How’s Ford Stock Trading before Its 1Q17 Report?



Ford’s 1Q17 earnings

Ford Motor Company (F) is set to release its 1Q17 earnings report on April 27, 2017. The company is the second-largest US automaker by vehicle sales volume after General Motors (GM). Before we find out what investors should expect from the company’s upcoming earnings, let’s explore how Ford stock is performing in April.

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Performance in April

The broader market (SPY) started April on a mixed note.The S&P 500 Index is trading with a 1.0% loss as of April 19. Since the beginning of the second quarter, mainstream automakers’ stocks faced the heat of softening US auto sales in the first quarter.

So far in April, Ford has underperformed the broader market, but it’s outperforming its peers including General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU). As of April 19, Ford stock has lost ~3.9% MTD (month-to-date). At the same time, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler lost 4.4% and 8.8%, respectively.

Investors’ concerns about softening US auto sales could be the key reason for auto stocks’ underperformance on Wall Street.

In contrast, Tesla (TSLA), the US electric carmaker, has risen ~9.8% MTD. Tesla’s strong 1Q vehicle deliveries and production figures could be the primary reasons for these gains.

Series overview

In this series, we’ll explore Wall Street analysts’ estimates for Ford’s 1Q17 earnings. The estimates will also cover Ford’s 1Q revenues, margin estimates, and stock recommendations. Later in this series, we’ll find out what other key announcements can be expected from the company’s upcoming earnings.

In the next part, we’ll go through a quick recap of Ford’s 4Q16 earnings before we discuss its 1Q17 earnings estimates.


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