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  • Harley's Not Riding off into the Sunset Yet

    By Gerelyn Terzo - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, HMC, PII

    If a company is going to celebrate its 110th anniversary, doing so in Rome, at a rally with tens of thousands of bikers, and a papal blessing, is a memorable way to do it. This is precisely how Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) decided to celebrate its first 110 years and the event is expected to continue through Labor Day in its headquarter location of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But is there still reason 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 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 »

  • 3 Stocks Ready to Take Off

    By Marie Palumbo - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, F, GE, HMC

    No question, filling up the tank hurts these days. Gas hit $4.14 per gallon in my area last month and it hasn't gone down much since. But we do what we’ve done since the first Model-T rolled off Mr. Ford’s assembly line: fill up it up with regular. Demand for gasoline seems as inelastic as ever, simply because consumers have no choice.

    Wait! What about compressed 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 »

  • Strong Sales in July Call for a Look at Japanese Car Stocks

    By Awais Malik - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: HMC, NSANY.PK, TM

    With a weaker yen, Japanese car manufacturers now have a competitive advantage in pricing their feature-packed cars in the American market. That being said, growth potential is slowly drifting away from the developed world and towards the developing economies. At a time when woes surround the European car manufacturers amid disappointing sales and slow growth, the Japanese car manufacturers are mounting a solid challenge.

    A tamer Japanese currency and the more »

  • Ford, Rising From the Ashes of Motown

    By Marie Palumbo - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: F, HMC, TM

    Detroit is going through hard times. After years of financial trouble, two of the Big Three car companies filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Then, this past July, the city of Detroit followed the lead of GM and Chrysler as it filed for bankruptcy. Though the future of Motor City may seem hopeless, Ford managed to rise from the ashes of Motown. Despite the unhealthy business environment, Ford (NYSE: F) avoided more »

  • Can The King Remain Atop Its Throne?

    By Marie Palumbo - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, HMC, PII

    As financial panic gripped consumers by the throat, no industry escaped alive. Take the US motorcycle industry, for example. During the crisis, motorcycle sales dropped to levels not seen since the 1990s. Four years later, competition amongst motorcycle manufacturers is heating up as an improving economy bolsters consumer spending. Still, it’s unlikely that the king of American motorcycles, Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG), will lose its crown.

    Harley is Supreme

    Harley-Davidson more »

  • This Automaker Is Firing on All Cylinders

    By Andrés Cardenal - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, HMC, TM

    Ford (NYSE: F) has been on an impressive run lately as the company benefits from an improved product portfolio, growing demand in key markets and strong financial performance. Even though the stock has risen by more than 90% in the last year, the bull ride is far from over for this iconic American automaker.

    The Products

    With its big fat profit margins, the F-Series provides Ford with undisputed leadership in more »

  • Acura’s NSX -- The “Next Big Thing”

    By Evan Buck - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: HMC, NSANY.PK, POAHY.PK, POAHF

    Acura, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Honda Motor (NYSE: HMC), has just tweeted the first teaser picture of an NSX second generation prototype. This new NSX is a hybrid-electric supercar and a revival of the first generation Acura NSX. Acura is planning on putting out the NSX to the market in 2015.

    Will this sleek new electric car turbocharge Honda and Acura moving forward, or will competitors like more »

  • Head Off-Road for a Good Buy

    By Mark Yagalla - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: ACAT, HMC, PII

    Outdoor activities continue to be a favorite for the weekend enthusiast. Off-road vehicles in particular are becoming more and more popular. As a result, the companies that make all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles and motorcycles are seeing strong demand for their products. The results are evident in both the top and bottom lines of these companies.

    Off-road is this company's business

    Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) manufactures side-by-side vehicles, ATVs, motorcycles more »

  • Kingdon Is Finding Alpha in the Japanese Kingdom

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: GM, HMC, TM

    Mark Kingdon, founder of Kingdon Capital, appeared at CNBC's Delivering Alpha's conference last week where he touted his best investment ideas. His overwhelming theme? Japan. He loves the Japanese auto market, which will prove to be the biggest benefactor of Abenomics. His specific picks included Mazda, Fuji Heavy and Toyota Motor (ADR) (NYSE: TM).

