Ford Motor Company (F) - NYSE
  • Apr. 12, 2013, 7:21 AM

    Ford (F) says it will debut the fifth generation of its Ecoboost engine in the 2014 Ford Fusion. The new 1.5-liter engine will be quieter and produce better gas mileage for the Fusion in the U.S. and in China for the new Ford Mondeo. The big picture: While electric vehicle sales sputter along, Ford appears to be striking a chord with its EcoBoost powertrain strategy aimed at mixing power with fuel efficiency.

    | Apr. 12, 2013, 7:21 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 11, 2013, 2:26 PM
    Close to a third of all consumers who expect to receive a tax refund will use the funds for the purchase of a vehicle, according to a study by eBay. It's more good news for the Big Three (GM, F, FIATY.PK) automakers with the average refund amount going to auto-related purchases tabulated to be more than $1,000.
    | Apr. 11, 2013, 2:26 PM | 4 Comments
  • Apr. 10, 2013, 12:53 PM
    U.S. companies paid out an additional $14.5B in dividends on common stock in Q1 as more companies increased their payouts, S&P Dow Jones Indices reports, even as payout rates remain at a historically low 36%. The quarter saw 944 dividend increases, a 39.4% gain Y/Y. By percentage, some of the biggest dividend hikes came from F, WYNN, QCOM, HAL and HD.
    | Apr. 10, 2013, 12:53 PM
  • Apr. 10, 2013, 5:00 AM
    Toyota (TM) has disputed Ford's (F) claim that the Focus was the world's best selling car in 2012, with the Japanese company saying that its Corolla marque took the crown with sales of 1.16M vehicles. That's above  the1.02M Focuses that were sold.
    | Apr. 10, 2013, 5:00 AM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 9, 2013, 11:19 AM

    Though auto sales were strong up and down the sector in Q1, a real surprise was the fast pace of sales seen in the compact crossover segment where buyers snapped up fuel efficient models. Automakers are slowly peeling back sales incentives due to stronger-than-expected demand. SUV outperformers: Ford Escape (F), Honda CR-V (HMC), and Toyota RAV4 (TM).

    | Apr. 9, 2013, 11:19 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 9, 2013, 8:35 AM

    The race to provide charging stations for electric vehicles heats up on the West Coast after Kroger (KR) joins Walgreen (WAG), Whole Foods (WFM), and IKEA to provide customers parking lot charging stations. What to watch: Retailers continue to slowly edge into the field in an effort not to get left behind, but until a major restaurant chain (say McDonald's (MCD)?) jumps in with a partnership to offer a national network of charging stations along major interstates the phenomenon will remain a  primarily limited to affluent urban areas.

    | Apr. 9, 2013, 8:35 AM | 26 Comments
  • Apr. 9, 2013, 7:29 AM

    Ford (F) increased sales in China by 65% Y/Y in March to 81,387 units as new releases and a strong showing from the Ford Focus helped to boost results. The automaker plans to introduce 15 new models in China by the end of 2015. Shares of Ford -1.0% premarket.

    | Apr. 9, 2013, 7:29 AM | 2 Comments
  • Apr. 9, 2013, 3:19 AM

    The Ford (F) Focus was the best-selling car in the world last year with sales of 1.02M vehicles, the automaker says, citing data from research firm Polk. Ford sold over 25% of Focus' in China, where registrations jumped 51%, while U.S. sales climbed 40%. In addition, the F-Series was the world's top pickup truck and the Fiesta the leading subcompact. (PR)

    | Apr. 9, 2013, 3:19 AM
  • Apr. 8, 2013, 12:06 PM

    Ford (F +1.8%) files a trademark application to register the term "inflatable light urban vehicle," according to the USPTO database. The move follows up on an application for the "iLuv" name. Though it's anyone's guess what the automaker is up to, speculation is focusing on a small electric vehicle for the European or Chinese markets.

    | Apr. 8, 2013, 12:06 PM | 2 Comments
  • Apr. 5, 2013, 6:19 PM
    J.P. Morgan's Thomas Lee notes that several laggards in the first quarters of 2009-12 rebounded in Q2, so he figures select tech stocks look appealing now. Tech's forward P/E ratio is below the market's for the first time in 17 years, Lee says. His most noteworthy call is to buy Apple (AAPL), which slid 16% Q/Q. Some other favorites: BRCM, CHKP, ESRX, MYL, TASR, CHS, F, COF.
    | Apr. 5, 2013, 6:19 PM | 14 Comments
  • Apr. 3, 2013, 2:31 PM

    Ford (F -2.8%) unveils its new Mondeo model in China to much fanfare from local media as the market remains decidedly more receptive to American imports than Japanese. The automaker is aiming to sell the beefed-up model up against the Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, and Hyundai Sonata at a slightly higher cost than previous budget-level versions.

    | Apr. 3, 2013, 2:31 PM | 4 Comments
  • Apr. 2, 2013, 9:49 AM
    More on Ford's (F) March sales: Sales of cars actually declined slightly during the month but a stellar month for utility vehicles and trucks drove the overall monthly sales gain for the automaker. The F-Series saw a monthly sales tally of 67,513 to beat last year's mark by 16% - while sales of the Transit Connect and police interceptor vehicles contributed nicely.
    | Apr. 2, 2013, 9:49 AM
  • Apr. 2, 2013, 9:38 AM
    Ford (F) March U.S. sales: +5.7% to 236,160 vehicles, beating the estimate of analysts calling for a 4.4% gain. The solid month was led again by the Ford Fusion model with sales of 30,284 vehicles to set an all-time record. By brand, Ford was up 6.9% and Lincoln was down 22.5%. Shares of Ford are up 1.2%.
    | Apr. 2, 2013, 9:38 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 29, 2013, 5:45 AM
    Nineteen people are seeking to sue Ford (F) on behalf of customers in 14 states over an alleged defect that they say causes vehicles to accelerate unintentionally. The plaintiffs want damages for the loss of value to their cars. A similar case saw Toyota shell out $1.1B last year.
    | Mar. 29, 2013, 5:45 AM | 11 Comments
  • Mar. 28, 2013, 8:04 AM

    The Big Three automakers (GM, F, FIATY.PK) are impressing analysts and consumers at the New York International Auto Show with a fresh slate of models that consumers will actually want to buy. It's in stark contrast to the recent Geneva Motor Show where a parade of struggling European automakers bumped up against each other with glitzy cars aimed at competing with high-end models from Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Rolls-Royce. What to watch: March auto sales in the U.S. could topple a 15M annual selling rate with the Big Three picking up momentum.

    | Mar. 28, 2013, 8:04 AM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 27, 2013, 5:01 PM

    Ford (F) expects an operating margin of ~10% for its North American ops this year, down slightly from 2012's 10.4%, Americas chief Joe Hinrichs discloses at a BofA conference. Ford's mid-decade outlook forecasts an 8%-10% margin for North America, and 8%-9% for its global ops. 2013 U.S. industry auto sales (on a SAAR basis) are pegged at 15M-16M, up from 14.8M. Ford estimates its Feb. '13 U.S. share was 16.1%, up 80 bps Y/Y. South America is seen having a roughly breakeven op. margin for 2013, below 2012's 2.1%. (slides)

    | Mar. 27, 2013, 5:01 PM | 2 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