How to buy Tesla shares

Tesla shares have fallen -1.06% from their previous closing price ($155.45). Learn how to easily invest in Tesla shares in the UK.

Tesla
NASDAQ: TSLA-USD
About 16 hours ago

$155.45

-$1.66 (-1.06%)

Tesla is an American automotive company, best known for the production of electric cars. Tesla’s model S car has become the highest rated car ever. Not only does Tesla create cars that drive themselves, it also owns the entire supply chain of its cars. Elon Musk, as founder, remains the richest man on the planet. So, here is all you need to know about investing in Tesla.

How to buy shares in Tesla

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share trading platform picks below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: TSLA in this case.
  5. Research shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Alternative ways to invest in Tesla

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including Tesla), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Tesla is a major part of the NASDAQ, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Latest updates for Tesla

April 15, 2024: Elon Musk has announced plans to cut around 14,000 jobs at Tesla due to a slowdown in sales for the first time in 4 years for the electric vehicle (EV) company. This will be the biggest round of layoffs in Tesla's history.

April 11, 2024: Wells Fargo analysts said in a note Friday that they expect Tesla to miss first-quarter expectations when it reports on April 23, according to Investing.com.

April 1, 2024: Tesla shares are tumbling 7% in premarket trading Tuesday after the company posted delivery figures that fell well short of Wall Street expectations, according to MarketWatch.

March 27, 2024: Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives maintained an Outperform rating on Tesla, with an updated price target of $300 (down from $315), according to Benzinga.

March 18, 2024: Tesla stock has picked up its performance after a brief drop in share price. So far this year, it's surprisingly been one of the worst performers on the S&P 500.

Is it a good time to buy Tesla stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Tesla's shares have ranged in value from as little as $152.37 up to $299.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TSLA.US volatility(beta: 2.44)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 2.441. This would suggest that Tesla's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Historical closes compared with the last close of $155.45

1 week (2024-04-10)-10.97%
1 month (2024-03-17)-10.56%
3 months (2024-01-17)-26.63%
6 months (2023-10-17)-35.94%
1 year (2023-04-17)-15.66%
2 years (2022-04-17)-84.52%
3 years (2021-04-15)-78.99%
5 years (2019-04-17)-43.11%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

Is Tesla stock a buy or a sell?

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After a few years of lightning growth, many major investors have sold some (or all) of their positions in Tesla. That’s because the first phase of Tesla is complete. It’s proved itself as a company that can not only make great electric vehicles (EVs) it can also make a profit.

The issue is that the popularity of Tesla shares means that the stock is already pricing in plenty of future growth. But that doesn’t mean the company won’t go on to exceed expectations. Now that Tesla has proven its core business, it’s expanding and moving into other industries like AI, robotics, and autonomous driving. If Tesla continues to see high demand for its EVs and it breaks ground in other areas, there’s no reason why the stock won’t continue to race forward.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Tesla under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Tesla P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

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 37x. In other words, Tesla shares trade at around 37x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of November 09, 2023 (20.44). 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6327. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $13.6 billion (£10.9 billion).

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

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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4 Responses

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    OwenMarch 8, 2019

    If I bought Tesla shares, would the share certificates be sent to me?
    Also could I see details of costs and charges BEFORE purchasing?

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      JoshuaMarch 11, 2019Finder

      Hi Owen,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. 😃

      Generally, the trend is that companies are moving toward the electronic model. For this reason, you would see companies having electronic copies of your certificate rather giving you paper share certificates. If they do provide paper share certificate, you might need to pay an extra fee for that.

      As for Tesla, I can’t find specific information whether they provide paper share certificates. However, in forums, I read they do but you need to pay hundreds of dollars for it.

      You may directly get in touch with Tesla to confirm and get more information.

      Yes, you should know more about the details of the share you are about to purchase from Tesla. You can know more about this through your broker or from Tesla itself.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    HasanDecember 25, 2018

    Tesla shares:
    1. How to buy shares using a broker
    2. How much will I get charged
    3.will I get paid devidents after buying shares

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      JoshuaDecember 26, 2018Finder

      Hi Hasan,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      1. You can buy shares using a broker by choosing a trading platform. You can check your options using our table above. You can compare based on price per trade, trader rate, and platform fees. You can then click on the “Go to site” green button of your chosen platform to be redirected to their official website.

      2. That would depend on which platform you choose. To learn more, you can check with your provider.

      3. If you are going with Tesla, at the time of this writing, they do not pay dividends on their shares.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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