© Reuters. Why Tesla Shares Are Trading Higher Today
Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares are trading higher Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected financial results.
Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) said first-quarter revenue grew 81% year-over-year to $18.76 billion, which beat the $17.76 billion estimate, according to data from Benzinga Pro. The EV company reported quarterly earnings of $3.32 per share, which beat the estimate of $2.26 per share.
Tesla said it produced 305,407 vehicles and delivered 310,048 vehicles in the first quarter. The company noted that chip shortages, recent COVID-19 outbreaks and rising raw material costs weighed on supply chain and factory operations.
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Tesla said it plans to grow its manufacturing capacity “as quickly as possible.” The company aims to achieve 50% average annual growth in deliveries over a multi-year horizon.
RBC Capital analyst Joseph Spak maintained Tesla with a Sector Perform rating and raised the price target from $1035 to $1175.
JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) analyst Ryan Brinkman maintained Tesla with an Underweight rating and raised the price target from $335 to $395.
Citigroup (NYSE:C) analyst Itay Michaeli maintained Tesla with a Sell rating and raised the price target from $313 to $375.
Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) analyst Colin Langan maintained Tesla with an Equal-Weight rating and raised the price target from $910 to $960.
TSLA 52-Week Range: $546.98 – $1,243.49
The stock was up 5.57% at $1,031.60 at time of publication.
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