|Bid||8.52 x 27000|
|Ask||8.52 x 1300|
|Day's Range||8.41 - 8.56|
|52 Week Range||7.41 - 12.15|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||9.28|
|Earnings Date||Apr 25, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.60 (7.13%)|
|1y Target Est||9.33|
DETROIT/SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would lead a $700 million investment in U.S. electric pickup truck startup Rivian Automotive LLC, in the e-commerce giant's biggest bet on technologies with potential to reshape the automotive sector. The deal represents a major endorsement of Rivian's electric vehicle technology by the world's largest online retailer. Amazon is hoping Rivian will assist it in its development of delivery vehicles that will bolster its logistics network, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified discussing the confidential strategy.
Rivian Automotive announced a funding round of $700 million led by Amazon, as interest in the electric truck startup and potential Tesla challenger grows.
Trump Declares a National Emergency: Was There One Already?President Trump On February 15, President Trump announced a national emergency to help garner funds for the wall on the US-Mexico border. Declaring an emergency is among the rarely used
The retirement of Ford Motor Co. Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks would "only bring more uncertainty to Ford in a tough operating environment," analyst Chris McNally at Evercore ISI said in a note Friday. "If (Chief Executive) Jim Hackett is the 'visionary,' Bob has his nose to the grindstone," the analyst said. Wall Street has known Shanks, who started at Ford in the 1970s and became CFO in 2012, likely would retire soon, but the retirement would take place "at the beginning of the company's turnaround rather than its fruition," McNally wrote. CNBC reported Thursday that Shanks was readying his retirement, which would be announced in the second half of the year. Shares of Ford rose 1.4% on Friday; they are down 21% in the past 12 months, which contrasts with gains of 1.4% for the S&P 500 index.
Key Updates from Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba(Continued from Prior Part)Amazon helped raise $530 million for Aurora Amazon (AMZN) recently invested in self-driving startup Aurora. It participated in a funding round that drew other investors such as
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - FCA Group, Ford and Volkswagen led a 4.6 percent decline in European car registrations in January, industry data showed, dampened by an economic slowdown in euro zone economies and ...
As the confetti fell to close out another NFL season, the focus of conversation for NFL marketers shifted to the offseason selling season.
executive vice president and chief financial officer since 2012, will retire, according to published reports. An executive search firm has been retained to find a replacement for Shanks, who has spent his career in Ford finance, the Detroit Free Press reported. Shanks, 66, has been with the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker since 1977.
(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks plans to retire and is expected to stay through the end of the year, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing sources. A new finance chief is likely ...
Ford Motor Co Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks plans to retire and is expected to stay through the end of the year, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing sources. A new finance chief is likely to be announced ...
Ford Motor Co. Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks is readying his retirement, according to a CNBC report that cited sources familiar with the matter. Shanks would stay through the end of the year and a new CFO would be announced in the second half of the year, according to the report. Shanks has been Ford's CFO since 2012. Ford Chief Executive Jim Hackett was hired in May 2017. Shares of Ford rose 0.3% in late trading Thursday. The shares have lost 21% in the past 12 months, which contrasts with gains around 2% for the S&P 500 index .
Ford (NYSE:F) issued three recalls affecting approximately 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. and Canada Wednesday. The vehicle recall comprises Lincoln, F-150 pickups and Mustangs. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with F. Click here to check it out.
Ford's (NYSE:F) fourth-quarter earnings report was as mixed as the company's overall outlook. The automaker's earnings came in below analysts' consensus estimate, but its revenue beat their average forecast.Ford stock rose more than 3% following the report. However, it fell back after the excitement faded, and F stock is again trading near its pre-announcement levels.Source: Wikipedia Click to EnlargeInvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNonetheless, F stock has recovered from the $7.41 low it reached at the end of December. Given that recovery, it may have found a floor. Although the stock faces formidable challenges, its valuation metrics and possible upcoming events could make Ford stock tradeable. The Good and the Bad of Ford StockPut simply, Ford stock is a mixed bag. The U.S.-China trade war has hurt the company's sales, and it has struggled outside of North America. During the fourth quarter, the EBIT of Ford's Middle East/Africa region increased, and Ford maintained its market share in Europe. However, every other metric of all of its markets outside of North America fell. Ford also faces the ongoing concerns of pension costs, labor issues, and interest rates. * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? Fortunately, it has found one compelling silver lining: North American truck sales. Continuing a trend that has been in place for years, the Ford F-150 truck is continuing to outsell the competition. In 2018, the company sold more than 909,000 F-150 pickup trucks.That exceeded the combined 806,000 Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks that General Motors (NYSE:GM) sold. It's also close to double the sales of the Dodge Ram built by Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU). Also, U.S. companies continue to dominate the domestic truck market, as Toyota (NYSE:TM) and Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) combined only sold one-sixth as many trucks as Ford.These numbers reinforce the wisdom of Ford's decision to largely exit the passenger-car business. According to J.D. Power, the average cost of new pickup trucks now