Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) will not be profitable in Q1 as it was in its previous two quarters

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) will not be profitable in Q1 as it was in its previous two quarters

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) will not be profitable in Q1 as it was in its previous two quarters

Shares of Tesla sank as much as 4% in after-hours trading on Thursday, according to Markets Insider data, after CEO Elon Musk warned that the company might not be profitable in the first quarter of 2019.

“We do not expect to be profitable in Q1 but profitability in Q2 is likely,” Musk said on a conference call Thursday.

His comments came after two consecutive quarters of profitability, a first in the company’s history, and on the same day as Tesla announced the long-awaited $US35,000 version of its Model 3 was finally available to order.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 316.09.

The projected upper bound is: 355.37.

The projected lower bound is: 282.56.

The projected closing price is: 318.96.

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 28 white candles and 22 black candles for a net of 6 white candles.

A hammer occurred (a hammer has a long lower shadow and closes near the high). Hammers must appear after a significant decline or when prices are oversold to be valid. When this occurs, it usually indicates the formation of a support level and is thus considered a bullish pattern.

A hanging man occurred (a hanging man has a very long lower shadow and a small real body). This pattern can be bullish or bearish, depending on the trend. If it occurs during an uptrend (which appears to be the case with TESLA INC) it is called a hanging man line and signifies a reversal top. If it occurs during a downtrend it is called a bullish hammer.

A long lower shadow occurred. This is typically a bullish signal (particularly when it occurs near a low price level, at a support level, or when the security is oversold).

A spinning top occurred (a spinning top is a candle with a small real body). Spinning tops identify a session in which there is little price action (as defined by the difference between the open and the close). During a rally or near new highs, a spinning top can be a sign that prices are losing momentum and the bulls may be in trouble.

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 86.7404. This is an overbought reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses below 80 The last signal was a buy 3 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 56.44. 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 buy 117 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 133.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a buy 1 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 1 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

TESLA INC closed up 5.140 at 319.880. Volume was 31% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 57% narrower than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
318.920 320.000 310.810 319.880 10,520,653

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bullish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 303.70 315.86 316.36
Volatility: 45 73 74
Volume: 7,197,970 7,657,746 9,073,267

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 1.1% above its 200-period moving average and is in an downward trend. Volatility is low 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 6 periods.

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