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Session Recap: Viewing Unusual Volume for Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Session Recap: Viewing Unusual Volume for Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)”

Issues such as ones with the battery of the Model 3, a disagreement with a subcontractor have forced Tesla to go back to the drawing board and start again. That means there's now a total of a quarter million Teslas on the road.

But Musk said he did not expect any significant capital expenditure in China until 2019, adding that he envisioned a factory producing at least 200 000 vehicles a year for the Chinese market. The company said "a handful" of assembly lines had taken "longer to activate than expected".

Despite Tesla's Model 3 production challenges, the company said it was confident it can rapidly ramp up Model 3 production, albeit about three months behind schedule.

In 3Q17, Tesla's (TSLA) earnings disappointed investors, as its quarterly loss exceeded analysts' estimates by a huge margin.

Tesla's stock had closed down more than 3 percent at $321.08 Wednesday, then plunged 5 percent after hours to $304.80 by 4:58 p.m., following the earnings report.

"While Tesla stock is indicated down afterhours, we're not sure that the [third quarter] print changes the perception around the longer-term tenets of the Tesla story (leading advantages in batteries and tech, etc.), although we think there are a number of issues on those tenets".

As of November 1, analysts expect Tesla to report a loss of $1.76 per share in 4Q17, which could be much worse than its adjusted per-share loss of $1.33 in 4Q16. "So the Tesla fleet has grown by a factor of 100 in five years", Musk said during an earnings call.

"I was really depressed about three or four weeks ago", Musk said.

Including today's unusual volume, Tesla, Inc.'s stock is performing at 50.26% on the year. "Elon Musk needs to stop over promising and under delivering".

Scrapping the leccy auto deal will increase United States tax revenues by $4bn, it is estimated. According to the company's Q3 report, it has only managed to build 260 Model 3 vehicles, well below the 1,500 that had been planned by September.

Musk did confirm that Tesla had fired 700 employees, or about 2 percent of its workforce, earlier this month because of poor performance reviews.

Additional delays could even lead Model 3 customers who have put down their $1,000 deposits to get fed up and forfeit the money, Levy said.

Installations for its energy storage business more than doubled from a year ago.

Tesla revealed net orders for those vehicles hit a record level in the third quarter, setting the stage for record deliveries in the fourth quarter.

"Tesla sold about 127,000 Model S sedans and Model X sport utility vehicles through August, according to researcher IHS Markit".



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