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Tesla discloses email sent to employees about 'taking Tesla private'

An email was sent to Tesla employees today by CEO Elon Musk that stated in part: "Earlier today, I announced that I'm considering taking Tesla private at a price of $420/share. I wanted to let you know my rationale for this, and why I think this is the best path forward. First, a final decision has not yet been made, but the reason for doing this is all about creating the environment for Tesla to operate best. As a public company, we are subject to wild swings in our stock price that can be a major distraction for everyone working at Tesla, all of whom are shareholders. Being public also subjects us to the quarterly earnings cycle that puts enormous pressure on Tesla to make decisions that may be right for a given quarter, but not necessarily right for the long-term. Finally, as the most shorted stock in the history of the stock market, being public means that there are large numbers of people who have the incentive to attack the company. I fundamentally believe that we are at our best when everyone is focused on executing, when we can remain focused on our long-term mission, and when there are not perverse incentives for people to try to harm what we're all trying to achieve...First, I would like to structure this so that all shareholders have a choice. Either they can stay investors in a private Tesla or they can be bought out at $420 per share, which is a 20% premium over the stock price following our Q2 earnings call (which had already increased by 16%). My hope is for all shareholders to remain, but if they prefer to be bought out, then this would enable that to happen at a nice premium. Second, my intention is for all Tesla employees to remain shareholders of the company, just as is the case at SpaceX. If we were to go private, employees would still be able to periodically sell their shares and exercise their options. This would enable you to still share in the growing value of the company that you have all worked so hard to build over time. Third, the intention is not to merge SpaceX and Tesla. They would continue to have separate ownership and governance structures. However, the structure envisioned for Tesla is similar in many ways to the SpaceX structure: external shareholders and employee shareholders have an opportunity to sell or buy approximately every six months. Finally, this has nothing to do with accumulating control for myself. I own about 20% of the company now, and I don't envision that being substantially different after any deal is completed. Basically, I'm trying to accomplish an outcome where Tesla can operate at its best, free from as much distraction and short-term thinking as possible, and where there is as little change for all of our investors, including all of our employees, as possible. This proposal to go private would ultimately be finalized through a vote of our shareholders. If the process ends the way I expect it will, a private Tesla would ultimately be an enormous opportunity for all of us. Either way, the future is very bright and we'll keep fighting to achieve our mission." Reference Link

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On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Tesla (TSLA) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord. 2. Universal Forest (UFPI) initiated with a Buy at Seaport Global. 3. Zafgen (ZFGN) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush. 4. Entera Bio (ENTX) initiated with a Buy at Maxim. 5. Huya initiated with a Neutral at Goldman Sachs. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Fly Intel: Today's top analyst calls on Wall Street
Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. ALLERGAN UPGRADED TO BUY: Mizuho analyst Irina Koffler upgraded Allergan (AGN) to Buy from Neutral and raised her price target for the shares to $210 from $194. The analyst views Allergan's risk/reward more favorably following the company's "strong" beat and raise quarter and the delayed introduction of Restasis generics. Allergan is up 1.2% in late morning trading. NEEDHAM UPS TRIPADVISOR TO HOLD: Needham analyst Laura Martin upgraded TripAdvisor (TRIP) to Hold from Underperform, saying that while the company's pivot to competing as an online travel agent has failed, its focus to grow its non-hotel businesses is a "higher ROI idea". FLOOR & DECOR DOWNGRADED AT JPMORGAN, PIPER: JPMorgan analyst Christopher Horvers downgraded Floor & Decor (FND) to Neutral from Overweight and lowered his price target for the shares to $45 from $59. The "story shift" taking place is likely to keep the shares in "purgatory," Horvers said following the company's Q2 results. Piper Jaffray analyst Peter Keith also downgraded Floor & Decor to Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $39 from $58. The analyst admitted his June upgrade of the stock was wrong following Floor & Decor's Q2 miss and guide down. Floor & Decor is down 6.4% in late morning trading. LUNA CUT TO MARKET PERFORM AT NORTHLAND: Northland analyst Tim Savageaux downgraded Luna Innovations (LUNA) to Market Perform from Outperform as he sees the shares reflecting the value of the "well executed" sale of the Opto Solutions unit at current levels. CANACCORD INITIATES TESLA WITH A HOLD: Canaccord analyst Jed Dorsheimer initiated Tesla (TSLA) with a Hold rating as he sees several risks around the company's financing, cash burn, and general maturity in the industry. Catalysts that could de-risk the shares include shifts in corporate governance, consistent production, and "a CEO who is not working 120 hours per week to hold things together," said Dorsheimer, who set a $336 price target on Tesla shares. BWS SAYS ARLO IPO ESTABLISHES VALUATION CASE FOR NETGEAR: BWS Financial analyst Hamed Khorsand said the pricing of Arlo Technologies' (ARLO) IPO establishes a valuation case for Netgear (NTGR). The analyst believes the IPO pricing gives some context to what Netgear's stake is worth and affirms his sum-of-parts reasoning for owning Netgear shares. He kept a Buy rating on the stock with a $64.50 price target.
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Morgan Stanley equity strategist Mark Savino noted that about 12% of CEO jobs among S&P 500 companies turned over in 2017, noting that this was the highest level of CEO departures since before the financial crisis. The 59 stocks of S&P 500 companies that had CEOs depart in 2017 underperformed the market by 11% over the next 12 months, or since the departure for instances that were less than 12 months ago, noted Savino. In cooperation with the firm's U.S. analysts, Savino and his team identified the companies in each sector they believe face the greatest level of "key man risk," which includes: Boeing (BA), Tesla (TSLA), ADT Inc. (ADT), Moody's (MCO), TransUnion (TRU), Arista Networks (ANET), Church & Dwight (CHD), Coca-Cola (KO), Monster Beverage (MNST), Coupa Software (COUP), Salesforce (CRM), FireEye (FEYE), MongoDB (MDB), Microsoft (MSFT), New Relic (NEWR), XPO Logistics (XPO), Hilton (HLT), Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Best Buy (BBY), Ulta (ULTA), Aflac (AFL), Athene Holding (ATH), Lincoln National (LNC), Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG), Chubb (CB), Amazon.com (AMZN), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Facebook (FB), Alphabet (GOOGL), Apple (AAPL), Terex (TEX), Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF), Freeport McMoRan (FCX), FleetCor (FLT), Global Payments (GPN), Square (SQ), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Broadcom (AVGO), Nvidia (NVDA), Chegg (CHGG), DXC Technology (DXC), Medidata (MDSO), Pluralsight (PS), RealPage (RP), Shopify (SHOP) and T-Mobile (TMUS).
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Morgan Stanley questions if time to 'fade the bounce' in Tesla
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas raised his Q3 Model 3 delivery volume forecast to the low end of Tesla's guidance, up from 33,600 to 50,400, which he notes represents a 50% hike. For 2019, he raised his Model 3 delivery forecast to 312,000 from 260,000 as he now assumes 6,000 per week for the year. However, he thinks the stock may struggle to sustain the "sharply higher" expectations following Tesla's stronger than expected Q2 report. Despite his adjustments, Jonas left his price target unchanged at $291 and reiterates his Equal Weight rating in a note to investors titled "Expectations High Again: Time to Fade the Bounce?"

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