256.00 +0.32 (0.13%)
After hours: 7:59PM EDT
|Bid||256.00 x 1000|
|Ask||256.18 x 800|
|Day's Range||254.19 - 262.15|
|52 Week Range||176.99 - 387.46|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.34|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Jul 24, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||277.50|
Another high-level Tesla engineering executive has hopped over to Apple. Steve MacManus, who was vice president of engineering at Tesla, is now a senior director at Apple, according to an update on his LinkedIn profile. Bloomberg was the first to report MacManus had taken the position at Apple.
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(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. has hired Steve MacManus, at least the third Tesla Inc. engineering executive to join the Cupertino, California-based technology giant in the last year.MacManus, a Tesla vice president in charge of engineering for car interiors and exteriors, left the carmaker recently and has since joined Apple as a senior director, according to his LinkedIn profile. He worked at Tesla from 2015, after stints at Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors and Aston Martin. His interior-design skills may be applicable at Apple beyond the development of a car. Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment on Monday.Apple also brought in former Tesla drive systems vice president Michael Schwekutsch in March and former chief vehicle engineer Doug Field last August.Apple and Tesla have been hiring each others’ engineers for years, sometimes creating tension. Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk called Apple a “Tesla graveyard” in a 2015 interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt. Some industry analysts and investors have speculated about the companies entering a partnership or even Apple acquiring the carmaker.To contact the reporters on this story: Mark Gurman in Los Angeles at email@example.com;Dana Hull in San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tom Giles at email@example.com, Alistair Barr, Andrew PollackFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Sustained U.S. demand “would be a major inflection point in the Tesla story,” Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives wrote Monday.
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Analyst Craig Irwin at Roth Capital Partners on Monday downgraded Tesla Inc. stock to their equivalent of hold, from buy, saying he sees the shares' risk-reward equation "as well balanced at current levels." Tesla has a "viable path tfor meeting at least the low end" of its guidance to deliver between 360,000 and 400,000 cars this year, he said. Tesla is scheduled to report second-quarter results on Wednesday. The stock is down 22% this year, contrasting with gains of 19% and 16% for the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Amid all the talk of antitrust, government regulation and cryptocurrency plans, it might be nice for Big Tech just to focus on earnings this week — unless they are bad, of course.
The Nio (NYSE:NIO) fundamentals start with the relative success of the ongoing revolution of the electric motor versus the internal combustion motor (ICE). In the last few years, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) did tremendous work in expanding the role of e-cars.Source: Shutterstock Before that, this had been a losing battle. We have had electric vehicles since the 1880s, which was somewhat of a joke back then but is no longer so. Tesla, in spite of all the antics surrounding the Elon Musk, is a smashing success and legitimized the industry. Nio benefits from those efforts.Nevertheless, e-cars are still statistically far behind. It will take decades of continued success for the electric motor to be a close contender to the ICE.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNio is one of the companies that has gained notoriety of late in this sector, yet investing in it is still a long term opportunity. Nio stock is languishing near its lows and far from its flagrant highs. * 7 Defense Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio Perhaps it was bad luck that it went public last year shortly before the stock market October correction, which hit all stocks hard and broke Nio stock price momentum in the process. Also last March the stock spiked close to its all-time high after a special report aired on 60 Minutes, only to restart a correction that was even a bigger disappointment than last October as it hit a low of $2.40 per share. Nio stock bulls were once again trapped in a loss from much higher levels. Nio Stock Investment Is Still ViableThe dips on Wall Street don't always mark the end of a company. This is a broken stock that needs time to heal itself. And therein lies today's opportunity: the charts show a potential to revisit $6 per share.Since mid-June, Nio has set higher lows trying to break out of the $4 neckline. At a certain point the bears will get tired of defending it and the buyers will prevail. Price will overshoot to a measured move that will carry it to $6 per share.But this won't be easy because Nio stock will need the help of