Piper Sandler analyst Alexander Potter today released his research report, in which he recommended the purchase of Tesla shares in connection with the recent “market dislocation,” according to multiple media reports and the general forecast for electric car maker remains stable.
Despite the fact that Potter actually lowered the target price of Piper Sandler from $928 to $820 per share, he keeps an Overweight rating on the shares. It means that the stock will work well in the future, which means it is worth buying, as it can surpass the wider market and other stocks in this sector. Also, according to estimates in the note, this is still a potential upside of 36% of Tesla's closing price of $528 per share on Thursday. On Friday, trading closed at $515 per share.
Potter wrote that investors should be using the recent "market dislocation" to buy TSLA. The analyst notes that, despite the fact that the results for the first quarter, which will be published next week, will undoubtedly show a negative side compared with the published consensus, Tesla's long-term positioning remains attractive.
Potter believes that the "recently-fortified" Tesla balance sheet should provide sufficient liquidity, without significant maturities of debt until March 2021. Tesla also benefits from company-specific tailwinds, which should partially offset macro-weakness in 2020, the analyst said.
Analysts Piper Sandler about Tesla's long-term prospects seem to be a compelling argument. Tesla leads as a manufacturer of high-tech electric vehicles. The automaker, despite the ongoing epidemic of coronavirus, with the support of the Chinese government, was able to resume production in China in Giga Shanghai. The value of Tesla's shares is growing despite the situation in the world, which is good evidence of increased interest.
Also, New Street Research analyst Pierre Ferragu upgraded Tesla shares to the equivalent of Buy from Hold on Friday.
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