Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Tesla Motors

(

TSLA

) as a post-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Tesla Motors as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • TSLA has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $1.0 billion.
  • TSLA is down 5.6% today from today's close.

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More details on TSLA:

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and stationary energy storage products in the United States, China, Norway, and internationally. It primarily offers sedans and sport utility vehicles. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tesla Motors a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Tesla Motors has been 5.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Tesla has a market cap of $27.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. The stock has a beta of 1.01 and a short float of 31.9% with 5.47 days to cover. Shares are down 14.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Tesla Motors as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Automobiles industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 83.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$154.18 million to -$282.27 million.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 3.08 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Automobiles industry and the overall market, TESLA MOTORS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$249.61 million or 89.39% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • The share price of TESLA MOTORS INC has not done very well: it is down 15.31% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.

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