| Tesla designs, develops, manufactures, sells and leases electric vehicles and energy generation and storage systems, and provides services related to its products. Co. reportable segments include automotive and energy generation and storage. The automotive segment includes the design, development, manufacturing, sales and leasing of electric vehicles as well as sales of automotive regulatory credits. The energy generation and storage segment includes the design, manufacture, installation, sales and leasing of solar energy generation and energy storage products and related services and sales of solar energy systems incentives.
When researching a stock like Tesla, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from TSLA Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for TSLA stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the TSLA 200 day moving average ("TSLA 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the TSLA 50 day moving average ("TSLA 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Tesla. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the TSLA 200 DMA and the TSLA 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("TSLA MACD"). The TSLA MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).