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Jitendra Parashar

Jitendra Parashar joined Market Realist in 2015 from a financial markets research background. He covered automobile and tech companies as well as macro developments. His focus areas included artificial intelligence and autonomy, electric cars, and tech innovations. Jitendra has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in business administration (MBA) in finance and international business.

Disclosure: I am in full compliance with all ethics and other policies for Market Realist research analysts. I am not invested in securities that I cover on Market Realist.

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What to Expect from the Auto Industry Going Forward

    With changing auto industry (VCR) dynamics, automakers are trying to explore ways to remain on top in the US auto market.

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Ford’s Lincoln Sales Fell 6% in China in October

    In the previous part of this series, we looked at the second-largest US automaker, Ford’s (F), sales in China in October. The company’s weakening Chinese sales are likely to continue.

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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Trump Thinks Fed’s ‘Ridiculously Timed’ Rate Hikes Hurt GDP

    Last Friday, President Donald Trump in a tweet called the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes a mistake.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Ford’s Recent Earnings Reflect Weakness?

    In 2015, Ford Motor Company’s (F) adjusted earnings stood at $1.84 per after with a rise of $1.53 per share in 2014.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Analyzing Fiat Chrysler’s Debt Position Going into 4Q17

    At the end of 3Q17, Fiat Chrysler’s net industrial debt was 4.4 billion euros (~$5.2 billion). That’s an increase of 4.2 billion euros (~$4.9 billion) since the end of 2Q17.

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    Miscellaneous

    What Could Hurt Fiat Chrysler Stock This Week?

    In 1Q17, Fiat Chrysler stock impressed investors by gaining ~19%. But the stock began 2Q17 on a negative note. As of April 13, FCAU has lost 11.3% month-to-date.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Tesla’s Revenue Growth in 4Q16

    In 4Q16, Tesla (TSLA) reported GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) revenues of $2.3 billion, an increase of 31% YoY (year-over-year).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Are Green Vehicles Going Over with US Buyers?

    In this series, we’ll look at August sales for hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery electric vehicles in the United States, and why battery electric vehicles are gaining strength.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Fiat Chrysler’s US Jeep Sales Jumped 45% in March 2018

    In March 2018, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) sold 2,576 car units of its luxury brand, Alfa Romeo, in the US market.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Most Analysts Are Suggesting a Hold on Ford’s Stock in April

    According to the latest data compiled by Reuters, 33% of analysts covering Ford Motor Company (F) have given the stock “buy” recommendations, while 58% have recommended a “hold.”

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ford’s December Sales Tanked 8.8%: Is a US Slowdown Coming?

    Today, America’s second-largest automaker, Ford Motor Company (F), released its US sales figures for December 2018.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Should Automakers Celebrate after Trump’s Tweet on China Tariffs?

    In the last couple of quarters, US automakers (XLY) including Ford (F), Tesla (TSLA), and General Motors (GM) have warned investors about the negative impact of China tariffs on their business.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Driving Honda Higher on Wall Street in 1Q17?

    Currently, Honda is trading at $30.79 and is hovering right above an important support level of $30.70.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Is GM Planning to Give a Global Push to Its Electric Vehicles?

    GM’s increasing retail vehicle sales in the US continued to have a positive impact on its margins.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    How Ford’s Valuation Multiples Look ahead of Q1 2019 Event

    As of April 22, Ford’s (F) forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple was 13.1x.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can GM’s Stock Sustain Its Year-to-Date Rise in December?

    General Motors has delivered a return of 6.9% year-to-date as of December 16, 2016. This return was much lower than the 10.5% return of the S&P 500 Index.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Higher Retail Sales Help Ford Boost Its Margins?

    In January 2017, Ford’s US sales to retail customers rose 6% YoY to 120,400 vehicle units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Why No Analyst Thinks You Should ‘Sell’ Honda Stock This Xmas

    According to the analysts’ consensus data, ~43% of the analysts covering Honda (HMC) recommend a “buy” as of December 12, while 57% recommend a “hold.”

