Tesla, Inc. TSLA Shares are up 7% this week, breaking through $180 for the first time in a month.
What happened: future fund‘S Gary Black weighed in Change in sentiment towards the stock and the reasons why.
Boost catalysts include:
- CEO Elon Muskbelieves that auto gross margin is likely to bottom out in the second quarter.
- probability Musk shifts his focus to Tesla with Linda Yaccarino Taking on the role of CEO Twitter.
- Two next-generation vehicles, potentially priced between $25,000 and $30,000, will hit the market by the end of 2024, with potential demand at around five million units.
- Cybertruck The market launch is planned for the fourth quarter, with a potential of over 250,000 units in 2024.
- Tesla hints at small-scale advertising likely to accelerate EV adoption without relying on price cuts.
- From an investor perspective, Tesla is the next company in the artificial intelligence space. The total addressable market opportunity for the Optimus bot is likely to be $5 trillion to $10 trillion based on the forecast of 5,000 to 10,000 units.
Why it matters: Tesla stock has remained in a weak range on concerns that volume will not pick up despite multiple aggressive price cuts. Investors were also concerned about the potential impact of the price cuts on margins.
The first quarter results released in April proved that these fears were not unfounded. Core margin, which is auto gross margin excluding regulatory credit, slipped below the 20 percent mark during the quarter.
The Musk’s comments at the annual shareholders’ meeting held this week should inspire confidence in the company’s fundamentals and future prospects. This, in turn, could prove positive for the stock.
Price promotion: According to Tesla, Friday’s session closed 1.84% higher at $180.14 Benzinga Pro dates.
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