A recent earnings call with CEO Elon Musk didn't go very well, and a recent staff shake up alarmed some investors, but still, Tesla's stock is on an upswing. Shares were up about 2 percent on the news that Consumer Reports had reversed its previous position: It would now recommend the Tesla Model 3 after updates were made to improve the car's performance.
And if you invested in Tesla in 2010, when it made its initial public offering, that investment could have paid off, too. A $1,000 investment in the company would be worth more than $12,000 as of Friday, according to CNBC calculations, or over 12 times as much, including price appreciation and dividend gains reinvested.
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