Does Tesla Motors Have More Upside to Go?

With shares of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) trading around $180, is TSLA an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

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Tesla designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. The company also provides services for the development of electric powertrain systems and components, and sells electric powertrain components to other automotive manufacturers. It markets and sells its vehicles through Tesla stores as well as over the Internet. Consumers and companies are looking to save at the pump, and what better way than with electric vehicles?

When Tesla first introduced its unconventional Model S finance plan back in April, critics questioned the strategy’s potential and charged the automaker with overstating customer savings. However, now it looks as if electric car genius Elon Musk is once again ready to have the last laugh, because more and more analysts are coming around and recognizing the plan’s boosted revenue potential. Soon, more traditional automakers may also be jumping on board.