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  • Expect More Upsides for Ford

    By Gaurav Basu - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, GM

    All news is good news for Ford (NYSE: F). It is making solid sales gains in the U.S. and seeing explosive growth in China. Demand for Ford cars is so heavy in the U.S. that the company is having a tough time keeping up with the demand. As the previously announced new capacity for the F-150 trucks and Fusion sedans come online in the third quarter, Ford will more »

  • This Car Maker Is Cruising

    By ANUP SINGH - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, GM

    Ford (NYSE: F) has a habit of performing well above any bar that’s set ahead of it. The company's growth has been strong across the board, by and large, where each geographic region has demonstrated visible improvements in performance metrics. The second largest US automaker declared its quarterly results a few days back, and needless to say, it beat both revenue and earnings estimates by appreciable figures.

    Revenue more »

  • This Auto Stock Is Dynamite

    By Eshna De - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, GM

    No matter how high the bar is set, Ford (NYSE: F) always manages to remain well above it. It keeps blowing away analyst projections. Needless to say, the second largest US automaker has beaten both earnings and revenue expectations by miles in its second quarter. It has achieved a growth that’s both impressive and broad-based with each geographic region improving its performance. And this includes Europe.

    Second quarter numbers more »

  • These Italian Stocks Look Attractive

    By Bob Ciura - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: E, FIATY.PK, LUX

    Investing across the globe is a journey fraught with potential hazards. Geopolitical concerns seem to rear their ugly heads on a weekly basis, serving to create a heightened level of risk. This is particularly true in Europe, where the ongoing fiscal crisis continues to be a huge drag on economic growth.

    At the same time, there remain plenty of highly profitable stocks that call Europe home. Even in Italy, where more »

  • Germany, Italy, and India in the Auto Market

    By Victor Selva - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, TTM, VLKAY

    Just in case you didn't like my Japanese car-makers list in a previous post, here are some other overseas companies that offer compelling growth prospects as they stand to benefit from the increasing vehicle demand in emerging markets at great valuations. These are Volkswagen (NASDAQOTH: VLKAY), from Germany; Fiat (NASDAQOTH: FIATY.PK), from Italy; and Tata Motors (NYSE: TTM), from India. Let´s take a closer look.

    In Germany: Volkswagen more »

  • It's Time to Buy America's "Big 3"

    By Will Chavey - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: DDAIF.PK, FIATY.PK, F, GM

    Home to the Bad Boys, Smokey Robinson, and the 11-time Stanley Cup Champion Redwings, Detroit will always be famous for one thing: cars. For years, the dominance of the “Big 3”—Ford (NYSE: F), General Motors (NYSE: GM), and Chrysler—helped power a Midwestern city with little else to its economic name.

    Of course, the 2008 crisis highlighted how much the times have changed, but an impressive recovery has put more »

  • Fiat Is in Hot Pursuit of Chrysler

    By Eileen Rojas - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, GM, TM

    Italian automaker Fiat (NASDAQOTH: FIATY.PK) is in the process of purchasing a 41.5% stake in Chrysler, which is currently owned by the United Auto Workers’ retiree health-care trust. The company is in discussions with several banks to acquire the necessary funding and to refinance the two companies’ debt. According to Bloomberg, Fiat may be asking for as much as $10 billion in financing to both buy Chrysler shares and more »

  • This Automaker Is Unstoppable

    By Eshna De - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, GM

    The reason behind Ford’s (NYSE: F) success is quite simple. It makes great vehicles. It continually invests in new models, which results in a fresh line-up that creates a huge demand.

    In May, the seasonally-adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of new-vehicle sales climbed to 15.3 million in the US with the auto industry noting an 8.3% increase. In the backdrop of improving consumer confidence and huge pent up more »

  • Detroit Update: Where Are the Big Three Today?

    By Alexander MacLennan - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, GM

    There was a time when Motor City represented the core of American manufacturing. The Big Three automakers built most of the cars sold in the United States and provided Detroit with steady blue collar manufacturing jobs. Yet, today the picture is a lot different. Detroit is shrinking in population, tracts of real estate have become virtually worthless, and the city has even been taken over by the state of Michigan more »

  • Ford Is Doing The Balancing Act

    By Eshna De - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, GM

    Ford’s (NYSE: F) goal is simple - to earn profits. It is well aware that Europe will take time to recover, so meanwhile, it is working on maximizing the gains from its other markets.

    Currently, North America is Ford’s growth engine, where the company is outperforming the industry and all its peers. Between January to April this year, the U.S. auto market has grown by 7%, while Ford more »

  • This Automaker Is A Buy!

