BMW

  • Tesla is Ramping up Production

    By Frédéric Lambert - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, TSLA

    In July, I wrote an article predicting Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s deliveries for the second quarter. On August 7th, Tesla presented its earnings and exceeded every expectations by delivering a total of 5,150 units. As a result, the stock price soared above $150 a share. In my article previous to Tesla’s earnings, I estimated the deliveries to be between 5,000 units and 5,500 units more »

  • Is The Internet The New Way To Sell Cars?

    By Alexander MacLennan - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, TSLA, TM

    The Internet has revolutionized the way business is conducted. Once-mighty retailers are looking at questionable futures after Amazon eliminated the cost of the brick and mortar store, while Blockbuster was forced into bankruptcy after having its market taken over by Netflix. But car sales are still primarily done in the way they have been for decades, where customers haggle over prices on large inventory dealership lots. One automaker is beginning more »

  • Tesla Shouldn’t Laugh At the i3

    By Sam Mattera - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    On Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) recent earnings call, CEO Elon Musk openly laughed at BMW’s (NASDAQOTH: BAMXF) new electric car, the i3.

    To be fair, the i3 is hardly comparable to Tesla’s Model S -- the former is a mid-priced electric car, the later is a high-performance luxury vehicle.

    But Tesla benefits from the introduction of more plug-in hybrids, and should vigorously applaud BMW’s decision to produce a more »

  • Coming in 2014: The First Electric BMW

    By Eileen Rojas - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, GM, TSLA

    BMW’s (NASDAQOTH: BAMXF) first electric car, the i3, is ready to roll off of the assembly line. In the second quarter of 2014, the car will go on sale in the U.S. with a price tag of $41,350, before tax and other incentives. For buyers interested in adding an optional gas motor to increase the car’s driving range, the price jumps to about $45,000. The more »

  • How Much EV Competition Does Tesla Have?

    By Alexander MacLennan - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, GM, TSLA

    It’s no secret that Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) has had quite a run since spring (and yet another run after earnings). Shares have more than quadrupled off their lows as production numbers beat expectations and the automaker’s Model S sedan remained popular. Much of this popularity stems from the sheer performance of the car, not necessarily the fact that it’s electric. Through this, Tesla has expanded the more »

  • Is it Time to Invest in Europe?

    By Andrés Cardenal - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: SAN, BAMXF, DB, TOT

    The European crisis has been long and painful, and it´s still too early to tell if the Eurozone is leaving the recession behind. However, recent economic data is quite auspicating, so maybe it’s time to invest in European companies while they are still cheap.

    European Green Shoots

    European stocks were rising on Wednesday as the Markit Flash Eurozone PMI index reveled encouraging data about the health of the more »

  • Can Tesla Sell 500,000 Cars Per Year?

    By Frédéric Lambert - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, TSLA

    On Tuesday, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) fell after an arguably negative report by analyst Patrick Archambault of Goldman Sachs. In the report, Archambault details his new way to value the company.

    "We now value Tesla by taking the average of 3 scenarios. In the first scenario, we assume total sales of 105K (Model S: 50K units, Next Gen: 55K) and operating margins of 14.6% implying an EPS of $5.99 more »

  • Turing the “Risk-On” Switch Off

    By Michael Mandala - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: ACT, BAMXF, CAKE

    Today's investing environment is one that forces decisions to be made and, consequently, many errors.  In so many cases, investors take an emotional approach to their portfolio, resulting in impaired profit-taking or riding the bull to the bear without letting go. Additionally, I've witnessed many astute men and women rely on countless research reports just to buy a stock and stay up all night worrying about it.  

    My more »

  • Tesla Outsells Other Luxury Automakers

    By Eileen Rojas - June 15, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, DDAIF.PK, TSLA, VLKAY

    Electric car technology is catching on with consumers. CNN reported that Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA), known for its pricey electric car, the Model S, sold 4,750 units in the first quarter of 2013. Within the “large luxury car segment,” it sold more units in the first quarter than competitors with similarly priced models, such as Daimler's (NASDAQOTH: DDAIF.PK) Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the BMW (NASDAQOTH: BAMXF) 7-Series, and Volkswagen's more »

  • Top Tesla Myths Part Two

    By Alexander MacLennan - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, TSLA, TM

    When Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) began to bring electric cars to a larger segment of the population, there were many misconceptions about the company and EVs in general. In a previous article I discussed some of the most common myths that follow Tesla and its products but I found that one article was simply not enough to explain the truth behind Tesla in depth. In this article we will take more »

  • HOG Part II: Pig Rising?

    By Jason Hall - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, HOG, HMC, PII

    This past January, I posted a hard look at one of the quintessential American Brands, Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG), and came to the conclusion that I wanted to see more from the fabled motorcycle maker and cultural icon before making a long-term call.  The plain fact is that Harley has had a tough ride the past few years, nearly going bankrupt during the Great Recession.  It's legacy business model was more »

  • "Then We're A Real Car Company"

    By Alexander MacLennan - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, TSLA, TM

    Fans of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) may remember the title of this article from Automobile’s article 2013 Automobile of the Year: Tesla Model S. Said by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, this phrase was said in context of ramping up production and successfully delivering Model S sedans to customers. The entire quote from the article was, "There have been car company start-ups before. The real challenge is to ramp up more »

  • "Then We're A Real Car Company"

    By Alexander MacLennan - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, TSLA, TM

    Fans of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) may remember the title of this article from Automobile’s article 2013 Automobile of the Year: Tesla Model S. Said by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, this phrase was said in context of ramping up production and successfully delivering Model S sedans to customers. The entire quote from the article was "There have been car company start-ups before. The real challenge is to ramp up more »

  • Drive your portfolio with TESLA powered electric cars

    By Sarita Baheti - March 30, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, TSLA, TM

    When I listen to the speech of big entrepreneur’s they say that why a middle class man does not become rich very quickly..?

    There is a basic reason behind this fact.I know you must be finding it interesting ,what could be the basic reason behind being a middle class man not becoming very super rich like Mr. Buffet or Mr. Gates.Yes the answer is simple.A super more »

  • Can Mercedes Push Daimler’s Stock to New Heights?

    By Ashit Gulati - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, DDAIF.PK, VLKAY

    Daimler’s (NYSE:DAI) stock has witnessed a high level volatility in recent times, and after sinking as low as $45 during 2012, it has rallied its way back to $57 level. With a 30% gain already in the pocket and a positive outlook, the stock looks set for another sharp rally. The US market is highly attractive for the carmaker, and even though the macroeconomic conditions have been extremely more »

  • For Investors, Is HOG a Pig, or Ready for a Nice Ride?

    By Jason Hall - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, HOG, HMC, PII | Editor's Choice

    If you've never been on the back of a motorcycle, there's little that I can tell you to explain the feeling.  We can talk about the wind, the way it pushes against you, grabbing you in a way you never experienced on that 10-speed bike as a kid.  I could describe the noise of the engine, the feel of the bike and motor, and the road beneath it more »

  • A Sea of Green?

    By Kelley Ryan - December 13, 2011 | Tickers: AMRC, BAMXF, WM

    Nothing feels better than when a company you have invested in not only makes you some cash, but also does something for the greater good. It could be a large donation to a relief fund or making the switch to environmentally friendly packaging. Even better than these glimpses of goodness, however, is finding money-making investments whose main purpose is positive change. It doesn't happen very often, but every once more »