news. Ford needs to show us something the next earnings, and through June with truck sales and profit.
Because the wait till 2016 is getting old.
I have my doubts on the stock mkt and car sales in 2016. I think economy will sputter along.
Yet he cannot fiqure out how to dial a cell phone and call me . Makes you wonder ? Also he spins delusional stories about a woman in Birmingham he called when he tried to reach me .
why dont all you boys pitch in gain control and give yourselfs the raises you deserve.
years ago. He no longer resides there. I was just doing what the facilty he lives in asked. He cannot handle to many visiters. YOu may have noticed how frenzed and crazy his posts have become.
Currently, all eligible Ford employees hired or rehired on or after Jan. 1, 2004, are automatically enrolled in the FRP, a tax-qualified profit sharing plan. The company makes contributions to an employee's FRP account of 2 percent to 5.5 perfect (based on n employee's age as of December 31) of base salary paid each month. It also offers other "competitive" benefits, including an optional savings and stock investment plan.
Next he cannot understand Farmington and Birmingham are relativly close. 13 Miles dimwit. Or a few minutes .
While I try to conserve water, turn lights off, keep heat low etc. Once you slip into a C 300 S you will never go back to a CMAX. I do understand the quiet of electric. But the power, the room, the features. Ahh a Caddy , Lincoln or 300. Although maybe one day I will cry wolf and get the BMW.
Nope sticking with American .
Ford I am sad to say is looking like the last run has been made.
I await earnings , car sales Feb, March
I know you will argue all day , but the new contract is death . When the losses happen again in America as they will just like Europe the cash fund falls fast.
The prevailing wage and beni package is not substainable.
Ford stock price has not risen with the mkt or I should say has but this bubble will burst also
I hang for maybe a run to 18 a strech to see 20 unless a lot changes.
After that come on ?
A great piece of advise I heard was Never marry a stock , do not fall in love with a stock.
Ergo you equate GM recalls to Ford.
Everybody waited for the hammer to drop after the GM recalls . It did not. They did research and the consumer was either oblivious or did not care.
As I pointed out to you .
When you look at a company
Do not concern yourself with something if it does not effect it.
For years people complained Walmart stores were dirty, old , junky , I toured the stores in several States . I agreed . There were no Walmarts in Mi . Yet I always heard about Walmart crushing the competition. Eventually I realized the condition of the stores did not matter.
WHEN I rightly so made fun of you , I should have inc the fact that GM had many recalls but the consumer did not care. Ford has not changed the perception on the street of bad product outside of the truck. So recalls get noticed. Partly because there is still some respect for a Caddy none for a Lincoln.
Not quite sure I understand your question . In the private sector I would earn more. Of course my job was not easy to get . I do have a cap where i will no longer get automatic raises . Which I am nearing 135 k . However other then these bad years because of the bailout we only recieved 2 raises in last 5 years 1 % .
I expect some decent raise in coming years.
That is the best response you can give. And that is why you do not understand why GM stock has taken off and the only reason F has moved beyond 15 is the record DOW. Stay thirsty my friend but stick to mutual funds where you belong. My only mistake was opening and closing my GM positions too early but making thousands of $ in a few weeks is not a bad thing. I will short GM puts on the upcoming mkt correction. Not so sure I will with F.
If I am a moron , what are you ? I earn 6 fiq just for showing up to work . Nice pension package 1.5 % of my high 3 plus 1 % after 20 years not UAW but , great 401 match . 8 weeks paid vacation a year . 96 hours sick leave a year , that can roll over .
How about you ?
PS I am not trying to start a firestorm but my 2009 Grand M served its purpose we need a big car for room wanted to use and abuse. But I never expected the quality problems I had. And our fleet cars are Explorers and yikes they are junk.
You are focusing on the smallest of the small segment of the mkt. I have seen one C MAX on the road. A Prius really ? I am talking about the profitable segments lux models. And bread and butter Toyota Corrollas, Camery etc. I mean bstaurrey a Prious LOL. Come on brother buy a 300S there pretty nice since I did not go with a Caddy or Lincoln and I still cannot make myself go foriegn. Although it is a losing battle.
Despite GM's forecast for strong earnings growth in 2015 and 2016, GM stock currently trades for just over eight times projected 2015 earnings. By contrast, Ford stock trades for about 10 times earnings. This implies that investors are very skeptical of GM's earnings targets.
If GM can capitalize on its favorable market position in North America this year while also producing better earnings in each of its other regions, this should help the company gain much more credibility with investors.
As a result, GM stock is likely to close the valuation gap with Ford in the next year or two. This could lift it well beyond its previous high -- perhaps as far as $50. In the meantime, investors can enjoy GM stock's hefty dividend yield of nearly 4%.
