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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
How Ferrari Got Its Start
Ferrari (RACE) is one of the most prestigious brands in the automobile industry. The Italian racing and sports car manufacturer entered the business in 1947.
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).
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?
Analysts’ Recommendations on HOG before Its 4Q17 Results
According to data compiled by Reuters, 68% of analysts covering Harley-Davidson stock gave it “hold” recommendations.
How the Depreciating Euro Has Affected Ferrari’s Profitability
Since its first day of trading on October 21 on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange), Ferrari (RACE) has fallen by ~10% to $46.62.
Why Fiat Chrysler Stock Was Trading on a Mixed Note in May 2018
Last week, Fiat Chrysler stock (FCAU) fell 3.7% to settle at $21.86.
Why Tesla Stock Rose Last Week despite Mixed 2Q17 Deliveries
Last week, Tesla stock witnessed a recovery and rose 4.6% after falling 13.4% in the first week of July.
How the Fed’s Rate Hike Could Affect Ford’s Business
Apart from one-time costs related to vehicle recalls, sinking profitability in Ford’s truck segment could be the key factor driving Ford’s margins down.
Why Ford Underperformed Its Peers in 3Q16
Ford Motor Company (F) is set to release its 3Q16 earnings report on October 27, 2016.
How Stronger F-Series Sales Are Helping Ford in Bad Times
In July 2018, Ford Motor Company’s (F) F-Series truck US sales were at 70,949 units.
Tesla Investors Celebrate: Musk Kept Profitability Promise in Q3
Tesla (TSLA) released its third-quarter results after the market closed on October 24. It surprised everyone with adjusted EPS of $2.90.
Why Is Ferrari Stock Falling before Its Q3 2018 Earnings Event?
Ferrari (RACE) plans to release its Q3 2018 earnings on November 5. Ferrari stock has dropped 16% in the quarter through October 29.
Why Harley-Davidson’s 4Q16 Margins Could Disappoint
Analysts are estimating that Harley-Davidson’s gross margin have shrunk to 32.8% in 4Q16 from 37.9% a year before.
Harley-Davidson’s 1Q17 Margins Might Shrink
Analysts expect Harley-Davidson’s consolidated gross margins to fall to 35.0% in 1Q17 from 37.4% in 1Q16. Its margins are expected to be flat in 2017.
How’s Ford Stock Faring in November?
Ford Motor Company (F) stock ended October on a positive note with 3.2% gains despite a 6.9% drop in the S&P 500 Index.
How US Auto Sales Shook Out in May 2017
In May 2017, all mainstream auto companies traded on a negative note amid the broader market dullness. Through May 30, General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) lost about 3.2% and 3.4%, respectively, for the month.
General Motors’ Stock Chart Is No Better than Ford’s
Last week, General Motors (GM) stock largely remained unchanged, and it ended the week with a minor 0.1% rise.
Reviewing Ford’s Financial Metrics at the End of 1H17
Ford Motor Company’s F-Series trucks have been the key strength of its US product portfolio for more than the last three decades.
Why Ferrari Stock Tanked ~12% During the Q2 2018 Earnings Call
Ferrari (RACE) released its second-quarter earnings results today. Let’s take a look.
Here’s What Drove Fiat Chrysler’s 2Q17 Profit Margins
FCAU’s margins continued to expand on a year-over-year basis in 2Q17—for the fifth quarter in a row.
Does an Era of Trump versus Machines Start Now?
Autonomous vehicle development might get tougher after Trump becomes the president. It could be the beginning of an era of Trump versus machines.
Automakers’ Stocks Trade on Cautious Note with Declining US Auto Sales
Auto companies’ stocks remained firm in July, showing strengthening sales figures. Buty in August, auto stocks traded mostly on a cautious note.
HOG’s Sales Worries Continue, but the Stock Is Trying to Bottom
Harley-Davidson released its 1Q18 earnings today before the market opened.
What Can We Expect from US Auto Sales in November?
According to Autodata, October 2017 US auto sales fell 1.3% YoY (year-over-year), after rising ~6.1% YoY in September.
How Ferrari’s Formula 1 Racing Team Became So Critical to Its Image
Ferrari spends extravagantly on Formula 1 events, as its Formula 1 racing team has been critical to the brand’s image.
What Are Analysts Recommending for Major Automakers after Declining Sales?
In the past couple of months, many analysts have changed their recommendations from “buy” to “hold,” which reflects the concerns of declining auto sales.
Mike Manley Replaces Marchionne as Fiat Chrysler’s CEO
On July 21, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) appointed Mike Manley as its new CEO. The change is effective immediately.
Inside Fiat Chrysler’s Valuation—Ahead of 1Q16 Results
Fiat Chrysler’s forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple is 1.3x, which is much lower than GM’s and Ford’s multiples, which are 2.2x and 3.0x, respectively.
Most Analysts Rate Ferrari Stock as a ‘Buy’ after Its 4Q17 Results
According to latest consensus data compiled by Reuters, 45% of analysts covering Ferrari (RACE) gave the stock “buy” recommendations.
Where Could Tesla Stock Find Support This Week?
In 2016, Tesla stock was on a roller coaster ride on Wall Street, trading at $194.47 with a 19% year-to-date fall as of September 9, 2016.
Tesla Down 5.4% Today: What’s Driving the Pessimism?
Today, at 12:30 PM ET, Tesla (TSLA) stock was down 5.4% from the previous session’s closing price. Let’s take a look.
