Tesla’s shares edged higher in market pre-open on Monday after Morgan Stanley analysts hiked their price target on the stock, citing bullishness on the company’s recently launched supercomputer Dojo. According to the bank, Dojo could become a new major growth driver for Tesla and give it an “asymmetric advantage.”
Morgan Stanley Says Dojo Can Boost Tesla’s Market Value By Up to $500B
Shares of Tesla rose more than 5% in premarket trading on Monday after Morgan Stanley voiced its bullishness on Dojo, the electric vehicle (EV) maker’s supercomputer. The company’s stock was trading at $262.80 at the time of writing.
Morgan Stanley, one of the biggest Wall Street banks, said Tesla’s Dojo supercomputer could boost the company’s enterprise value by as much as $500 billion through rapid adoption of robotaxis and network services. The bank’s analysts believe Dojo can unveil “new addressable markets” for Tesla and put the automaker at “an asymmetric advantage” in a multi-trillion dollar market.
As a result, Morgan Stanley strategists, including Adam Jones and Daniela M Haigan, upgraded TSLA’s stock rating to Overweight from Equal-Weight. In addition, the analyst hiked the 12-month Tesla stock price target to a Wall Street high of $400 per share from $250.
Essentially, Dojo is a supercomputer designed and built by Tesla to process substantial amounts of data in training driving systems. It will primarily be used for training Tesla’s machine learning models to enhance the company’s sophisticated Full Self-Driving (FSD) driver-assistance system. According to Tesla, Dojo had begun to be used in production in August.
Tesla Stock Price Subdued Lately Due After New Price Cuts
Assuming it can hold on to its current gains, the premarket surge would provide a welcome boost for Tesla’s share price following a volatile performance over the past month, during which the stock rose just 2.4%.
The EV giant imposed price cuts in 2023, suggesting possible demand issues for its top-of-the-line vehicles. Last month, the company reduced prices of its Model Y long-range and performance models in China to address a significant decline in sales in July.
However, Tesla’s shares remain around 130% higher in 2023, marking a significant rebound from its 2022 lows. Following last month’s price reductions, Tesla’s car sales rose 2.2% in August year-over-year to 1.94 million units, representing the first annual growth since May.
This article originally appeared on The Tokenist
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