Tesla Motors (
hurdled a major resistance level last week.
After 15 months, the shares finally drove above the resistance
zone near the $35 level (blue arrows below). Volume was above
average during this breakout, suggesting that buyers are
extra-interested in owning the shares. This is a major shift in
Electric car manufacturers came under scrutiny during the
Presidential election in November. TSLA felt the pressure too,
and declined 18% from its September high near $32.80.
However - and as noted in
a ChartWatch article
- Tesla is far from what I'd consider a bad investment. In fact,
I've been impressed by the company's progress and its new Model S
This chart shows the price of
shares along with a previous resistance level to
CEO Elon Musk agrees. He often dismisses concerns over the
manufacturer's unprofitability, too. In fact, Musk blamed the
poor financials on supply issues, arguing that the company could
be selling significantly more electric cars than they produce.
Tesla appears to have addressed its supply issue. The company
doubled its production from 200 to 400 cars per week. Management
believes this production capacity will result in net positive
cash flow later this year.
Investors seem to be buying this optimism, too, as buyers were
able to overcome the $35 resistance level this month on high
volume. Though TSLA will likely encounter some selling near $38,
the stock appears ready to reach new highs this year.
I expect TSLA to hit $46 - a 31% increase - as it rides the
positive momentum from its expanded production facilities, the
hot demand for the Model S and improving financials.
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