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  • 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 »)

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • This Retailer Is Making the Wrong Call

    By Marie Palumbo - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: SHLD, TM, VLKAY

    Once upon a time, there was a company that forever changed retail in the United States. In 1893, Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD) – then known as Sears & Roebuck – distributed its first catalogue around the country. Since then, Sears built a brick and mortar empire with over 860 stores in US. Over the years, the retailer became known for appliances, tools, sturdy clothing, and now… Rolex watches?

    The Wall Street Journal reported that 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 »

  • Just How Important Is the Chinese Auto Market?

    By BA McKenna - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, VLKAY

    China this. China that. If you're like me, you've come across many articles on industries ranging from automobile to food that mention the "growing importance of the Chinese market." Then, perhaps one or two stats, if you're lucky. You might feel like screaming:

    "Don't leave me hanging. Show me the numbers!"

    I'm going to show you the numbers -- including how automakers such as Ford (NYSE: Fmore »)

  • General Motors is Rising Again

    By Aftab malik - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: GM, TM, VLKAY

    General Motors (NYSE: GM) manufacture and market cars and trucks worldwide. It is among the world’s largest automakers by unit sales. The company’s global sales have increased during the first half of this year. This shows that it has the potential to get back the title of world’s largest automaker from the Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM). The company intends to expand its dealership network globally. Let’s more »

  • Interesting Short Behavior Around This Automaker

    By Alexander MacLennan - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: NFLX, TSLA, VLKAY

    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) wasn’t supposed to post a profit or beat delivery expectations. Then it reported that it did both. Over the next several days, a wave of buying caused by both bullish investors and covering shorts sent the stock from the $50 range well into the $80 range before the share price eventually topped $100 a share in late May. Through this, many shorts were squeezed out more »

  • How to Drive an Exotic Car for a Day

    By Alexander MacLennan - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: AUDVF, CAR, HTZ, VLKAY

    With over 400 horsepower and a zero to sixty time under four seconds, the Audi (NASDAQOTH: AUDVF) R8 is one amazing car. Of course buyers should expect these kinds of performance stats out of a car starting at $114,900. What Audi fans may not expect is that they could soon rent one of these Audi supercars at a Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) location. Yes, a rental car company is ready more »

  • An EV Maker's Political Battle: This Time It's About the Stores

    By Alexander MacLennan - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: POAHF, TSLA, VLKAY

    When a new player enters a market using a new strategy, the business models of existing companies often come under threat. Whether it be Amazon’s Internet sales causing red ink for Borders or a move toward digital photography bankrupting Kodak, existing companies are always on guard for new methods that could negatively impact their earnings. For franchise car dealers, they have seen this threat as Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLAmore »)

  • This Auto Stock Will Move Higher

    By Eshna De - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: GM, TM, VLKAY

    It is a good time to buy cars in America. With the economic indicators slowly strengthening, stock market holding up, and interest rates on four-year new-car loans still averaging around 2.7%, people are slowly lining up in front of car dealers to look for new cars. And with automakers from all over the world showcasing new, trendy, flashy cars, the buyers are spoiled for choices.

    So, the mood of more »

  • World's Largest Automaker Faces Headwinds

    By Red Chip - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM, VLKAY

    Toyota Motor is the largest manufacturer in the world. It too faces issues such as faulty designs, recalls, competition, currency and market fluctuations, despite that it has managed to bag the title of being the world’s number one automobile manufacturer. The competitive environment has become more intense due to changes in the economic conditions and demand especially in Japan, North America and Asia where Toyota has significant presence.

    Market more »

  • Volkswagen: An Undervalued Stock With A Strong Brand, Image, And Identity

    By Rupert Nicholson - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: F, VLKAY

    Volkswagen AG (NASDAQOTH: VLKAY) is a German-based multinational auto manufacturer. The company owns multiple different brands including Audi, Bentley  and Lamborghini, and it has a ~20% stake in Suzuki. It operates in 150 different countries, and has production outlets in 24 of these countries. Its profitable and widespread operations means it relies on no-one domestic market. Volkswagen competes with many different companies across the world, most notably Toyota Motor Corp more »

  • Tesla Motors: 3 Bear Arguments That Should Hibernate

    By BA McKenna - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: DDAIF.PK, NSANY.PK, TSLA, VLKAY | Editor's Choice

    While I agree there are some solid bear -- along with bull -- arguments for Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA), these three common bear arguments should hibernate:

    1. The Model S is more expensive than other EVs (and hybrids)

    This argument goes like this: "The Model S is more expensive than its main competition, the Nissan (NASDAQOTH: NSANY.PK) Leaf and GM's Chevy Volt." The writer then goes on to conclude that Tesla more »

  • This Automaker Has Big Plans in China

    By Gaurav Basu - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, VLKAY

    Recent indicators show that the growth in world’s largest auto market, China, may have slowed slightly but that does not deter Ford (NYSE: F) from making big plans in the country. The company is still dwarfed by its peers General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Volkswagen (ADR) (NASDAQOTH: VLKAY) in China, but it is going all-out to reduce the gap. Ford is chasing big goals in the country. Let us 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Costco and the Rise of the Value Shopper

    By Daniel Jennings - June 23, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CMG, COST, PNRA, SWY, SBUX, TGT, KR, VLKAY, WMT, WFM

    Costco Wholesale Corp (COST: NASDAQ) has been the retail success story of the decade. The club store operator reported that its profits in the second quarter of 2013 were 19% higher than in the same period last year. The company’s same store sales rose by 7% in the same quarter at a time when Wal-Mart’s (NYSE: WMT) sales fell by 1.4%.

    Costco’s success is based largely more »

  • This Auto Giant Is Setting the Bar High

    By Eshna De - June 22, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, VLKAY

    Who would have thought that America’s very own General Motors (NYSE: GM) would find its biggest market on the other side of the world? Since 2010, however, China has been the company’s biggest playing field. GM is selling more vehicles in China than any other automaker in the world. Probably the only crack in GM's armor there is that it is lagging behind its rivals in the more »

  • Volkswagen, King of The Chinese Road

    By Bobby Shethia - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM, VLKAY

    Last month I wrote about Ford’s (NYSE: F) China Strategy, highlighting the important trends in the Chinese market, and how important it was for Ford, a late entrant, to gain market share in the world’s largest auto market.

    As fast as Ford is likely to grow, it’s worthwhile to take a closer look at the Chinese auto market leader Volkswagen (NASDAQOTH: VLKAY) and see what they have more »

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