• Which Automobile stock should you include in your portfolio?

    By Hina Amjad - August 21, 2013 | Tickers: F, TSLA, TM

    Electric vehicles and power train components related to vehicle manufacturing are the core business aspects of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) trading. Several other automobile manufacturers buy the power train components produced by Tesla motors and that is the leading cause of growth of the firm. Most of the supply chain is solely handled by the company itself and that has enabled them to control the pricing of the products and more »

  • Is Tesla the Next General Motors?

    By Daniel Cawrey - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    Note: This article has better been modified to correct Tesla's IPO date.

    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) went public on Jan. 28, 2010. It was the first American car company to go public since Ford Motors (NYSE: F) did in 1953. That's 57 years! Why did it take so long for there to be another publicly-traded American car company?

    The reason was probably because the car business is so more »

  • Energy drives the EV forward

    By James Danforth - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, F, GM, TSLA

    Gasoline prices inevitably rise

    Electric cars ("EV") inevitably become more efficient versus their gasoline counterparts. In 1970, I remember seeing the $0.29 per gallon price at the local gas station (as well as the mechanics!) :-) I also remember Dad's car got about 12 mpg. Today, $4.25 a gallon for gas is commonplace in my neighborhood and so are 30 mpg gasoline cars ("ICE"). Since Jan 1976, the more »

  • 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 »

  • Buy These Three Automakers

    By Adnan Riaz - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    In the present volatile environment, some auto giants are performing extremely well. Every automaker has some unique drivers that make it attractive to customers. In this report, I am going to discuss three auto giants that performed very well in the first half of 2013, and there are some solid reasons they will continue the same momentum in the next six months.

    Toyota Motor

    Toyota Motor’s (NYSE: TM) first more »

  • Three High-Quality Companies With Attractive Valuations

    By Andrés Cardenal - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, AAPL, F

    Major market indexes are trading near historical highs, and some stocks are starting to look a bit pricey, but that doesn´t mean that each and every company in the market is overvalued. On the contrary, there are plenty of opportunities around if you know where to look. These high-quality names offer compelling valuations and plenty of upside potential.


    Investors in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) have suffered a serious setback more »

  • 7 Things to Know about Battery Electric Vehicles

    By Pamela Peerce-Landers - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, HMC, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    Tired of spending $2,000 a year on gasoline? You may be interested in one of the Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV's) available in the US today. There are considerable differences in how various manufacturers are approaching this market which impact you, the buyer.

    I will compare the lowest trim offerings of 6 companies: Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F), General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE: HMCmore »)

  • The Latest Economic Data Bodes Well For Auto Manufacturers

    By Ted Cooper - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    According to Bloomberg, retail sales rose in July for the fourth straight month, suggesting that Americans now have more disposable income than they did to start the year. This bodes well for companies across the entire U.S. economy, but some benefit more than others.

    For instance, the improving balance sheets of American consumers has led to strong unit sales volumes at auto dealers in June and July. During the more »

  • Stop Being Wishy-Washy About the Auto Industry

    By Zain Abbas - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    The Auto SAAR (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate), which represents car sales figures, is a clear indicator of where the auto industry is heading into the future. Those who have been following the industry know very well that auto sales came in weaker than anticipated in both March and April, which sent bearish signals to the market. However, the industry saw a rebound in May. June sales have reinforced this idea more »

  • Tesla Is Not Done Just Yet

    By Matthew Hodapp - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    Although Tesla's stock (NASDAQ: TSLA) has continued to rise after many investors thought its run was over, is this finally Tesla's last major run? Should investors pull out of Tesla now?  With the release of the Model S sedan, Tesla has undergone a 360% gain and many wonder if it has any growth left.  However, now we have to think of Tesla as a long term investment rather more »

  • The Newest Trend for Japan's Big 3

    By Will Chavey - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, HMC, NSANY.PK, TM

    Recently, I wrote about why I think General Motors (NYSE: GM)’s cost-cutting strategies will drastically improve its bottom line. Apparently, Japanese automakers agree. During the first half of 2013, each member of Japan’s “Big 3” announced plans to adopt strategies similar to those that GM recently began.

