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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU)

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  • Dec. 2, 2014, 8:20 AM
    • Chrysler Fiat Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) reports it had its best November since 2001 on broad sale gains.
    • Brand sales growth: Fiat +1% to 3,111; Chrysler +30% to 27,243; Jeep +27% to 57,489; Dodge +1% to 42,108; Ram +31% to 40,864.
    • Model sales growth: Jeep Patriot +47% to 7,546; Jeep Wrangler +16% to 13,952; Jeep Cherokee +67% to 16,945; Dodge Dart +39% to 9,012; Dodge Ram P/U +21% to 35,865, Chrysler Town & Country -29% to 8,055.
    • The automaker says it ended the month with 80 days supply of inventory vs. 84 days last month.
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  • Dec. 2, 2014, 8:12 AM
    • Chrysler Fiat Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) unit sales +20% to 170,839 units vs. +15% consensus estimate.
    • Car sales rose 26% during the month to 41,519, while truck sales improved 18% to 129,320.
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  • Dec. 1, 2014, 7:01 AM
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) forms a joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group to coordinate sales efforts in China across its brands.
    • The move is expected to lead to local production of Jeep vehicles in China.
    • The automaker has a goal to sell 180K cars per year in the region by 2018.
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  • Nov. 28, 2014, 12:59 PM
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) says it has no plans to replace Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa.
    • Ferrari is slated to be spun off from Fiat Chrysler and to raise fresh capital through an IPO.
    • The new Ferrari is expected to be active in branching out into luxury goods.
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  • Nov. 27, 2014, 3:10 AM
    • The NHTSA has given Takata (OTCPK:TKTDY) until Tuesday to declare that its air bag inflators are defective and issue a recall. If it does not comply, the NHTSA could begin steps to fine the Japanese air bag supplier up to $7K per vehicle and could force a recall.
    • Takata has so far resisted the U.S. regulator's call to broaden its recall, which is currently limited to a few high-humidity states and territories where initial reports of air-bag ruptures have occurred.
    • Stepping up its recalls today, Toyota (NYSE:TM) has announced that it would replace Takata air bags in 57,000 vehicles, and its subsidiary, Daihatsu (OTCPK:DHTMY), would recall 27,571 Mira minivehicles for the same reason.
    • Yesterday, the NHTSA demanded that Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) expand its Takata recall nationwide and begin notifying customers of the new campaign by Monday.
    • Previously: Takata air bag crisis continues
    • Previously: U.S. calls for national recall of defective Takata air bags
    • Previously: Takata gets hit with U.S. criminal probe
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  • Nov. 24, 2014, 3:19 PM
    • Edmunds.com projects U.S. auto sales will rise 1.6% to 1.261M units in November.
    • Projected sales volume growth by automaker: General Motors (NYSE:GM) +0.6% to 213.42K, Ford (NYSE:F) -1.4% to 186.98K, Toyota (NYSE:TM) +1.6% to 180.88K, Chrysler Automobiles Group (NYSE:FCAU) +14.9% to 163.49K, Honda (NYSE:HMC) +1.1% to 117.76K, Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) -8.5% to 97.46K, Hyundai (OTC:HYMLF) -6.6% to 94.77K, Volkswagen (OTCQX:VLKAY) +4.2% to 46.24K.
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  • Nov. 18, 2014, 6:19 PM
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  • Nov. 18, 2014, 7:38 AM
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) car registrations +8.4% to 65,377 units in October, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.
    • YTD registrations +3.1% to 653,809 units.
    • Market share: 5.9% in October, 5.9% YTD.
    • Results include the Fiat, Lancia, Chrysler, Jeep, and Alfa Romeo brands.
    • EAMA release (.pdf)
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  • Nov. 15, 2014, 3:44 PM
    • Judge J. Kevin Chason of the Superior Court of Decatur County, GA, has ordered Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) CEO to make a videotaped, under-oath deposition.
    • Fiat Chrysler had requested its CEO be excluded from testimony.
    • The lawsuit alleges Mr. Marchionne, as CEO of the company, knew of a design flaw in the Jeeps that causes its fuel-tank to erupt when struck, but failed “to warn the American people about the danger of these fuel tanks.”
    • Source: WSJ
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  • Nov. 13, 2014, 10:52 AM
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) is named the top pick in the automobile sector by Morgan Stanley.
    • Analyst Adam Jonas sees upside for shareholders through their holdings in Ferrari after its spinoff.
    • A potential push by Ferrari into luxury consumer goods is highlighted by Jonas.
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  • Nov. 12, 2014, 10:06 AM
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  • Nov. 11, 2014, 10:31 AM
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU +1.9%) says an IPO for Ferrari is likely to occur in Q2 or Q3 of 2015.
    • A 10% stake of Ferrari will be sold to new investors, while Fiat shareholders will hold the rest after a spinoff.
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  • Nov. 3, 2014, 2:40 PM
    • Maserati (NYSE:FCAU) unit sales +258% to 1,227.
    • The brand has now recorded 21 straight months of sales gains in the region.
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  • Nov. 3, 2014, 8:46 AM
    • Chrysler Fiat Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) announces it recorded its best October since 2001 in the U.S. for brands operating within Chrysler Group.
    • Brand sales growth: Fiat +1% to 3,725; Chrysler +17% to 27,456; Jeep +52% to 55,198; Dodge -8% to 41,512; Ram +36% to 42,499.
    • The automaker says it ended the month with 84 days supply of inventory vs. 71 days last month.
    • Previously: Chrysler Group October U.S. sales
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  • Nov. 3, 2014, 8:16 AM
    • Chrysler Fiat Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) unit sales +22% to 170,480 units vs. +20% consensus estimate.
    • Jeep brand sales soared 52% Y/Y.
    • Several Dodge models sold well during the month after a recharged marketing campaign.
    • Truck sales increased 30% during the month to 131,328, while car sales fell 15% to 39,152.
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  • Oct. 30, 2014, 10:31 AM
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) recalls 33.4K Chrysler vehicles in the U.S. to address a concern with tire pressure.
    • Separate recall actions from the automaker covered 23.1K Ram ProMaster and a mix of 10.9K (Jeep Wrangler/Dodge Grand Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country minivans) other vehicles.
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