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  • May. 17, 2012, 7:11 AM
    Ford (F) comes out with a new hybrid that takes dead aim at Toyota's (TM) dominance in the hybrid market. The five-seat C-Max small minivan lists at $25,995, just a cut below the sticker price on a Toyota Prius V wagon. The new Ford model also beats the competing Toyota variety on gas mileage as well.
  • May. 15, 2012, 7:02 AM
    Ford (F) launches a new advertising campaign that omits the well-known blue oval logo from TV spots and doesn't mention the company by name. It's part of a strategy to ramp up interest in new models before preconceived notions about Ford taint consumer's views on the vehicles.
  • May. 11, 2012, 6:40 AM
    Ford (F) hears more praise than criticism from the 63 shareholders in attendance at its annual meeting. In a quick 45 minutes, the company saw all 16 current directors get re-elected and none of the proposals suggesting changes to the dual-stock status or voting rights pass. Afterwards, CEO Alan Mulally gave no specifics on his retirement, joking that 2030 when he is 85 sounded about right.
  • May. 10, 2012, 1:44 PM
    Forecasts for auto sales keep trickling higher, with estimates now ranging as high as 14M-14.6M after starting the year in a tighter 13.4M-13.7M range. Driving sales higher on unleashed pent-up demand is a slowly-improving economy combined with the increasing age of U.S. cars and trucks on the road. Automakers plan to ramp up production in response, with Chrysler (FIATY.PK) and Ford (F +0.9%) shortening their summer shutdown, while Honda (HMC +1.0%) adds overtime shifts.
  • May. 10, 2012, 10:11 AM
    Ford (F +1.1%) adds over 27K Windstars to previous safety recalls covering rust issues with minivans from model years 1998 through 2003.
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  • May. 8, 2012, 1:38 PM
    Ford (F -1.1%) says it will boost production this summer by trimming its summer shutdown to one week from the traditional two-week period. The move will allow the automaker to crank out another 40K vehicles and falls in line with its plan to increase annual production by 400K.
  • May. 8, 2012, 9:48 AM
    A Ford (F -1.1%) supplier's plant in Thailand was hit by an explosion last week, according to a report from Bloomberg.
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  • May. 8, 2012, 6:36 AM
    Ford (F) reports vehicle sales in China grew by 24% Y/Y, led by strong demand for its new Ford Focus model. The automaker's YTD sales total still trails last year's mark in the nation by 5%.
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  • May. 4, 2012, 5:50 PM
    Today's auto industry reality: Business is booming, profits are strong, but investors are indifferent. They want to see losses in Europe ending soon - not likely - and expanding margins. GM and Ford (F) are each down ~30% YTD; parts suppliers JCI and LEA aren't a lot better. An exception: Borg Warner (BWA), which has skied ~147% in three years.
  • May. 4, 2012, 4:51 PM
    Ohio's Court of Appeals throws out a $2B award against Ford (F), ruling the trial judge improperly excluded evidence presented by Ford, and orders a new trial for a class of commercial truck dealers who claimed the automaker overcharged them for 11 years. The $2B award was five times higher than the largest-ever jury award against Ford in a lawsuit.
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  • May. 3, 2012, 6:20 PM
    Ford's (F) move to sell one of its three remaining auto parts operations to Faurecia would bring it closer to completing its long effort to downsize in the U.S. and shed non-core business lines. After three decades of closing plants as market share was ceded to competition or moving them to lower-cost countries, Ford itself is growing in the U.S. again.
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  • May. 3, 2012, 12:27 PM
    General Motors' (GM -2.1%) Q1 report struck a familiar chord to shareholders of Ford (F -1.3%) - profit gains but a disappointing outlook. Both automakers are seeing improvement in their bottom lines as they can ease off of consumer incentives, but are getting tripped up by an economy recovery that's only improving in "fit and starts."
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  • May. 3, 2012, 6:37 AM
    Ford (F) plans to invest $450M to open a new plant in Thailand to help it stand ready to boost output in Asia. The facility is slated to be one of eight new plants to be opened by 2015 across Asia and Africa as part of a sweeping strategy to launch 50 new vehicles in the region.
  • May. 1, 2012, 10:36 AM
    Ford (F) April U.S. sales: -5% to 180,350 vehicles. Cars -11.2% to 64,789: Fusion +2% to 21,610, Focus +12.5% to 19,425, Mustang -4.6% to 7,801. Utilities -1% to 50,724: Escape -20% to 16,986, Explorer +6.6% to 13,419, Edge +12.4% to 10,520. Trucks -1.1% to 64,837: F-Series +4.4% to 47,453. (PR)
  • Apr. 30, 2012, 8:35 AM
    Shares of Ford (F) tilt lower after taking on a downgrade from Craig-Hallum to Hold from Buy. Aanlyst Steven Dyer clips his price target on the automaker by $4 to $13 on the heels of last week's Q1 report from the company. Shares -0.9% premarket.
  • Apr. 27, 2012, 11:49 AM
    The NHTSA upgrades an investigation into 2004 Ford (F -1.1%) Freestar and Mercury minivans over issues of severe rust in third-row seats. The agency says it isn't aware of any crashes or injuries resulting from the issue.
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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.