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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)?

The company in question is, Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) currently with a stock price of 229.28 (-0.10% today). The market cap for Tesla Motors, Inc. is 33214.69, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Auto Manufacturers – Major industry. The target price for Tesla Motors, Inc. is 252.58. Currently Tesla Motors, Inc. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 79.44. Average volume for Tesla Motors, Inc. is 4782.7 and so far today it is 1982173.

Performance in the last year for Tesla Motors, Inc. has been -9.29%. For EPS growth, Tesla Motors, Inc. has seen a growth of -193.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 725.43%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -17.90% over the last five years and could be 35.00% for the next five years. Tesla Motors, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 22.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -73.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.32%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.94%.

Since the IPO date for Tesla Motors, Inc. on the 6/29/2010, Tesla Motors, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -4.37%. With Tesla Motors, Inc. trading at 229.28, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is -7.81.

So could Tesla Motors, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 7.81 and the P/B is at 31.4. The P/cash is 23.04, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Tesla Motors, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.6, and total debt/equity at 3.26.

In terms of margins, Tesla Motors, Inc. has a gross margin of 21.50%, an operating margin of -20.30% and a profit margin of -23.90%.Payout ratio for Tesla Motors, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -13.00% with return on investment coming to -19.30%.

Insider ownership for Tesla Motors, Inc., is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 64.30%. Outstanding shares are at 144.72. While shares float is 114.08. The float short is currently 27.13%, and short ratio is 6.47.

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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