11.02 -0.02 (-0.18%)
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|Bid||11.01 x 8400|
|Ask||11.02 x 5600|
|Day's Range||10.83 - 11.04|
|52 Week Range||10.14 - 13.48|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||5.81|
|Earnings Date||Apr 25, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.60 (5.27%)|
|1y Target Est||12.39|
Ford and General Motors signed an agreement five years ago to jointly develop nine- and 10-speed automatic transmissions as a way to lower costs and achieve higher fuel economy amid tightening federal rules. But now, Ford is saying no thanks to the nine-speed box developed by its crosstown rival.
Ford Motor Co. is slated to report first-quarter earnings on Wednesday, with markets hoping the auto maker will show more progress toward much-touted cost-cutting measures.
In the previous part of this series, we looked at analysts’ expectations from General Motors’ (GM) 1Q18 earnings, which reflected weakness. Other than earnings estimates, investors should also be aware of Wall Street analysts’ recommendations, which may have an impact on the company’s stock price action. Now, let’s explore what analysts are recommending for GM before its 1Q18 earnings event.
Auto giant General Motors (GM) is set to release its 1Q18 earnings report on April 26. By 2017 US auto sales volume, GM had the largest market share in the country—much higher than Ford (F), Toyota (TM), and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU). Before we find out what analysts are expecting from GM’s 1Q18 earnings, let’s explore how its stock has performed in April 2018 so far.
When Mr. Hackett took the post in May, he sought to jump-start Ford’s response to a rapidly changing business in which auto makers are increasingly focusing on electric cars and autonomous vehicles. Mr. Hackett is running a company with an operating margin below that of both General Motors Co. and the smaller Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in the fourth quarter.
Ford Motor Co. has put its $4 billion global creative ad account into review, less than a week after Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, Ford’s longtime agency, stepped down from his post. This could have great ramifications for WPP, whose stock is down 30%, and for a stagnant Madison Avenue at large. Ford, WPP's largest client, was frustrated by the inability of its main ad agencies to collaborate with each other.
Jonathan Ford argues that land reform is the only way to solve the UK’s housing problem (“ Planning tweaks won’t tackle UK housing crisis ”, Inside Business, April 15). However, such a one-factor solution ...
Hundreds of foreign not-for-profit groups in China who suspended activities after a law placing them under close state supervision went into effect last year are now returning to work as normal. in January 2017. “It was not easy, but we are very happy,” said Cyril Poulopoulos, China director of French charity Handicap International. Temporary permits for activities had also been denied, staff at the organisations said, which made work in mainland China impossible.
Ford Motor Co. is ready to upend its advertising agency relationship that dates back to 1945. Ford Motor Co. is giving WPP, the holding company that owns and runs such famous Madison Ave. brands as J. Walter Thompson and Ogilvy & Mather, a gift to celebrate their 75th anniversary working toigether–a possible firing. In the ad business, it is known as a “review.” Ford confirmed Friday that it is “reviewing” its relationship with WPP, which handles more than $4 billion in advertising business for Ford globally in more than 40 countries.
Ford Motor Company said on Saturday it will take bids on some of its advertising managed by WPP, adding to uncertainty around the British ad giant after last week's exit of founder Martin Sorrell. While Ford's decision does not affect all of its accounts with WPP - and the agency will be able to bid for the rest of the business along with everyone else - it comes at a difficult juncture for the world's biggest advertising firm. Sorrell, who over 33 years built the firm into one of Britain's biggest companies, quit last week as chief executive officer after an allegation of personal misconduct that he denies.