Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 5.3 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading down $2.92 (-9.5%) at $27.74 as of 3:26 p.m. ET.
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Tesla has a market cap of $3.17 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. The company offers Tesla Roadster, an electric sports car. TheStreet Ratings rates Tesla as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full Tesla Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.