Tesla Stock Could Hit $109, Analyst Says
Shares of Tesla Motors have farther to climb, Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley said Monday.
"We think the stock's worth $109 on a 15-year DCF," he said, or "discounted cash flow."
"Granted, in terms of where the stock could trade over a few days or a few weeks, there's a lot of heated trading activity. So, it would be nice to see the thing settle down from a trading perspective, but we think the value of the equity is $109. And on a risk-adjusted return, we think that upside is quite favorable compared to the average auto stock we cover."
Tesla stock traded at $92.54 at 1:03 p.m. ET, down 5 percent.
On CNBC's "Fast Money," Jonas also noted that the auto industry faced stiff headwinds from the decline of the Japanese yen, North American capacity and pricing for used vehicles.
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Jonas said that Tesla's regulatory tax credits were "equal to a large percentages of their cap x and R&D spending, which helps really de-risk the story, so we think there's still life left, although recognizing that the stock price can't go at the pace it's been going much longer."
Jonas also said that he wasn't overly concerned about the fluctuation in Tesla's stock price.
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"Volatility works both ways," he said. "I think, frankly, if we had the stock sell a bit more, we'd have a little more balance in the market. You can't have it just a one-way street, so I think we'd have an easier time explaining the story and bringing in incremental investors with the stock lower."
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