Summary The Tesla Model X was first expected to launch last year, the car was delayed and was scheduled to launch in 20145, and now it would appear that it has been delayed until 2015. Musk also said that they also need to make sure that its 'house was in order' after their recent expansion of the Model S into new markets including Europe and Asia. As yet no exact date in 2015 has been given for the launch of the Tesla Model X, the vehicle will retail for just under $50,000 when it launches next year.
Summary Growth stocks can be some of the most exciting picks in the market, as these high-flyers can captivate investors' attention, and produce big gains as well. This firm, which is in the Domestic Auto industry, saw EPS growth of 104.3% last year, and is looking great for this year too. In fact, the current growth estimate for this year calls for earnings-per-share growth of 396.1%.
Summary Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) , Thor Industries (NYSE: THO ) , Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM ) , and Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG ) make and sell vastly different products in different industries to entirely different demographics. Third, as production increases it can be reasonably sure that increased production will result in increased revenue while also realizing possibly fewer costs per unit due to economies of scale. Fools should look for companies that are production-constrained but be cautious to make sure that the reason for the constraint isn't due to goof-ups in the factory but demand from the consumer.
Summary Synergies between Tesla ( TSLA ) and cousin company SolarCity ( SCTY ) don't end with Musk. Apple (AAPL) was downgraded by Barclays to equal weight (hold) from overweight (buy). The analyst said the tech giant could be the next Microsoft (MSFT), an aging technology firm whose new products are "unlikely to move the needle like the old days." The small-cap S&P 600 and the IBD 50 surged 1.2% and 1.1%, respectively. Volume fell on the NYSE but rose on the Nasdaq.
Summary The last few months have been highly successful for the electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc ( NASDAQ:TSLA ). In line with this ambition, Tesla will release plans this week outlining its vision for a 'giga-factory' in which it will produce the lithium-ion batteries which will be utilized in its next line of vehicles. The word 'giga' is used advisedly; according to murmurings on the subject, this could be the largest battery-making facility in the world.
Summary The Apple Tesla iCar is not so far fetched now, is it? "Apple could rent them as fast as it could build them." Apple already has a set-top box to stream movies and shows, and it continues to enhance the software and the content offerings.
Summary Feb. 21, 2014 1:34 PM ET | About: TSLA by: Michael Blair. The real action is likely to be in 2015 when Tesla will start the year with an expected production rate of 1,000 vehicles a week. By that time the Model X will be in the market and I expect it will make up 12,000 of the 52,000 vehicles I am modeling for 2015 sales.
Summary Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne is no stranger to being an early adopter of technology. Of course, becoming the first major retailer to accept Bitcoin was no easy task. Payment processor Coinbase flew an employee out to Salt Lake City to help work with Overstock to make it a reality.
Summary Tesla Motors Inc ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) founder Elon Musk's net worth is just about to add another digit, reaching $9.7 billion after Tesla stocks jumped 12.6% after the car company impressed investors with its fourth quarter and full-year 2013 earnings, according to a Wealth-X report. If all that wasn't enough, he's also talked about developing a prototype for a new type of public transport that would be faster and cheaper than rail. Called the hyperloop, the billionaire entrepreneur originally proposed it in August 2013 for transit up and down the west coast, and offered to make a working model to prove that it would work after no one else stepped up to the challenge.
Summary Has Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)'s valuation become ridiculous, or not? The Street Ratings Team has upgraded Tesla Motors Inc ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) from Sell to Hold, citing a number of strengths, like robust revenue growth, reasonable debt levels, and solid stock performance and financial position. However, the one thing they don't like is the automaker's profit margins.
Summary You can hold a position in Tesla while strictly limiting your downside risk with a hedged portfolio, such as the one shown below. Given that Tesla shares spiked even after the company gave that guidance -- and given the shares' huge run-up over the last year -- some Tesla investors may want to add downside protection here. One way to do that would be to construct a hedged portfolio around a Tesla position.