Unfortunatly I closed all my GM position too early. Also bought a bit too early just before the downturn. But ended up booking close to 9k in profit in a month.
I have largly given up on F as I feel we will get a correction . I intend to continue selling covered calls at around 17.50 strike price and when called away so be it.
I do not think this stock is going much above 18 . I reserve the right to re evaluate after Feb sales numbers and if still in stock April earnings.
IN a correction I plan on shorting 30 puts of GM .
Equating GM recalls with Ford. GM felt 0 effect because of recalls. Testing of consumer showed nobody paid attention to GM recalls. However Ford does not fair well in perception. Do not ask me why but this is what I hear also on the street. AS for Ford and GM being the same totaly wrong. GM eliminated all its debt in the bankrupcy. You simply cannot argue that . I am not here to debate morailty right or wrong , or who got screwed [I lost over 100k]
GM's financial metrics should grow noticeably stronger. Analysts at Merrill Lynch think GM could be earning $5-to-$7 a share annually within a few years. "While this may seem stretchy at first glance, we believe it is important to remember that our 2014 EPS [earnings per share] of $2.85 includes $2.5 billion of recall charges and $1.1 billion of restructuring charges, both of which we view as largely non-recurring," analysts note. Shares have nearly 60% upside to their $52 price target.
Source Barrons -. Luckily, GM doesn't seem to have suffered much permanent damage from its recall woes, and the company is on track for strong earnings growth. This should help GM stock rebound and rise well beyond $40 in the next year or two
Profit growth will take off in 2015
This strong profit momentum should continue in 2015, lifting GM stock further. GM's solid Q4 profit growth in North America came despite its wholesale volume dropping from 863,000 to 849,000 vehicles.
This reduction in wholesales was not the result of weak demand. Rather, in Q4 2013, GM North America's retail sales trailed wholesales by 79,000 units, meaning that dealers were accumulating inventory. By contrast, retail sales exceeded wholesales by 5,000 units last quarter.
YOU WRE CORRECT A FEW YEARS AGO TO THINK FORD SHOULD rise faster than GM but the mkt moves on what will happen next
Despite GM's forecast for strong earnings growth in 2015 and 2016, GM stock currently trades for just over eight times projected 2015 earnings. By contrast, Ford st
I guess you do not read much ? Lowest profit per car 932 bucks of all manufactures .
One product that produces almost all of the profit , and that has been revamped F 150
One are America that produces 90% of the profit
Europe staggering losses close to half a billion projected
Europe staggering losses a billion recorded and counting
Europe no plan other than if their economy improves
A new contract on the way , with higher costs added to already high labor costs.
7 of top 7 selling CARS are foriegn
I DUNNO maybe the above has something to do with the stock price , YA THINK !
percieved in buying foriegn. People will pay more for a Toyota, Honda, Bmw , Kia to certain point . But if you can sell them a Fushion, Edge, Lincoln, Tarus, Explorer at a better price point , give them the looks , ammenity they will take a chance on the slightly less quality of American cars.
It is fine that you are not worried about the contratct. Although this is contrary to what you said in the past when you stated you had hoped to be out of the stock by then. THE POINT IS THAT THE PEOPLE who run the funds who buy the stock are worried about the contract. The people who upgrade/downgrade the stock are worried about the contract. The fact that Ford always sells enough cars to where they should make a profit matters not to you. BUT outside of a few paid UAW labor shills NOBODY does not blame the bulk of the failure of the US auto on high costs of US labor.
THE fact Ford now is making the lowest per car profit 932 ish should be a warning.
The fact that if Ford did not pay a bonus that alone would have added to the bottom line
The fact if F had [like almost 99 % of American companies eliminated defined pension 2009
Brought medical costs in line with other companies /Cut their 401 contribution match
We would probably trade in mid 20s and be much more solid company.
I have worked /know people who worked at major companies where all these steps took place and the companies are soaring. Check how large Nationwide and Safeco are/were, two companies my wife worked at that eliminated their pensions. Nobody quit.
Semantics . bstaurrey , you have been part of the MO cheerleaders since I can re call. Perhaps a bit outside of the group , similar to Outlaw MC you would be called a hanger around . You have defended unheard of wage packages outside of the auto . Lets be clear , if you thought F was going up , you would be touting the div and waiting for the double to 30 ,like the others . Nervous , well you understand a correction can take Ford to 14s with ease. The autos can turn from profit to loss in a quarter. Ford can have a never ending loss in Europe at this point. It can go from a half billion to a billion in the blink of an eye.
Unless we see higher profit margins due to the truck , where can F go in price ?
Unless you think Lincoln is going to return to yesterear glory ?
How will Europe turn a profit ?
And even then is F more than a 20 dollar stock if , if ,if ,if , if , if