Finally! Tesla Rallies For The Right Reason
Joel Elconin is the co-host of Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep, a daily trading idea radio show.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares are trading higher $16.00 at $207.00 in Monday's session. Following some Elon Musk action on Twitter, the issue hovered at major support at the $180 level and is now moving for fundamental reasons in today's session.
Before Monday's open, the company announced that Q1 deliveries will show a 55 percent increase over Q1 2014. That was all the Tesla bulls needed to clear the multiple highs at the $193.00 level, which occurred during premarket trading.
By the opening of the regular session, shares of Tesla were trading at the $198 level and after a brief dip to $197.50, the market was flooded with overwhelmed short sellers who have been conditioned for recent pops in the issue.
So far, shares have reached $207.75, which is just shy of the February 27 high of $208.55 before retreating to the current level. Longer-term investors may be focused on consecutive closes over $200, which have not been accomplished since March 4 ($202.44) and March 5 ($200.63).
If the rally continues through its intraday high, there may be additional resistance at its February 26 high ($211.09).
It should be noted that the issue is trading on much higher than average daily volume. So far, it has 7 million shares versus its 20-day average of 5.4 million with over four hours left in the session.
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