All Posts Tagged With: "Ford Motor Company"

(GM) Can Taxpayers Finally Gain from Auto Bailout?

When it comes to the auto bailout, should repayment be the only matter of concern or the loss expected to be borne by the taxpayers? Will it finally replicate the success of bank bailout?

The government did not bother about the repayment really, as saving the jobs was much greater an issue...

7Oct2013 | | Comments Off on (GM) Can Taxpayers Finally Gain from Auto Bailout? | Continued

(F) Ford Motor’s Fusion Energi Gets Top Safety Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has avowed the five-star Overall Vehicle Score on Ford Motor Co.’s (F) 2013 Ford Fusion Energi. This highest safety rating of the U.S. Government is awarded by the New Car...

10Sep2013 | | Comments Off on (F) Ford Motor’s Fusion Energi Gets Top Safety Rating | Continued

(F) China Auto Sales Rise 13% in April

According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), total vehicle sales rose 13.4% to 1.8 million units in Apr compared with 13.2% to 5.4 million units in the first quarter of the year and 4.3% to 19.3 million vehicles in 2012.

Passenger vehicle (cars, multipurpose and sport-...

12May2013 | | Comments Off on (F) China Auto Sales Rise 13% in April | Continued

(A) Making Sense of Market Forecasts

It’s been another big month for the stock market. This stock market’s positive feedback loops were on full display in Consumer and Finance stocks.

Stock Prices Slightly Above Fair Value

At 15.4 times this year’s conservative earning estimate, stocks look fairly...

11May2013 | | Comments Off on (A) Making Sense of Market Forecasts | Continued

(F) Ford Motor Raises Stake in Chinese Joint Venture

Ford Motor Co. (F) announced that has raised its stake in Chinese light commercial vehicles joint venture, Jiangling Motors Corp., to 31.5% from 30.0%. The Detroit-based automaker purchased 13.0 million Hong Kong dollar-denominated B-shares...

6May2013 | | Comments Off on (F) Ford Motor Raises Stake in Chinese Joint Venture | Continued

(BWA) BorgWarner Awarded Supplier Award by Daimler

BorgWarner Inc.’s (BWA) Turbo Systems has received the Daimler Supplier Award 2012 from Daimler AG (DDAIF) at the Key Supplier Meeting of Daimler in the Mercedes-Benz...

2May2013 | | Comments Off on (BWA) BorgWarner Awarded Supplier Award by Daimler | Continued

(GM) General Motors and Ford Motor to Develop Transmissions

General Motors Company (GM) and its arch rival Ford Motor Co. (F) have joined hands in developing nine- and ten-speed automatic transmissions in order to save development...

27Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (GM) General Motors and Ford Motor to Develop Transmissions | Continued

(IBM) Into the Heart of First Quarter Earnings Season – Earnings Preview

There is an air of disappointment in the market about the ongoing Q1 earnings season. Some of it is justified. After all, what else should investors think when companies like IBM (IBM) and GE (GE)...

22Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (IBM) Into the Heart of First Quarter Earnings Season – Earnings Preview | Continued

(F) China Auto Sales Slow Down

Passenger vehicle sales in China slowed down in March compared to the first two months of the year, mainly due to the stricter regulation imposed by the government on vehicle ownership aimed at controlling increasing pollution and traffic congestion in the country. According to the China Association...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (F) China Auto Sales Slow Down | Continued

(IBM) The Market Now Moves Into the Heart of the First Quarter Earnings Season – Earnings Preview

There is an air of disappointment in the market about the ongoing Q1 earnings season. Some of it is justified. After all, what else should investors think when companies like IBM (IBM) and GE (GE)...

19Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (IBM) The Market Now Moves Into the Heart of the First Quarter Earnings Season – Earnings Preview | Continued

(TM) Will Falling Yen Cut U.S. Automakers?

Japan seems to have joined the bandwagon. Last week, Bank of Japan (BOJ) announced a major quantitative easing (QE) program in an effort to revive the economy out of deflationary pressure that lasted more than a decade. The credit goes to Shinzo Abe – the new prime minister of Japan – and certainly...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (TM) Will Falling Yen Cut U.S. Automakers? | Continued

(F) Ford Motor Sees Lower Margins in North America

Ford Motor Co. (F) revealed that its operating margins from North American operations will come down to 10.0% in 2013 from 10.4% last year as it expects the lion’s share of sales to generate from less-profitable small cars rather than...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (F) Ford Motor Sees Lower Margins in North America | Continued

(GM) General Motors Invests in Engines and Transmissions

General Motors (GM) announced plans to invest $332 million in four plants in three Great Lakes states in order to gain competitive advantage in terms of fuel-efficient engines and transmission systems technologies.

The plants...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (GM) General Motors Invests in Engines and Transmissions | Continued

(A) April Market Strategy Summary

U.S. Payrolls, Fair Value and Earnings Season

ADP payroll numbers of +158,000 for March came out in early April and spooked an over-extended five month long rally.  A troll (hopefully) put together very weak weekly unemployment claims numbers that followed.

How about...

7Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (A) April Market Strategy Summary | Continued

(F) Ford Motor Stays Neutral

On Mar 18, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on Ford Motor Co. (F) based on its better performance in the fourth quarter of 2012, despite its higher structural costs and the economic weakness around the world, particularly in...

5Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (F) Ford Motor Stays Neutral | Continued

(CAT) Caterpillar to Cut Jobs in Milwaukee

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is reportedly laying off around 300 workers or 40% of its South Milwaukee production work force by June citing lower sales as the reason.

The company stated that various company locations are facing short-term...

4Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (CAT) Caterpillar to Cut Jobs in Milwaukee | Continued

(F) Ford Motor Launches Car Sharing Platform

Ford Motor Co. (F) has announced that it has collaborated with the German Ford dealers association FHD GmbH and DB Rent GmbH (the company associated with Flinkster car sharing) for launching FORD2GO. FORD2GO is the first automotive manufacturer-backed,...

18Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (F) Ford Motor Launches Car Sharing Platform | Continued

(VALE) Steel Industry Stock Outlook – March 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

About the Steel Industry

Given the unique combination of strength, formability and versatility in steel; it is deployed across various industries including construction, transport, electrical appliances, food packaging and others. Steel products are classified into four broad...

9Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (VALE) Steel Industry Stock Outlook – March 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews | Continued

(CAT) Caterpillar to Cut Jobs in Belgium

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is contemplating to cut 1,400 jobs at its Belgium plant due to high costs and weak European economy.

The plant, located near Charleroi in Belgium, is one of Caterpillar’s largest facilities in Europe....

3Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (CAT) Caterpillar to Cut Jobs in Belgium | Continued

(TRW) TRW Automotive Holdings Develops Advanced Brake System

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (TRW) announced that it has developed an advanced brake system, which will be utilized in the traditional internal combustion engines or as alternative powertrains in the hybrids and electric engines....

21Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (TRW) TRW Automotive Holdings Develops Advanced Brake System | Continued

(AMZN) Amazon Cloud Player in Ford Vehicles

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) recently announced that its Cloud Player can now stream music wirelessly through Ford Motors Co.’s (F) SYNC Applink-equipped vehicles.

Owners...

16Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (AMZN) Amazon Cloud Player in Ford Vehicles | Continued

(GM) Auto Industry Stock Outlook – February 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

The auto industry is highly concentrated. The top 10 global automakers account for roughly 80% of the worldwide production and nearly 90% of total vehicles sold in the U.S.

In January 2013, General Motors Company (GM) led with...

14Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (GM) Auto Industry Stock Outlook – February 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews | Continued

(F) Ford Motor Company Earnings Preview

We expect the world’s leading automaker Ford Motor Co. (F) to beat expectations when it reports 2012-fourth quarter results before the opening bell on Jan 29.

Why a Likely Positive Surprise?

Our proven...

28Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (F) Ford Motor Company Earnings Preview | Continued

(F) Ford Motor Unveils Atlas Future Pickup Truck Concept

Ford Motor Co. (F) introduced the Ford Atlas Concept, which will be the future version of pickup trucks. Ford Atlas features next-generation turbocharged engine EcoBoost with innovative design and advanced engineering. With this, the...

23Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (F) Ford Motor Unveils Atlas Future Pickup Truck Concept | Continued

(GM) China Auto Sales Lag Guidance

According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), vehicle sales in China grew 4.3% to 19.3 million units in 2012, including a 7.1% gain in December to 1.8 million units. Despite being higher than the 2011-level of 2.5%, sales growth is lower than the 8% growth projected by CAAM...

16Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (GM) China Auto Sales Lag Guidance | Continued

(GM) General Motors to Invest in Technology Center

General Motors Company (GM) announced that it will invest around $18.5 million for a new technology center in the Roswell building, located in Fulton County, GA, U.S. The technology center is expected to create employment opportunity...

15Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (GM) General Motors to Invest in Technology Center | Continued

(F) Ford Motor Neutral Rating on Shares Maintained by Analyst

On January 6, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on Ford Motor Co. (F), despite its higher structural costs and economic weakness around the world, based on its improved third quarter earnings and growth opportunities from its...

15Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (F) Ford Motor Neutral Rating on Shares Maintained by Analyst | Continued

(F) Ford Motor to Sell 2.2 Million Cars in 2012

Ford Motor Co. (F) anticipates nearly a 7% rise in its main brand sales to 2.20 million units this year from 2.06 million units in 2011. The company expects to achieve the sales growth with the help of its popular Ford Focus compact...

2Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (F) Ford Motor to Sell 2.2 Million Cars in 2012 | Continued

(GM) General Motors Focuses on Indonesia and Thailand

General Motors Company (GM) plans to expand its dealerships in Indonesia and Thailand in order to tap growth opportunities in the two markets with rising income levels. The company’s head of Southeast...

7Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (GM) General Motors Focuses on Indonesia and Thailand | Continued

(GM) Steel Industry Stock Outlook – November 2012 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

Steel industry in today’s world can well be termed as the backbone of the economy, given its varied usage, be it in construction, transport, electrical appliances, food packaging, etc. In terms of its composition, steel is an alloy of iron and carbon containing less than 2% carbon and 1% manganese...

30Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (GM) Steel Industry Stock Outlook – November 2012 – Zacks Analyst Interviews | Continued