(Updates from 12:02 p.m. ET with closing information.)NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Tesla ( TSLA ) shares climbed 6.45% to $172.28 following the news of its California sales numbers. The California New Car Dealers Association reported that Tesla captured 12% of the luxury and sports car market in the second quarter, selling 4,714 cars between January and June 2013. The electric car maker outsold Porsche, Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover, and Lincoln. Unlike its competitors, Tesla sells only one car model, the Model S sedan. Tesla's year-to-date sales represent an increase of over 33,000%, as the company sold only 14 cars in California during the same period in 2012.
Apple ( AAPL ) shares rose 1.41% to $508.10 as rumors about its imminent products release continued to swirl. In just over two weeks, the tech giant is expected to unveil two new phones: the iPhone 5C, a cheaper model, and the iPhone 5S, an upgrade of its current iPhone model. Apple will also reportedly unveil iTunes Radio, an anticipated Pandora competitor, at the same event. Chatter also circulated that Apple was attempting to hash out a deal with NTT Docomo, Japan's largest carrier, which doesn't sell the iPhone. NTT Docomo has over 61 million users in Japan.
Shares of Netflix ( NFLX ) jumped 3.39% to $287.79 as actor Kevin Spacey aggressively defended the company's business model. Spacey, the Academy Award winning-actor who is also nominated for an Emmy for his role in Netflix's House of Cards, said in a keynote speech at the Edinburgh International Television Festival's James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, implored the TV industry to adapt to the streaming model pioneered by Netflix. "There's no difference
Closing prices: TSLA rose 2.4% to $164.22, AAPL was flat at $502.97 and NFLX rose 1.6% to $282.72. -- Written by Laura Berman in New York Follow @LauraBermanTST