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Tesla Motors



) pushed the Automotive industry lower today making it today's featured Automotive laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.0%. By the end of trading, Tesla Motors fell $7.48 (-3.4%) to $212.96 on light volume. Throughout the day, 6,824,379 shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,390,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $211.35-$222.60 after having opened the day at $221.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $220.44. Other companies within the Automotive industry that declined today were:

Shiloh Industries



), down 9.2%,

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide



), down 5.9%,

Wabash National Corporation



), down 3.9% and




), down 3.6%.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla Motors has a market cap of $27.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 46.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Tesla Motors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Tesla Motors

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the positive front,

SORL Auto Parts



), up 3.1%,

Patrick Industries



), up 2.7%,

Tata Motors



), up 2.2% and




), up 2.0% , were all gainers within the automotive industry with

Toyota Motor



) being today's featured automotive industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the automotive industry could consider

Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR



) while those bearish on the automotive industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods




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