Ford Motor Company (F) - NYSE
  • Fri, Apr. 22, 8:56 AM
    • Ford (NYSE:F) announces it will recall 42,300 vehicles in India to address a software error related to airbag deployment.
    • The company's local arm will recall certain Figo hatchbacks and Figo Aspire sedans to address the issue.
    • Coding errors are considered a growing concern in the automobile industry as even more components are tied together.
    • Now read Ford Is A Steal Into Earnings
    | Fri, Apr. 22, 8:56 AM | 5 Comments
  • Wed, Apr. 20, 9:07 AM
    • Ford (NYSE:F) paid $199,950 for an early Model X from the limited edition Founders Series, according to Bloomberg.
    • Though automakers frequently buy production vehicles for testing and teardowns, Ford's willingness to pay such a high premium is drawing some notice.
    • Yesterday, The Model X was the subject of a Consumer Reports article detailing some early production issues.
    • Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) trades level in the premarket session at $247.21 or to put it another way at about 59% of Ford's market cap.
    | Wed, Apr. 20, 9:07 AM | 148 Comments
  • Mon, Apr. 18, 2:30 PM
    • Ford (F +2.1%) will increase the range on the Focus electric vehicle to about 100 miles, according to top electrification exec Kevin Layden.
    • The automaker sees the 100-mile level as satisfying a large chunk of the potential EV buying crowd. Ford is also able to save on costs by not trying to join the 200-mile club along with Tesla, Chevrolet, and Nissan with their new EV models.
    • Ford only sold about 1,700 Focus EVS last year and sales are sluggish so far this year.
    | Mon, Apr. 18, 2:30 PM | 106 Comments
  • Mon, Apr. 18, 7:16 AM
    • Some digging into Ford's (NYSE:F) sales in the U.S. during March by the Wall Street Journal indicates that the percentage of fleet sales was higher than normal at 40%.
    • Sales at U.S. dealers were actually down 5% in the month.
    • The trend could be a concern for Ford's bottom line with fleet sales typically less profitable than retail action.
    • Ford's inventory at the end of the March was 23% higher than what the automaker carried last year and higher than the industry average.
    • Shares of Ford are up 1.12% premarket. A bullish piece in Barron's may be contributing.
    • Now read Stop Worrying About Ford And Sub-Prime Loans
    | Mon, Apr. 18, 7:16 AM | 47 Comments
  • Sun, Apr. 17, 7:29 AM
    • Sales at Ford (NYSE:F) and GM (NYSE:GM) are booming, but you wouldn't know it from their share prices, Barron's says in a bullish cover piece this weekend.
    • Key concerns include a drop from Q1's torrid sales pace (both slid when March sales came in at a mere 16.56M (annualized)); weaker China growth; rising buyer incentives; and subprime loans.
    • But investors fail to appreciate the degree to which the two have achieved efficiencies since the last cycle. "That means it can sustain profitability - and show good profitability - late in the sales cycle,"  Annie Rosen, manager of the Fidelity Select Automotive Portfolio, says.
    • Ford trades for 6.6x 2016 earnings and 3.9x projected cash flow; GM fetches 5.6x and 3.4x.
    • Barron's thinks shares have 25% upside in the coming year, not including dividends of 4.9% for GM and 4.6% for Ford.
    • Now read Are Hydrogen Cars A Threat To The Electric Vehicle? »
    | Sun, Apr. 17, 7:29 AM | 64 Comments
  • Fri, Apr. 15, 6:29 AM
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) sees Toyota (NYSE:TM), Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) and Ford (NYSE:F) as the remaining potential merger candidates after its attempt to tie up with GM was rebuffed, CEO Sergio Marchionne announced this morning.
    • He also said that he would be the one doing the merger if it happens during his tenure, which runs until the end of 2018, but if it is later than that, it would be "other people's problem."
    | Fri, Apr. 15, 6:29 AM | 28 Comments
  • Thu, Apr. 14, 8:38 AM
    • Ford (NYSE:F) reports sales in Europe rose 8.4% to 401,200 vehicles in Q1. The mark is ahead of the 5.4% pace seen in the industry across the top 50 markets on the continent.
    • Demand for SUVs was strong, in particular the smaller EcoSport performed well with a 50% Y/Y jump in Q1 sales.
    • Retail and fleet sales accounted for 75% of all sales during the quarter.
    • Now read Ford: Why Is It So Hated?
    | Thu, Apr. 14, 8:38 AM | 11 Comments
  • Thu, Apr. 14, 8:26 AM
    • Motor Trend issues an exhaustive look at what an Apple Car might look like and feature in a freshly-posted story. The focus is on guesswork, not concrete details from Cupertino.
    • A panel of experts concludes that the BMW (OTCPK:BAMXY) i3 isn't there yet and Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) is "kinda there" in terms of creating the electric vehicle that is the true game changer.
