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Old 11-03-2017, 05:11 AM
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Tesla Stock Tumble

Apparently Tesla is running in all sorts of trouble and losing the trust of investors. Do you think it is a permanent downward spiral or just a temporary correction?

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Old 11-03-2017, 06:56 AM
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I have no knowledge but from what I have seen and heard around, I hopefully feel it is temporary.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:47 AM
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If it drops like that a few more times it will be close to being inline with it's true valuation.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:52 AM
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I'm sure the news of large numbers of people losing their jobs didn't help their stock prices. I know a few people in management at their plant, and worker confidence and morale is low. They're not hitting their numbers to be profitable on their new line of vehicles. The company itself is solid, but there much back biting and such in their management teams, creating more issues than there should be.

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Old 11-03-2017, 09:21 AM
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Supported by government subsidies and building products for elite who can steal more than they know what to do with. How could this not be a winning business plan? It has always worked before.
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:46 AM
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Its all the crazy imaginable futuristic dreams he has set out in the media recently , theirs alot of people feeling weird about backing any projects that may work, big $$$$ and smart investors like safe.They will pull out and get back on when something has reassured the main structure of investment is based in reality .
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:23 AM
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Tsla market cap is $51 billion, Fords is $49 billion. In regards to the number of sales/production/profit Tsla can't hold a candle to Ford and should probably be priced less than $50/share.
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:38 PM
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I remember reading about an analyst during an Enron conference call telling Jeff Skilling he couldn't figure out how Enron was making its money. He called the guy an *********. Well, turns out they weren't making money. Poof! Enron disappears overnight. Kenny Lay gets convicted, goes on a skiing vacation, goes to bed and never wakes up.

At least Tesla's problems are well chronicled in the instant current global news world we live in today. No profits, no dividends, and big production problems. It is just a car company, like the guy said. Albeit cars with high price tags and limited range and charging stations.

A guy I know leased an MB electric car within the past year. Only had it a few months. He told me MB wasn't selling them, just leasing to customers.
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:49 PM
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:10 PM
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:13 PM
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tech stock valuation is more like religion than numbers. If you believe, alibaba is closing in on a trillion in sales, Apple is the biggest stock in the S&P, Amazon is beyond price. Gravity always works, but it can take time.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:45 PM
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He really wants to do something revolutionary he could start in Porta Rico ,enfrastructure is wiped out .He could restart a whole way for the islands electrical grids ,inckude wind and solar .possible hybrid or full electric charging solutions.The 60 minute episode on sunday painted a bleek picture, the country is bankrupt ,maybe some coconut exchange or vacation time share.
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:17 PM
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Director of Battery Engineering is out at Tesla, no doubt following the battery production woes of the Model 3.

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Old 11-06-2017, 06:33 PM
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When you have a product that is too expensive for the market, it is only a matter of time. If they drop their price to a point that improves sales, they cut too deeply in their profit margin. Investors won’t like that. My prediction is that they are doomed.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:37 PM
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