Depending on your particular investing inclination, their merits as stocks might be either superior or sorely lacking. One plies us with rugged images of heavy-duty pickups and being "Ford Tough." It pays a dividend, earns money and makes millions of vehicles a year. It does so while maintaining a muted price-to-earnings ratio. The other counters with entrepreneur Elon Musk, plug-ins and emission-fighting. It's barely been profitable, has no quarterly distribution and has made fewer autos in its whole existence than Ford's capable of turning out in a day. Thanks to a recent surge in its stock, it sports an eye-popping multiple, and by virtue of its just-announced addition to the Nasdaq 100, it's gotten yet another lift.
Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford, with more than a century of history on its side, stands as one of theRead More »from Tesla vs. Ford: Who Gets Your Vote?