It’s not too hard to understand why the stock market just flat out loves Tesla (TSLA) .
“If you view it as a technology company, it’s going to go higher. If you view it as a short, you’re going to get run over,” said TheStreet‘s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer. He added that while people hate Tesla’s financials, they love its cars and want to own the stock.
Most others on Wall Street agree.
Sales expectations for the upcoming Model 3 are too low given likely high consumer interest, Pacific Crest analyst Brad Erickson said in a recent note. “If the car is perceived as awesome, already low second half 2017 buy-side expectations will actually fall. Under this scenario, we believe downside risk from significant production shortfall would likely be minimal.”