exceeds $44,000, well over the $32,500 average price of all new vehicles. The high margins of trucks help Ford compensate for its lagging overseas sales, particularly in China. Ford Stock Is a Buy, Just Not a Long-Term HoldThe current dividend yield of F stock is just above 7%. Moreover, the stock's forward price-earnings ratio of 6.2 might also lure investors. Although every major car company other than Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has long held a single-digit multiple, Ford's forward PE is well below the average multiple of 9.8 that Ford stock has maintained for the last five years.A few tailwinds could return Ford stock to that multiple. Negotiators seem optimistic that the trade war with China could end sooner rather than later. After the conflict ends, Ford's car sales in the world's most populous country should increase. Furthermore, the Fed also looks set to stop its interest-rate hikes. That should keep the more rate-sensitive consumers in the auto market.At around $8.45 per share, the Ford stock price stands at less than half of its 2014 peak. Even if it just returns to the $10 range over the next year, that, combined with the 7% dividend, amounts to a return of about 25%.Despite the strengths of Ford, I only recommend trading Ford stock. Over the longer term, the outlook of Ford stock seems more uncertain. The 60-cent per share annual payout represents a drop from the 83 cents-per-share dividend that F stock paid in 2018. Since the payout tends to fluctuate, I would not consider the dividend as secure as that of high-yield, dividend-aristocrat stocks such as AT&T (NYSE:T) or AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV).Moreover, even if the trade war with China ends, Wall Street expects Ford's profit growth to be meager as the company's pension and labor issues will probably continue to weigh on its bottom line. Analysts predict that the company's profits will shrink in fiscal 2019. They also estimate that its profit will increase by an average of just 3.8% per year over the next five years.However, given the 6.2 forward PE ratio of Ford stock, these issues are probably baked into Ford stock price. If one is looking for a play on a U.S.-China trade deal, Ford stock could fill that role for awhile. The Bottom Line on Ford StockAlthough the long-term outlook of F stock appears to be bleak, the equity looks well-positioned for a short-term trade. The company faces challenges that will probably dampen enthusiasm for F stock for years to come.However, with a forward P/E ratio of 6.2 and a dividend yield above 7%, any tailwind could result in a significant return over the short-term or medium-term. A trade agreement with China and/or interest rates that stay low enough to entice U.S. buyers could provide the necessary catalyst.I do not recommend taking a long road trip with Ford. However, for a short trek, F stock could provide a nice ride.As of this writing, Will Healy is long ABBV stock. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again * The 7 Best Video Game Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio! * 5 Tips to Become a Better Stock Trader Compare Brokers The post Wall Street Has Priced in the Roadblocks Facing Ford Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Goodyear Tire (GT), Adient (ADNT) and Penske (PAG) report earnings & revenue miss while CNH Industrial (CNHI) and Lithia Motors (LAD) beat earnings and revenue estimates.
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a Valentine’s Day defeat in the U.K. parliament, as pro-Brexit politicians threaten to reject her Brexit strategy in a vote this evening. Brexit-backing MPs are threatening to sabotage what the British government had hoped would be a simple re-endorsement of May’s plan to secure changes to her EU withdrawal deal, which center around a contentious plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland. Pro-Brexit parliamentarians object to the latter, arguing that exiting the European Union without a deal might be the best option for the U.K.
India is considering extending by four months a compliance deadline on tougher import rules for steel that are aimed at forcing automakers to use locally made alloy, said two sources familiar with the matter. Compliance to the new rules had been set for Feb. 17, which was an extension of two months, but strict adherence to the regulations would have stalled production for India's auto industry, a federal minister has warned.
(Bloomberg) -- No American industry is lobbying hard for them. Most economists think they’re a bad idea. Even some trade hawks in President Donald Trump’s administration see them as a roadblock in his overhaul of the global trading system.
In the end it was her employer, professional services firm Deloitte, that threw her a lifeline. with corporate landlord Get Living to reserve flats for a number of its graduates in the former Olympic Village development. The flats are let at market rates but Deloitte takes care of the form filling and tenants do not have to stump up an initial deposit or agency fees, which can bring the otherwise unaffordable within reach.
The UK has no easy way to block China’s ambitions to export nuclear reactor technology to Britain on security grounds, despite growing public anxiety about Chinese involvement in sensitive infrastructure, according to people familiar with the situation. The government’s willingness to permit the state-owned utility, CGN, to participate in the UK’s nuclear power generation programme has raised eyebrows in recent months as Chinese investment has come under hostile scrutiny, both in Europe and the US. In October, an assistant US secretary of state, Christopher Ashley Ford, even warned the UK explicitly against partnering with CGN, saying that Washington had evidence that the business was engaged in taking civilian technology and converting it to military uses.
Weeks after recalling more than 800,000 F-Series pickup trucks for a fire risk, Ford has issued another separate recall for approximately 1.48 million 2011-2013 F-150s for a transmission fault. Ford and Lincoln tangentially issued much smaller recalls for the Mustang, Continental, Nautilus, and Navigator. According to Ford, some 2011-2013 model year F-150 pickups with six-speed automatic transmissions could "experience an intermittent loss of the transmission output speed sensor signal to the powertrain control module." This could potentially cause the trucks to temporarily downshift, which could be dangerous if it occurs while driving.