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Ford Motor Company (F)

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  • Tue, Feb. 24, 1:25 PM
    • Consumer Reports selects the Tesla Model S as the best overall model with an overall score of 99 on a combined measure of safety, performance, and reliability.
    • Though scoring off the charts on performance and equivalent gas mileage, the Model S was only "average" for reliability.
    • Other segment winners are listed below.
    • Compact car: Subaru Impreza (test score 79).
    • Midsize sedan: Subaru Legacy (test score 89).
    • Large car: Chevrolet Impala (test score 91).
    • Luxury car: Audi A6 (test score 90).
    • Green car: Toyota Prius (test score 75).
    • Sports sedan: Buick Regal (test score 83).
    • Small SUV: Subaru Forester (test score 86).
    • Large SUV: Toyota Highlander (test score 84).
    • Minivan: Honda Odyssey (test score 84).
    • The pickup category was skipped by CR due to the newness of the F-150 and Chevy Colorado launch.
    • Automaker stocks: GM, F, TM, HMC, TSLA, OTCQX:VLKAY, OTCPK:DDAIF, OTC:HYMLF, OTCPK:BAMXY, OTCPK:MMTOF, TTM, OTCPK:SZKMY, OTCPK:FUJHY, OTCPK:GELYF, FCAU, OTCPK:NSANY, OTCPK:DDAIF, OTCPK:MZDAY, TSLA.
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  • Mon, Feb. 23, 1:08 PM
    • U.S. sales for Ford (NYSE:F) will increase 5.5% Y/Y to 193.5K in February, according to an estimate from TrueCar.com.
    • Market share for the automaker is forecast to be 14.9% vs. 15.4% both last month and a year ago.
    • Incentive spending -9.3% Y/Y and +2.8% M/M to $2,888 per unit.
    • Industry-wide new vehicles sales are expected to rise 8.5% Y/Y during February to 1.2965M
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  • Wed, Feb. 18, 2:09 PM
    • JPMorgan sees a bounce in retail sales over the next two quarters as stronger employment rates and lower gas prices underpin demand.
    • A screen by JP dug out the 12 stocks which show the largest correlation with headline retail sales growth.
    • A dozen to watch in retail: GM, F, COH, SBUX, BWA, DLPH, VFC, IPG, LB, OMC, TSCO, HOG
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  • Tue, Feb. 17, 10:03 AM
    • Ford (NYSE:F) car registrations +5.4% to 70,170 units in January, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.
    • Overall EU registrations +6.7% Y/Y, led by strong growth in Spain and Italy.
    • Ford market share: 6.8% vs. 6.9% a year ago.
    • EAMA release (.pdf)
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  • Mon, Feb. 16, 5:17 PM
    • Ford (NYSE:F) confirms it's in talks with Tencent (OTCPK:TCEHY) over adding hands-free apps to models in China.
    • A partnership which includes Tencent's popular WeChat app (+375M domestic active users) could have high strategic value for the automaker.
    • Last summer, GM joint venture Shanghai OnStar launched a limited platform with Tencent.
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  • Sat, Feb. 14, 10:53 AM
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  • Mon, Feb. 9, 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
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  • Sun, Feb. 8, 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.
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  • Thu, Feb. 5, 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.
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  • Wed, Feb. 4, 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.
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  • Tue, Feb. 3, 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.
    • Automaker stocks: GM, F, TM, HMC, TSLA, OTCQX:VLKAY, OTCPK:DDAIF, OTC:HYMLF, OTCPK:BAMXY, OTCPK:MMTOF, TTM, OTCPK:MMTOF, OTCPK:SZKMY, OTCPK:FUJHY, OTCPK:GELYF, FCAU, OTCPK:NSANY, OTCPK:DDAIF.
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  • Tue, Feb. 3, 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.
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  • Tue, Feb. 3, 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.
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  • Sat, Jan. 31, 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.
    • Automaker stocks: GM, F, TM, HMC, OTCPK:NSANY, TSLA, OTCQX:VLKAY, OTCPK:DDAIF, OTC:HYMLF, OTCPK:BAMXY, OTCPK:MMTOF, TTM, OTCPK:MMTOF, OTCPK:SZKMY, OTCPK:FUJHY, OTCPK:GELYF, FCAU.
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  • Thu, Jan. 29, 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.
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  • Thu, Jan. 29, 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.
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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.