the general markets. There will also be resistance at $5 per share as it was the ledge from which the stock fell mid-May. Nio Investment Environment Still Favors the BullsThe environment in which the company operates is still healthy. The global demand for autos is thriving in spite of rhetoric that the new generations don't want to own cars. I vehemently disagree. The global demand for cars is still on fire, especially in the U.S. The Utopian world where we don't want to own cars is still but a dream.NIO has a wide runway ahead and it is up to management to continue to execute plans. The market in China, where it operates, is the largest in the world so the NIO stock price has probably seen its worst days.Long-term investors in NIO are in it regardless of these short-term dips and spikes. For those looking for faster profits they too have an opportunity today. But the technical bullish pattern is developing and the Nio price action could still fail.Earnings are approaching and if the breakout lingers until then the outcome will be binary. The short-term reaction to those make the outcome of this opportunity more so a gamble. But if I am willing to own the shares a little bit longer, then it's a bet with limited potential losses.The Nio stock price is low enough that the downside risk is much smaller than the upside opportunity. This is not the same as saying the stock is cheap, as it sells at four times sales. I typically don't like to take a position into a technical opportunity ahead of when the actual breakout occurs, but I can understand if investors are eager to jump the gun.Options traders can easily do this. If I am willing to own shares now then I can alternatively use options to go long Nio without any money out of pocket. Instead of buying the shares and leaving no room for error, I sell Nio in January at $3 put and collect 65 cents for it. Then I don't even need a rally to profit. I am guaranteed a win as long as Nio stock stays above my strike. Else I own the shares and break even below $2.40.As I said in my prior Nio write-ups, investing in it remains a speculative trade. This tactical setup deserves smaller proportion than fundamental bets and requires intestinal fortitude. I don't risk more than I can lose.Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Join his live chat room free here. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Defense Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio * 10 High-Flying, Overvalued Stocks in Danger of Crashing * 8 Stocks to Buy That Are Growing Faster Than Amazon The post Investment in Nio Stock Could Yield 50% Soon appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Tesla claims short seller Randeep Hothi has endangered Tesla employees in his zeal to gather information on the company, and said in a letter to the court cited by TechCrunch that it still believes a restraining order is needed. Hothi, known on the internet as "skabooshka," is vocal about his short position in Tesla and is part of a group of short sellers and Tesla critics on Twitter known as $TSLAQ. Members of the group monitor Tesla for problems and evidence the electric car maker’s stock is too high.
Giant market players like Facebook (FB), Alphabet (GOOGL), Boeing (BA), Amazon (AMZN) and Tesla (TSLA) will be among those reporting this week.
Economic data and earnings will keep investors busy this week. More than a quarter of the S&P; 500 companies are scheduled to release their earnings.
Tesla Inc. is expected to report second-quarter results after the bell Wednesday amid a rally for its battered stock fueled by better-than-expected quarterly sales.
Investing.com - Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) inched down in midday trade Monday after a downgrade ahead of its earnings report this week.
When it comes to Nio (NYSE:NIO), the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer, I'm on record against owning Nio stock. Click to Enlarge Source: Shutterstock "I believe Nio's Altman Z-Score indicates that if it doesn't shore up its business soon, there's an excellent possibility it could face financial distress in the next 12-24 months," I wrote June 21. I went on to suggest that a combination of potential bankruptcy, increased competition in the electric business, and a negative gross margin, made NIO a losing proposition.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsI got emails telling me to be kinder when talking about Nio. You know what they say: If it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck; it's a duck.However, recommending that someone shouldn't put their hard-earned savings into a money pit like Nio, isn't the same thing as saying all investors should avoid Nio stock. * 10 Tech Stocks That Are Still Worth Your Time (And Money) After the Nio stock price hit a 52-week and all-time low of $2.35 in June, it's bounced back nicely in the first two weeks of July to just under $3.50. If you're an aggressive investor and can afford to lose your entire investment, here's why I believe now is an excellent time to take a chance on NIO. The ES6 Is a Potential Catalyst for NioWhile analysts are cutting the sales forecasts for Nio's first production