10.20 -0.04 (-0.39%)
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|Bid||10.21 x 1400|
|Ask||10.31 x 4000|
|Day's Range||10.09 - 10.31|
|52 Week Range||6.00 - 16.25|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||N/A|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||4.42|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||12.00|
Reducing or canceling the 5.5-billion euro ($6.2 billion) special dividend would allow Fiat (FCAU) to hoard cash at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has crippled the auto industry.
Ford Motor Co <F.N> on Monday rolled out the product and marketing strategy for its new family of Bronco SUVs designed to take a bite out of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' <FCHA.MI> <FCAU.N> profitable Jeep franchise. Ford's Bronco lineup, launching later this month, will include two- and four-door models, as well as a smaller Bronco Sport. The vehicles' boxy looks, their new bucking bronco logo, a "Bronco Nation" online fan club along with the "Built Wild" marketing campaign are all part of Ford's plan to muscle into the lucrative off-road adventure segment that Jeep has dominated for decades.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said the terms of its alliance with Peugeot SA had not changed after Il Sole 24 Ore reported that it is considering ways to cut a planned 5.5 billion euro of special dividend distribution to its shareholders.
Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and PSA said on Friday they were sticking to the merger plan signed last year after a newspaper said the carmakers were looking at spinning off assets to cut a planned 5.5 billion euro ($6.2 billion) cash payout to FCA shareholders. A spokesman for FCA dismissed the report on possible changes to the dividend in Italian business daily Il Sole 24 Ore, while PSA said it remained "lucid in the face of the regular speculations to which this merger project is subject". "The structure and terms of the merger are agreed and remain unchanged," the FCA spokesman said.
Tesla shares surged after the automaker delivered roughly 90,650 vehicles to customers in the second quarter, exceeding expectations. Yahoo Finance’s On The Move panel discusses.
The electric-vehicle pioneer not only continues to defy bearish projections about its performance, it is doing better than the most enthusiastic analysts had predicted.
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(Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV heaped praise on U.S. consumers after their quarterly sales held up better than analysts expected and left dealerships with lean vehicle inventory.Deliveries dropped 34% for GM and 39% for Fiat Chrysler, both better than projected. Although Toyota Motor Corp. narrowly missed estimates, its decline tempered toward the end of the quarter, with June sales falling 27%.“This quarter demonstrated the resilience of the U.S. consumer,” Jeff Kommor, head of U.S. sales for Fiat Chrysler, said in a statement. “Retail sales have been rebounding since April as the reopening of the economy, steady gas prices and access to low interest loans spur people to buy.”Automakers are overcoming a decimation of demand from rental-car companies that have sworn off purchases in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that has hammered the travel industry. Retail sales actually jumped the last two months for Hyundai Motor Co. in an extreme example of how quickly consumers are returning to showrooms.“We’ve learned a great deal in the past 90 days,” said Randy Parker, U.S. sales chief for Hyundai, which in March reinstated a job-loss assurance incentive program. “It has given us the confidence to fight our way through the pandemic.”Hyundai is making as much as six months of payments for customers who buy or lease through its finance unit and lose their job. Ford Motor Co. has started a similar program, covering up to $15,000 of vehicle owners’ remaining balance if they need to return their car or truck.Uncertain OutlookGM is beginning the second half of the year with tight inventory of pickups. Supplies were depleted by a 40-day labor strike in the second half of last year, and the automaker has run low again the last few months due to factory shutdowns related to Covid-19 containment measures.The largest automaker by U.S. sales has raced to get production lines back to pre-virus levels even as it cautions there could be fresh setbacks ahead.“We expect continued sales recovery as businesses ramp back up, but recognize that the path forward may not be linear,” Elaine Buckberg, GM’s chief economist, said in a statement. “Rising infections in many states may lead to steps backward in the reopening process.”GM shares dipped 1% as of 2 p.m. Wednesday in New York trading, while Fiat Chrysler was down 3.8%. Ford will publicly release sales results on Thursday.(Updates with Hyundai executive’s comment in the fifth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
General Motors and Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday reported double-digit drops in sales as the automakers contended with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown. The coronavirus pandemic has decimated automakers, forcing them to shut production plants worldwide in response to stay-at-home orders and social-distancing requirements. GM's second-quarter deliveries totaled 492,489 vehicles, down 34% from 746,659 a year earlier.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. said Wednesday that second-quarter U.S. sales were 367,086 vehicles, down 39% from a year ago, as "economic havoc" in April caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was followed by a stronger-than-expected rebound in retail sales in May and June. The auto maker said fleet volume remained low during the quarter, as vehicle deliveries to retail customers were prioritized. The company said the pandemic has boosted online vehicle sales, as about 20% of new sales leads now come from online retailing, compared with about 1% a year ago. Among Fiat Chrysler's models, total Jeeps brand sales fell 27% during the quarter, Ram brand sales dropped 35%, Chrysler brand sales fell 58% and Dodge brand sales declined 63%. Fiat Chrysler's stock fell 2.6% in morning trading. It has shed 32.1% year to date, while the S&P 500 has slipped 3.6%.
