Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q1 2021 earnings call is just a few hours away. After releasing a stellar production and delivery report, Wall Street analysts have high expectations for the first-quarter earnings call. Yet, some analysts remain cautious.
Options pricing suggests that TSLA stock may fluctuate 7.2% in either direction, a significant movement considering Tesla shares have seen less drastic swings in recent months. Based on a Bloomberg report, Wall Street analysts still believe that Tesla’s market share may dwindle as more legacy automakers produce electric vehicles of their own.
“We acknowledge Tesla has shaken up the auto industry, but recent commitments and advancements from incumbent automakers such as Volkswagen and General Motors suggest to us that Tesla has achieved peak market share within the EV category,” wrote Cowen analyst Jeffrey Osborne in a note earlier this month.
Indeed, consumers looking to purchase an electric vehicle have many more options in 2021 than in the previous year. And this year has brought on some serious competitors for popular Tesla vehicles like the Model Y, including the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Volkswagen ID.4. In the summer, Rivian will take the stage with its R1T electric pickup truck.