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Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) And Insider Trading Activity

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has seen its stock price gain 26.60, or +8.54%, so far in 2017. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of TSLA have appreciated -16.65 – or -4.70%. The stock’s 52-week range is $225.58 to $389.61, and its 3-month range is $292.63 to $363.00.

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.

Looking at insider trading can give great insight into how Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is performing. Tesla, Inc. has had 11 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 0 open market buys and 11 sells. Of those insider trades, 0 shares of Tesla, Inc. were purchased and 18,165 shares were sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 18,165.

Insider trading over the last 12 months, however, paints a different picture. In the last year there have been a total of 49 insider trades, including 8 open market buys and 41 sells. Of those transactions, there were 210,660 shares of TSLA bought and 499,976 shares sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 710,636.

The most recent open market insider trade was Automatic Sell of 4,065 shares on a day where the closing price was 311.86. The insider, MUSK KIMBAL, now holds 150,524 shares of TSLA.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by MCNEILL JON on 12/06/2017, and was a disposition of 418 shares with a final price of $300.04. The insider now holds 2,612 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 57.20%. The total amount of shares outstanding is 167.03 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 56.45 billion.

There are 788 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 96.13 million shares in total. Of those holders, 388 had increased positions amounting to 6.42 million shares, 246 had decreased positions amounting to 4.99 million shares, and 154 holders have a held position accounting for 84.72 million shares.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: FMR LLC with 19.52 million shares, BAILLIE GIFFORD & CO with 13.1 million shares, VANGUARD GROUP INC with 6.78 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 5.47 million shares, and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with 5.08 million shares.

According to Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) most recent 13F filing, the company has 83 new institutional holders – accounting for 1.05 million shares of its common stock. There were 66 sold out positions, amounting to 623,172 shares.

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