Tesla and CEO Elon Musk flew largely under the radar this week — a notable reprieve from a slew of stock-moving headlines during the last month — and shares of the automaker gained 12 percent across the five days of trading.
It makes for Tesla's best week since Aug. 3, before Musk sent shares swinging with a take-private tweet.
Shares rose 8 percent Monday on a pair of bullish analyst reports, but shed 2 percent Tuesday after Musk said the company would be cutting two paint colors to "simplify manufacturing" and a former bull analyst said the stock is "no longer investable."
On Wednesday, yet another finance executive left the company, but the stock posted a 4-percent gain. Tesla gained roughly 2 percent Friday and nudged it's week-long rally to 12.14 percent, erasing nearly all of Tesla's losses from last week.