Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Upgraded to "Sell" by BidaskClub

Lloyd Doyle
April 16, 2018

J Goldman & Company Lp bought 90,267 shares as the company's stock rose 5.09% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Leon Cooperman held 168,400 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $17.65 million, up from 93,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sterling Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Ppl Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $19.29 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.28% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $20.04. About 427,564 shares traded. It has outperformed by 6.26% the S&P500.

Christopher A. Winham decreased its stake in Tesla Inc (TSLA) by 26.1% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 1,993 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $621,000, up from 940 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Virginia-based Quantitative Inv Mngmt Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). 13,520,286 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 10,129,047. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 8.23%.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $367,903 activity. 2,892 shares were sold by HAGEDORN KATHERINE LITTLEFIELD, worth $258,834. Musk Kimbal sold $1.27 million worth of stock or 4,065 shares. Shares for $476,944 were sold by FIELD JOHN DOUGLAS. The positive are 29%. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno reported 1.08% of its portfolio in Tesla, Inc. Roth Capital maintained the shares of SPAR in report on Tuesday, October 17 with "Buy" rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, August 8 by Argus Research. Morgan Stanley set a $379.00 price target on shares of Tesla and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, February 8 by Dougherty.

In related news, VP Eric Branderiz sold 801 shares of Tesla stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 24th. The rating was maintained by Guggenheim on Thursday, January 4 with "Buy". As per Wednesday, October 7, the company rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird. As per Monday, October 16, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Thursday, August 4 to "Overweight".

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.80, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a current ratio of 0.86. It is positive, as 42 investors sold AXP shares while 442 reduced holdings. 69 funds took positions and 206 increased positions. Strs Ohio owns 48,500 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Boston Family Office Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA). Glg Lc holds 6,400 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Farmers & Merchants invested in 230 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Jefferies Limited Company invested 0% in Tesla, Inc. The New York-based Tanaka Cap Mgmt Inc has invested 3.24% in Tesla, Inc.


KeyCorp reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) in a research note released on Wednesday, April 4th. Profund Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 10,508 shares. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its position in shares of Tesla Motors by 62.7% in the second quarter. (NASDAQ:TSLA). Whittier Of Nevada Inc invested in 4,519 shares. Richard Bernstein Advisors Limited Liability has 1,307 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. (NASDAQ:TSLA) for 7,868 shs. On Tuesday, January 17 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Sell". Arrow reported 9,330 shs. Tower Rech Capital (Trc) accumulated 142 shares. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Saturday, August 15 report.

Apriem Advisors increased Schwab Us Large Cap (SCHV) stake by 23,637 shares to 251,579 valued at $13.75 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced its holding in United States Stl Corp New (Put) (NYSE:X) by 384,900 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.25 million shares, and cut its stake in Exact Sciences Corp (NASDAQ:EXAS). Tesla Motors Inc had 139 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Therefore 79% are positive. Extended Stay America had 34 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NASDAQ:TSLA) for 4,100 shs. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 895 shares of the electric vehicle producer's stock worth $279,000 after purchasing an additional 155 shares in the last quarter. The firm has "Sell" rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, February 8. Global Equities Research maintained the shares of TSLA in report on Thursday, September 3 with "Buy" rating. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust on Wednesday, January 11 to "Hold". Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 5,600 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,424,472.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.33, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. 79 funds opened positions while 226 raised stakes. 176.99 million shares or 2.95% less from 182.36 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Jpmorgan Chase And Communications has 0% invested in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY). Wealthtrust reported 887 shares. Dubuque Natl Bank And Trust Com stated it has 654 shs or 0.03% of all its holdings. Guggenheim Llc holds 44,277 shs. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY) or 311,582 shares. Georgia-based First City Capital has invested 0.33% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Sentry Investments holds 146,825 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Macquarie Group Inc holds 0.02% or 35,841 shs. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY) for 64,867 shares. (NASDAQ:ADSK). Moreover, Finemark Bancshares And Tru has 0.31% invested in Autodesk, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY) for 201,300 shares. It also increased its holding in Anadarko Pete Corp (NYSE:APC) by 57,899 shares in the quarter, for a total of 691,015 shares, and has risen its stake in Tronox Ltd (NYSE:TROX).

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