SUV , the ES8; it's second SUV, the ES6, is now in production. In fact, Nio delivered the first vehicles on June 18 to lucky owners in several Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai. Smaller than the ES8, it packs a pretty punch, delivering between 430 and 536 horsepower, depending on the engine. The 84-kWh battery has a range of 317 miles, making a trip from New York to Boston free of range anxiety. For this reason, while neutral on Nio stock, UBS analyst Paul Gong believes the ES6 could be a gamechanger for the company. Gong estimates that Nio could deliver more than 2,000 of the ES6 monthly in the second half of 2019, providing Nio with a better selling, mass-audience SUV than the ES8. It could be, in Gong's words, "the best selling premium car from a local brand."Although Gong's only got a $4 price target on Nio stock (the average price target of six analysts covering its stock is $7.90) his analysis about Nio's second production car despite an overall skepticism about the company and its stock, ought to be encouraging to aggressive investors.Trading 13% below Gong's target, there's room for investors to make some money in the next 6-12 months. A Potential BankruptcyWhen I bring something like the Altman Z-Score into a conversation about a stock, it's meant to provide a worst-case scenario. Given Nio's financial situation, it could go bankrupt. So, too, could Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). That's the reality of early-stage electric vehicle production. However, Tesla's been able to produce three vehicles with more on the way, by raising additional debt and equity. Nio will likely have to go to investors on more than one occasion over the next 12-24 months to raise additional capital. That's got existing investors worried about dilution. While understandable, if I'm still holding IPO shares bought at $6.26 on Sept. 11, 2018, I'd be thrilled to have a smaller piece of a larger pie, than no piece at all. I can't say whether the Altman Z-Score for Nio is foreshadowing a future bankruptcy. No one can. If you're an aggressive investor, I don't think this enters into your assessment of whether to buy or not.You're interested in whether or not it can move up to its IPO price in short order so that you can make a quick buck off interest in the ES6. It's that simple. Now, if you're an aggressive, long-term investor like Catherine Wood, who is Tesla's number one supporter behind Elon Musk, I think you're more concerned about what the future looks like beyond the ES8 and ES6 because it's hard to stay in the car game with just two models.Originally, Nio planned for its third vehicle to be the ET7 sedan. However, with lagging ES8 sales, it now plans to bring out another vehicle on the ES platform. What that looks like has yet to be revealed, but Nio's future depends on it being a winner. Could the next ES vehicle be Nio's Model 3? We'll find out soon enough. At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Tech Stocks That Are Still Worth Your Time (And Money) * 7 Marijuana Stocks With Critical Levels to Watch * 7 of the Best Smart-Beta ETFs to Target Right Now The post If Youare an Aggressive Investor, NIO Stock Is a Buy Under $3.50 appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Tesla Inc (TSLA) shares are rallying right now. After the controversial company revealed record delivery numbers for its Model 3 vehicle, prices climbed over 15% to $258. However, the stock is still down 22% on a year-to-date basis. So where does that leave investors ahead of the crucial July 24 earnings date? Luckily top Needham analyst Rajvindra Gill has set out his views on the matter in a just-released report.This is a stock that divides investors like no other. And here we can see both sides of the argument, as the five-star analyst sets out both the bull and bear case for Tesla. That involves covering a number of key questions, including whether Tesla can meet its FY19 delivery target of 360-400k vehicles. But which side will win the battle? Let's take a closer look now: The Tesla Bull caseBulls scored a victory after Tesla reported a record-breaking 95,200 deliveries for Q2. They now believe the company can deliver over 200,000 vehicles in 2H19 and hit its annual target. “Although many bulls acknowledge that Tesla has exhausted a large portion of high-end demand in North America, they believe that the global market opportunity for the Model 3, particularly in China and Europe, can offset any weakness in North America” notes Gill.Fans of the stock argue that Tesla will be able to improve gross margins through manufacturing efficiencies, including lowering battery pack costs. Similarly, they argue that Tesla will be able to slash logistical expenses once it ramps production of Model 3s in Gigafactory 3 in China. TSLA expects to do this in 2020- and the initial production target is 250,000 vehicles a year. As for the question of competition, bulls are likely to focus on the company’s full self-driving computer (FSD). “Due to the large size of its fleet, Tesla has had the unique opportunity of using billions of road miles driven (rather than simulation miles) to train its neural networks” says