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ford F-Series Truck Sales Grew 9% Year-over-Year in February 2017

    In February 2017, Ford’s F-Series truck US sales stood at 65,956 units with a YoY increase of ~9%.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Harley-Davidson Performed so Far in 3Q16?

    Harley-Davidson is set to release its 3Q16 earnings report on October 18, 2016. The company is the most popular heavyweight motorcycle brand in the world.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tesla’s Journey from Top Carmaker to Underperformer

    Despite the company’s meeting its second-quarter Model 3 production goal, its stock traded on a negative note in the third quarter.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fiat Chrysler’s European Sales Fell in November 2017

    In November 2017, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCAU) total Italy sales were at ~74,600 vehicles units, which reflected a minor decline of 0.9% from the company’s European market sales of ~75,300 units in the same month of 2016.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Fiat Chrysler Outperformed Its Peers in 4Q16

    In 3Q16, Fiat Chrysler reported strong adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of 0.47 euros or $0.53—more than double its EPS in 3Q15.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Toyota’s US Sales Continue to Strengthen in February 2018

    In February 2018, Toyota (TM), the largest Japanese automaker, reported a 4.5% YoY (year-over-year) increase in its US sales volume, to 182,195 units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Trump Says His Election Prevented a Stock Market Crash

    Apart from investors’ concerns about rising interest rates, the major worry that triggered a massive sell-off in the fourth quarter of 2018 was the US-China trade war triggered by President Donald Trump.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Fiat Chrysler’s Stock Continue to Rally after a Flat 2016?

    In 2016, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) sold about 2.24 million vehicle units in the US market, compared to 2.25 million units in 2015

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Honda’s Strong US Truck Sales Keep the Optimism Alive in February

    In 2016, America Honda Motor sold about 1.6 million units in the US market, a YoY increase of 3.2%.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    What Factors Boosted Advance Auto Parts’ Profit Margins in Q1?

    In the first quarter, Advance Auto Parts’ (AAP) gross profit remained nearly flat at $1.3 billion with a minor increase of 0.1% YoY.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    These Key Factors Were behind Tesla’s Solid 1Q17 Revenues

    In 1Q17, Tesla (TSLA) reported GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) revenues of $2.7 billion.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    A Look at Japanese Automakers’ China Sales in May

    In May, Toyota Motor (TM) reported a YoY (year-over-year) increase of 8.6% in its China sales to 122,400 vehicle units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Fiat Chrysler Stock Rose 5.7% in Week 37

    In the week ending September 14, Fiat Chrysler stock (FCAU) rose 5.7% and closed at $17.50. In the previous week, the stock registered 3.2% losses.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Thai Court’s Ruling Raise Questions about Ford’s Quality?

    Ford stock has fallen in five of the first eight months of 2018.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    What Could Drive Tesla’s Valuation Multiples in 4Q16?

    As of October 26, 2016, Tesla’s forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple was 26.4x.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Why Fiat Chrysler Stock Is Trading in a Narrow Range

    Last week, which ended October 13, 2017, Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) stock remained mixed and witnessed a minor rise of 0.90%.

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    Consumer

    Why Wall Street Expects GM’s Revenue to Fall in Q1 2019

    In the fourth quarter, General Motors (GM) revenue was at ~$38.4 billion, up about 1.8% from its $37.7 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Foreign Automakers’ Stocks Faring in March 2019?

    US new vehicle sales stood at 1.26 million units in February 2019, down about 2.8% from 1.30 million units in February 2018.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Here’s How Trump Is Supporting Autonomous Vehicle Development

    On September 12, 2017, The U.S. Department of Transportation (or DOT) and NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) released new guidelines for autonomous vehicle development.

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    Consumer

    How the Auto Industry Could Affect AutoZone after Its Latest Earnings

    AutoZone’s CEO, Bill Rhodes, noted that AutoZone’s fiscal 4Q17 results “were in line with our expectations and demonstrated steady improvement compared to our fiscal third quarter performance.”

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Volkswagen’s US Sales Fell in July for the First Time in 2017

    In July 2017, Volkswagen’s US sales fell 5.8% on a year-over-year (or YoY) basis to 27,091 vehicle units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    What Analysts Are Saying about General Motors: 4Q15 and Beyond

    General Motors (GM) is set to release its 4Q15 earnings on February 3, 2016. In this series, we’ll see what analysts are estimating for the company.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Did Jeep and Ram Help or Hurt Fiat Chrysler in July?

