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While shares of Tesla Motors (TSLA +1.4%) continue to flirt with making all-time highs, Stone...

While shares of Tesla Motors (TSLA +1.4%) continue to flirt with making all-time highs, Stone Fox Capital suggests to investors some profit-taking might be in order given consensus EPS estimates are trickling lower. Though the automaker's forward progress has been impressive, its road to profitability still looks bumpy.
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  • Cassina Tarsia
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    Profit isn't everything ... initial quality and spending on infrastructure are, in the beginning, far more important to long term gains. Then, as long as the company remains solvent, profit will later have far more meaning as the company grows.
    7 Mar 2013, 02:37 PM Reply Like
  • oldpartsnrust
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    Translation - Please sell your stock to drive down the price so I don't lose my shirt on my short position!
    7 Mar 2013, 02:54 PM Reply Like
  • Vico Confino
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    Vico Confino owner of 2 Tesla S sedans.
    Ho Hum,
    Just another naysayer beating the drums of "bad news" knowing that bad news sells better than good news. Now we will hear from the "numbers crunchers" who claim the 2 + 2 makes 3.
    Time to wake up guys and wipe the cobwebs from your eyes and see how great a company and Elon Musk are.
    I have put my money where my mouth is. I can't say the same for perennial bad news boys.
    Vico Confino
    7 Mar 2013, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • Vico Confino
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    Vico Confino owner of 2 Tesla S sedans.
    Ho Hum,
    Just another naysayer beating the drums of "bad news" knowing that bad news sells better than good news. Now we will hear from the "numbers crunchers" who claim that 2 + 2 makes 3.
    Time to wake up guys and wipe the cobwebs from your eyes and see how great a company and Elon Musk are.
    I have put my money where my mouth is. I can't say the same for the perennial bad news boys.
    Vico Confino
    7 Mar 2013, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • TikiManProd
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    The reality is... Just about EVERY automaker is talking EV's now. GM just announced they want to build one now also.

     

    When it comes to EV tec, Tesla is KING!!!
    7 Mar 2013, 03:29 PM Reply Like
  • Reacherv
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    I am glad many of the negative reviewers were not there when the founding Fathers of our Industrial Revolution made bold moves to make our country what it is today. We need people willing to look ahead and envision that a good bet is on the success of Companies like Tesla. America needs businesses such as this to succeed for the good of America.
    In my view, Tesla missing it's target by a fraction of a percent is not enough to make me panic and pull my money out.
    I, for one, am willing to risk a loss that I may see a gain. I am betting Tesla does well.
    7 Mar 2013, 04:01 PM Reply Like
  • oldpartsnrust
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    Interesting fact:
    Number of Starbucks stores in the US - 11,100 (Oct, 2012)
    Number of EV charging stations in the US - 13,967 (Oct, 2012)

     

    Makes you think....

     

    http://cnnmon.ie/10mDbsU

     

    http://bit.ly/ZjoQrf
    7 Mar 2013, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • wipster
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    oldparts,

     

    Too funny, there are Starbucks each about a block away from the Tesla showroom on Westlake in downtown Seattle and 10 within a half mile radius... I am surprised that Elon and Howard haven't worked out a partnership yet. As I said in an earlier post, it takes about an hour to enjoy a nice vente pumpkin latte while sitting on a comfortable couch or leather chair in a Starbucks, just about right for a supercharge! I can't wait, already have enough earnings to reserve one, but I'm not going to short to do it... they will just keep getting better while I'm making money.
    7 Mar 2013, 05:25 PM Reply Like
  • Clearblue
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    One also needs to always consider the source of the antagonists' perspective who continue to live in the ICE age providing the angst. If I was working on a production line producing pistons and trannies or produced eventual waste consisting of filters, exhausts, and radiators, belts and hoses I'd be upset and justified to villify the slightest of faults or missed projections. Don't be a dipstick, keep perspective and get the new skills to stay employed and work for a copy like Tesla that wants to grow for the masses. Rather than be a fear monger and profit from its' short positions see the car for what it is as a technical marvel of relatively faultless excecution and go a "long" for the ride. The stage is set for continued growth at current production levels with obvious increased margins from efficiencies ahead.

     

    8 Mar 2013, 12:24 AM Reply Like
  • mfsjss
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    Word of mouth will always win out. It is more powerful than anything.
    8 Mar 2013, 06:10 AM Reply Like
  • wipster
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    To the tune of "Mercedes Benz" by Janis Joplin...

     

    Oh Elon, won't you reserve me a Tesla Model S
    All my friends drive Porsches, Bimmers, and a Benz
    Worked hard all my life, and now I can afford it, so yes
    Please Elon, won't you reserve me a Tesla Model S...

     

    And after today, it won't be long!
    8 Mar 2013, 05:56 PM Reply Like
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