Gill. As a result, many bulls view Tesla's edge in neural network training as a key differentiating factor of its FSD technology. The Tesla Bear CaseBears believe the Q2 delivery figures paint an overly optimistic demand picture. They argue that the key contributing factors to the high delivery figures in 2Q were customers accelerating purchases due to the decline of the U.S. federal tax credit from $3,750 per vehicle to $1,875 after June 30. What’s more, TSLA has enacted aggressive price cuts for the Model S/X, and Model 3 and cut lease pricing. Consequently, bears are skeptical of Tesla's ability to meet its 360-400k delivery target for 2019 and expect the company to face demand challenges for its vehicles in the coming years.Another major concern shared by bears is Tesla's gross margin. Even though the margin has historically been low, it has recently come under additional pressure from declining sales of higher-margin Model S/X (25-30%), a lower mix within Model 3 (release of $35k standard battery), and aggressive pricing.Similarly, Tesla's ability to sustain long-term profitability raises significant questions. For example, even in quarters when Tesla has delivered strong deliveries, it is expected by the Street to post a sizable loss. “In Q2, Tesla's bottom-line is expected to have been significantly impacted by multiple factors, including price cuts, leasing costs, and costs associated with geographic expansion” Gill tells investors. Lastly, bears argue that Tesla's lead in ADAS/autonomy is relatively small and is quickly declining. Beginning in 2020, many believe that L2 vehicles from other OEMs (Toyota, GM, Ford) will reach the mass-market and offer similar capabilities, including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, etc. Where does Gill fall? The analyst firmly states: “We are in the bear camp.” He notes that the FY19 target of 360-400k units implies nearly 140% 2H vs 1H snapback. That works out at an average of 100k deliveries over the next two quarters. “To meet these aggressive targets, we anticipate further price cuts and aggressive leasing plans” Gill tells investors. He has a Sell rating on the stock- after downgrading Tesla from Hold all the way back in July 2018. Furthermore, he expects gross and net profit margins to remain ongoing issues for the automaker. “We believe the automaker will continue to take steps to boost its deliveries at the expense of its bottom line. Thus, we are projecting negative earnings throughout 2019, and limited earnings power in FY20” says Gill.And what’s most worrying is the troubling long-term outlook described by the analyst: “Although Tesla's FSD technology is currently the leading self-driving system in a mass-market vehicle, we believe Tesla's lead in ADAS/autonomy will diminish over time.”He projects mass market vehicles will offer similar and potentially even superior ADAS/autonomous capabilities to market in '20/'21 (e.g. inclusion of driver monitoring). And this increased competitive environment would further hurt TSLA's margins. “Level 2 Advanced ("L2A") vehicles will become ubiquitous over the next several years, diminishing Tesla's competitive advantage in ADAS” says Gill. According to various company estimates, Level 2+ vehicles, with advanced driving capability will reach 35 million cars by 2025, while Level 3/4 could read 5 million cars and Robotaxis 1 million cars. Specifically, both Toyota and Volvo are using Nvidia's DRIVE AP2X featuring AutoPilot, which offers similar capability. These vehicles are set for deployment in 2020. Word on the Street Overall analysts remain highly divided on Tesla’s outlook. Over the last three months the stock has received 9 buy ratings, 5 hold ratings, and no less than 12 sell ratings. Meanwhile we can also see the divergence in price targets- from $500 on the high-end to just $140 on the low-end. The average analyst price target of $263 indicates upside potential of only 2%.
● Abcam hit a three-month low after the life-sciences group said full-year results would fall short of previous guidance. Abcam warned when delivering interim results that it was targeting 10 per cent sales growth. Flagging a new five-year plan to be announced with full results in September, Abcam said it would take the “opportunity to further grow the organisation organically through a programme of internally funded investments”.
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Whether they call it a Freedom Dividend or a baby bond, some 2020 Democratic contenders have embraced the tenets of a universal basic income (UBI). Proponents of UBI — including Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk and Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg — argue that it would help workers impacted by job automation and provide Americans with a safety net. About 36 million Americans — or 25% of U.S. jobs — have “high exposure to automation” over the next few decades, according to a Brookings Institute analysis published in January, with more than 70% of their tasks “at risk of substitution.” Jobs in food preparation, office administration, transportation and production are at greatest risk for automation, the report said.