Tesla shares (TSLA) made a run at record highs early Friday in a burst of optimism following an upgrade by Deutsche Bank.
But the stock struggled to hold the $130 level as the morning wore on, sparking a debate on StockTwits over how much the electric car maker is worth.
The sky's the limit, say the bulls.
Why stop there?
Hold on a second, let's not get carried away.
After a spectacular run this year, Tesla shares have been volatile as investors await the company's second-quarter report next month.
The 10-year old company, founded by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, is expected to narrow its losses to 17 cents per share, which would be a marked improvement over the 89-cents-a-share loss in last year's second quarter.
That's typical of the kind of emotions investors have for Tesla. They seem to either love it unconditionally, or hate it with a passion.
Wall Street analysts are also very divided.
Friday's upgrade from Deutsche Bank comes little more than a week after a bearish report from Goldman Sachs sent Tesla shares down 14% in one day.
Of course, Tesla's stock bounced back the day after Goldman's report came out, as new buyers took the opportunity to get back in.
"There's always money in the Banana Stand!" George Bluth tells his son, Michael, in the first season of "Arrested Development."
Of course, Michael and his son, George Michael, burned the Banana Stand to the ground, along with $250,000 in illicit cash, in a botched attempt at father-son bonding.
But it looks like there's always money in Netflix -- the home of the fourth season of "Arrested Development" -- too.
The show will make MOREBen Rooney - May 15, 2013 12:50 PM ET
Knight Capital Group is back up and running Thursday, a day after a power outage knocked the company's systems offline.
As Wall Street returned to business Wednesday morning, following a two-day hurricane-related shutdown, Knight experienced a backup generator power failure at its headquarters in Jersey City, N.J. The issue affected all equities trading, as well as electronic foreign exchange and electronic fixed income trading.
The company, which plays a key role on MOREHibah Yousuf - Nov 1, 2012 9:41 AM ET
Computerized trading problems aren't unique to the United States apparently. The main stock market in Spain was halted Monday for nearly 5 hours due to a "technical glitch," according to the index operator.
The IBEX 35 was offline from 10:05 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. local time, a spokesman for the Bolsas y Mercados Españoles said. The index rallied after trading resumed, gaining 2.8%. The spokesman said he did not yet MOREBen Rooney - Aug 6, 2012 11:24 AM ET
The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, and Abbott Laboratories, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.
Technology is a great thing until it runs amok. That's the plot line of scores of good (and bad) sci-fi novels and movies. But it's also the sad reality for investors.
The Knight Capital Group trading glitches MOREPaul R. La Monica - Aug 2, 2012 12:12 PM ET
Facebook said its initial public offering was fairly valued, according to a back-and-forth correspondence with regulators ahead of its IPO.
In documents released by the SEC Friday, Facebook (FB) said the difference between the company's fair value of $30.89 a share on Jan. 31 and the midpoint of its offering wasn't "meaningfully different."
In 2011, Facebook's fair value estimates went from $25.54 in March, to $30.07 in September before dropping back to MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jun 15, 2012 2:23 PM ET
The market is betting that Facebook (FB) will continue to swing wildly over the next two months, and investors in newly minted Facebook options are banking on more volatility.
Investors rushed to buy into Facebook options, which give investors the right to buy or sell a stock a certain price, on Tuesday. This was the first day that Facebook options were available.
Shares of Facebook plunged nearly 10% Tuesday. (Opening days of MOREMaureen Farrell - May 29, 2012 5:05 PM ET
So today's the day. We promised to sell our Facebook (FB) shares exactly one week after the company debuted on the Nasdaq and by golly, I'm gonna do it. I can't say I'm happy about it. Even buying in at $38.01, I'm going to lose money. And that's a shame, since we were going to donate any proceeds to CNN Heroes Top 10 nominee The Time is Now to MORECatherine Tymkiw - May 25, 2012 11:06 AM ET
What was supposed to be a day of champagne popping and joy quickly turned into an investing nightmare for many individual investors.
"I invested $500,000 and put in stops at $40.25. The stops never triggered and I didn't realize until 3:30 p.m.," wrote Paul Allen (NOT Microsoft's (MSFT) co-founder). "Instead of making a small profit, I lost $40,000! I no longer trust anybody's trading platform or exchange."
Another investor, Rosanne Cohn simply MORECatherine Tymkiw - May 23, 2012 3:31 PM ET
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