Ford Will Reinstate its Dividend by January

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Ford may reinstate its dividend by January, according to some analysts.  Ford recently signed a new labor agreement with the United Autoworkers which raises the cost of labor by about 1%.  As a result of signing this new agreement, Standard & Poor’s raised its rating of Ford’s debt two levels and Fitch raised it by one.

Analysts are expecting a dividend payout of around $0.05 per share in January.

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Following is some information on the company’s stock price performance, along with that of some of its competitors.

  • Ford Motor Company : The shares recently traded at $12.44, down $0.07, or 0.56%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $9.05 to $18.97 and its market capitalization is $47.16 billion.   About the company: Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, and services cars and trucks.  The Company also provides vehicle-related financing, leasing, and insurance through its subsidiary.
  • General Motors Company : The shares recently traded at $24.93, down $0.05, or 0.16%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $19.05 to $39.48 and its market capitalization is $38.9 billion.  About the company: General Motors Co. manufactures and markets new cars and trucks.  The Company offers features for special needs drivers, OnStar vehicle protection, service, parts, accessories, maintenance, XM satellite radio, features for commercial owners, and more.  General Motors offers its vehicles and services worldwide.
  • Toyota Motor Corp. : The shares recently traded at $66.82, down $1.21, or 1.78%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $65.30 to $93.90 and its market capitalization is $104.76 billion.  About the company: Toyota Motor Corporation manufactures, sells, leases, and repairs passenger cars, trucks, buses, and their related parts worldwide.  The Company also operates financing services through their subsidiaries.  Toyota Motor builds homes, produces pleasure boats, and develops intelligent transportation systems including radar cruise control and electronic toll collection systems.
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd. : The shares recently traded at $30.69, down $0.37, or 1.19%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $28.04 to $44.56 and its market capitalization is $55.31 billion.  About the company: Honda Motor Co., Ltd. develops, manufactures, and distributes motorcycles, automobiles, and power products such as generators and farm machinery.  The Company also operates a financial credit business.  Honda Motor has manufacturing facilities in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, India, and Thailand.
  • Tesla Motors, Inc. : The shares recently traded at $28.35, down $0.20, or 0.71%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $20.51 to $36.42 and its market capitalization is $2.95 billion.  About the company: Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components.  The Company owns its sales and service network and sells electric powertrain components to other automobile manufacturers.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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