Tesla Stock Tops $700 in 2020, Set to Smash $1000 Mark in 2021

The whopping Tesla stock price rally of more than 740% in 2020 stunned many pundits, but fundamental indicators and bullish forecasts hint that the stock run is unlikely to stop into the new year.

$TSLA - Tesla Stock Price

Tesla stock was one of the best performers in 2020 as the world’s largest electric vehicle company performed stronger than expectations despite pandemic related challenges. Its inclusion in the S&P 500 index was among the biggest price driving factors in the last two months.

What’s more, the rosy demand outlook for the electric vehicle has enhanced investor’s sentiments in spite of lofty valuations.

Tesla Notches 500K Deliveries Target

The electric vehicle company reached the 500K vehicle delivery target in 2020 despite lockdowns and supply chain disruptions due to lockdowns.

Tesla Deliveries Q4 Bloomberg

Tesla Deliveries Q4 source: Bloomberg

It delivered 180,570 vehicles in the final quarter of 2020, which includes 18,920 Model S/X cars and 161,650 Model 3/Y vehicles. Meanwhile, Tesla produced 179,757 vehicles during the quarter.

Wall Street was expecting Tesla to report 174,000 vehicles deliveries for the fourth quarter.

For the full year, Tesla delivered 499,550 vehicles and it produced 509,737 vehicles.

The market analysts expect Tesla to deliver 1 million vehicles in 2022.

Tesla Q4 2020 Vehicle production deliveries

Tesla Q4 2020 Vehicle production deliveries

“Heading into year-end and 2021, we are seeing a major inflection of EV demand globally with our expectations that EV vehicles ramp from 3% of total auto sales today to 10% by 2025,” according to Ives, which “will disproportionately benefit the clear EV category leader Tesla over the next few years especially in the key China region which we believe could represent 40% of its EV deliveries by 2022 given the current brisk pace of sales.”

Tesla Stock is Poised to Hit the $1000 Mark

Tesla’s stock price rally is likely to extend the momentum as the company has aggressively been expanding its production potential to capitalize on increasing demand. It is building new factories in Austin, Texas, India and Brandenburg.

In addition, its strong operational efficiencies and increasing profitability will back the bull-run.

Siraj Sarwar - Lead Analyst
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Siraj Sarwar has been performing analysis on the stock market, equity research and general business consultation. He regularly contributes articles on economics, commodities, and equities to the world's leading websites, including Trade the Day, SeekingAlpha, TheStreet, and MSN.
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