    Toyota is making a comeback, while Subaru continues to focus on safety and is more »

  • Finding the Best Japanese Automaker

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: GM, HMC, NSANY.PK, TM

    When discussing the top Japanese automakers, its hard not to focus on their electric vehicle operations. After all, Japan has shown tremendous innovation in the market over the last several years, and the EV market presents enormous possible gains in the years ahead.

    Toyota ups anti in EV market

    Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM) is rumored to be increasing its lithium-ion battery production by six times. While it may appear at more »

  • Ford Remains a Great Investment Opportunity

    By Brian Shaw - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, HMC

    Last year, I outlined the investment thesis for Ford (NYSE: F), and made the case that its lineup of new vehicles would propel the company and the stock to new heights. As noted in the chart below, Ford has delivered by strongly outperforming both its peer group and the S&P 500:

    F Total Return Price data by YCharts

    After almost doubling in value, many investors may wonder whether Ford more »

  • Riding Harley-Davidson's Customer Loyalty All the Way to the Bank

    By Brenda Johnson - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, HMC, PII

    Here in Northern California, groups of Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) riders are as common as wildflowers on a country hillside.  No longer are these groups flying "colors" like Hells Angels members or full of freshly released prison immates - Harley-Davidson's are now the favored "ride" of the middle to upper class Silicon Valley professional.  On any sunny day, groups of balding, middle-aged professionals can be seen astride Harley's enjoying the more »

  • If You Like Fuel Efficiency, You'll Love R&D Efficiency

    By Andrew Gill - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: F, HMC, TM

    Consumers want cars with excellent fuel economy because of the rising cost of gas. This reality dominates strategy in the auto industry, so for manufacturers, better MPG demands serious technology from serious research and development (R&D) efforts. Given this tech-centric competitive environment, a successful R&D program may amount to a real advantage. So, let’s use some leading auto manufacturers as an example, and take this moment to more »

  • Will the Falling Yen Save Japanese Automakers?

    By Paul Sangrey - July 4, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, HMC, TM

    You may be aware of Abenomics by now, including Japanese Prime Minister Abe's plan to devalue the yen. The yen has fallen from $.0116 to about $.01 so far this year. Toyota's (NYSE: TM) most recent annual report (2012) is full of plans to remain profitable despite the yen. All of a sudden, it does not have that problem. Its most recent financial results were quite good with more »

  • A Few Leading Car Makers to Consider

    By Victor Selva - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: GM, HMC, VLKAY

    When searching for a new car, a few pointers should be taken into account. Fuel efficiency, finishing quality, and brand recognition are some examples. Three companies that many consumers consider are Honda Motor (NYSE: HMC), Volkswagen (NASDAQOTH: VLKAY), and General Motors (NYSE: GM). Let us assess their prospects.

    The Asian leader

    Born as a motorbike company, Honda has successfully entered the car industry. Today, the company’s bike segment has more »

  • 3 Japanese Brands Making Big Moves in the Auto Industry

    By Victor Selva - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: HMC, NSANY.PK, TM

    Setting aside national pride and eternal discussions about which car brand is the best, Japanese automakers are acknowledged worldwide for their quality, durable vehicles. However are these companies worthy investments? Below, I will look at Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM), Honda Motor (NYSE: HMC), and Nissan Motor (NASDAQOTH: NSANY.PK) in order to figure out if they stand as attractive opportunities for long-term investors.

    Toyota unchained

    Any list of Japanese automakers must more »

  • Take a Drive With Ford Before it's Too Late

    By Paul Sangrey - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, HMC, TM

    The last several years have been rough for American automakers with the recession and the ensuing auto bailout. The most successful one was Ford (NYSE: F), which managed to both avoid bankruptcy and a bailout. However, it still struggled quite a bit. Now, though, the tide is looking up with Ford just posting its strongest monthly sales since before the recession.  

    Ford's May in America

    Ford's U.S more »

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