Tesla is a battleground stock. Here’s where major Wall Street analysts stand right now. (TSLA)


Tesla has long been the quintessential battleground stock, a polarizing name among analysts and investors alike. It’s a pioneer in the electric-vehicle space, led by a controversial CEO who is mired in a legal battle and garners as much love as he does ire.

And its volatile stock price reflects that.

Tesla has fallen 18% this year, to $273.02 a share, closing modestly lower on Monday after analysts at Morgan Stanley and UBS cut their price targets. In January, shares soared as high as $351.50 before plunging after the company said it would lay off around 7% of its workforce.

Put another way, shares are off about 27% from their December peak following the “largest q/q sales drop-off ever reported, announced price cuts, & an under-whelming reaction to the Model Y reveal,” UBS analyst Colin Langan told clients on Monday.

“Given the volatility, we are vigilant for the next positive catalyst; however we don’t see one near term,” Langan added, days after Tesla’s first-quarter delivery results fell short of expectations.

Morgan Stanley, for its part, cut its price target for the third time in as many months.

“The fundamental narrative around Tesla appears more clouded than we have seen in several years,” analyst Adam Jonas wrote. “Signs of weakening demand have raised long-standing questions about the company’s ability to fund itself as an independent company.”

But those are just two outlooks. Here’s where some of the other widely followed Tesla analysts stand on the stock, complete with their price targets, investment ratings, and some notable quotes from their latest investor notes.

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