Ford Motor Company (F) - NYSE
  • Feb. 14, 2015, 10:53 AM
    | Feb. 14, 2015, 10:53 AM | 79 Comments
  • Feb. 9, 2015, 9:52 AM
    • BlackRock discloses it holds a 5.4% stake in Ford (F +0.1%).
    • The position is roughly double what the investment company owned at the end of Q4.
    • SEC Form 13G
    | Feb. 9, 2015, 9:52 AM | 94 Comments
  • Feb. 8, 2015, 12:24 PM
    • Ford (NYSE:F) plans to roll out 6 new models in Russia, according to a German publication.
    • "There are no bad times for me to introduce a great new model, even if the economic conditions are difficult," CEO Mark Fields is quoted as saying.
    • Car sales growth in Russia is forecast to fall by 18% to 25% this year.
    | Feb. 8, 2015, 12:24 PM | 69 Comments
  • Feb. 5, 2015, 11:40 AM
    • Ford (F) completes a €2.3B ($2.6B) investment in a plant in Spain.
    • The expanded plant will have the capacity to produce 450K cars a year for export across Europe.
    • The two-stage investment was originally announced in 2011.
    | Feb. 5, 2015, 11:40 AM | 12 Comments
  • Feb. 4, 2015, 3:31 AM
    • Ford (NYSE:F) is adding 1,500 workers across four plants to build the new F-150 pickup truck and plans on shifting hundreds of union-represented workers from entry-level wages to the pay veteran plant workers make, in the coming weeks.
    • As Ford adds the new workers, it will exceed the quota of employees it can categorize in its second-tier pay bracket, and therefore will need to increase the paychecks of as much as 1% of its hourly workforce.
    | Feb. 4, 2015, 3:31 AM | 40 Comments
  • Feb. 3, 2015, 7:41 PM
    • Automakers turned in an impressive U.S. sales tally for January with majors GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Honda, and Toyota all with double-digit sales growth.
    • The gains weren't top-heavy as Subaru (+24%), Audi (+14%), Mitsubishi Motors (+33%), and even Porsche (+27%) all big gainers.
    • Sales of lights trucks and SUVs rose 19.3% during the month, according to Autodesk.
    • Average transaction prices were up 5.2% Y/Y on average, estimates Kelley Blue Book. GM and Ford both benefited on their ATP through a higher mix of SUVs and trucks.
    • It wasn't a spectacular month for electric vehicle sales with demand for the Nissan Leaf falling off and the Tesla Model S an insignificant factor in the U.S. total.
    • High-level automobile execs attributed the strong demand in part to the $2 gas price level seen across the U.S.
    | Feb. 3, 2015, 7:41 PM | 43 Comments
  • Feb. 3, 2015, 9:35 AM
    • Ford (F +2.6%) took market shares in the U.S. during January as the new F-150 and Mustang drew solid buzz.
    • The automaker's tally for retail sales was the best for a January since 2004.
    • Lower gas prices at the pump might have been a factor with the strong numbers for the Explorer and Expedition models
    • Sales growth by brand: Ford +15.5% to 171,732; Lincoln +10.8% to 6,619.
    • Sales growth by model: Ford Focus +53.9% to 18,478; Ford Fusion -4.9% to 19,694; Ford C-MAX -18.2% to 1,160; Ford Mustang +124% to 8,694; Ford F-Series +16.8% to 54,370; Ford Explorer +28.2% to 14,995; Lincoln Navigator +144% to 916, Lincoln MKC (new) 1,602.
    • Ford says the new F-150 is averaging only 9 to 10 days on dealer lots.
    | Feb. 3, 2015, 9:35 AM | 30 Comments
  • Feb. 3, 2015, 9:22 AM
    • Ford (NYSE:F) unit sales +15.3% to 178,351 vs. +12.8% consensus estimate.
    • Retail passenger car sales were up 17%, while utilities saw a 8.3% gain and truck sales rose 20% with demand for the F-Series strong.
