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Tesla Lags Behind Mag 7 — Will Master Plan 4 Spark A Comeback?

Posted June 18, 2024 at 9:45 am
Surbhi Jain
Benzinga

ZINGER KEY POINTS

  • Tesla lags behind other Magnificent 7 stocks; Master Plan 4 could be the turnaround catalyst.
  • Elon Musk teases ambitious Master Plan 4, hinting at new models and advanced robotics focus.

Tesla Inc is the odd one out in the Magnificent 7, with a year-to-date performance of -24.57% and a one-year performance of -28.06%.

Other Magnificent Seven tech giants — Nvidia CorpMicrosoft Corp and Meta Platforms Inc are riding high with substantial gains.

But Elon Musk-led Tesla struggles to keep pace.

Tesla Stocks Lags The Magnificent Seven

SymbolP/E FWDMarket CapYTD Perf1Y Perf1M Perf
GOOG23.652.19T26.86%44.11%0.84%
TSLA70.18567.71B-24.57%-28.06%5.62%
NVDA50.303.24T164.49%206.80%41.63%
MSFT37.403.29T19.23%30.98%6.70%
META25.161.28T43.13%80.30%7.36%
AMZN40.471.91T21.14%46.67%-0.35%
AAPL32.293.26T12.54%17.17%14.11%

Data Source: Benzinga Pro

The question on every investor’s mind: Can Musk’s Master Plan 4 revive Tesla’s fortunes?

A History of Ambitious Plans

Tesla’s master plans have been pivotal in shaping its trajectory. Starting in 2006, Master Plan 1 laid the foundation with the Roadster, Model S/X and SolarCity acquisition, propelling Tesla into the mainstream.

A decade later, Master Plan 2 aimed at integrating energy solutions, expanding EVs and developing autonomous driving.

Master Plan 3, revealed in 2023, focused on scaling production, advanced AI and exploring new markets.

The Tease of Master Plan 4

Musk recently teased on X (formerly Twitter) that Master Plan 4 is in the works and promises to be “epic.”

While details are scant, speculation abounds. Could it include groundbreaking advancements in AI, further integration of robotics, or a leap into new industries?

At Tesla’s recent shareholder meeting, Musk hinted at new models and emphasized robotics and vehicle autonomy, suggesting these areas may feature prominently in the upcoming plan.

What’s Next for Tesla?

Tesla’s high forward P/E ratio of 70.18 signals lofty expectations, but investors are eager for tangible progress. Recent market movements show a glimmer of hope, with a one-month performance uptick of 5.62%.

However, the road ahead is fraught with challenges, especially as Tesla’s competitors continue to innovate and expand.

Musk’s leadership has steered Tesla through turbulent waters before. If Master Plan 4 can deliver on its promises, it might just be the catalyst Tesla needs to regain its momentum and reclaim its position among the market leaders.

For now, the world watches and waits for Musk’s next move, hoping it will spark the turnaround Tesla desperately needs.

Originally Posted June 18, 2024 – Tesla Lags Behind Mag 7 — Will Master Plan 4 Spark A Comeback?

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