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  • Oct. 12, 2012, 11:27 AM
    It's too early to tell which lighter-weight materials will become dominant in carmaking as tough new federal fuel-efficiency rules take hold, NYT reports. The Energy Department says reducing a car’s weight by only 10% can improve fuel economy 6%-8%; technologies showing promise in lightening vehicles are supported by $8M in awards the agency has doled out to the likes of GM, F and CAT.
    | Oct. 12, 2012, 11:27 AM | 13 Comments
  • Oct. 12, 2012, 6:26 AM
    Bloomberg resurrects speculation that Ford (F) is preparing to promote VP of the Americas, Mark Fields, to COO as part of a plan for him to replace Alan Mulally as CEO. Ford's board discussed the succession plan at a meeting yesterday but made no decision. Mulally, 67, hasn't said when he'll retire, although he's expected to leave at the end of 2013.
    | Oct. 12, 2012, 6:26 AM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 11, 2012, 8:48 AM
    Ford (F) declares $0.05/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 2.0%. For shareholders of record Nov 02. Payable Dec 03. Ex-div date Oct 31. Shares +0.8% premarket. (PR)
    | Oct. 11, 2012, 8:48 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 10, 2012, 1:56 PM
    General Motors (GM -0.6%) and Ford (F -0.9%) could be in line for extra global sales in Q4 as rivals Toyota (TM -2%) and Honda (HMC -0.7%) reel from the double-whammy of large recalls and slumping sales in China. Analysts warn that a territorial dispute between China and Japan could keep an informal boycott of Japanese products in place for months, while the safety recalls for both automakers are another hit to their reputation for quality.
    | Oct. 10, 2012, 1:56 PM | 3 Comments
  • Oct. 9, 2012, 11:11 AM
    Ford (F +0.3%) gets a lift after Morgan Stanley tags the company with its Top Pick label to go along with an Overweight rating and $17 price target. If Morgan Stanley's PT is realized, it will be the first time Ford traded at such heights since early 2011.
    | Oct. 9, 2012, 11:11 AM | 19 Comments
  • Oct. 2, 2012, 9:41 AM
    Ford (F) September U.S. sales: -0.1% to 174,976 vehicles, roughly in-line with the estimates of analysts as small cars sold well but trucks lagged. Passenger car sales were up 1.6% to 50,694: Fusion -37.0% to 12,300, Focus +91.4 to 19,736, Mustang -12.2% to 4,439. Utilities +8.7% to 67,657: Escape +14.5 to 23,148, Explorer +18.7% to 13,453. Trucks -7.6% to 67,657. (PR)
    | Oct. 2, 2012, 9:41 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 2, 2012, 7:59 AM
    General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) will announce next month that they will work together to study and develop new automatic transmissions designed to improve fuel economy. By joining forces, the automakers can split the investment costs for the development of gearboxes with 8, 9, and 10 speeds that could be the future of transmissions.
    | Oct. 2, 2012, 7:59 AM | 18 Comments
  • Sep. 28, 2012, 5:07 AM
    Hit by slumping European sales, Ford (F) and other automakers are boosting numbers through "self-registrations" in which dealers sell cars to themselves and then offload the vehicles to customers as second-hand cars for big discounts. The practice accounted for 30% of industry sales in Germany from Jan-Aug, says Ford Europe exec Roelant de Waard, who was speaking ahead of the Paris Motor Show, which officially starts tomorrow.
    | Sep. 28, 2012, 5:07 AM | 4 Comments
  • Sep. 27, 2012, 2:44 PM
    September U.S. auto sales preview: forecasts September U.S. car sales will increase 8.8% from last year but fall short of the level seen in August. The firm sees Chrysler (FIATY.PK) leading U.S. automakers with a 8.4% gain while General Motors (GM -0.6%) and Ford (F +0.6%) should show more modest growth of 1.9% and 0.7%, respectively. Japanese automakers Toyota (TM +2%) and Honda Motor (HMC +1.5%) are expected to show outsized gains due to the effect of last year's production slowdown, while Nissan (NSANY.OB) is pegged to show a sales dropoff. Most industry watchers still see annual U.S. sales of cars and trucks to come in at around 14.4M-14.5M.
    | Sep. 27, 2012, 2:44 PM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 27, 2012, 9:04 AM
    The Paris Auto Show gets off with a bang as PSA Peugeot Citroen (PEUGY.PK) CEO Philippe Varin warns the industry is in the eye of a hurricane with sales expected to fall again in 2013. His most telling remark (so far): "We're working on the assumption that the market has hit a plateau for the coming three years, so that 2015 is not going to look very different from 2012." (video stream)
    | Sep. 27, 2012, 9:04 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 27, 2012, 6:55 AM
    Ford (F) intends to wrap up its buyout plan for European salaried workers by the end of the year, according to Europe head Stephen Odell. The exec, currently in France for the Paris Auto Show, also noted that a growing belief exists in the industry that European demand won't snap back as fast as originally forecast.
    | Sep. 27, 2012, 6:55 AM | 3 Comments
  • Sep. 27, 2012, 5:00 AM
    Chrysler becomes the last of the three main Detroit carmakers to agree to a new four-year labor contract with the Canadian Auto Workers union and avert a strike, but as with GM (GM) and Ford (F), it's unable to reduce the cost gap between U.S. and Canadian workers. Chrysler's CAW staff will vote on the deal at the weekend, while GM employees are due to finish voting today on their new agreement.
    | Sep. 27, 2012, 5:00 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 24, 2012, 4:58 AM
    Ford's (F) Canadian Auto Workers employees overwhelmingly ratify a new four-year labor agreement forged by the carmaker and the union, which represents 4,500 workers in Ontario. Under the deal, which Ford says brings "significant cost-savings," the company could create up to 600 jobs through adding another shift and "a product based on a new global platform."
    | Sep. 24, 2012, 4:58 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 20, 2012, 9:21 AM
    Credit Suisse puts itself out on a limb by calling out General Motors (GM) as a more attractive investment proposition than Ford (F) with a robust product cycle slated for 2013 and 2014. GM execs outlined yesterday at an investor conference how its product lineup will be almost completely turned over by 2016, while Ford seems to be making bigger bets that reworked models such as its Fusion sedan will create a splash in the market.
    | Sep. 20, 2012, 9:21 AM | 24 Comments
  • Sep. 19, 2012, 9:17 AM
    Execs with Ford (F) present at the Citibank Global Industrials Conference with a focus on its plan to generate profitable growth. The automaker says it sees 2012 U.S. auto industry sales in a range of 14.5M-15M, repping a more positive outlook than most forecasts. U.S. market share and operating margin are both trending to come in slightly lower than Ford's full-year plan. In Europe, the automaker says sales declines will reverse as new products are rolled out. (webcast, slides)
    | Sep. 19, 2012, 9:17 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 18, 2012, 8:06 AM
    The European Automobile Manufacturers Association reports that new passenger car registrations fell 8.9% Y/Y in August as the sluggish trend in the industry shows no signs of abating. Key market Germany saw demand contract by 4.7%, while in France and Italy double-digit declines don't paint a pretty picture.
    | Sep. 18, 2012, 8:06 AM | 3 Comments
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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.