"This quarter demonstrated the resilience of the U.S. consumer," said Jeff Kommor, head of U.S. sales at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA), as the automaker reported a 39% slump in sales for the second quarter. "Retail sales have been rebounding since April as the reopening of the economy, steady gas prices, and access to low interest loans spur people to buy."
Retail sales on rebound since April as consumers remain resilient
Tenneco Inc.'s (NYSE:TEN) Powertrain business group was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during a virtual ceremony honoring the recipients of the company's 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
(Bloomberg) -- A meeting between the chief executives of General Motors Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV was put on hold after a federal appeals court blocked a judge’s order requiring them to confer face-to-face to resolve a lawsuit.U.S. District Judge Paul Borman in Detroit last week told GM’s Mary Barra and Fiat Chrysler’s Mike Manley to talk in person by July 1 to try to resolve the lawsuit over bribes paid to union officials, which he called a “waste of time and resources” during the coronavirus pandemic. He scheduled a videoconference with the two CEOs for that day to get an update on the talks.GM asked the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to overturn Borman’s ruling and reassign the case to another judge. The court on Monday put a temporary hold on his order while it considers GM’s petition. GM said in a statement that it looked forward to the court’s review.Fiat Chrysler said in a filing after the ruling that courts have the authority to direct parties to engage in settlement talks and regularly do so.Read More: GM Rejects Judge’s Notion Fiat Lawsuit as a ‘Waste of Time’In addition, it said, while GM may be unhappy about questions Borman asked during arguments before his ruling, that doesn’t warrant his removal from the case. Fiat Chrysler noted that GM had asked to have the judge assigned in the first place, given his experience with the criminal cases that gave rise to its suit.“As we have said from the date this lawsuit was filed, it is meritless and FCA will continue to defend itself vigorously and pursue all available remedies,” the company said in a statement.Nine union and Fiat Chrysler leaders were jailed as a result of a federal corruption probe. In the suit, GM claims its rival got better contracts than competing automakers by bribing union officials. The added labor expenses increased GM’s costs by billions of dollars, the company claims.GM also alleges that the bribes pushed union officials to go along with a proposed merger between the two automakers that former Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne wanted but GM rejected. Fiat Chrysler Chairman John Elkann has publicly denied the allegations.(Updates with Fiat Chrysler filing and comment)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
A U.S. appeals court on Monday stayed a lower court's order requiring officials from General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to resolve GM's racketeering lawsuit. "In order to provide sufficient time to consider the matters raised in GM’s petition, and having considered the relevant factors, we conclude that a temporary stay is appropriate," the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals said in a court filing. GM said in a statement that it looked forward to the appeals court's review and decision.
Looking into the current session, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Inc. (NYSE: FCAU) shares are trading at $9.88, after a 2.22% increase. Moreover, over the past month, the stock went up by 5.84%, but in the past year, fell by 29.34%. Shareholders might be interested in knowing whether the stock is undervalued, even if the company is performing up to par in the current session.The stock is currently higher from its 52 week low by 64.75%. Assuming that all other factors are held constant, this could present itself as an opportunity for investors trying to diversify their portfolio with Auto Manufacturers stocks, and capitalize on the lower share price observed over the year.The P/E ratio measures the current share price to the company's earnings per share. It is used by long-term investors to analyze the company's current performance against its past earnings, historical data and aggregate market data for the industry or the indices, such as S&P 500. A higher P/E indicates that investors expect the company to perform better in the future, and the stock is probably overvalued, but not necessarily. It also shows that investors are willing to pay a higher share price currently, because they expect the company to perform better in the upcoming quarters. This leads investors to also remain optimistic about rising dividends in the future.Depending on the particular phase of a business cycle, some industries will perform better than others.Compared to the aggregate P/E ratio of 9.84 in the Auto Manufacturers industry, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Inc. has a higher P/E ratio of 27.73. Shareholders might be inclined to think that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Inc. might perform better than its industry group. It's also possible that the stock is overvalued.Price to earnings ratio is not always a great indicator of the company's performance. Depending on the earnings makeup of a company, investors may not be able to attain key insights from trailing earnings.See more from Benzinga * Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 22, 2020(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
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General Motors Co <GM.N> on Friday asked a U.S. appeals court to allow it to continue pursuing its civil racketeering suit against rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV <FCAU.N> <FCHA.MI>, rejecting a lower court judge's belittling of the complaint. The automaker's filing with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals comes less than a week after U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman called GM's suit against Fiat Chrysler a "waste of time and resources" at a time when both automakers should be focused on surviving the coronavirus pandemic. Borman ordered GM Chief Executive Mary Barra and Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley to meet by July 1 to negotiate a resolution.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA” or the “Company”) (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) announced today that all resolutions proposed to shareholders at the Company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (“AGM”) held today in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, were passed. The AGM advised positively in relation to the 2019 Remuneration Report and adopted the 2019 Annual Accounts.
