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  • Dec. 4, 2015, 8:58 AM
    • Nokia (NYSE:NOK) has completed the sale of its HERE mapping business to a consortium of German carmakers, including BMW (OTCPK:BAMXY), Daimler (OTCPK:DDAIY) and Audi (OTCPK:AUDVF).
    • The transaction valued HERE at an enterprise value of €2.8B, subject to certain purchase price adjustments.
    • Based on the current estimates of such adjustments, Nokia received net proceeds from the transaction of approximately €2.55B at closing.
    • Previously: Nokia sells HERE maps unit for $3.07B (Aug. 03 2015)
    | Dec. 4, 2015, 8:58 AM | 60 Comments
  • Dec. 4, 2015, 7:29 AM
    • Mercedes-Benz (OTCPK:DDAIF) reports deliveries increased 7.4% to 161,953 vehicles in November.
    • The automaker recorded double-digit growth in Europe and Asia, while demand lagged in the NAFTA region.
    • YTD deliveries +13.4% to 1,693,494 vehicles.
    | Dec. 4, 2015, 7:29 AM
  • Dec. 3, 2015, 11:48 AM
    • Truck orders were weak in November, according to preliminary data from ACT Research.
    • Class 5 to Class 8 vehicle orders fell 26% M/M and 37% Y/Y to 35,300 units.
    • A glut of trucking inventory has crushed demand for Class 8 trucks. The level of medium-duty truck orders was more stable, but still came in lower than a year ago.
    • Related stocks: PCAR, OTCPK:VOLVY, NAV, CMI, OTCPK:DDAIF.
    | Dec. 3, 2015, 11:48 AM
  • Dec. 2, 2015, 2:35 PM
    • Mercedes-Benz (OTCPK:DDAIF) unit sales -11.7% to 33,475 units.
    • Mercedes brand sales -13% to 30,043 units.
    • Van sales +9.4% to 2,770 units.
    • Smart sales decreased -19% to 662 units.
    • YTD Mercedes-Benz sales for all brands +4.0% to 341,543 units.
    • The automaker delayed the release of November results by a day due to a technical glitch.
    | Dec. 2, 2015, 2:35 PM
  • Dec. 1, 2015, 11:42 AM
    • Mercedes-Benz (OTCPK:DDAIF) says that due to a malfunction with its reporting system it will delay reporting U.S. sales totals for November until tomorrow.
    • Many major automakers have missed the estimate of analysts with November sales.
    | Dec. 1, 2015, 11:42 AM
  • Dec. 1, 2015, 9:28 AM
    • November monthly performance was: +3.16%
    • AUM of $21.7B
    • 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: +4%
    • No dividends were paid in November
    • Top 10 Holdings as of 10/30/2015: Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (OTCPK:AHBIF): 5.8%, Telefonica SA (OTCPK:TEFOF): 5.32%, Siemens AG (OTCPK:SMAWF): 4.93%, Unilever NV DR (OTCPK:UNLNF): 4.72%, Sanofi (OTCPK:SNYNF): 4.61%, Daimler AG (OTCPK:DDAIF): 4.55%, Banco Santander SA (OTCPK:BCDRF): 4.41%, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA): 4.24%, Bayer AG (OTCPK:BAYZF): 3.33%, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (OTCPK:BAMXF): 3.06%
    | Dec. 1, 2015, 9:28 AM
  • Nov. 24, 2015, 2:06 PM
    • TrueCar forecasts new automobile sales will rise 3.9% Y/Y in November to 1,352,500 units. That level of sales would set a record for November.
    • Black Friday promotions are anticipated to boost sales volume at the end of the month. Several automakers are already advertising specials for the post-Thanksgiving weekend.
    • Sales growth projections by manufacturer: BMW (OTCPK:BAMXY) -0.2% to 36K, Daimler (OTCPK:DDAIF) +0.5% to 38.1K, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) +4.1% to 179.1K, Ford (NYSE:F) +4.2% to 194.1K, General Motors (NYSE:GM) +5.7% to 238.6K, Honda (NYSE:HMC) +0.4% to 122.3K, Hyundai (OTC:HYMLF) +6.2% to 57K, Kia +0.6% to 45.2K, Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) +4.1% to 107.4M, Subaru (OTCPK:FUJHY) -1.7% to 44.5K, Toyota (NYSE:TM) +4.2% to 191K, Volkswagen (OTCQX:VLKAY) +1.3% to 54.2K.
    | Nov. 24, 2015, 2:06 PM | 73 Comments
  • Nov. 24, 2015, 8:36 AM
    • Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) disclosed it will sell a base version of the Model X for as low as $80K when sales ramp up in 2016.
