in the stock market today. Tesla shares are up 77% this year. "It is with a bit of a heavy heart that we initiate coverage of Tesla at underperform," Houchois wrote in a note to clients Tuesday, saying that boosting production remains the main challenge for Tesla. "Achievements to-date
Amid devastating hurricanes, North Korean missile launches and political upheaval in Washington, equities in the U.S. simply keep jitterbugging their way toward fresh peaks. For 8½ years now, every dip has been followed by a push past the previous high. Yet at some point, even as investors continue reaping the benefits of a market climb that's been fattening wallets and retirement accounts along the way, the party will come to an end. And if you haven't yet given thought to how a long-lasting stock slump could impact your nest egg, now's the time. "The obvious is that the market will correct," said Greg Hammer, president of Hammer Financial Group in Schererville, Indiana. "It's just a matter
Chances are that the market continues to have a muted response, but some bond pros say the announcement could also jolt the markets one way or other, depending on the Fed's tone and its forecast for interest rates. The Federal Open Market Committee is expected to announce Wednesday afternoon that it will start to reverse quantitative easing, the massive bond buying program it initiated during the financial crisis to save the economy. Now with $4.5 trillion in assets on its balance sheet, the Fed is taking the step of moving away from the final stages of that program, which has been to replenish those bonds as they mature. You have the Fed doing this, you don't even know who the chairman is going to be in the next couple of months, you have a chance for a fairly decent change in tax policy…The bigger story is there's no market reaction to much of anything lately," said Michael Schumacher, director of rate strategy at Wells Fargo.