A merger between Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot maker PSA to create the world's fourth largest carmaker is the best way for the two companies to weather the coronavirus crisis, the Italian-American group's chairman said on Friday. Echoing similar comments from PSA Chief Executive Carlos Tavares on Thursday, FCA Chairman John Elkann told shareholders the COVID-19 crisis had not delayed plans to finalise the tie-up by the first quarter of next year. "The excellent rapport that has been established in these months, also at a personal level, with (PSA Chairman) Louis Gallois, Carlos Tavares and their teams is strong evidence of our shared vision, determination and purpose."
Nikola (NASDAQ:NKLA) has seen a polar divide form on Wall Street. When it comes to the electric car space though, polar division is nothing new. Despite its lacking fundamentals, Nikola stock continues to push higher and higher.Source: Stephanie L Sanchez / Shutterstock.com The company now commands a market cap of $27 billion. That's bigger than Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU), maker of Dodge pickups and Jeep. It's also larger than Ford (NYSE:F), which makes the most popular vehicle in the U.S. with its F-Series pickup.How in the world can Nikola, which has no real revenue, have a larger market cap than either of these other automakers?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Consumer Stocks to Buy to Ride the Post-Covid-19 WaveThe simple truth is it shouldn't. But it does and that's something that investors and traders have to respect until the trend begins to change. In short, investors are looking for the next Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), which just topped $1,000 per share earlier this month and became the world's largest automaker by market cap. First of AllThere's a few "first thing's first" points we need to cover.Leading off, a lot of investors get very disgruntled at stocks that trade at undeserved valuations. Think Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) five to 10 years ago.They get mad that these unworthy stocks trade at such a high valuation, then short them simply because the valuations are not supported. The funny thing is, they are generally correct in some way, shape or form, but often pay the price by being too early.Case in point, investors also did not like Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY), which rallied from $20 to $300, as short-sellers who sold blindly were burned badly even when they turned out to be right.Second, the momentum is with Nikola and the group. Nio (NYSE:NIO) continues to charge higher, up 240% from the March low and more than 100% over the last month. We don't even need to highlight Tesla to know well it has done.In the case of Nikola stock, fundamental investors will be right at some point too. But to short blindly would be a violation of my final point, which is price action. For that, let's turn to the charts. Trading Nikola Stock Click to EnlargeSource: Chart courtesy of StockCharts.com Nikola stock continues to trade incredibly well. The 10-day moving average is holding as support, while this "high and tight" formation is resolving to the upside. Tuesday's 7.2% rally created a weekly-up rotation, putting the $75 to $80 gap in play. Over $80 and the all-time high up at $94 is possible.Above that puts the obvious mark of $100 in play. I'm not saying it will get there, but there's a road map for it to happen.Keep in mind, shares pulled back, the company had negative news and there are simply no fundamentals to back up its price. And yet, here we are, with bears unable to crack the 10-day moving average.Arguments are worthless, but price pays. So far, that battle is being won by the longs and until the technicals fade the other way, I'm not going to get too bearish on Nikola. Breaking Down NKLAAt the end of the day, this action can't last forever, though. While the technicals look wonderful, the fundamentals just won't support such a valuation. In the last three years combined, Nikola has less $1.5 million in sales. Operating expenses continue to grow and I'm sure you can guess at what side of zero free cash flow sits on.There is no business here because Nikola is still in the R&D phase as it continues to work on its electric pickup truck and its semi-truck vehicles.Now keep in mind it will be competing with Tesla's futuristic Cybertruck -- which has more than 650,000 pre-orders -- and Tesla Semi, as well as Ford, Dodge and a whole host of others. While it may not repeat some of the same mistakes that Tesla did in its earlier days, it's bound to run into a few issues of its own -- that is, assuming there is demand for its product.Investors are betting on this being the next Tesla and maybe it will be. For now, I would be cognizant of the charts, but realize that once the technicals crack, there are not yet any fundamentals to lean on.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG * America's 1 Stock Picker Reveals His Next 1,000% Winner * Revolutionary Tech Behind 5G Rollout Is Being Pioneered By This 1 Company * Radical New Battery Could Dismantle Oil Markets The post Nikola Stock Charts Say Buy, Fundamentals Say Sell appeared first on InvestorPlace.
While Dodge and Kia hold the top positions in the influential 2020 J.D. Power Quality Survey, Tesla takes the last spot.