Here’s How Tesla Has Changed Perceptions about Electric Vehicles
A few years ago, Tesla Motors showcased the true potential of EVs with its Roadster, Model S, and Model X.
Tesla’s Consumer Reports’ Reliability: Upside Ahead?
Yesterday, Consumer Reports’ survey put Tesla Model S and Model 3 back on the recommended list based on their improved reliability.
August 2017 NFP Data Could Be Positive for the Auto Industry
In July, the US job market showed improvements. Overall, a continued uptrend in NFP data could be positive for US auto demand.
A Look at Fiat Chrysler’s 4Q16 NAFTA Revenues
In 4Q16, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCAU) total revenues were 29.7 billion euros, or $31.7 billion.
Why Tesla Stock Fell in Final Week of June 2017
Last week, Tesla stock fell 5.7% to settle at $361.61. It was the first week in June 2017 that the company’s stock posted weekly losses.
An Investor’s Guide to Ferrari’s Basic Technical Analysis
Ferrari debuted on the NYSE on October 21, 2015, with a price of $52 per share. The next day, it posted a high of ~$58.20 and then entered a downtrend.
How US Auto Companies’ Valuation Multiples Look in March 2018
On March 8, 2018, GM’s EV-to-EBITDA was 7.2x, much lower than its direct competitor Ford’s multiple of 12.8x.
Ferrari Stock Drops for a Second Consecutive Week
In the third week of March 2018, Ferrari stock (RACE) continued to fall, settling at $118.39 with a loss of 2.9% for the week.
What’s behind Ferrari’s Solid 2Q17 Profit Margins?
In 2Q17, Ferrari (RACE) reported solid adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) of 270 million euros or about $321 million.
Tesla Model Y: Could It Be the Real ICE-Killer?
Tesla achieved a surprise profit in Q3. During its Q3 earnings call, CEO Elon Musk noted that its Model Y could outsell its Models S, X, and 3 combined.
US Truck Sales Jumped 12% in September 2017
September 2017 US auto sales (XLY) stood at 1.52 million vehicle units, about 6.1% higher than the 1.43 million vehicle units in September 2016.
How Auto Production in Mexico Is Trending amid Trade Fears
Mexico’s auto production rose 3.2% to 278.2 thousand vehicles in April 2017 as compared to April 2016 but decreased as compared to March 2017.
Ferrari Stock Falls From Its All-Time High
In the third week of June, Ferrari stock (RACE) turned negative after reaching its all-time high of $149.85 in the previous week.
Ford’s December Sales: F-Series Trucks Continued to Shine
Previously, we looked at how Ford Motor Company’s (F) December 2016 sales data reflected optimism, as its retail sales rose 5% YoY (year-over-year).
Why Most Auto Stocks Began the Third Quarter on a Weak Note
In this series, we’ll find out how auto stocks have traded in the last few weeks and also look at some key technical levels in these stocks for the week ahead.
Analyst Recommendations for Ford Stock as New CEO Takes Control
About 33.0% of analysts covering Ford Motor (F) have given the stock a “buy” recommendation, and about 59.0% have recommended a “hold.”
Ford’s European Sales Showcased Strength in February 2018
Ford Motor Company (F) sold ~97,000 vehicle units in Europe in February 2018.
What Analysts Recommend for Tesla Stock after 3Q17 Results
According to the latest the recent data compiled by Thomson Reuters, 33% of analysts covering Tesla (TSLA) have given the stock “buy” recommendations.
Exploring FCAU’s Updated Technicals before Its 4Q17 Results
Despite recent positive trends, Fiat Chrysler’s valuation multiples are currently trending lower than those of its direct peers General Motors (GM) and Ford Motor Company (F).
Key Technical Levels in Tesla Stock before Its 4Q17 Event
On January 30, Tesla stock was trading on a slightly positive note at $345.82. In September 2017, the stock posted an all-time high of near $389.61.
How Has Fiat Chrysler’s Stock Fared in April So Far?
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) is set to release its 1Q17 earnings report on April 26, 2017. By 2016 vehicle sales volume, FCAU was the fourth-largest automaker in the US.
Key Technical Levels in Ford Stock before Its 1Q17 Earnings
On March 17, Ford stock tested the upper range of the descending channel near $12.75. It couldn’t close above the level and turned negative.
Why Ford’s Stock Turned Positive Last Week
Ford sold ~204,000 vehicle units in the US in September, which represents a YoY fall of about 8%.
Investors Continue to Slam Tesla for Musk’s Impulsive Tweets
Last week, Tesla stock fell 14.1% to $305.50. On August 20, the stock extended the losses and opened 4.3% lower than last week’s closing price.
Could Tesla Challenge Mainstream Auto Giants’ Self-Driving Cars?
Tesla says it’s working on AI hardware that could give it an edge over the competition in the autonomous vehicle segment.
Advance Auto Parts’ Sales Fell for the Third Consecutive Quarter
Advance Auto Parts (AAP) released its fiscal Q1 2018 earnings today before the market opened, which covered the 16 weeks up to April 21.
Why GM Stock Posted Its Deepest Weekly Loss in a Year
During the week ended November 3, General Motors (GM) stock settled at $42.34 with ~5.2% value erosion from the previous week’s closing price.
Auto Industry: Industrial Production in October
According to the Fed’s latest release on November 16, 2017, the seasonally adjusted US Industrial Production Index stood at 106.14 in October 2017.
Analysts’ Recommendations on Ford Stock after Its 3Q17 Results
Ford stock’s consensus 12-month target price was $12.27 on October 26 without any upside potential, as its market price was $12.27.