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Ford is likely going to launch the "Baby Bronco" sometime early next year, but the final name remains a mystery for now. A recent trademark filing from Ford might bring us some answers on the baby SUV, but it also raises some questions. The first thing our mind goes to upon seeing these trademarks is as a possible name for the "Baby Bronco." Ford still hasn't told us what it's going to call the little 'ute, but Scout seems to be a possibility we should consider now.
These Auto Companies Are Set to Release Earnings This WeekAuto stocks in Q1 2019In the first quarter, the broader market and most auto stocks traded on a positive note. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite rose 13.1% and 16.5%, respectively,
Higher transaction price per vehicle is likely to drive Ford's (F) first-quarter 2019 earnings. However, loss-making European businesses and steep costs are concerns.
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Earlier this month, 37 already-strained Chinese organizations became even more difficult for U.S. companies to do business with. U.S. tech company Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), in fact, has suspended trade with these organizations until further notice. While Applied Materials stock hasn't been hurt yet, the fallout from the decision may not yet be fully appreciated.Source: Shutterstock On April 10, the U.S. Commerce Department updated its so-called 'red flag' list of organizations that are "unverified" entities. Although unverified entities aren't forbidden trade partners, they require additional licensing. They also require caution before buying from, or selling to, to avoid running afoul of strict trade rules."Even though it's not an embargo, because of the hassle sometimes suppliers will treat it as an embargo," said Kevin Wolf, former assistant secretary of commerce for export administration. "It has a practical effect that's greater than the legal effect."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsTo that end, it remains to be seen if the maneuver is part of a bigger tactic to bring China to the trade negotiation table, or a security concern that was going to take shape anyway. While the list includes organizations based in United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Indonesia, China's 37 additions were far more than any other nation. * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees Regardless of the intent, the updated list puts more pressure on China's struggling economy, as well as U.S. suppliers and customers. Fallout and Applied Materials StockWhile the fallout from the additions to the Commerce Department's red flag list is still being weighed, whatever the broader implications it still is significant for Applied Materials. More than one-fourth of last quarter's revenue came from China alone. While not all of its Chinese partners have been affected, its remaining partners may also rely on trade with names that now require new permissions from U.S. regulators.San'an Optoelectronics, China's biggest supplier of LED chips, was one of the noteworthy names currently off-limits to Applied Materials. Other customers include Xian Jiaotong University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.Applied Materials' response appears decisive too. According to reports from Nikkei Asian Review, the company instructed its employees to "immediately stop all pending and future equipment delivery. It also asked its employees to withdraw from sites where red-flagged entities operate. Trade War Faints and Applied Materials StockChina's regulatory governors responded to the additional names of unverified entities, with trade ministry spokesman Gao Feng calling the behavior "wrong," and calling for the U.S. to undo its action.The rhetoric between the two countries is nothing new, however.As promised during his campaign, President Donald Trump has been tough on China's trade policies with the United States. In June of last year, steep tariffs were placed on roughly $50 billion worth of goods imported from China into the United States, sparking a war of new tit-for-tat tariffs.Though they were intended to bolster demand for U.S. goods corporations ranging from carmaker Ford Motor (NYSE:F) to food giant Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) to Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) have all claimed to be victims of the political standoff.By its specificity, the updated list of unverified companies is a step in a new direction though. It could be interpreted as an effort to quell unauthorized use of American-developed and U.S.-patented technologies.Applied Materials, along with Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) and Taiwan's Nanya jointly filed official complaints in late 2017, alleging China was the ultimate buyer of illegally-acquired semiconductor technologies. The Bottom Line on Applied Materials StockThe news thus far may only have boosted Applied Materials stock. AMAT shares are up 4%, swept higher with the broad market tide Other factors perhaps include the impression that its intellectual property is being better protected, or that it will remain highly competitive going forward even if it struggles with its new restrictions.By and large though, the impact of the Department of Commerce's new red flag list remains unclear. Applied Materials has not indicated to what extent, if any, it is seeking licenses to deal with the entities newly placed in the red-flag list.If China acquiesces rather than doubles down on the trade front, Applied Materials should wind up more competitively positioned even if it has to find new suppliers and customers.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees * 7 Reasons the Stock Market Rally Isn't Over Yet * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm Compare Brokers The post New Pressure on China Might Just Boost Applied Materials Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Ford Motor reports earnings after the close on Wednesday, and the stock is too cheap to ignore given its P/E ratio of 5.83 and dividend yield of 5.43%.
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Would that be the Hoonigan Ken Block way? Block debuted this new Ford Raptor at the beginning of the year, but he never gave it the full proper video feature that it deserved. Nearly every important piece on the Avalanche Grey 2017 Raptor has been altered, including the engine.
The new North American free trade pact would modestly boost the U.S. economy, especially auto parts production, but may curb vehicle assembly and limit consumer choice in cars, a hotly anticipated analysis from the U.S. International Trade Commission showed on Thursday. The ITC report is a crucial step in the push for Congress to consider ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which was signed by President Donald Trump and the leaders of the other two countries last year to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. The report estimates that annual U.S. real gross domestic product would increase by 0.35 percent, or $68.5 billion, on an annual basis compared to a NAFTA baseline, and would add 176,000 U.S. jobs, while raising U.S. exports.
As of today, it's still possible to hop on Ford's website and configure a Fiesta or Focus, the only two vehicles in the lineup that start at less than $20,000 with destination charges included. A report from Automotive News suggests a new vehicle to fill the void is coming by 2022. With Ford's four-door cars out of the picture, buyers will be left with the choice between the EcoSport, which starts at $21,090, and the new Escape, which will likely be priced similarly to the current model's $25,200 starting price.
