Is Tesla (TSLA) a Smart Long-term Buy?

Alex Smith
·3 min read

Baron Partners Fund recently published its third-quarter commentary – a copy of which can be downloaded here. During the third quarter of 2020, the Baron Partners Fund returned 47.15% (institutional shares). In comparison, the benchmark S&P 500 Index was up 8.93%, while the Russell Midcap Growth Index was up 9.37%. You should check out Baron Partners Fund’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.

In the Q3 2020 Investor Letter, Baron Partners Fund highlighted a few stocks and Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is one of them. Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is an electric car company. Year-to-date, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock gained 609.2% and on December 3rd it had a closing price of $593.38. Here is what Baron Partners Fund said:

"Tesla, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells fully electric vehicles, solar products, and energy storage solutions. The stock rose on strong second quarter results, including profitability that beat analyst forecasts and solid growth in existing and new programs across different geographies and vehicles. In addition, Tesla presented a grand vision around its battery research aimed at expanding its competitive advantage and market opportunity. We remain confident that Tesla will leverage its market trend and technology leadership to achieve sustainable long-term growth."

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Last month, we published an article revealing that Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock is one of the top 11 lithium and battery stocks to buy now. Tesla is now a very popular stock among hedge funds.

In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock increased by about 6% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Tesla's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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