Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) Investors Should Get Excited Over Company’s Potential In The World’s Largest Auto Market- CPI Card Group Inc. (PMTS)


Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) retreated its position after shares change of -1.24% on Thursday and it traded at $340.97. The 52-week high of the share price is -12.48% and 52-week low of the share price is 91.35%.

Tesla (TSLA) investors should get excited over the company’s potential in the world’s largest auto market, according to one Wall Street firm. Piper Jaffray reiterated its overweight rating on Tesla shares, predicting the electric car maker will thrive in China.

“China could eventually be Tesla’s biggest source of revenue,” analyst Alexander Potter wrote in a note to clients Tuesday. “If Tesla sidesteps [its] obstacles by making EVs locally, the company may be well-positioned to build on its recent successes … The company was wise to delay investment, but once these JV-related policy details are finalized, we expect Tesla to announce its China strategy in relatively short order.”

Tesla’s China sales surged to $1.07 billion last year from $319 million in 2015, according to an SEC 10K filing. Potter reaffirmed his $386 price target for Tesla shares, representing 12 percent upside to Tuesday’s close.

He cited recent media reports that China may be willing to adjust its rules requiring international companies to partner with a local firm to manufacture vehicles in the country. The Wall Street Journal declared on Monday that the Asian country is considering the changes. The analyst noted that 24.3 million vehicles were sold in China last year versus the peak U.S. year of 17 million cars. Potter is optimistic demand for luxury vehicles in China will also rise for years.

The shares performance of TSLA was -1.36% for the last one month and -8.81% in the previous week, whereas year to date performance was calculated 59.56%. The goal of share performance is to compare managers to the interests of shareholders. Their goal is alike to employee stock-option plans, as they offer an explicit incentive for management to focus their efforts on maximizing shareholder value. When calculating in the EPS estimates for the current year from sell-side analysts, the Price to current year EPS stands at 32.50%. Investors looking further ahead will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 84.40%.

In latest trading session, CPI Card Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PMTS) shows upbeat performance moved up 8.93% with 1.24 Million trading volume. CPI Card Group (NASDAQ:PMTS) reported that the appointment of Scott Scheirman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective October 5, 2017, succeeding Steve Montross who will be ending his service as CEO on October 4, 2017 in connection with his previously reported retirement. Mr. Montross will continue in an advisory capacity through June 30, 2018. Mr. Scheirman has served as a member of CPI Card Group’s Board of Directors since October 2016 and will continue to serve on the board. Mr. Scheirman brings over 20 years of executive worldwide business leadership experience with leading organizations including First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC) and Western Union (NYSE: WU).

“I along with my fellow directors are thrilled to appoint Scott Scheirman as CEO of CPI Card Group and we are confident he will be an excellent leader for the Company,” said Brad Seaman, Chairman of the Board of CPI Card Group. “His track record of achieving growth, energizing teams and creating value makes him an ideal fit. We are confident Scott will effectively lead the company through strategic planning and relentless execution and by focusing on meeting the needs of current and future consumers.”

Mr. Seaman continued, “The entire Board thanks Steve for his leadership of CPI Card Group over the last decade. We all acknowledge his vision and tenacity in making huge strides in the Company’s product offering and performance. We appreciate his role in transitioning with Scott and our consumers and we wish him the very best in his upcoming retirement.”

PMTS has the current ratio of 2.40 for the most latest quarter. As concerns shares volumes, in share Capital Company has 55.64 million outstanding shares among them 52.36 million shares have been floated in market exchange. The firm’s institutional ownership remained 80.90% while insider ownership included 1.20%.


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