Tesla Shares Downgraded To Sell At CFRA

By Claudia Assis Markets MarketWatch Pulse

CFRA on Thursday cut its rating on Tesla Inc. to sell from hold, saying that while they see "a clearer path towards Model 3 production, we still see execution and other risks to the timing of and achievement of targets," analyst Efraim Levy said in a note. "We expect (Tesla) to go to market this year to raise capital," he said. Levy raised his price target on the shares by $35 to $240, reflecting expectations of "rapid sales growth" for the mass-market sedan as the car's launch approaches. Tesla reported mixed fourth-quarter results late Wednesday. Wall Street cheered Model 3 being on track for sales later this year, and braced for a likely capital raise in the near term.

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