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Tesla shares rise after analyst raises Model 3 delivery estimate by 50%

June 12, 2018


Tesla is making significant progress in ramping up production of its Model 3 electric car, according to one Wall Street firm.

KeyBanc Capital Markets significantly raised its second-quarter Model 3 delivery estimate to 30,000 from 20,000, citing its conversations with Tesla dealers.

“Our checks with sales centers indicate Model 3 deliveries are tracking ~50% higher than our prior estimates for the quarter, prompting us to raise our estimates,” analyst Brad Erickson said in a note to clients Monday. “While the longer-term debate on TSLA remains more balanced … we maintain that evidence supporting the bear case is not likely to emerge in the near term, in our view.”

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