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Tesla Motors

(

TSLA

) pushed the Automotive industry higher today making it today's featured automotive winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, Tesla Motors rose $6.44 (5.3%) to $126.94 on average volume. Throughout the day, 12,275,021 shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,702,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $119.52-$126.95 after having opened the day at $121.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $120.50. Other companies within the Automotive industry that increased today were:

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide

(

QTWW

), up 5.2%,

Marine Products Corporation

(

MPX

), up 4.5%,

China Automotive Systems

(

CAAS

), up 4.4% and

Spartan Motors

(

SPAR

), up 3.4%.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla Motors has a market cap of $14.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 256.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Tesla Motors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tesla Motors as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the negative front,

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc Class A

(

HY

), down 1.9%,

Motorcar Parts of America

(

MPAA

), down 1.8% and

Federal-Mogul

(

FDML

), down 1.5%.

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

(

XLY

) while those bearish on the automotive industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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