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Tesla Inc. (TSLA) Shares Down Despite Recent Market Volatility

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA)’s stock price has decreased by -3.32 compared to its previous closing price of 274.39. However, the company has seen a -3.03% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. CNBC Television reported 2023-09-18 that Cathie Wood, ARK Invest CEO, joins ‘Fast Money’ to talk Tesla, her investing playbook, autonomous vehicles and much more.

Is It Worth Investing in Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) Right Now?

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 75.30x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for TSLA is 2.08. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 13 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 5 rating it as “overweight,” 19 rating it as “hold,” and 5 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price predicted by analysts for TSLA is $258.60, which is -$23.6 below the current price. The public float for TSLA is 2.76B and currently, short sellers hold a 2.97% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of TSLA on September 19, 2023 was 124.01M shares.

TSLA’s Market Performance

TSLA stock saw an increase of -3.03% in the past week, with a monthly gain of 21.01% and a quarterly increase of 1.82%. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.03%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 4.24% for Tesla Inc. (TSLA). The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 5.84% for TSLA stock, with a simple moving average of 31.13% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of TSLA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for TSLA stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for TSLA by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for TSLA in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $290 based on the research report published on September 13, 2023 of the current year 2023.

TSLA Trading at 3.45% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought TSLA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -15.46% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.24%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.03%, as shares surge +23.11% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -3.33% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, TSLA fell by -3.03%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +46.70% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $253.12. In addition, Tesla Inc. saw 115.36% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at TSLA starting from Baglino Andrew D, who sale 1,318 shares at the price of $249.61 back on Sep 06. After this action, Baglino Andrew D now owns 68,102 shares of Tesla Inc., valued at $328,929 using the latest closing price.

Zhu Xiaotong, the SVP, Automotive of Tesla Inc., sale 1,065 shares at $249.62 during a trade that took place back on Sep 06, which means that Zhu Xiaotong is holding 59,540 shares at $265,779 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for TSLA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +16.98 for the present operating margin
  • +25.60 for the gross margin

The net margin for Tesla Inc. stands at +15.45. The total capital return value is set at 30.04, while invested capital returns managed to touch 29.41. Equity return is now at value 26.60, with 14.60 for asset returns.

Based on Tesla Inc. (TSLA), the company’s capital structure generated 12.86 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 11.39. Total debt to assets is 6.98, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 8.41. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 7.45.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 9.08, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.01. The receivables turnover for the company is 33.49 and the total asset turnover is 1.13. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.53.


In conclusion, Tesla Inc. (TSLA) has seen mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a bearish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “sell” and others rating it as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.