Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

How to buy Tesla stock | $709.74

Learn how to easily invest in Tesla stock.

Tesla, Inc (TSLA) is a leading auto manufacturers business based in the US. It opened the day at $719.00 after a previous close of $709.67. During the day the price has varied from a low of $701.02 to a high of $722.59. The latest price was $709.74 (25 minute delay). Tesla is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 70,757 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Tesla

  1. Compare share trading platforms.Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – TSLA – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Tesla stock price (NASDAQ: TSLA)

Use our graph to track the performance of TSLA stocks over time.

Tesla shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-03.
Open$719.00
High$722.59
Low$701.02
Close$709.74
Previous close$709.67
Change $0.07
Change % 0.0099%
Volume 21,352,583
Information last updated 2021-07-29.
52-week range$273.00 - $895.90
50-day moving average $647.43
200-day moving average $692.28
Wall St. target price$655.12
PE ratio 358.1967
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.89

Buy Tesla shares from these brokerages

Compare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
Name Product Asset types Option trade fee Annual fee Signup bonus
Robinhood
Stocks, Options, ETFs
$0
0%
Free stock (chosen randomly with a value anywhere between $2.50 and $200)
Sign up using the "go to site" link
Make unlimited commission-free trades in stocks, funds, and options with Robinhood Financial.
Sofi Invest
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
N/A
0%
Get one free stock worth up to $1,000
Open an account
A free way to invest in stocks, ETFs and crypto.
Public
Stocks, ETFs
N/A
$0 per month
Download and sign up with Public.com; approved accounts receive a free stock slice worth up to $70, selected from 9 popular stocks.
Open an account
Commission-free trading in stocks and ETFs with a social networking twist.
Webull
Stocks, Options, ETFs
$0
0%
Get one free stock valued between $3.00 and $300 when you open an account, one more with a deposit
Open an account
Margin financing rates start at 3.99%. No monthly subscription fees for margin.
J.P. Morgan Self-Directed Investing
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual funds, ETFs
$0 + $0.65/contract
0%
N/A
INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE PRODUCTS ARE: NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT FDIC INSURED • NO BANK GUARANTEE • MAY LOSE VALUE
Moomoo
Stocks, Options, ETFs
$0
$0 per year
N/A
Trade stocks on the US, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen markets.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

*Signup bonus information updated weekly.

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

Is it a good time to buy Tesla stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

Tesla price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $709.74 from 2021-06-04

1 week (2021-07-24) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 4.54%
3 months (2021-05-04) 5.37%
6 months (2021-01-31) N/A
1 year (2020-07-31) N/A
2 years (2019-07-31) N/A
3 years (2018-07-31) N/A
5 years (2016-07-31) N/A

Is Tesla under- or over-valued?

Valuing Tesla stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Tesla's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Tesla's P/E ratio

Tesla's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 358x. In other words, Tesla shares trade at around 358x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Tesla's PEG ratio

Tesla's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2309. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Tesla's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Tesla's EBITDA

Tesla's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.8 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Tesla's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Tesla financials

Revenue TTM $41.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.76%
Gross profit TTM $6.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.35%
Return on equity TTM 12.28%
Profit margin 5.21%
Book value $25.55
Market capitalisation $670.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Tesla shares

There are currently 32.4 million Tesla shares held short by investors – that's known as Tesla's "short interest". This figure is 5.1% down from 34.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Tesla shares can be evaluated.

Tesla's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Tesla's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Tesla shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Tesla shares traded daily (recently around 23.4 million). Tesla's SIR currently stands at 1.38. In other words for every 100,000 Tesla shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1380 shares are currently held short.

However Tesla's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Tesla shares, or, against the total number of tradable Tesla shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Tesla's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Tesla shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0414% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Tesla shares, roughly 41 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Tesla.

Find out more about how you can short Tesla stock.

Tesla's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Tesla.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Tesla's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 27.59

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Tesla's overall score of 27.59 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 61st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Tesla is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Tesla's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.25/100

Tesla's environmental score of 1.25 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Tesla is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Tesla's social score

Social score: 17.81/100

Tesla's social score of 17.81 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Tesla is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Tesla's governance score

Governance score: 10.53/100

Tesla's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Tesla is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Tesla's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Tesla scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Tesla hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Tesla, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 27.59
Total ESG percentile 60.92
Environmental score 1.25
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 17.81
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 10.53
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 3

Tesla share dividends

We're not expecting Tesla to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Tesla's shares ever split?

Tesla's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 30 August 2020. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Tesla shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Tesla shares which in turn could have impacted Tesla's share price.

Tesla share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Tesla's shares have ranged in value from as little as $273 up to $895.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TSLA.US volatility(beta: 1.99)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Tesla's is 1.9875. This would suggest that Tesla's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Tesla overview

Tesla, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, leases, and sells electric vehicles, and energy generation and storage systems in the United States, China, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Automotive, and Energy Generation and Storage. The Automotive segment offers electric vehicles, as well as sells automotive regulatory credits. It provides sedans and sport utility vehicles through direct and used vehicle sales, a network of Tesla Superchargers, and in-app upgrades; and purchase financing and leasing services. This segment is also involved in the provision of non-warranty after-sales vehicle services, sale of used vehicles, retail merchandise, and vehicle insurance, as well as sale of products through its subsidiaries to third party customers; services for electric vehicles through its company-owned service locations, and Tesla mobile service technicians; and vehicle limited warranties and extended service plans. The Energy Generation and Storage segment engages in the design, manufacture, installation, sale, and leasing of solar energy generation and energy storage products, and related services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers and utilities through its website, stores, and galleries, as well as through a network of channel partners.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Tesla is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 19.487% of Tesla shares are held by insiders and 42.886% by institutions.
How many people work for Tesla?
Latest data suggests 70,757 work at Tesla.
When does the fiscal year end for Tesla?
Tesla's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Tesla based?
Tesla's address is: 3500 Deer Creek Road, Palo Alto, CA, United States, 94304
What is Tesla's ISIN number?
Tesla's international securities identification number is: US88160R1014
What is Tesla's CUSIP number?
Tesla's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 88160R101

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder.com provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and finder.com Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on finder.com are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site