Tesla Inc. [TSLA] Chief Financial Officer makes an insider purchase of 3,750 shares worth 1.13 million.

The buying and selling of stock by a company’s insider give investors a sense that the stock will rise or fall in the future. Tesla Inc. shares valued at $1,127,212 were sold by Kirkhorn Zachary on Sep 12. At $300.59 per share, Kirkhorn Zachary sold 3,750 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 192,777 shares worth approximately $57.99 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, Wilson-Thompson Kathleen sold 26,250 shares, netting a total of over 7,321,912 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $278.93 each, the insider now holds 5,400 shares.

Before that, Baglino Andrew D had sold 1,298 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $349,799, the SVP Powertrain and Energy Eng. traded Tesla Inc. shares for $269.39 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 1,298 shares, worth approximately $18.95 million.

As published in a research note from Needham on September 15, 2022, Tesla Inc. [TSLA] has been rated up from an Underperform to a Hold. Analysts at Wolfe Research upgraded the stock from ‘”a Peer perform”‘ to ‘”an Outperform”‘ outlook in a report released in early September. Earlier on July 14, 2022, Truist initiated its rating. Their recommendation was “a Buy” for TSLA stock.

Analyzing TSLA’s Price Performance

On Wednesday, Tesla Inc. [NASDAQ: TSLA] plunged -2.57% to $300.80. The stock’s lowest price that day was $300.63, but it reached a high of $313.80 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -0.60%. Over the course of the year, Tesla Inc. shares have dropped approximately -14.61%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $402.67 on 01/04/22 and a 52-week low of $206.86 on 05/24/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $285.49, while a 200-day SMA reached $292.85. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 61.78 million shares from 61.64 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Tesla Inc. (TSLA)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 296.35, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 291.91. In the upper region, resistance lies at 309.52. The next price resistance is at 318.25. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 55.23 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at 11.96, which suggests the price will increase in the coming days. Percent R is at 27.05%, indicating bullish price movement. Stochastics %K at selling indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Tesla Inc. subject to short interest?

Stocks of Tesla Inc. saw a sharp steep in short interest on Jul 14, 2022 dropping by -3.39 million shares to 23.49 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 26.88 million shares. A decline of -14.43% in short interest reflects a negative sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 0.76 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) decline to 0.76.

Which companies own the most shares of Tesla Inc. (TSLA)?

According to The Vanguard Group, Inc. filings, the company currently owns 194,251,740 shares, which is about 6.20% of the total TSLA shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have appreciated by 8,916,054 from its previous 13-F filing of 185335686.0 shares. With the completion of the sale transaction, BlackRock Fund Advisors’s stake is now worth $29,326,564,550. SSgA Funds Management, Inc. reduced a -1.97% interest valued at $26.28 billion while Capital Research & Management Co sold a -18,395,970 stake. A total of 44,338,443 shares of Tesla Inc. were sold by Natixis Investment Managers Inter during the quarter, and 1,237,278 were bought by Geode Capital Management LLC. In its current portfolio, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. holds 42,699,258 shares valued at $11.77 billion.

In terms of Tesla Inc. share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $313.62 in the next 12 months, up nearly 6.62% from the previous closing price of $308.73. Analysts anticipate Tesla Inc. stock to reach $526.67 by 2022, with the lowest price target being $83.33. In spite of this, 42 analysts ranked Tesla Inc. stock as an Overweight at the end of 2022. On July 13, 2022, Canaccord Genuity assigned a price target of “a Buy” to the stock and resumed coverage with a $801.


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