NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tesla Motors (TSLA) - Get Report were climbing in early-afternoon trading on Monday as the electric vehicles manufacturer's Model S is now one of Consumer Reports's recommended models. 

The model has improved to an average reliability rating. 

But overall, Consumer Reports ranked Tesla 25th out of 29 auto brands covered in its auto reliability survey. 

"The Model X launched with abundant problems, including frequent malfunctions of the falcon-wing doors, water leaks, and infotainment and climate-control system problems," Consumer Reports said in a statement.

Tesla is scheduled to report 2016 third-quarter earnings after Wednesday's market close. 

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Analysts surveyed by FactSet are looking for flat per-share earnings on revenue of $2.33 billion. For the year-ago period, Tesla reported an adjusted loss of 58 cents per share on $1.24 billion in revenue. 

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "sell" with a ratings score of D+.

Tesla's weaknesses include its deteriorating net income, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: TSLA

TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this article's author. 

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