    • Their vision of the Apple Car sounds pretty much like what major automakers such as Ford (NYSE:F) and General Motors (NYSE:GM) are already talking about with the focus on mobility, simplicity, autonomous features, and connected options,
    • Even if Apple's Project Titan is ultimately canceled, the Motor Trend panel still thinks some Apple features such as augmented reality windshields could survive.
    • Now read Tesla Makes A Crucial Move
    | Thu, Apr. 14, 8:26 AM | 78 Comments
  • Tue, Apr. 12, 11:19 AM
    • The SAE 2016 World Congress is underway in Detroit with a large number of automakers and suppliers in attendance.
    • An early theme from the event is the widespread acceptance of electric cars as an inevitability in the future.
    • General Motors (GM -0.4%) R&D chief Larry Burns presented a slide showing the "New Automotive DNA" of electric drive, electric motors, and diverse energy sources (Twitter picture of slide). He also noted that the company expects driverless cars to be cheaper due to the lower cost parts. Self-driving cars are seen having some commercial applications even if broad acceptance is far-fetched.
    • The powertrain manager at Toyota (TM +3.3%) said the automaker sees EVs, fuel cells, and hybrids "dominating" the industry. Strong words from the world's largest seller of cars.
    • What to watch: Upcoming talks at the conference on cybersecurity take on added significance with nearly every automaker hyping its connected car concept.
    • Ward's Auto is covering the event on its Twitter feed.
    • Related stocks: F, HMC, OTCPK:NSANY, OTCPK:VLKAY, OTCPK:DDAIF, OTCPK:BAMXY, TSLA.
    • Now read The First Trust Nasdaq Global Auto Index ETF: Road To Success?
    | Tue, Apr. 12, 11:19 AM | 61 Comments
  • Tue, Apr. 12, 7:38 AM
    • The Ford (NYSE:F) F-150 performed extremely well in crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on 2016 large pickup trucks.
    • The F-150 won the top safety rating, a distinction not earned by rival pickups from Chevrolet, GMC, and Toyota.
    • "Ford is leading the way among large pickup manufacturers when it comes to protecting people in a range of crashes and offering technology to warn drivers of imminent frontal crashes," reads a statement from the IIHS.
    • Ford F-150 sales in the U.S. are up 5.0% this year.
    • Now read Ford And The 1 Key Thing Everyone's Missing
    | Tue, Apr. 12, 7:38 AM | 35 Comments
  • Fri, Apr. 8, 9:08 AM
    • Ford Motor (NYSE:F) declares $0.15/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 4.79%
    • Payable June 1; for shareholders of record April 29; ex-div April 27.
    | Fri, Apr. 8, 9:08 AM | 45 Comments
  • Thu, Apr. 7, 10:51 AM
    • The sale of Ford (F -1.2%) shares by CEO Mark Fields is due to the approaching expiration date of options, a communications exec tells Seeking Alpha.
    • Fields is confident in Ford's business plan and continues to invest. His holdings of common stock have actually increased significantly.
    • As for commitment, Fields has worked at Ford since he was in his late 20s and recently stated that he sees the company becoming one of the world's leading automotive and mobility players.
    • Previously: Ford CEO sells a tidy amount of shares held as options (April 7)
    • Now read Ford And The 1 Key Thing Everyone's Missing
    | Thu, Apr. 7, 10:51 AM | 83 Comments
  • Thu, Apr. 7, 8:31 AM
    • Ford (NYSE:F) sales in China rose 5% to 114,788 vehicles. SUV demand was high once again for the automaker in the region.
    • Changan Ford Automobiles sales were up 12% during the month to 84,292 units to help offset a drop at Jiangling Motor.
    • For Q1, total Ford and Lincoln brand sales increased 14% to 314,454 units.
    | Thu, Apr. 7, 8:31 AM | 35 Comments
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  • Tue, Apr. 5, 12:25 PM
    • Ford (F -0.3%) announces it will invest $1.6B to build a new plant in Mexico.
    • The new facility will be used to manufacture smaller cars.
    • The automaker says the decision won't lead to any job eliminations in the U.S., although it's still likely to be a talking point during the political season.
    • Now read Ford And The 1 Key Thing Everyone's Missing
    | Tue, Apr. 5, 12:25 PM | 70 Comments
  • Tue, Apr. 5, 7:01 AM
    • Ford (NYSE:F) plans to sink 2.5B rand ($169M) into its operations in Pretoria, South Africa to help kickstart production of the Everest SUV.
    • Executives with the company say the investment highlights the importance of the sub-Saharan markets to Ford's growth strategy.
    • Demand is expected to improve in the region with better roads and rising income among younger consumers on the way.
    • Now read Ford And The 1 Key Thing Everyone's Missing
    | Tue, Apr. 5, 7:01 AM | 23 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