The Trump administration on Thursday estimated that its new North American trade deal will create 76,000 automotive sector jobs within five years as automakers invest some $34 billion in new plants to comply with the pact's new regional content rules. The forecasts from the U.S. Trade Representative's office were released ahead of an independent trade panel's hotly anticipated analysis that economists expect to show little or no U.S. gains from the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement. A USTR official told reporters that the jobs and investment estimates are based on plans disclosed by automakers to the trade agency for compliance with the new agreement's tighter rules of origin.
Global Economic Indicators Paint a Mixed PictureRetail sales According to the US Department of Commerce, US retail sales soared 1.6% in March compared to February, their highest pace of growth since September 2017. Another encouraging piece of news
Jonathan Ward started Icon back in 2006 and began building big-buck Ford Bronco restomods six years later. Priced at over $200,000 the truck became a sensation, drawing international media attention and selling quickly. There has been a waiting list for the reengineered 4x4s ever since and Icon has built more than 60 Broncos.
Ford (NYSE:F) is having a good April. It's launched two attractive SUVs, and Ford stock is up 12% over the last month. I wasn't sure if Ford stock would ever climb out of sub-$8-territory, but it sure has, putting the owners of Ford stock in a much happier frame of mind. * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees F stock appears to be coming out of hibernation just in time for spring.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAs I said in my most recent article about Ford in March, I have a love-hate relationship with Ford. With F stock under $10, I considered it a value play for patient investors. However, in the end, when it came to recommending Ford stock, I hedged my bets. Specifically, I suggested that investors who were thinking of putting $10,000 into Ford take $7,500 of it and buy Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) instead. In the month since, if you put 100% of a $10,000 bet in Ford stock, you'd be up 10.6%. If you did what I suggested -- 75% RACE, 25% F -- you would be up by 6.0%.While it's early days since I made my pick, Ford stock is certainly holding its own. Can it F stock hit $20 within the next 12-18 months? I think it's got a shot. Great-Looking VehiclesWhen Ford launched its all-new 2020 Escape SUV April 3, I was blown away by its design. Of course, that's partly because the current edition looks awful."Crossovers are the largest segment in the U.S. at nearly 40 percent of all new vehicle sales annually. Ford's crossover lineup has gotten old relative to [General Motor's], so the Escape and Explorer both out this year will be a big help in that regard," said Morningstar Research Services equity strategist David Whiston.The second Ford vehicle to catch my eye was the Lincoln Corsair, which is scheduled to go on sale in the fall; sharing some of the same components as the Escape, it's a looker. " The 2020 Corsair's considerably nicer interior, a competitive array of tech features, and reserved exterior design seem poised to make it a significantly more competitive entry in the tough compact-luxury-SUV segment," stated Car and Driver contributor Joey Capparella April 17. He's right. The SUV market is super competitive. Only the best-looking vehicles are going to win market share. That's especially true given how expensive these vehicles can get once you add all the bells and whistles. As Capparella noted, the Corsair's base price will likely come in at slightly more than $35,000, but it could quickly rise to $60,000 once options are added. That's a lot of money to pay for a severely depreciating asset. But its looks will bring people interested in buying a small luxury SUV into the Ford showroom. Six months ago, Ford couldn't do that. All it had was the F-series. The Corsair is potentially a game-changer.The Bottom Line on Ford StockAs I've already said, Ford is designing better-looking vehicles which gives it a good shot of competing in the U.S. and elsewhere. A third vehicle that could add some horsepower to Ford stock is the Mustang-inspired SUV, an electric crossover intended to compete with Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model Y. It may be available by the end of 2020, and it's said to have a range of 370 miles. I don't do a lot of road travel, but my wife does have a significant commute. We're looking to replace our Jeep Cherokee with a hybrid or electric SUV. If we go fully electric, it's got to have a minimum range of 300 miles to meet my wife's driving requirements. We'd be willing to consider waiting until the end of 2020 before we choose one from Ford or another manufacturer. Six months ago, there was no way I would have said that. So, from my perspective, Ford is making headway. Is it enough to get Ford stock to $20? Who knows? What I do know is that the owners of Ford stock ought to be breathing a little easier as we head into the second half of 2019.At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees * 7 Reasons the Stock Market Rally Isn't Over Yet * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm Compare Brokers The post Is $20 in the Cards for Ford Stock? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
For a moment the roar of its Coyote V8 drowns out the facility's cacophony of assorted power tools, and then the double-overhead cam 5.0-liter settles into a steady 950 rpm idle. It's Icon's first Old School Edition Bronco, which has a more traditional style than we've seen from the builder in the past.
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair compact crossover has just been introduced at the New York Auto Show. It replaces the aging MKC and will be facing a competitive market, one that already has a fresh American rival.
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Volkswagen (VWAGY) discloses the plan to build fully-electric sports utility vehicles for the China market. This move is likely to help it compete with Tesla's (TSLA) Model X.
Increased sale of trucks and SUVs is likely to drive Ford's (F) revenues in first-quarter 2019. However, escalating costs are concerning.
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Escape will be loaded with high-tech features, including the latest take on Ford's Sync infotainment system, now able to handle both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The plug-in hybrid will add a larger battery pack capable of driving for up to 30 miles in all-electric mode. The market for sport-utility vehicles has grown at an unprecedented rate, especially for car-based crossovers, and few industry analysts expect the surge to level off anytime soon, which is why this year's New York International Auto Show is awash in new "two-box" designs of various sizes and prices.
The company recently converted its Michigan Assembly Plant to make Ford Ranger pickups, which will increase its profitability.
(Reuters) - Automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd signed a deal with Ford Motor Co's Indian unit to jointly develop midsize sports utility vehicles in India, the company said on Thursday. Ford and affiliate ...