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Could the Model Y Change Tesla’s Profit Game?
This year, Tesla (TSLA) stock has fallen 21.3%, underperforming broader markets. Let’s look at how Tesla’s Model Y could turn things around.
Tesla Q3 Earnings: What to Watch beyond the Numbers
Tesla’s (TSLA) third-quarter earnings are scheduled for Wednesday. Notably, the company will likely post a loss in the quarter.
An Investor’s Guide to Electric Vehicles
Investing in electric vehicles can be a smart decision, but where do you start? To learn more about this growing market, check out our guide.
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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.
US-China Talks: Can ‘Miles and Miles’ Be Covered in Five Weeks?
With about five weeks remaining in the trade truce, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said yesterday that the US was “miles and miles” away from a trade deal with China.
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.
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.
Ford Credit’s 2Q15 Profits Rise on Higher Volumes
We’ve seen the 2Q15 performance of Ford’s (F) automotive operations. Now, we’ll look at how Ford Credit contributed to Ford’s 2Q15 profits.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Tesla Motors Rose Due to Increased Orders for the Model 3 Sedan
Tesla Motors (TSLA) has a market cap of $31.5 billion. It rose by 4.0% and closed at $246.99 per share on April 4, 2016.
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.
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.
Why Google Acquired 1,200 Acres of Land in Reno
Google, an Alphabet (GOOGL) company, recently bought a 1,210-acre piece of land in Reno, Nevada, for $29.1 million, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
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.”
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July’s US Retail Sales Meet Estimates
On August 13, 2015, US retail sales came in at expected levels for July. The increase in the retail sector was broad-based.
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
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%.
Why Waymo Is Retiring Google’s Pod Cars
Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet (GOOGL), is phasing out the pod-like cars it has long used to test its autonomous driving technology.
What Could Drive Tesla’s Valuation Multiples in 4Q16?
As of October 26, 2016, Tesla’s forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple was 26.4x.
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%.
Labor market predominates again in deciphering extent of recovery
In this part, we will discuss Janet Yellen’s views on labor market slack, one of the “three broad questions” posed by the Fed Chair, the answers to which are likely to shape the future monetary policy.
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.
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.
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.
New Probe Shows Fault Line in Trump’s Tariffs
After the imposition of Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs last year, several observers warned that we could see a spike in downstream imports.
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.
Why China’s Slowdown Couldn’t Have Come at a Worse Time
The global economy is closely watching China for fresh signs of a slowdown, which could threaten global growth.
Will Consumers End Up Paying to Save US Steel Companies?
Tariffs, like the one imposed by President Trump, could end up raising prices for consumers.
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.
Election Over, Market Still Undecided
We know the nation is politically divided, and now the market is showing us its split personality as well.
Which Consumer Stocks Were the Outliers on September 29?
On September 29, 2016, the S&P Consumer Discretionary slightly outperformed the S&P 500 and the S&P Consumer Staples.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
Factors That Could Drive Tesla’s Valuation Multiples in 3Q17
On August 3, Tesla’s forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple was 38.9x.
How Uber Is Cutting Ties with Alphabet
The recent suing of Uber by Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Waymo over allegations of theft of self-driving technology only tells part of the story of these former allies, who are increasingly pulling in opposite directions.
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.
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.
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.
Tesla Stock Reacts to Elon Musk’s Latest ‘Joint’ Venture
Elon Musk may have surprised many of his followers and loyal Tesla investors today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Fiat Chrysler’s Profit Margins Could Expand in 2Q17
According to Wall Street analysts’ estimates, FCAU is likely to report an EBITDA margin of ~11.6% in 2Q17. This shows a handsome expansion over its 2Q16 EBITDA margin of 9.3%.
Honda Rounded Out the List of Top 5 Auto Stocks in 2017
Honda Motor Company traded on a positive note in 2017 and managed to make our list of the top five gainers in the auto industry for the year.
How Auto Stocks Traded Last Week
Last week (ended November 24), the S&P 500 Index posted a minor rise of 0.9%, while General Motors, Ferrari, and Fiat Chrysler largely outperformed SPY.
What Factors Are Hindering Harley-Davidson’s Profitability?
In 1Q16, Harley-Davidson reported a shift in its product mix. The shipments of Harley’s touring motorcycles fell by 0.8% while shipments of the cruiser and Sportster/street motorcycles rose by 15.1% and 1.2%, respectively.
