Tesla shares soar almost 30% in after hours on profit news

Tesla’s shares are soaring — even more than they already did this week — on news that the company has hit the milestone of delivering the first quarterly profit in the company’s history.

Tesla after hours trading

Tesla’s shares rose at one point almost 30 percent in after hour trading to over $70 per share. Earlier this week Tesla’s shares had hit an all-time high of over $60 per share.

When Tesla held its IPO and started trading back in the summer of 2010, it went public at $17 per share. It’s $70-per-share milestone in after hours trading is more than four times that initial IPO price.

Tesla and CEO Elon Musk have ambitions far higher than this current marketcap and stock price. Musk has a payout package that allocates shares when Tesla’s marketcap adds $4 billion up until it reaches $43.2 billion, along with accompanying operating milestones.