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  • 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 »

  • How Google Hopes to Disrupt the Auto Industry

    By Will Chavey - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: CTTAY, GM, GOOG, TM, VLKAY

    A couple of months ago, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) CEO Larry Page opined that driverless cars could “change our lives, give us more green space, mobility, fewer hours wasted. The average American spends 50 minutes commuting. Imagine if you got that back.”

    Of course, it’s easy to be skeptical of Google’s high aspirations. However, Google is not alone in touting the future of driverless cars. A General Motors (NYSE: GMmore »)

  • Is Tesla’s Rally a Matter of Irrational Exuberance?

    By Lior Cohen - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: NSANY.PK, TSLA, TM

    I have recently came across an interesting article in the Fool’s network regarding the valuation of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) and if investing in the company’s stock is prudent. This made me think about the staggering growth of Tesla’s stock during the year (nearly 330%), which raises some questions about the value of Tesla.  for instance, is this company’s valuation off the charts? Do Tesla’s 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.

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  • 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 »

  • 2 Stocks that Benefit from the Success of Top-selling Automakers

    By Emmanuel Floriann - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: MGA, TOWR, TM

    Regardless of who wins in the auto war, these stocks will come out the winners, as well. They are among the biggest suppliers of vehicle parts to major car manufacturers across the world, as well as to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Thus, an increase in vehicle sales of the top auto makers may also mean higher revenues for these companies.

    In today’s market where demand for new vehicles is 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 »

  • This Automaker Is a Buy Even at 52-Week Highs

    By Amal Singh - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: GM, TM, VLKAY

    General Motors (NYSE: GM) has cruised along nicely this year, with shares increasing by almost 30%. Its recently declared second-quarter results, and the expectation going forward suggest that there is still fuel in the tank, even though the stock is close to its 52-week high. Let us see what has been driving the automaker's growth and why it is set to climb higher.

    Decent performance

    General Motors' revenue grew 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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.


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  • 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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  • Portfolio Cooling Off? Try these Hot Summer tocks

    By Marie Palumbo - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, JPM, MSFT, TM

    For an opposing take on Microsoft and Google, see the post "Tech: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

    As spring turns to summer, the temperature begins to rise. This year, the climbing temperatures have mirrored a rise in stock prices since the cool winter months. January to June, the market rose 17%. Since then, it appears that the stock market may be temporarily cooling off. The Fed’s talks more »

  • In a Risky Market, Safe Stocks Are Often not the Answer

    By Will Chavey - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: HINOY, NSANY.PK, TM

    It’s no secret that investors often look for “safer” investments during periods of uncertainty. And so, as investors and analysts approach the upcoming months with a combination of trepidation and cautious optimism, many investors may start to move toward those low-risk stocks. Here’s the catch, though: That’s not always a good move.

    What makes an investment “safe?" Presumably, when it’s less risky. For example, a savings more »

  • Strong Supplier Earnings Suggest Booming Autos Growth

    By Will Chavey - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: ALV, DLPH, F, TEN, TM, TRW, VC

    A little over a month ago, Scotia Bank released a global auto report, predicting a modest-but-respectable 4.3% uptick in auto sales for 2013. As second quarter earnings reports roll in, it might be time to question whether that’s a bit low.

    Auto manufacturers themselves calmed investors with strong second quarters, but the correspondingly robust quarter for their suppliers promises repetition of that success later this year. When suppliers 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 »

  • Why Japanese Stocks Will Go Even Higher

    By Adrian Campos - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: PCRFY, TKECF, TM

    Japanese equities could bring excellent returns to your portfolio, without involving too many risks. Tokyo is excited: it seems that the momentum investors have been waiting for the last 20 years has arrived. An unexpected yen depreciation that started when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power last year, in combination with the recovery of US demand, a possible delay of the consumption-tax hike initially planned for 2014, and steady progress more »

  • Why You Should Buy Toyota, and Not Tesla

    By Sam Mattera - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: F, TSLA, TM

    Investors interested in adding an auto stock to their portfolio should consider Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM), not Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA). Although the latter has become a hot investment, the former should offer better, safer returns.

    Toyota’s business is tried and tested, and the company is benefiting from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to stimulate the Japanese economy. Tesla may offer the potential for greater returns over the more »

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