    What GM started

    Rival automakers Ford (NYSE: F) and Volkswagen actually headlined the movement, with Ford's cost-cutting measures set to more »

  • Why 2013 Looks Like a Good Year for the Auto Industry

    By Rahul Chattaraj - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    U.S. automakers recorded strong July sales as consumers are replacing their old vehicles with newer models. Moreover, the demand for pickups is also strong. Top automakers enjoyed double-digit growth during the month as compared to the prior year period. In fact, Detroit-based Ford (NYSE: F) and Chrysler reported their best July sales since 2006. General Motors (NYSE: GM), Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM), and Honda reported the highest gains for more »

  • As the Government Gets Out, What Should an Investor Do?

    By Mike Thiessen - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    After years of struggling to make ends meet, North America's automobile companies are finally emerging from the basement. General Motors (NYSE: GM), Ford (NYSE: F) and Chrysler continue to turn profits on a consistent basis and have launched ambitious expansion drives that could remake the global automobile industry. Foreign automakers like Toyota (NYSE: TM) and Honda are also doing quite well. Given this momentum, it should come as no more »

  • 3 Reasons You Should Avoid This Stock

    By Brian Nichols - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    After a 360% gain in 2013, you might have missed the boat on Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA). As of now, much of its valuation is based on future earnings, and with the stock trading higher by another 15% last week, I think there is a considerable amount of risk present. Therefore, let’s look at three specific problems that could put a damper on Tesla’s trend higher.

    1. It’s more »

  • Repeat After Me: Tesla Is a Winner

    By Jayson Derrick - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) delivered very strong 2Q results, with non-GAAP EPS of 5 cents, which was substantially better than the consensus of a 19 cent loss. The earnings report provided fuel to the bull case and should have sent bears running for the hills.

    Demand is real

    Model S deliveries exceeded expectations demonstrating that demand remains robust. Deliveries of 5,150 came ahead of the 4,800 consensus, and more »

  • The Mantle for Electric Car Supremacy Is up for Grabs

    By Awais Malik - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: F, NSANY.PK, TSLA

    The electric car is catching on due to increased competition among automakers. Furthermore, the trend of electric vehicles is also becoming increasingly realistic as recharging infrastructure and innovative technologies to reduce charging time are introduced. At the moment, numerous iterations of electric and gasoline powered cars are also available on the market, which makes the fuel-cost eradicating electric option very attractive.

    Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ: TSLA) Model S has been a more »

  • Summer’s Hottest Industry & How to Profit with It

    By Ian Finney - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    Detroit may be filing for Bankruptcy, but its main industry is doing the exact opposite. The automobile industry is exploding to near 2007 highs, and creating opportunities for investors to profit. While corporate earnings are slowing and the tech and banking industries are hitting a summer slowdown, nothing is decelerating the sale of new cars. Here are the three automobile stocks that are providing investors with summer profits.


    Ford more »

  • Ford & GM: Cyclical or Not?

    By Matt Howard - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM

    A radical transition has occurred in just a few years in the automotive industry. Flashback to 2009, the year of a dramatic airplane landing in the Hudson, inauguration year, and the domestic automakers looked similar to the 1961 Ferrari GT California at the end of the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off. In other words, not good. General Motors (NYSE: GM) was bailed out and removed from the public markets more »

  • This Auto Giant Will Never Fail

    By Aftab malik - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    The Japanese automaker, Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM) posted strong results in the first quarter of 2013. Its sales declined in all regions except North America, but fluctuations in exchange rates and the cost cutting efforts improved the company’s bottom line. Let’s take a review of the company’s first quarter results and some drivers that will help to improve its top and bottom line in the future.

    Fundamental more »

  • Tesla Motors is the Next Ten Years

    By Alexander Cho - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) is a real growth story that has a legitimate chance of actually working out. The company’s electric vehicles are best in class, and the company announced earnings that beat expectations again.

    Understanding Tesla’s earnings

    The highlight to the earnings announcement was the fact that the company was able to beat analyst estimates. The company’s beat was on a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles more »

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