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Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-three brokerages that are covering the stock, American Banking News.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $176.22.

A number of research firms have recently commented on TSLA. Analysts at Wedbush raised their price target on shares of Tesla Motors from $205.00 to $225.00 in a research note on Thursday. Separately, analysts at Dougherty & Co raised their price target on shares of Tesla Motors from $200.00 to $325.00 in a research note on Thursday. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group downgraded shares of Tesla Motors to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $220.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $190.00.

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) traded up 9.89% on Thursday, hitting $212.787. 4,655,084 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Tesla Motors has a 52 week low of $33.80 and a 52 week high of $206.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $173.4 and its 200-day moving average is $160.8. The company’s market cap is $26.086 billion. Tesla Motors also was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 127,028 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 134% compared to the average daily volume of 54,311 call options.

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 19th. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $615.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $657.15 million. On average, analysts predict that Tesla Motors will post $1.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Tesla Motors, Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) designs, develops, manufactures and sells electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components.

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