    • Shares of Ford are up 1.4% premarket to $15.49.
    | Feb. 3, 2015, 9:22 AM | 4 Comments
  • Jan. 31, 2015, 10:39 AM
    • Automakers need to address the issue of how to sell to millennials, according to data from TrueCar.
    • The group is projected to purchase 4.24M vehicles in 2015 to account for close to 25% of the total new car market in the U.S. That's a percentage that will stay on the rise over time.
    • A few things to keep in mind about millennials.
    • They have an indie spirit that can veer away from dominant brands. Just ask McDonald's or Anheuser-Busch InBev.
    • They are early adopters of new technology. Just ask the cable companies.
    • They don't take their marching orders from Madison Avenue on what products are on-trend. Just ask Abercrombie & Fitch.
    • Millennials are likely to have a lot to say with the critical question on if electric batteries or hydrogen fuel cells (Tesla vs. Toyota) emerge as the dominant alternative energy source for the industry.
    | Jan. 31, 2015, 10:39 AM | 292 Comments
  • Jan. 29, 2015, 7:18 AM
    • Ford (NYSE:F) reports automotive revenue of $33.8B in Q4 and an operating margin of 2.8%, down 40 bps from a year ago.
    • Preparation for the F-150 launch kept production numbers in North American at a moderate level.
    • The operating margin rate in South America was -7.6% as high warranty costs and F/X played a factor.
    • The automaker trimmed its loss in Europe to $443M on improved volume.
    • Ford saw sales in Asia Pacific fall 10.3% to $2.6B with foreign currency translation again a factor.
    • The automaker projects industry volume of 17.0M to 17.5M units in the U.S. and 24.5M-26.5M in China.
    • F +0.9% premarket.
    | Jan. 29, 2015, 7:18 AM | 7 Comments
  • Jan. 29, 2015, 7:08 AM
    • Ford Motor (NYSE:F): Q4 EPS of $0.26 beats by $0.03.
    • Revenue of $35.9B (-4.5% Y/Y) beats by $1.1B.
    • Shares +1.2% PM.
    | Jan. 29, 2015, 7:08 AM | 18 Comments
  • Jan. 28, 2015, 5:30 PM
  • Jan. 28, 2015, 9:26 AM
    • Ford (NYSE:F) plans to recall 221K vehicles in separate actions tied to interior door handles and seat beat fasteners.
    • A recall of 205K vehicles for door handles involves 2010-2013 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and Ford police interceptor cars sold largely in North America.
    • A second recall of 16.1K 2014 Ford Transit Connect cars covers a seat belt issue.
    • Share of Ford are unchanged in premarket action.
    | Jan. 28, 2015, 9:26 AM | 9 Comments
  • Jan. 27, 2015, 9:33 AM
    • U.S. sales for Ford (NYSE:F) are expected to increase 12.1% to 172K in January, according to an estimate from Kelley Blue Book.
    • Ford market share -10 bps to 15.1%. (estimated)
    • The automaker's delicate balance of F-150 sales and deliveries will be watched closely.
    • U.S. new-vehicles sales are projected to increase 12.9% Y/Y to 1.14M units vs. the polar vortex month of a year ago.
    | Jan. 27, 2015, 9:33 AM | 52 Comments
  • Jan. 24, 2015, 8:25 AM
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    | Jan. 24, 2015, 8:25 AM | 112 Comments
  • Jan. 23, 2015, 9:21 AM
    • TrueCar says truck buyers still rate fuel economy as a top buying priority even with gas prices significantly lower.
    • As expected, the continued shift by buyers away from passenger cars and hybrid to trucks and utilities hasn't been altered by the new gas price environment.
    • Fuel economy and towing capability were called extremely important by a strong majority of truck buyers.
    • The TrueCar analysis is important to Ford (NYSE:F) with some debate in the industry on the impact on demand for the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 from lower gas prices.
    | Jan. 23, 2015, 9:21 AM | 22 Comments
Company Description
Ford Motor Co. is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of automobiles. It operates through two business sectors: Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector operates through four business segments: North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific Africa. The North... More
Industry: Auto Manufacturers - Major
Country: United States