Tesla followers see nothing but sunshine and daisies for the luxury automaker. A look at the trend for Tesla stock is not quite so rosy a picture. One year ago, Tesla's share price was about $100 higher. On October 10th, 2017 the stock closed at $354.60 At the close of the market today, the share price was $256.88. That represents a 28% decline in value. Looking back at other anniversary dates isn't much of confidence builder either. October 10th of 2014, the price was $236.91, basically the same share value Tesla has today.