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A Tesla Model S being charged at a Sun Country Highway station.
A Tesla Model S being charged at a Sun Country Highway station.
(Michael Bettencourt for the Globe and Mail)

Can Tesla break through the hype barrier?

The great story stocks always outrun their fundamentals as investors pile into what they are sure will be the next Apple or Wal-Mart. The search for companies capable of transforming their particular businesses and crushing the competition drives the dreamers and momentum players. Most of these stocks rarely live up to the hype, nor the hope.