The weak yen has covered up for companies that have seen businesses struggle recently, such as Toyota (NYSE: TM ) . It's on relative terms that Toyota's struggling -- it's one of the world's leading automakers, after all -- but rival General Motors (NYSE: GM ) outsold Toyota for the first time in six quarters in the most recent quarter. That pulled down Toyota's stock by 4.5% over the past week
Unfortunately for Toyota, this quarter's weakness could be a trend that won't go away. The firm still sold 2.48 million vehicles in the quarter, just .01 less than market leader GM, and ahead of third-place Volkswagen (NASDAQOTH: VLKAY ) . However, the Japanese market slowed significantly for Toyota, with an 8.4% decrease in sales, and analysts project that to continue, as Japan's population ages and shrinks in the future.
Bankruptcy in the making.One of the worlds leading automakers????????? It is the leading automaker!!!! Worry about car companies that went bankrupt like Government Motors not the #1 car maker in the world---TOYOTA!!!!!!
Oh come on. You jump too far, why is it always that way? A company can be doing well for instance, an then a bit of a pullback or correction or not the greatest news and people jump immediately to bankruptcy. Geez, how did it go from up here to all the way down there this quickly? You see this time after time - pick a stock and bankruptcy has been discussed, it's crazy. It is also boring and the level of ignorance on these boards are massive.