Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)’s Big Shocker, Meteoric Rise & General Motors Company (GM)

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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Is The Best Performer Of The Over $10B Market Cap Companies (Pulse2)
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is named as the best performer in terms of stock growth out of all the companies that are over a $10 billion market capitalization. Tesla’s stock has shot up around 410% so far this year. The second best performing stock is Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), which has grown around 286% this year. …When a stock is being shorted, it means to sell in advance of acquiring stocks with the aim of making a profit when the price falls. Tesla Motors was one of the most popular short positions earlier this year and the initial surge in the stock caused a short squeeze. The shorting of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock has been declining at a steady pace since March.

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Tesla Owners Dig The Performance, Not Tree Hugging (EarthTechling)
Here’s a big shocker – Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’ electric cars are owned in a large part by males who value performance over economy. It is a marker which has interesting implications for how other emerging electric vehicles are perceived by would be drivers, according to a recent study by research firm Strategic Vision. It follows on the heels of recent profiling of Tesla drivers suggesting, among other things, that they love pot and kinky sex.

Tesla Motors Could Double Global Demand for Panasonic 18650 Lithium-Ion Cells (GreenOptimistic)
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) started out small and, probably in a money-saving move, decided to use commodity Panasonic 18650 Lithium-ion [Li-ion] cells for its battery packs. As we know, the economies of scale reduce costs the more production increases. That’s why it is so hard to make a profit on a short production run of practically anything. Big-time automakers, such as Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:TM), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), and Volkswagen, sell millions of vehicles per year, making small profits on each on, for big-time profits on the whole.

Waco area gets Tesla Motors charging station (WacoTrib)
Motorists north of Waco may suffer an attack of rubbernecking at 10 a.m. Tuesday, when dozens of Tesla Model S electric cars will cluster at 701 N. Interstate 35 in Bellmead, next to Collin Street Bakery, for the opening of a Tesla supercharger station. Tesla Motors, founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has chosen the Waco area among five sites in Texas where it will place the superchargers. The Bellmead location will serve Tesla owners traveling between Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio, spokeswoman Alexis Georgeson said by phone Thursday.

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Insiders Are Selling (ETFDailyNews)
The recent meteoric rise of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares has left many investors in a state of awe. Along with that rise, we have some insiders selling big positions in the stock in the month of August. Sellers on the docket include two directors and one vice president of manufacturing. While insider buying is a pretty straightforward gauge of optimism, insider selling is much more difficult measure to read into. Don’t be discouraged, though: Insider selling is an important factor and shouldn’t be ignored.

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