Tesla's New Cheaper Car Model

And, Visa’s stable consumer spending.

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Tesla's New Cheaper Car Model

Despite posting bad financial results, Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) surged 13.38% in after-hours trading on Tuesday.

Financials: Tesla reported earnings of 45 cents per share in the past quarter and revenue of $21.3 billion; both were lower than expected.

Powering the Story: Amid low consumer demand for electronic vehicles, Tesla announced plans to introduce “more affordable models” to the market. These are lower-cost EVs for consumers.

Final Thoughts: Things are still troubling for Tesla. Revenue fell and there was negative free cash flow in the past quarter.

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Notable Earnings Today: Meta Platforms (Nasdaq: META), Boeing (NYSE: BA), AT&T (NYSE: T), International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM), Hasbro (Nasdaq: HAS), Vertiv Holdings (NYSE: VRT), Ford Motor (NYSE: F), Humana (NYSE: HUM), Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR), Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), Hilton (NYSE: HLT), Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC), Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings (NYSE: KNX), General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW), Old Dominion Freight Line (Nasdaq: ODFL), Western Union (NYSE: WU), Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO), Waste Management (NYSE: WM), Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH, Ethan Allen (NYSE: ETD), Viking Therapeutics (Nasdaq: VKTX), Amphenol (NYSE: APH), Lam Research (Nasdaq: LRCX), Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX), Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB), Align Technology (Nasdaq: ALGN), Sleep Number (Nasdaq: SNBR), Antero Midstream (NYSE: AM), Antero Resources (NYSE: AR), Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (Nasdaq: BMRN), BOK Financial (Nasdaq: BOKF), Bunge (NYSE: BG), Celestica (NYSE: CLS), Century Communities (NYSE: CCS), ChampionX (Nasdaq: CHX), Chemed (NYSE: CHE), Churchill Downs (Nasdaq: CHDN), CME Group (Nasdaq: CME), Community Health (NYSE: CYH), Constellium (NYSE: CSTM), Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC), Entergy (NYSE: ETR),  Evercore (NYSE: EVR), First American Financial (NYSE: FAF), Fortive (NYSE: FTV), Graco (NYSE: GGG), Group 1 Auto (NYSE: GPI), Healthcare Services Group (Nasdaq: HCSG), Helen of Troy (Nasdaq: HELE), ICON (Nasdaq: ICLR), Impinj (Nasdaq: PI), Interpublic (NYSE: IPG),Kaiser Aluminum (Nasdaq: KALU), Landstar System (Nasdaq: LSTR), Lennox International (NYSE: LII), Masco (NYSE: MAS), MaxLinear (Nasdaq: MXL), Meritage Homes NYSE: MTH), M/I Homes (NYSE: MHO), Moelis (NYSE: MC), Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH), Mr. Cooper Group (Nasdaq: COOP), Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR), Navient (Nasdq: NAVI), New Oriental Education & Technology (NYSE: EDU), Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII), O'Reilly Automotive (Nadsdaq: ORLY), Otis Worldwide (NYSE: OTIS), Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), Pacific Premier (Nasdaq: PPBI), Pegasystems (Nasdaq: PEGA), Plexus (Nasdaq: PLXS), Prosperity Bancshares (NYSE: PB), QuantumScape (NYSE: QS), Raymond James (NYSE: RJF), Rollins (NYSE: ROL), Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM), Silicon Labs (Nasdaq: SLAB), Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF), Teradyne (Nasdaq: TER), TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY), Travel + Leisure Co (NYSE: TNL), Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS), United Rentals (NYSE: URI), Virtu Financial (Nasdaq: VIRT), Wabash National (NYSE: WNC), Watsco (NYSE: WSO).

Notable IPOs Today: TOP Ships Inc. (NYSE American: TOPS).

Notable Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns Ending Today: Naked Nature (Mainvest), Ink’d Greetings (StartEngine), Zeehaus (Wefunder).

Notable Economic Events Today: Durable Goods Orders / Core Durable Goods Orders (8:30 a.m. ET), Crude Oil Inventories (10:30 a.m. ET).

Visa’s Stable Consumer Spending 

Visa (NYSE: V) ticked up 2.20% in after-hours trading on Tuesday after posting good financial results.

Financials: Visa reported earnings of $2.51 per share in the past quarter and revenue of $8.8 billion; both were better than expected.

Final Thoughts: Payment volume grew in the quarter, which Visa attributed to “stable consumer spending.”

Texas Instruments Posts Good Results

Texas Instruments (Nasdaq: TXN) posted good financial results on Tuesday, sending shares up 7.73% in after-hours trading.

Final Thoughts: The stock was down 2% in 2024 before these good results.

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