I stumbled across this prediction from Beans from August 2011 that I had saved just so that I could prove how much he knew about the automotive business and Ford in particular. He was added to my ignore list long ago so I don't know if he even still posts on this board, or perhaps uses another alias. Anyway, I think he nailed it and is someone we should all listen to...
25-Aug-11 09:54 am
Ford will not pay a dividend till 2014 at best 2012 will be a horrible year for Ford since the economy still has nothing going on. All the analysts are on board with lower numbers for next year. Hell they will be lucky to break 12.5 million cars. I wonder how many recalls Ford will have for the rest of this year and next.
All of you who are waiting for Investment grade and a dividend are in for a LONG wait.