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News Story Source: https://www.cnbc.com by Samantha Subin
News of the deal brought Tesla's stock to a new record high just one trading day after the shares topped $900.
The deal comes more than a year after Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, as demand for travel and rental vehicles dropped.
Tesla hit a $1 trillion market cap on Monday following news that Hertz is ordering 100,000 vehicles to build out its electric vehicle rental fleet by the end of 2022.
The company joins trillion-dollar market cap companies like Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.
News of the deal brought Tesla's stock to more than $1,045 a share midday, a new record high one trading day after the shares broke $900. The stock closed up 12.66% at about $1,024 a share.
Strong EU sales and bullish analyst calls further boosted Tesla's stock price. Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas raised his price target on Tesla to $1,200 a share from $900 on Sunday.
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