TSLA - Relative Strength compared with peers and others SHORT

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On a daily chart, the price action of TSLA is shown to be in a descending channel. An indicator

has been added to show the strength of various symbols as compared with QQQ the broad ETF

tracking the NASDAQ 100. TSLA is doing very poorly but better than FSR and XPEV which are

performing poorly but comparatively okay compared with TSLA. Of the symbols on this list

which is customizable and is a comparison on a daily time frame back six months NVDA, AMD

and META as well as NFLX are outperforming QQQ the most. I have used this to further

validate my TSLA put options overall as I also look at other stocks that may be of interest

based on six months of performance.

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TSLA popped more OTM puts striking $175 from a current price of 185 got a better price on the jump.
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Market manipulation today now TSLA and general market falling- plenty of shorts got stopped out most likely. They may decide to get back in and ride the bearish general market momentum.
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TSLA still climbing and clawing. The underlying dark pool associated with the corporate move to Austin and CEO's compensation package rebuild is considered.
A flashback to the drama around the Twitter takeover and the threatened fakout privatization effort that got SEC attention seems to be impending.
TSLA appears ready to fall again in sync with the general market correction on the hot inflation report. I have added to the position during the dead cat bounce.
TSDD is an ETF inverse to TSLA and 2x leverage to take a look at if you are shorting TSLA.
Barron's · 2024/02/13 22:30 GMT-07:00
Al Root

Tesla stock has been having a terrible start to the new year. Figuring out what has been driving shares can be difficult for investors. Figuring out why the shares have declined so much is a relatively easy task.

The answer lies in the wisdom of crowds. Look at Wall Street earnings estimates. They are the numerical reflection of all the news impacting any company -- Tesla included.

Coming into Wednesday, Tesla stock has fallen 26% this year while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have both risen about 4%. It's the worst start for Tesla shares since 2016 when they dropped almost 40% over a similar span to start that year.

The drop this year is steep, but the size of it makes a lot of sense. The current consensus call for Tesla's 2024 earnings per share is about $3.08, according to FactSet. The estimate started the year at about $3.84. Estimates have come down about 20%. The fall closely mirrors what Tesla stock has done within a few percentage points.

Looking back to October -- just before Tesla stock dropped 9.3% after the electric-vehicle company reported third-quarter earnings -- Wall Street's earnings estimate for 2024 was roughly $4.50 a share. The estimate is down about 30% since then. Tesla stock has fallen about 24% over the same span.

Analysts don't change just one estimate at a time. Wall Street's 2025 earnings estimates are down as well, roughly 20% lower since the start of the year. Taking a longer view, 2025 estimates peaked north of $8 a share in December 2022. They are down 50% since then to $4.23 a share. Tesla stock has fallen 55% from its all-time closing high of just under $410 a share reached in November 2021.

Estimate revisions are a useful tool for investors to check if stock moves make sense. When they line up -- as they have with Tesla lately -- it's a sign that investors are worried about company fundamentals. When revisions and the stock moves don't line up, it's a signal that something else is on investors' minds.

Remember Twitter? Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he had made a bid for Twitter in April 2022. From that tweet, through the end of that year, Tesla stock dropped some 60%. Wall Street's estimates for 2023 earnings -- stocks always trade on future earnings -- rose from about $4.68 to $5.59 a share over the same span.

The divergence shows that Musk's Twitter distraction bothered Tesla investors. After those fears faded, Tesla stock doubled in 2023 despite vehicle price cuts and rising interest rates.

To be sure, estimate revisions can't do everything for investors. They can't tell them exactly what is going on at a company. There are many reasons Tesla's earnings estimates have been coming down. For starters, there are those price cuts that have hurt profit margins. And those higher interest rates have made all cars more expensive for buyers. There also is more EV competition around the globe and Tesla doesn't look like it will have a lower-priced model that can help expand its addressable market until 2025.

Those are some of the headwinds the company faces. Those headwinds have been evaluated by more than 40 analysts, resulting in lower earnings estimates. Investors have reacted to those reduced estimates by sending Tesla stock lower.

On a very basic level, that's how the stock market is supposed to work.

Write to Al Root at

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February 14, 2024 05:30 ET (10:30 GMT)

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