    In July 2016, Fiat Chrysler reported a 5% YoY (year-over-year) increase in its Jeep and Ram brand pickup truck sales in the US.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Tesla’s Model 3 Be a Game-Changer?

    Tesla is expected to start producing its mass-market electric vehicle—Model 3. It could be a game-changer for the self-driving car industry.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    What Auto Parts Retailers Have under the Tree This December

    O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY), AutoZone (AZO), and Advance Auto Parts (AAP) have all touched new record highs over the past couple of years.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    What Do US Luxury Vehicle Sales in July Tell Us?

    In July 2016, the sales volume of luxury cars in the US dropped by 7.7% YoY, but the sales of entry-level luxury SUVs increased by 9.9% YoY.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    What Could Be the Key Highlights of GM’s 2Q17 Earnings Event?

    During its second quarter earnings event, investors can expect GM’s management to highlight how it plans to deal with a downturn in the US auto sales.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    What to Expect from Ferrari Stock after Last Week’s Sell-Off

    On August 3, Ferrari stock settled at $124.84, a 5.1% weekly loss. There was a sell-off in the stock after its Q2 earnings conference call.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Why Auto Stocks Traded on a Negative Note in Week 32

    In the week that ended on August 10, mainstream automakers General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles saw falls.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Support Levels to Watch in the S&P 500 as the Sell-Off Resumes

    Today, the broader-market sell-off continues, seeming to intensify. Here’s what you need to know.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Why O’Reilly Automotive’s Profit Margins Contracted in 3Q17

    In 3Q17, ORLY’s gross profit stood at $1.23 billion, about 5.1% higher than $1.17 billion in the third quarter of 2016.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    What Factors Drove Fiat Chrysler’s Margins in 4Q16?

    FCAU reported a significant expansion in its 4Q16 margins. Its adjusted EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) was 1.5 billion euros, or $1.6 billion.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Tesla’s 2016 and Beyond: Analysts Have Mixed Opinions

    39.1% of analysts covering Tesla Motors (TSLA) have given “buy” recommendations, while 34.8% of analysts have given it “hold” recommendations.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Key Technical Levels in General Motors Stock before 4Q17 Earnings

    As of January 29, 2018, GM stock was trading at $43.02 on a mixed note. The stock posted its all-time high of $46.76 in October 2017.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ford Sold 5% More F-Series Trucks in H1 2018 than in H1 2017

    In June 2018, Ford Motor Company’s (F) F-Series truck US sales were at 79,204 units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Market Rally: Will Trump Like Powell’s Comments Today?

    On November 28, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech “appeared to signal a nearer end to the U.S. central bank’s interest-rate hikes,” Reuters reported.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Did Lower China Shipments Hurt Ferrari’s Revenues?

    For 4Q16, Ferrari (RACE) reported net revenues of 836 million euros or $901 million. Revenues rose ~12% from about 744 million euros in 4Q15.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    Why China’s Uxin Has Surged 106% in 3 Days

    The largest Chinese used car e-commerce platform, Uxin (UXIN), continues to rally after its strategic partnership with Alibaba Group’s (BABA) Taobao last week.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Analysts Expect Ferrari’s Q3 EPS to Rise 33.4% Year-over-Year

    In Q2 2018, Ferrari (RACE) reported adjusted EPS of 0.84 euros (or $0.98), 17.0% higher than its adjusted EPS of 0.72 euros in Q2 2017.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Harley-Davidson Stock Continue to Impress in 2017?