    By Eshna De - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, GM

    What a run Ford (NYSE: F) F-series pick-ups are having! Ford has sold a whopping 120,000 pick-ups over the last two months. Demand is so high that analysts are wondering if Ford would be able to keep up with the pace of demand growth. As General Motors (NYSE: GM) gears up for its big pick-up launches and demand for the new 2013 Chrysler RAM gathers steam let’s see more »

  • For US Automakers, Where Does Broken Trust Go?

    By Charlie Wagner - January 8, 2013 | Tickers: BP, FIATY.PK, F, GM, LPX

    Loss of Customer, Investor and Public Trust results in serious damage.  A long term grudge can be fatal.

  • Auto Industry Will Drive Ahead in 2013

    By Tony Daltorio - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, FUJHY, GM

    It looks as if happy days are here again for the U.S. automotive industry. Car sales drove ahead by more than 13% in 2012 with U.S. light vehicle sales rising to 14.5 million units. That is the fastest growth rate in more than two decades. It is also the third straight annual gain of at least 10%. Such a streak has not happened since 1973! 

    This is more »

  • U.S. Autos Have Their Heads Handed to Them

    By Chris Marasco - October 11, 2012 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, GM, HMC, TM

    The auto scene is heating up.  New car sales have hit highs that have not been seen for 4.5 years.  From last Tuesday’s sales release, the big autos blew away analyst sales forecasts.

    Foreign autos took center stage, led by Toyota’s (NYSE: TM) 42% year-over-year light-vehicle sales jump, and Honda (NYSE: HMC) also notched a 31% gain in light-vehicle sales.  In all, the auto sector moved 1 more »

  • US Automakers and Consumers Shifting to Small Cars

    By Tony Daltorio - October 4, 2012 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, GM

    The preliminary figures for vehicle sales in September are out and they were not as good as the August numbers. Sales were flat for Ford Motor (NYSE: F) and sales at General Motors (NYSE: GM) were only up 1.5%. Sales at Chrysler, majority-owned by Italy's Fiat S.p.A. ADR (NASDAQOTH: FIATY.PK), motored ahead in September at a 12% rate. 

    The most interesting aspect of the sales more »

  • The Furious Frenzy of Car Firms to Find Fair Ground

    By Chris Marasco - October 2, 2012 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, GM, HMC, TM

    Chrysler workers can strike with just 24 hours’ notice.  Scary.  That’s why the firm, owned by Fiat (NASDAQOTH: FIATY.PK), negotiated with its union, the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), into the early morning hours last Wednesday. 

    Chrysler Canada produces 25% of all Chrysler automobiles, including vehicles like the Town and Country, the Dodge Charger, and the Grand Caravan.  Though producing a high volume of cars, the company has encountered more »

  • Europe's Flailing, Autos Failing

    By Chris Marasco - September 19, 2012 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, GM, NSANY.PK

    Auto executives remember the wonderful days of 2007, when sales were humming along and all was well with the world.  Those days are long gone.

    The U.S. is still repairing, and the souring European consumer market is in rapid decline.  Consumers of the 16 nations are spending less on a wide range of items ranging from groceries, where European households used to spend twice as much as American households more »

  • New U.S. Vehicle Fuel Standards Off Target

    By Tony Daltorio - September 6, 2012 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, GM, TM, VLKAY

    The Obama Administration has announced that it is adopting new rules concerning vehicles' fuel efficiency. The Administration will demand a near doubling of the Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency Standards (CAFE) by 2025. Automakers will have to improve the overall fuel efficiency of their fleet from 27.5 miles per gallon to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, saving the United States a supposed 2 million barrels of imported oil more »

  • Jeeps to Traverse Russian Terrain

    By Tom Gibbs - August 20, 2012 | Tickers: BAMXY, FIATY.PK, F, GM, VLKAY | Editor's Choice

    One can tune-in to any 1980s or early 1990s program with a Cold War-era Russia setting (I recommend anything MacGyver) to catch a quick glimpse of the output of the nation’s uninspired automotive industry.  Following a sub-utilitarianism approach – striving for overall adequacy as opposed to maximizing the happiness of the population – Russian autos were poorly designed, inefficient, and built solely to reach production goals.  Russian native Lada – “Lada” translates more »

  • Europe Threatens US Automakers Recovery

    By Tony Daltorio - August 3, 2012 | Tickers: FIATY.PK, F, GM, PEUGY.PK

    One of the biggest economic stories in recent years, which has also become part of the current Presidential campaign, has been the recovery of the U.S. automakers from the brink of failure during the 2008-09 financial crisis. But now another crisis, this time in Europe, threatens to cut short the automakers' rebound into financial health. 

    The car companies' rebound can perhaps be best seen in the latest results from more »

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