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More on Ford's U.S. auto sales report

Ford (F) reports it sold 9.5% more utilities in May than a year ago to offset a slip in trucks.

Car sales rose 1.7% to 88,926 as older nameplates held up well.

Sales for the Ford brand rose 2.5% to 245,239 during the month, while Lincoln sales soared 21.1% to 8,845.

Sales by model: Ford Fusion +15% to 33,881; Ford Focus -12.9% to 23,683; Ford F-Series -4.3% to 68,520; Ford Escape +9.5% to 31,896; Lincoln MKX +31.2% to 2,403.

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  • cbroncos
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    F-series sales were compared with a very strong May from last year, still they sold over 68,000 -something that GM and Ram can only dream about. Also people are probably starting to look forward to the 2015 model. But I must say again 68,000+ F-series sales is still pretty good.
    3 Jun 2014, 12:17 PM Reply Like
  • Hayesni
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    I agree with cboroncos. I think people are waiting for the new trucks scheduled to come out later in 2014.
    3 Jun 2014, 12:39 PM Reply Like
  • J38765
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    I think what confuses the Ford Faithful is that they recognize that Ford is a pretty good company delivering pretty good results. Therefore the stock should run up. The problem is that Ford's performance is built into the stock and the market recognizes that performance isn't likely to improve any time soon. Sales are flat, average transaction prices are down and costs, at least last quarter, are out of control. The really smart money recognizes that quality is a huge problem and that Ford has not shown the ability to make material money anywhere but the US.
    3 Jun 2014, 12:56 PM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    Every manufacturer except Volkswagen, Volvo & Ford, saw either high single digit or many cases, double digit gains.


    At least in the case of VW, both (high margin) Audi & Porsche had huge gains. (that one Ford thing not working out too well.)


    Ford once again at or near the bottom (only 3%) while others gain huge.


    That's 4 out of 5 months, Ford lags, with worst in industry numbers.


    That's what I call a trend


    The only reason the stock moved, was they also had worst in industry analyst expectations.


    A rising tide lifts all Turds, albeit only a little bit.


    One Ford is clearly not enough.
    3 Jun 2014, 03:10 PM Reply Like
  • Wiseman1
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    ford is holding back sales of F150 to assure dealers do not run of inventory when they shut down for 13wks to convert to AL. Henricks said they could have sold more trucks but that would create a problem as a result incentives low and transaction prices at 40k the highest in the industry and they still sold 68k units. q2 will be strong. the shut down will cost them 90k units of production at 10k profit each it is easy to see why they need to build inventory.
    3 Jun 2014, 03:44 PM Reply Like
  • Hayesni
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    I'm betting on the large number of new models scheduled for introduction and the aluminum truck. Recently took half a position and if I see $15 again, I'll jump in with both feet.


    Wish me luck!!
    4 Jun 2014, 10:21 AM Reply Like
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