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Ford Motor Company (F)

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 11:42 AM
    Westport Innovations (WPRT +5.5%) moves higher after expanding its product line to include natural gas-powered versions of Ford's (F) F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks in mid-2013. WPRT also is developing relationships with service body companies to offer installation of second unit bodies on its F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks.
    | Dec. 3, 2012, 11:42 AM | 2 Comments
  • Dec. 3, 2012, 9:55 AM
    More on Ford's (F +1.7%) sales release: The company says it plans to build 750K vehicles during Q1 of 2013, up 11% from the mark of a year ago. Q4 guidance for production of 725K vehicles is left alone. (PR)
    | Dec. 3, 2012, 9:55 AM | 2 Comments
  • Dec. 3, 2012, 9:50 AM
    Ford (F) November U.S. sales: +6.5% to 177,673 vehicles, driven higher by its best small car November sales month since 2000. Ford cars up 18.4% to 53,249, while utilities and trucks showed more moderate gains. C-Max Hybrid sales came in at a brisk 4,848 for the month. (PR)
    | Dec. 3, 2012, 9:50 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 3, 2012, 6:52 AM
    Ford (F) plans to pull out an aggressive advertising campaign featuring Abraham Lincoln to back it newly christened Lincoln Motor Company brand. The shakeup with the Lincoln brand is an effort to place it back on the radar of luxury buyers and to close the gap with Cadillac.
    | Dec. 3, 2012, 6:52 AM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 2, 2012, 2:55 AM
    Auto makers experienced a mixed November in India, where the market has been declining this year due to higher loan rates, increasing fuel prices and fears of job losses. Ford's sales (F) grew 0.6% and Maruti Suzuki's (SZKMF.PK) 12%, but those of Tata Motors (TTM) slumped 15.5% and of Toyota (TM) 26% amid a suspension of production at factories near Bangalore. Meanwhile, Honda's (HMC) sales of scooter and motorbikes climbed 12%.
    | Dec. 2, 2012, 2:55 AM | Comment!
  • Nov. 30, 2012, 3:30 PM
    Ford (F -1.3%) says it expects to improve its share in the electric vehicle market to 11% when November sales numbers are released on Monday. The automaker's monthly total of hybrid sales will exceed 6K, marking a record tally. Though Toyota still reigns supreme with over half of all hybrid sales, Ford's marketing campaign is proving effective in cutting into the lead.
    | Nov. 30, 2012, 3:30 PM | Comment!
  • Nov. 30, 2012, 8:23 AM
    A thee-way joint venture between Ford (F), Mazda (MZDAF.PK), and Changan Automobile receives approval from Chinese authorities to split into two entities. Chinese partner Changan will be in the first venture with Ford and in a second with Mazda. The reason for the move is to give Ford and Mazda more breathing room to increase their individual presence in the nation.
    | Nov. 30, 2012, 8:23 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:24 PM
    The L.A. Auto Show launches tomorrow for the public with over 20 new models from major automakers set to be unveiled. The showcase for electric vehicles will get even closer attention this year with the field of players getting more crowded. While a number of the new models are concept cars and nostalgia-driven retreads, a few new offerings have mass adoption as a goal. Look for the Fiat 500e, the Chevrolet Spark EV, and BMW's powerful Concept series to grab a lot of the EV spotlight - while Ford hopes to generate a buzz with its jump back into minivan business. (live blog)
    | Nov. 29, 2012, 2:24 PM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 28, 2012, 1:13 PM
    Ford (F -0.1%) might delay the launch of new versions of the Galaxy and S-MAX minivans due to a planned shutdown of a factory in Belgium, according to a German news report. The company says a transfer of production for Ford Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy models to a plant in Spain is also an option.
    | Nov. 28, 2012, 1:13 PM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 28, 2012, 7:31 AM
    Ford (F) exec Jim Farley says the automaker may look at new ways to demonstrate the fuel efficiency of its models. Advertisements for the new Fusion hybrid already highlight that the car "doubles the fuel economy of the average vehicle" to shift from the traditional hyping of mpg numbers. The move comes after Kia Motors and Hyundai were caught overstating their mpg ratings earlier this year.
    | Nov. 28, 2012, 7:31 AM | Comment!
  • Nov. 27, 2012, 5:22 PM
    Uncertainty about the fiscal cliff isn’t hurting demand for cars and trucks, at least not yet, Ford’s (F) global sales and marketing chief says. As customers roll aging rattletraps into dealerships - and with cars averaging 11 years old, the U.S. fleet has never been older - they’re discovering comparable new vehicles are significantly more fuel efficient. Analysts expect relatively strong November sales, up ~12% Y/Y.
    | Nov. 27, 2012, 5:22 PM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 23, 2012, 8:45 AM
    Auto sales in China will expand by an average of 8% a year to reach 22M in 2020, according to estimates from McKinsey. The firm sees a trend of Chinese consumers becoming wealthier, motivating them to start to buying bigger vehicles.
    | Nov. 23, 2012, 8:45 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 23, 2012, 7:06 AM
    Ford (F) plans to scale back production at a Romanian factory, according to local reports. The automaker will cut the number of cars produced at the site from 500 cars a day to 250 with demand in eastern Europe just as sluggish as the rest of the continent.
    | Nov. 23, 2012, 7:06 AM | Comment!
  • Nov. 22, 2012, 9:00 AM
    Ford's (F) ability to avert bankruptcy and its recovery are due to its "One Ford" strategy in which it sells the same products globally. However, the policy has had mixed success in China, where GM and VW dominate by selling cars that cater to local tastes. One problem is that Ford's cars are expensive, although the company is developing a "Value B" sub-$10,000 compact. Still, Ford's David Schoch worries that the company isn't moving fast enough.
    | Nov. 22, 2012, 9:00 AM | 28 Comments
  • Nov. 21, 2012, 8:24 AM
    Ford (F), Mazda (MZDAF.PK, MZDAY.PK) and their Chinese partner agree to invest an additional $37M in their engine plant venture, following surging sales of Ford cars in China. Ford's Focus model has been selling so well that workers at its Chongqing car plant in southwest China have added shifts to keep up with demand.
    | Nov. 21, 2012, 8:24 AM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:40 AM
    The auto industry could take the some of the sharpest blows if the fiscal cliff is as devastating as the most dire forecasts make it out to be. Analysts note a higher tax rate on the rich will do little to curb the purchases of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Lexus cars - but even just the scare of a budget deal impasse could decelerate broad auto sales in December. Edmunds Chief Economist Dr. Lacey Plaches puts a number out amid all the conjecture, calling out a 3% dip in auto sales if cliff jumping is the plan.
    | Nov. 20, 2012, 10:40 AM | 4 Comments
Company Description
Ford Motor Co is engaged in automobile manufacturing business. It produces cars and trucks. Its business is divided into two segments: Automotive and Financial Services.