Essex Financial Services Has Upped By $758,725 Its Tesla Mtrs (TSLA) Stake; GALWAY METALS COMMON SHARES CANADA (GAYMF) Shorts Increased By 946.88%

February 22, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Essex Financial Services Inc increased Tesla Mtrs Inc (TSLA) stake by 191.98% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Essex Financial Services Inc acquired 2,225 shares as Tesla Mtrs Inc (TSLA)’s stock rose 14.18%. The Essex Financial Services Inc holds 3,384 shares with $1.15M value, up from 1,159 last quarter. Tesla Mtrs Inc now has $56.29 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.44% or $1.47 during the last trading session, reaching $333.3. About 3.22M shares traded. Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has risen 44.43% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.73% the S&P500.

GALWAY METALS INC COMMON SHARES CANADA (OTCMKTS:GAYMF) had an increase of 946.88% in short interest. GAYMF’s SI was 33,500 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 946.88% from 3,200 shares previously. With 115,200 avg volume, 0 days are for GALWAY METALS INC COMMON SHARES CANADA (OTCMKTS:GAYMF)’s short sellers to cover GAYMF’s short positions. The SI to GALWAY METALS INC COMMON SHARES CANADA’s float is 0.06%. The stock increased 7.81% or $0.0153 during the last trading session, reaching $0.2113. It is down 0.00% since February 22, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.27 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 93 investors sold TSLA shares while 134 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 223 raised stakes. 93.25 million shares or 1.29% more from 92.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Commonwealth Equity Ser reported 40,037 shares stake. Marsico Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 3,589 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Wells Fargo & Mn stated it has 241,173 shares. Moreover, Johnson Counsel has 0.05% invested in Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) for 5,792 shares. Sumitomo Life Insur Company invested in 0.13% or 2,925 shares. Mckinley Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company Delaware reported 310 shares stake. Boothbay Fund Limited Liability Company holds 0.26% of its portfolio in Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) for 4,577 shares. Jane Street Group Inc Limited Co has 17,802 shares. Atria Ltd owns 718 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc stated it has 0% in Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA). Green Square Capital Ltd Liability Corp, Tennessee-based fund reported 753 shares. D L Carlson Inv Gru has invested 1.29% in Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA). Acg Wealth has invested 0.09% in Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA). Tortoise Invest Mgmt Limited Liability stated it has 25 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Grimes & Co Incorporated holds 0.05% in Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) or 1,452 shares.

Among 35 analysts covering Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), 13 have Buy rating, 10 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Tesla Motors Inc had 127 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, June 10 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Tigress Financial on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold”. Global Equities Research maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, August 28 report. On Monday, March 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Sunday, August 16 by Global Equities Research. The stock has “Hold” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, August 7. Credit Suisse maintained Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) rating on Wednesday, November 25. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $325 target. Guggenheim maintained the shares of TSLA in report on Thursday, January 4 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, October 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral”. The rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research on Friday, June 24 to “Hold”.

Essex Financial Services Inc decreased Select Sector Spdrtr Energy (XLE) stake by 6,628 shares to 6,391 valued at $438,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Ishares Core Us Aggregate Bond (AGG) stake by 4,476 shares and now owns 4,158 shares. Ishares Tr Core S&Psmall (IJR) was reduced too.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 insider sales for $4.84 million activity. $334,874 worth of Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares were sold by FIELD JOHN DOUGLAS. Another trade for 801 shares valued at $284,019 was made by Branderiz Eric on Wednesday, January 24. Shares for $777,887 were sold by Musk Kimbal on Friday, September 1.

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