    Harley-Davidson is the most popular heavyweight motorcycle manufacturer in the world. It maintains its own premium space in the motorcycle market.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Why Analysts Expect Tesla’s Profit to Decline Further in Q1 2019

    As of January 31, Wall Street analysts’ estimates compiled by Reuters suggested that Tesla’s adjusted EPS could be $1.04 in the first quarter this year.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Why Tesla’s 1Q16 Deliveries Aren’t Impressive

    During 1Q16, Tesla produced 15,510 vehicles. This is a new quarterly production record for Tesla with a 10% production increase from the previous quarter.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Factors That Could Be Keeping Harley-Davidson Stock Rangebound

    In the week ended September 22, Harley-Davidson stock (HOG) traded on a mixed note and ended the week at $48.24 with a minor weekly gain of ~0.5%.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    GM, Fiat Chrysler Race ahead While Ford Lags in 2Q16

    The majority of the mainstream automakers, including General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), reported solid earnings growth for 2Q16. However, Ford (F) reported marginal year-over-year growth of just 11% in 1Q16.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Ford’s Segmental US Sales in March 2017

    In March 2017, Ford’s (F) total US fleet sales were 78,510 vehicle units. That’s a 17.0% YoY (year-over-year) fall in fleet sales for the home market.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    Can Tesla Keep Shining in 2Q17?

    In 1Q17, Tesla (TSLA) stock delivered an impressive return of ~30%. After struggling for the previous six quarters, it appears to have stepped into glory.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    How Ferrari Began 2018 with Stronger Profitability

    In 1Q18, Ferrari (RACE) reported a 13% YoY (year-over-year) rise in its adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) of 272 million euros or about $323 million.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    A Look at GM’s Performance in China in 2018

    GM’s key markets General Motors (GM) divides its Automotive segment’s revenues into three key geographical regions—North America, South America, and Other International Operations. Let’s see how GM performed in its Other International Operations markets in 1Q18. 1Q18 performance in China China is one of the key potential growth markets for General Motors among its international business […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyst Estimate: Ferrari’s Global Revenues to Grow Steadily

    For 2016 and 2017, analysts estimate Ferrari’s global revenues to grow at rates of 3.6% and 3.1%, respectively. These estimates can serve as a proxy.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    What Could Affect Tesla’s Valuation Multiples in Q3 2018?

    Despite their recent falls, Tesla’s valuation multiples are still much higher than those of other legacy auto giants.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Why Analysts Expect Improved Margins for General Motors in 2016

    Analysts are estimating that General Motors’ profit margins more than doubled in 2015. They estimate 5.2% in 2015 compared to 2.5% in 2014.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    TSLA: Why Improving the Model 3’s Gross Margin Could Be Difficult

    In the first quarter, Tesla reported a 19.7% gross margin in its Automotive segment on a generally accepted accounting principles basis.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Expect Ford to Post Lower Revenues in 4Q16

    Analysts estimate that Ford’s 4Q16 revenues will be at $35.1 billion—about 7.2% lower than the same quarter last year.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Fiat Chrysler’s 2Q17 Results Kept Optimism Alive on Wall Street

    In the week ended July 28, 2017, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) stock continued to trade on a positive note and rose 1.6% from the previous week’s closing price.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Ford Stock Reaches a Five-Month High: What to Expect Next

    Last week (ended June 8), Ford (F) stock rose 3.3% to $12.10. In the previous week, the stock rose 1.7%.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Recent Trend in Motor Vehicle Assemblies Still Looks Good in 2018

    According to the Fed’s latest release in May, the US industrial production index rose to 107.3 in April.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    What Analysts Recommend for Toyota in March 2018

    According to the latest data by Thomson Reuters, about 46.0% of 22 analysts covering Toyota recommended a “buy.”

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    How Is Ford Stock Performing ahead of 3Q17 Earnings?

    Ford Motor Company (F) is set to release its 3Q17 earnings report on October 26. Ford is the second-largest US auto company by vehicle sales volume after General Motors (GM).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Might the US Auto Industry Benefit from the Weakening US Dollar?

    The recent weakness in the US dollar is positive for US-based automobile companies (VCR) like Ford (F), General Motors (GM), and Tesla Motors (TSLA).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ford’s China Sales Continued to Disappoint in November 2017

    Ford Motor Company (F) sold about 117,593 vehicle units in China in November 2017, a ~8% decrease from its China (IYK) sales in the same month of 2016.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    What Hurt Tesla’s Gross Margin in 1Q18?