    • The lower-price option is for the 70D battery pack with a 220 mile range and top speed of 140 mph vs. the pricier 90D with the 90-kWh battery and top speed of 155 mph.
    • Federal tax credits and state rebates could lower the net cost for buyers, while customized add-ons work the other way.
    • The pricing of the Model X is being closely watched by German automakers (OTCPK:DDAIF, OTCQX:VLKAY, OTCPK:BAMXY).
    • Model X pricing and spec
    | Nov. 24, 2015, 8:36 AM | 53 Comments
  • Nov. 18, 2015, 5:16 AM
    • Ford (NYSE:F) is set to unveil the latest version of its luxury car the Lincoln MKZ at the Los Angeles Auto Show later today.
    • The 2017 MKZ features a new grille design, a three-liter turbo-charged engine, 400 horsepower vs 300 HP on the current model, and an all-wheel drive system.
    • Ford has also installed a new interior look and will offer optional crash-avoidance technology and a feature that will automatically slow and accelerate the car in traffic.
    • The MKZ competes with GM's (NYSE:GM) Cadillac ATS, BMW's (OTCPK:BAMXF) 3-series, Daimler's (OTCPK:DDAIF) Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi's (OTCQX:VLKAF) A4 in the $36,000-$50,000 price category.
    | Nov. 18, 2015, 5:16 AM | 22 Comments
  • Nov. 17, 2015, 7:56 AM
    • Daimler (OTCPK:DDAIF) car registrations +21.0% to 68,096 units in October, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.
    • Overall EU registrations +2.9% Y/Y to 1,394,223 units in October, led by strong demand in Italy and Spain. Registrations in Germany and France were up 1%.
    • Daimler market share: 6.2% vs. 5.2% a year ago.
    • Daimler YTD registrations +17.1%.
    • Results include the Mercedes and Smart brands.
    • EAMA release (.pdf)
    | Nov. 17, 2015, 7:56 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 11, 2015, 10:50 AM
    | Nov. 11, 2015, 10:50 AM | 26 Comments
  • Nov. 10, 2015, 8:27 AM
    • Volkswagen (OTCQX:VLKAY) is the only automaker found by the California Air Resources Board to have used a cheat device, according to German publication Wirtschaftswoche.
    • The determination is positive for Daimler (OTCPK:DDAIF) and BMW (OTCPK:BAMXY) which were rolled under the VW bus when the scandal first broke.
    • German article
    | Nov. 10, 2015, 8:27 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 6, 2015, 10:44 AM
    • Mercedes-Benz (OTCPK:DDAIF) reports global unit sales rose 13.4% in October to 165,706.
    • The German automaker reported a gain of 25% in Asia-Pacific and 7.8% across Europe. Germany was a weak spot with sales only up 1.9%.
    • YTD sales are up 15.8% to 1,630,076 units, inclusive of both the Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands.
    | Nov. 6, 2015, 10:44 AM
  • Nov. 3, 2015, 1:42 PM
    • Mercedes-Benz (OTCPK:DDAIF) unit sales +3.7% to 32,472 units.
    • Mercedes brand sales +1.3% to 28,952 units.
    • Sales growth by Mercedes class: C-Class -1.7% to 7,283; E-Class +18% to 4,661 S-Class -28% to 1,921; M-Class -82% to 704; GL-Class +8% to 2,613.
    • Van sales +31% to 2,799 units.
    • Smart sales increased +23% to 721 units.
    • YTD Mercedes-Benz sales for all brands +6.1% to 308,068 units.
    | Nov. 3, 2015, 1:42 PM
  • Oct. 31, 2015, 12:51 PM
    | Oct. 31, 2015, 12:51 PM | 290 Comments
  • Oct. 28, 2015, 11:09 AM
    • TrueCar projects new auto sales in the U.S. will rise 11.4% to 1.4275M units in October. The forecast is just a shade below the monthly tally seen by Kelley Blue Book
    • Subaru (OTCPK:FUJHY) is pegged to be the volume growth leader with a 17.9% gain to 50,700 units.
    • The research firm estimates incentive spending increased 14% Y/Y to an average of $3,104 per vehicle during the month. Daimler (OTCPK:DDAIF), Volkswagen (OTCQX:VLKAY), and Hyundai (OTC:HYMLF) are the automakers forecast to have the highest incentive per unit increases.
    • Previously: U.S. auto sales forecast shows consumers still in a buying mood (Oct. 27 2015)
    | Oct. 28, 2015, 11:09 AM
Company Description
The Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles.