Ford paid down a small percentage of huge long term debt in an entire 6 months. I am looking play the downside again with puts sooner than later. Ford has leveraged even it's logo to lenders, so if they call the notes, it is by, by common shareholders. It happens way too often to corporations, and then those who made the company get wiped off the slate. Check it out on SEC website, totally legal. Another big sore spot on wall street.
Learn to know what you buy. Check out Key Statistics on Quote page of Yahoo for Ford, or any other investment website. A stock is worth what people are willing to gamble, not the book value, but it shows how far reality twists from what would seem common sense. Ford's possible problem is like a family who has maxed out on credit. But Ford can keep selling shares of stock to raise money right?