Fiat Chrysler stock
In April so far, Italian-American auto giant Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) has outperformed the broader market by a wide margin after underperforming in the first quarter. As of April 22, Fiat Chrysler stock was up 11.2% month-to-date, compared to 2.6% gains in the S&P 500 Index. Other mainstream automakers General Motors (GM), Ford (F), Toyota (TM), and Honda (HMC) have risen 6.5%, 8.2%, 5.2%, and 4.3%, respectively, in April so far.
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Why FCAU stock fell today
On Tuesday at 2:22 PM ET, Fiat Chrysler stock was trading with about 5.0% losses for the day against 0.8% gains in the S&P 500 Index. Among its peers, GM, Toyota, and Honda were up 0.7%, 0.5%, and 0.4%, respectively, while Ford was down 0.4%.
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This update came as bad news for many automakers, including Fiat Chrysler, as it installed these potentially faulty airbags in its vehicles manufactured between 2010 and 2019.
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