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Institutional Ownership And Insider Trading At Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has seen its stock price gain 101.71, or +47.60%, so far in 2017. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of TSLA have appreciated -42.47 – or -11.87%. The stock’s 52-week range is $178.19 to $389.61, and its 3-month range is $292.63 to $389.61.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Tesla, Inc. is Hold, according to the average of 18 analyst scores. Of those analysts, 5 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 7 rate it as Hold, and just 2 analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.

Insider Trading Activity for Tesla, Inc.

Examining insider trading at Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) can provide us with excellent insight into how the company’s stock is performing. Tesla, Inc. has had 10 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 1 open market buys and 9 sells. Of those insider trades, 4,874 shares of Tesla, Inc. were purchased and 56,893 shares were sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 61,767.



Insider trading over the last 12 months, however, paints a different picture. In the last year there have been a total of 57 insider trades, including 15 open market buys and 42 sells. Of those transactions, there were 2.95 million shares of TSLA bought and 716,358 shares sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 3.67 million.

The most recent open market insider trade was Automatic Sell of 600 shares on a day where the closing price was 300.63. The insider, FIELD JOHN DOUGLAS, now holds 21,024 shares of TSLA.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by MCNEILL JON on 09/06/2017, and was a disposition of 553 shares with a final price of $349.65. The insider now holds 2,239 shares of Tesla, Inc. (TSLA).

Examining Institutional Ownership at Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)

According to Tesla, Inc.’s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 56.68%. The total amount of shares outstanding is 168.07 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 53.01 billion.

There are 791 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 95.26 million shares in total. Of those holders, 386 had increased positions amounting to 5.16 million shares, 266 had decreased positions amounting to 15.61 million shares, and 139 holders have a held position accounting for 74.49 million shares.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: FMR LLC with 21.34 million shares, BAILLIE GIFFORD & CO with 13.1 million shares, VANGUARD GROUP INC with 6.23 million shares, PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with 5.55 million shares, and BLACKROCK INC. with 5.3 million shares.

According to Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) most recent 13F filing, the company has 112 new institutional holders – accounting for 1.39 million shares of its common stock. There were 69 sold out positions, amounting to 1.77 million shares.




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