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At the start of May 2013, Tesla Mo­tors was trad­ing at around $50/share. In the last month it has jumped to $110 at the time of writ­ing and it has de­liv­ered an in­cred­i­ble 270% in the last 12 months. One of the ques­tions be­ing asked by in­dus­try ex­perts is whether or not the stock is a next-gen­er­a­tion su­per­star or whether the in­vest­ment com­mu­nity is caught up in “MuskHave-Hype”. At a price of $110/share, Tesla trades at an earn­ings mul­ti­ple of 1000 times his­tor­i­cal earn­ings, and the com­pany con­tin­ues to de­liver an op­er­at­ing loss. De­spite this, an­a­lyst con­sen­sus fore­cast from FT.com is that the share re­mains a “buy” but the high­est tar­get price is cur­rently $109 and this needs to be re­viewed fol­low­ing an earn­ings up­date from Tesla.

Tesla Mo­tors Inc

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