Updated from 12:53 p.m. to include Tesla comment in the third paragraph.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Tesla Motors (TSLA) shares surged another 5.6% to $197.00 on Monday, getting close to the magical $200 ahead of earnings next week.
There's no news that I can see moving the stock, though the company seems to have eschewed the negative press and bad will levied against it following the Model S fires that took place in 2013.
Tesla declined to comment, citing the fact the company does not comment on stock price.
Last week, Consumer Reports ranked Tesla fifth in its annual Car-Brand Perception Survey, a list that includes other automakers such as Toyota ( TM), Honda ( HMC), Ford ( F) and GM's ( GM) Chevrolet .
CEO Elon Musk also tweeted that Tesla would be releasing another software update soon.
Tesla V6 software upload coming soon. Need to make sure it is "awesome" - Lord BusinessElon Musk (@elonmusk) February 9, 2014
-- Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York