    In 1Q18, Tesla’s consolidated gross profits stood at $457 million—down 28.3% from $637 million in 1Q17 and up 4% from $439 million in 4Q17.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Harley-Davidson Ended Q3 on Positive Note after Weak H1 2018

    In the week ended October 5, Harley-Davidson (HOG) stock fell 3% compared to a 1% fall in the S&P 500 index.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    Tesla Stock Beats Wall Street as Model 3 Fever Is On

    In the fourth week of May 2017, Tesla stock (TSLA) rose 4.6% to $325.14. The company had a market cap of ~$53.4 billion on May 26.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Factors That Could Drive Tesla’s Valuation Multiples in 3Q17

    On August 3, Tesla’s forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple was 38.9x.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Can General Motors Post Solid 1Q17 Results?

    In 4Q16, General Motors (GM) reported an adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.28, which was about 8% lower than its 4Q15 EPS of $1.39.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Trump’s Ignorance Could Lead the Auto Industry to Disaster

    Since President Donald Trump began his presidential campaign, he’s repeatedly targeted the auto industry for hurting the US jobs market.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Word on the Street: Analysts’ Recommendations on Ford

    According to the latest Bloomberg consensus, 35% of analysts covering Ford (F) have given the company “buy” recommendations.

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    Consumer

    Why Netflix Surged Nearly 10% Today

    American online media giant Netflix (NFLX) stock seems to be on fire, leading the tech stock rally today.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Tesla Stock Is Trading Near Its 52-Week Low: What’s Next?

    In the week ended October 5, Tesla stock (TSLA) fell 1.1% after tanking 11.5% in the previous week.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Tech & Comm Services

    These Tech Giants Are Making the NASDAQ Bleed Today

    Today’s steep falls in large tech companies are haunting investors, reminding them of the massive sell-off in the fourth quarter of 2018.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Analysts’ Optimism Continues for Honda after Solid Q3 Truck Sales

    In the first nine months of 2018, Honda’s US sales volume fell 2.0% YoY to 1.21 million units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    What’s Next for General Motors’ Valuation Multiples?

    In this part of the series, we’ll find out how General Motors’ (GM) valuation multiples are currently trading against its peers.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tesla Stock Reacts to Elon Musk’s Latest ‘Joint’ Venture

    Elon Musk may have surprised many of his followers and loyal Tesla investors today.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Apple’s Rally Slowed Last Week

    In the week that ended on June 14, US tech giant Apple (AAPL) continued to trade on a positive note for the second week, but its rally slowed. Last week, Apple stock inched up 1.4% after a solid 8.6% gain in the previous week.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Fiat Chrysler Stock Rise More than 10% Last Week?

    On January 26, 2017, Fiat Chrysler released its 4Q16 results. It reported strong adjusted EPS of 0.27 euros, or $0.29—about 68.0% higher than 4Q15.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    General Motors’ 1Q17 Earnings Conference Call

    During its 1Q17 earning call, General Motors’ management pointed to the company’s record-high 1Q margins, which were better than the industry average.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Ferrari Stock Remained Bearish in the 1st week of December 2017

    During the week ended December 8, Ferrari (RACE) stock traded below its 50-day SMA (simple moving average) of $112.60, suggesting a bearish bias.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Analysts Have Mixed Views on Tesla ahead of Q4 Earnings

    According to the latest data compiled by Reuters, 32% of analysts covering Tesla stock (TSLA) gave it a “buy” recommendation.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    Honda’s US Truck Sales Were Weaker in April 2017

    April was the first month in 2017 that Honda reported lower US truck sales on a YoY basis. Weaker truck sales could hurt its second quarter profitability.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Falling Crude Oil Is Good for Automakers

    As of June 14, WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures are trading at $44.73 per barrel.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ford Started Q3 2018 on a Negative Note in China

    Ford (F) sold ~57,662 vehicle units in China in July. The data suggested a massive drop of ~32% from the company’s Chinese sales (IYK) in July 2017.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    How AutoZone’s DIY Segment Performed in Fiscal Q4 2018

    In the second half of fiscal 2018, AutoZone’s management decided to discontinue aggressive promotional discounts for its ship-to-home sales.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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