Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) shows strength amid analyst’s 1k Model Y weekly production update

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) shows strength amid analyst’s 1k Model Y weekly production update

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) shows strength amid analyst’s 1k Model Y weekly production update

Tesla shares (NASDAQ:TSLA) are up as a longtime bull provided a quick update on the upcoming Model Y crossover, stating that the electric car maker plans to produce 1,000 units of the vehicle per week to start. This is a bit conservative considering the current weekly output of the Model 3, but it hints at Tesla’s more deliberate approach with its production and delivery forecasts. 

Baird analyst Ben Kallo recently toured Tesla’s Fremont factory together with several other investors. The tour was supervised by the electric car maker, but the analyst did provide a number of new details about the company’s preparations for the production of the Model Y. 

The analyst mentioned that investors in the tour were able to get a glimpse of giant presses “stamping aluminum body panels and robots picking batteries and placing them into battery packs that power the electric vehicles.” Interestingly, it was also mentioned that different Tesla vehicles currently run on the same assembly line, providing the company with flexibility in its vehicle production process. The Model Y will reportedly be included in this line when it enters production. 

Kallo also stated that Tesla will aim to produce 1,000 Model Y per week once the vehicle enters production. This is quite conservative for Tesla, especially since the company is already producing the Model 3 at scale in both the Fremont factory and Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China. The Model Y and Model 3 share about 75% of their components, after all, and thus, expectations for the Y’s ramp have been quite optimistic. 

Tesla made a mistake by setting hyper-aggressive targets for the Model 3 ramp in the past. After the vehicle’s initial deliveries in mid-2017, Elon Musk announced that Tesla will attempt to hit a production rate of 2,500 Model 3 per week by the end of the year. This target was reached at the end of Q2 2018, translating to a six-month delay. With this in mind, it appears that Tesla is taking a more cautious approach with its Model Y targets. 

This ultimately bodes well for the electric car maker. Over-promising and under-delivering in deliveries and production have been an Achilles Heel for Tesla for far too long, and little by little, the company appears to be learning how to do the opposite. This was shown in Tesla’s forecasts with the Model Y, with Musk initially announcing a Fall 2020 delivery date for the vehicle. Tesla has since moved this estimate up to Summer 2020, but if recent reports are any indication, the all-electric crossover may start deliveries even earlier. 

With the Model Y, Tesla seems to be intent on under-promising and over-delivering. And considering that the vehicle has the potential to outsell the Model S, Model X, and Model 3 combined, this cautious approach may very well prove to be a masterstroke for the electric car maker. 

Technical Indicators

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside.

The projected upper bound is: 389.71.

The projected lower bound is: 334.32.

The projected closing price is: 362.01.

Candlesticks

A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 7 white candles and 3 black candles for a net of 4 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 33 white candles and 17 black candles for a net of 16 white candles.

Three white candles occurred in the last three days. Although these candles were not big enough to create three white soldiers, the steady upward pattern is bullish.

Momentum Indicators

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 88.4016. This is an overbought reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses below 80 The last signal was a buy 8 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 69.02. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 13 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 207.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a buy 8 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 0 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

TESLA INC closed up 6.980 at 359.680. Volume was 0% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 26% narrower than normal.

Open     High      Low     Close     Volume___
354.920 362.740 353.230 359.680 7,776,211
Technical Outlook 
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bullish
Moving Averages: 10-period     50-period     200-period
Close: 340.11 309.51 257.67
Volatility: 22 60 59
Volume: 6,462,880 8,854,435 9,336,669

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.

Summary

TESLA INC is currently 39.6% above its 200-period moving average and is in an downward trend. Volatility is relatively normal as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of TSLA.O at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bearish on TSLA.O and have had this outlook for the last 7 periods.

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