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Is Tesla Motors, Inc.(NASDAQ: TSLA), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/29/2010. Tesla Motors, Inc. is in the Auto Manufacturers – Major industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Tesla Motors, Inc., is 3239.35, and so far today it has a volume of 5982700. Performance year to date since the 6/29/2010 is -10.96%.

To help you determine whether Tesla Motors, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 125.63. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Tesla Motors, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 6.84 and the P/B ratio is 11.87. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.63 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Tesla Motors, Inc. is trading at, 213.7 (4.74% today), Tesla Motors, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -8.45, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 282.80% after growing -193.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -44.00%, and 33.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 146.27, and the number of shares float is 116.99. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 68.30%. The float short is 23.83%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.61. Management has seen a return on assets of -12.30%, and also a return on investment of -16.50%.

The ability for Tesla Motors, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 1.05 and total debt/equity is 1.3. In terms of margins, Tesla Motors, Inc. has a gross margin of 21.40%, with its operating margin at -20.40%, and Tesla Motors, Inc. has a profit margin of -24.60%.

The 52 week high is -20.66%, with 51.51% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.78% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.62%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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