Shares of Tesla Motors drifted higher Tuesday ahead of the electric car company's annual shareholder meeting.
Tesla (TSLA) shares have surged more than 180% this year, although the stock has pulled back from a high above $110 last month.
Investors are keeping an eye on the meeting for any announcements that could drive the stock back up, but so far the news has been pretty dull.
Tesla executives apparently discussed the company's warranty and a plan to make the Model S available for rent.
One trader on StockTwits came up with an interesting twist on the conventional road side assistance.
There was also some talk about Texas, where lawmakers reportedly rejected a law that would have allowed Tesla to operate its own dealerships in the state.
Meanwhile, the bulls were reminiscing about last month's gains and some were betting the stock will eventually head higher.
The bears, of course, were quick to throw cold water on that.
No cruise control for Tesla.
Shares of the electric car maker took off Tuesday, racing to a new high above $60 right out of the gate. But by late morning, the enthusiasm had chilled, and the stock was down about 3%.
The supercharged moves come one day before Tesla (TSLA) is set to report its first quarterly profit ever.
And it's all thanks to the all-electric Model S.
The full-size, four-door luxury sports sedan was MORECatherine Tymkiw - May 7, 2013 11:12 AM ET
The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.
Tesla may be the Apple of the auto business. By that, I mean it's a company that's disrupting an entire industry ... not that it's a stock going nowhere fast.
When you look at Tesla (TSLA) MOREPaul R. La Monica - Apr 23, 2013 1:09 PM ET
The idea of a driving an electric car has always intrigued me, but after reading a New York Times review of the Tesla (TSLA) Model S on I-95, it sounds like a total nightmare.
According to the writer, the battery on the Model S drained much quicker than promised in cold weather during a recent trip up and down the East Coast. With only a few charging stations in the Northeast, the writer was forced MOREMaureen Farrell - Feb 11, 2013 3:02 PM ET
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