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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.
Argus Downgraded Archer-Daniels Midland to ‘Hold’
Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM) has a market cap of $19.3 billion. ADM rose by 2.6% to close at $32.45 per share as of February 12, 2016.
Why Did Ford Motor Recall Its Vehicles?
Ford is recalling 83 2016 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles and certain vehicles that have defective airbag inflators.
Archer Daniels Midland Announced Its Directors and Dividend
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has a market cap of $22.4 billion. It fell by 1.7% and closed at $38.08 per share on May 5, 2016.
IBM’s Cognitive Solutions Segment Grew in Q4
IBM’s Cognitive Solutions segment’s revenues were flat YoY in the fourth quarter. On a currency adjusted basis, the segment’s revenues grew 2%.
Why General Motors Is Up Over 9% Today
In a press release today, GM said that it now expects its 2018 adjusted earnings to exceed its previous guidance.
Here’s What Could Hurt Toyota’s Fiscal 2019 Results
In fiscal 2019, Japanese automaker Toyota Motor’s (TM) financial performance improved on almost every front.
Could Toyota’s Dismal 2018 Guidance Hurt Investors’ Sentiments?
In the fiscal year ended March 2017, Toyota Motor’s (TM) performance worsened almost on every front compared to the previous fiscal year.
Lear Corporation Declares Dividend of $0.30 Per Share
Lear rose 0.29% to close at $126.54 per share on November 17. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 6.1%, 9.3%, and 3.9%, respectively.
RBC Capital Downgrades Lear to ‘Sector Perform’
Price movement Lear (LEA) has a market cap of $8.4 billion. It fell 0.28% to close at $116.06 per share on October 14, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -4.1%, -0.76%, and -4.7%, respectively, on the same day. LEA is trading 3.0% below its 20-day moving average, 0.54% below […]
Baird Rated Lear Corporation as ‘Neutral’
Lear Corporation (LEA) reported 2Q16 net sales of $4.7 billion, a rise of 2.2% from its net sales of $4.6 billion in 2Q15.
Goldman Sachs Downgrades Lear to a ‘Sell’
Lear (LEA) has a market cap of $8.9 billion. It fell 2.2% to close at $121.79 per share on October 6, 2016.
Moody’s Upgrades Lear Corporation’s Notes, Provides Stable Outlook
Lear Corporation (LEA) has a market cap of $8.9 billion. It rose 1.8% to close at $120.71 per share on September 22, 2016.
Lear Partners With Tempronics
Lear (LEA) has a market cap of $8.5 billion. It fell by 1.2% to close at $115.58 per share on September 8, 2016.
Are Ford’s Falling Retail and Fleet Sales a Reason for Concern?
In August 2016, Ford reported a ~8% YoY (year-over-year) decline in its home market total sales. The company only managed to sell ~14,000 units.
Lear Names André Weimerskirch Vice President of Cyber Security
Lear (LEA) has a market cap of $8.5 billion. It fell by 0.09% to close at $115.70 per share on August 24, 2016.
Analyzing Lear’s New Agreement to Support Growth in China
Lear entered into an investment agreement to construct a state-of-the-art premium leather processing plant in Yangzhou, China.
Is Ford Maintaining the Right Balance between Retail and Fleet Sales?
In July 2016, Ford’s fleet sales rose by 6% YoY to 55,321 units, whereas its retail vehicle sales fell by 6% YoY to 161,158 units.
Lear Corporation Declared Dividend of $0.30 per Share
Lear Corporation (LEA) reported fiscal 2Q16 net sales of $4.7 billion, a rise of 2.2% compared to net sales of $4.6 billion in fiscal 2Q15.
How Did Lear’s 2Q16 Earnings Turn Out?
Lear (LEA) has a market cap of $8.2 billion. It fell by 5.5% to close at $110.06 per share on July 28, 2016.
Why Bunge’s Limited Bottom Line Rose in 2Q16
Bunge Limited (BG) has a market cap of $9.1 billion. It rose by 6.7% to close at $65.35 per share on July 28, 2016.
BB&T Capital Rated Bunge a ‘Buy’
Bunge reported 1Q16 net sales of $8.9 billion, a decline of 17.5% compared to net sales of $10.8 billion in 1Q15.
Bunge and Wilmar Form Joint Venture to Increase Market Share
Bunge Limited (BG) has a market cap of $8.2 billion. Its stock fell by 1.4% to close at $57.76 per share on July 5, 2016.
What Toyota’s Dismal Fiscal 2017 Guidance Could Mean for Investors
Toyota expects its fiscal 2017 revenues to decline by 6.7% to 26.5 trillion yen, or ~$242.7 billion, mainly due to the unfavorable foreign exchange rate.
Ford’s 1Q16: Unleashing the Power of Fleet Sales in North America
Ford’s 1Q16 revenue was not solely dependent on the performance of its F-series trucks. The company also benefited greatly from higher fleet sales.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Downgrades Archer-Daniels Midland
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has downgraded Archer-Daniels Midland’s (ADM) rating to “neutral” from “buy.” Revenues in 4Q15 were $16,445.0 million, a fall of 21.3%.
ADM Declared Quarterly Dividend of $0.30 per Share
Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) fell by 3.6% to close at $34.07 per share at the end of the first week of February 2016.
Ford’s Sales Rose 5.3%, Big Dog Natural Recalled Products
Ford Motor Company (F) fell by 1.8% to close at $13.72 per share as of January 5, 2016. The stock’s price movement on a year-to-date basis is -11.0%.
PKW and VLUE Side by Side with SPY
SPY’s performance was more volatile than that of PKW and VLUE. PKW and VLUE performed nearly equally in the market, with PKW leading VLUE at various points.
VLUE’s Holdings: 2015 Performance Breakdown
VLUE performed poorly during the period of September 15–22, 2015. Pfizer and JPMorgan Chase declined by 1.13% and 1.72%, respectively. GM declined by 4.15%.
Introducing VLUE: a Smart Beta Fund Based on an Underlying Index
VLUE is a smart beta fund that mimics the performance of an underlying index (MSCI USA Enhanced Value Index) based on a market cap-weighted parent index.
SIZE and VLUE Have Redefined Smart Beta Funds
The iShares MSCI USA Size Factor ETF (SIZE) seeks to track the performance of the MSCI USA Risk Weighted Index—a characteristic of smart beta funds.