Honda’s Car Sales Continue to Rise in October 2017
Honda’s US sales in October In October 2017, the American division of Honda Motor (HMC) reported a YoY (year-over-year) rise of about 0.9% in its US sales. The company sold 127,353 units in the United States last month, compared with 126,161 units in October 2016. October 2017 marked the second consecutive month in which American Honda reported a YoY rise […]
Looking at Mainstream Automakers’ 3Q16 Revenues
In 3Q16, mainstream automakers’ year-over-year global revenues didn’t reflect much optimism. Except for GM, no other auto giant posted a notable jump in its global revenue.
A Look at AutoZone’s Key Ratios ahead of 4Q17 Earnings Report
Analyst estimates suggest the company could report positive year-over-year growth in its 4Q17 earnings and revenues.
Honda’s US Sales Rose for the 6th Consecutive Year in 2017
In December 2017, the American division of Honda Motor Company (HMC) reported a YoY (year-over-year) decrease of about 7.0% in its US market sales.
Why Another F-Series Sales Drop Could Make Ford Stock Nosedive
In November 2018, Ford F-Series truck US sales were at 72,102 units, a 0.9% YoY decrease.
Who Cares if It’s a Tent? Just Build Teslas Faster!
On June 16, Musk shared an image of the new Model 3 production line on Twitter, saying “Amazing work by Tesla team. Built entire new general assembly line in 3 weeks w minimal resources.”
July Jobs Report: Strong Numbers amid Trade Tension
The Department of Labor released the July jobs report on Friday morning. Amid the trade tensions, the July jobs report brought relief.
Border Wall and Trump’s Obsession with National Security
Whether the border wall could enhance US national security is a debatable topic. The answers about the wall vary depending who you ask.
What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Tesla?
As of April 5, Tesla stock had ~23% positive returns in the past year. According to analysts’ consensus, Tesla’s target price for the next year was $254.76.
How Did Ford Stock Fare in 4Q16?
Ford (F) is set to release its 4Q16 earnings report on January 26, 2017. It’s the second-largest US automaker by volume after General Motors (GM).
Sluggish Wholesale Trade Sales in US Keep Inventory Build-Up Low
According to the US Census Bureau, wholesale inventories stood at $585.9 billion at the end of October.
Why Did Honda Motor Launch NSX in Japan?
Honda Motor (HMC) has a market cap of $54.2 billion. It rose by 0.07% to close at $30.62 per share on August 25, 2016.
Moody’s Doesn’t Like the Idea of Tesla Going Private
Tesla (TSLA) has attracted enormous media coverage following Elon Musk’s idea of “taking Tesla private.” What does Moody’s say?
How Ferrari’s Cash Flow Cycle Impacts Profitability
For the last three years, Ferrari (RACE) has been reporting gradual progress in EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization).
Climate Change Risks: Look Beyond the Obvious
When it comes to climate change risks, investors should look beyond the obvious sectors like fossil fuel and utilities. The VW (VLKAY) scandal has only reaffirmed this.
Sizing up the competition: Is Tesla’s product unique?
Tesla is significant in terms of technology and finance, with its $26 billion market capitalization. Let’s take a look at Tesla’s competition.
How Are Analysts Rating Toyota in January 2018?
According to data collected by Thomson Reuters, about 38% of 24 analysts covering Toyota recommended a “buy.”
AutoZone Stock Today: Behind the Key Support and Resistance Levels
On May 23, 2017, AutoZone’s stock price was trading at a bearish $581.40. In July 2016, the stock posted its all-time high of $819.54.
Ferrari Stock Reaches New Heights despite Market Weakness
Last week, Ferrari stock (RACE) continued to trade positively, rising 9.2% to $148.90.
4Q17 Oil Price Recovery Could Hurt US Truck Demand
As of December 11, WTI crude oil futures were trading at 57.99 per barrel. Oil prices have witnessed a sharp recovery of ~12.2% in 4Q17.
AutoZone on the Street: Analysts’ Recommendations Now
According to the latest data from Thomson Reuters, 52% of analysts covering AutoZone (AZO) gave the stock a “buy” recommendation.
What Does a Technical Analysis of HOG’s Stock Suggest?
As of September 27, 2016, Harley-Davidson’s stock was trading at $52.14. Until the end of 2Q16, the price was well below the downward sloping trendline.
What to Watch for in ArcelorMittal’s 3Q16 Earnings Call
During the 3Q16 earnings call, markets will wait for updates from ArcelorMittal on its negotiations with automotive customers.
Why Is Fiscal 2017 So Critical for Tesla?
Last year, Tesla unveiled its ambitious mass-market all-electric vehicle (or EV) Model 3.