General Motors

  • 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.

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  • 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 »

  • Can Tesla Go the Distance?

    By Adam Beaty - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is a disruptive company on the verge of changing the automobile industry.  A disruptive innovation creates a new market and disrupts an existing market.  We’ve seen disruptive innovations come from, now, big companies such as Apple with music and apps, with home shopping, and Netflix with watching movies.  Now we are seeing this happen with Tesla and their battery electric vehicles (BEVs).  Does Tesla more »

  • 3 Reasons to Buy Ford Today

    By Will Chavey - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM, VLKAY

    During the past year, Ford (NYSE: F) has been, by far, my best performing stock, dragging an otherwise mediocre portfolio to a big year. Just like everyone else, I hate to see a great performing stock lose its hard-earned value, so a small part of me wants to sell Ford before it's too late. Yet, the more analysis I do, the more I realize that selling Ford would be more »

  • Should You Buy These Stocks Because of Europe

    By John Timmes - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, SI

    There has been recent chatter that Europe could be bottoming and turning the corner towards better times.  For the month of July, $1.3 billion flowed into broad based European ETFs.  After mostly outflows for the year, this was a positive sign that investors are willing to take a chance on Europe.  European economic data has also been getting better, and the UK recently saw improvements in manufacturing, car sales more »

  • Could This 50-Year Tariff Be Reason to Sell These Market Leaders?

    By Brian Nichols - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM

    On a somewhat flat trading session, shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) abruptly dropped lower by 1.77%. Strangely, in a space that typically trades very close, General Motors (NYSE: GM) fell lower by just 0.5%. The drop is related to news concerning a 50-year old tariff, but is this news fundamentally important, and does the loss create a buying opportunity?

    What’s The News?

    News broke early more »

  • This Industry Is Overheating

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, F, GM, PHM

    After the American Dream of owning a home started falling apart during the financial  crisis, there was a new American Dream that took shape, owning a car.

    But it appears that the U.S. auto industry could now be getting a bit toppy. Ford (NYSE: F) and General Motors (NYSE: GM) are the leaders in the U.S. car- manufacturing market. And these stocks have been the biggest benefactors of more »

  • This Automaker Finishes First Despite Road Bumps

    By Rahul Chattaraj - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: GM, HMC, TM

    Toyota (NYSE: TM) posted solid first quarter 2014 results with net profit up 94% from last year, though it sold fewer cars during the current period. How did the world’s top automaker record such an incredible rise? The Japanese automaker benefitted from the cost-cutting measures that it undertook. However, the primary reason behind the enormous profit hike was the weakening yen.

    Toyota’s net revenue increased 13.7% to 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 »

  • Automakers' Bumpy Ride in the Land Down Under

    By Ryan Guenette - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    Australia’s automotive manufacturing industry is growing weaker every day. The Australian government is determined to halt the market’s collapse, and has partnered with the largest automaker in the world to bring back jobs to the the land down under. But will these efforts be enough? 

    It All Started At the Top

    More than 400,000 vehicles were made in Australia in 2004, an all-time high.

    Eight years later more »

  • 3 Reasons to Go Long With This Automaker

    By Marie Palumbo - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    During the financial crisis of 2008, Auto giant Ford (NYSE: F) bent but didn’t break. While Chrysler and General Motors (NYSE: GM) took a $35 billion bailout from the U.S. government, Ford opted to restructure and make a comeback on its own. Now, not only has Ford regained its footing, it's charging full speed ahead.

    Here are three reasons why I think Ford is a buy.

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  • 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 »

  • How Tesla Makes Millions Selling Carbon Credits

    By Daniel Cawrey - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) was formed in 2003 with the idea of building a car with an alternative current (AC) electric motor similar to Nikola Tesla's original design. Ten years later, Tesla eked out its first profit - an $11.25 million take in the first quarter of 2013. 

    It's been a long road for Tesla, and the company has had to get creative in how it finances itself more »

  • Same Sales, More Profit: GM Hoping to Boost Margins

    By Will Chavey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: DDAIF.PK, F, GM, TM, VLKAY

    For a three-year period from 2010 to 2012, auto manufacturer General Motors (NYSE: GM) generated a staggering $438.1 billion in total revenue. During that same period, cross-town rival Ford (NYSE: F) managed only $399.5 billion, or almost 10% less than GM.

    And yet, on gross profit, Ford came out on top—and it wasn’t even close. Ford’s three-year profit totaled $69 billion, almost 50% more than more »

  • 3 Firms Look to the Past to Boost Revenue

    By Marie Palumbo - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: KO, GM, SBUX

    Innovation and progress often translates to “new and improved.” Companies use new products and services to set themselves apart from the competition. Sometimes, however, companies find that “new and improved” is not the only path to increased revenue. Instead, firms look to past ideas for inspiration.

    Chevy resuscitates its “heartbeat”

    Chevrolet makes up a large portion of General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) total global sales. GM relies heavily on Chevy to more »

  • This Stock Is Speeding Ahead

    By Justin Pope - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    Cyclical stocks can sometimes be tricky because they do well in a good economy and badly in a slow economy. It is why I have avoided the automotive industry over the last several years. But with the economy improving, the industry is picking back up.

    Ford (NYSE: F) has been on a roll this year, up almost 88% year to date. Can this continue? Does Ford make a wise long more »

  • Undervalued Auto Industry Stocks

    By Chris Johnson - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, CTB, GM

    Note: Due to an impending merger, we have removed Cooper Tire from this article. Motley Fool apologizes for its initial inclusion.

    The auto industry has been hit very hard over the last few years, and most investors have turned away from the once-booming sector.  As a result, there is value to be found in the auto industry and money to be made. Additionally, with the city of Detroit claiming bankruptcy more »

  • What’s Driving Automakers?

    By Marie Palumbo - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA, TM

    A slow groan can be heard as my friend turns his key in the ignition. The starter clicks repeatedly, desperately trying to awaken the aging engine. Seconds go by, nothing.

    A quart of oil, a call to his father, and a couple of prayers later, the engine coughs to life. As we sit back in our seats, a row of warning lights flicker across the dashboard. I glance at the more »

  • Tesla: Priced for Perfection

    By Jacob Steinberg - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    The current market value of Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is $15.56 billion. At this level, Tesla's market cap is a little less than a quarter of Ford's (NYSE: F) market value or about a quarter of GM's (NYSE: GM) market value. Even though last quarter was Tesla's first profitable quarter (and even that came thanks to selling certain tax allowances), the company is already priced for more »

  • Should You Follow India Into the Tire Biz?

    By Robert Hanley - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: CTB, GM, GT

    In June 2012, India-based tiremaker Apollo Tyres made a bid to join the industry’s upper echelon, offering to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE: CTB) for $35 per share in cash or roughly $2.5 billion.  The combination would make Apollo the world’s sixth largest tiremaker and add a strong presence in the U.S.  While the original equipment tire segment is controlled by giants like Goodyear (NASDAQ: GTmore »)

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