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|Bid||13.18 x 2200|
|Ask||13.25 x 4000|
|Day's Range||13.14 - 13.33|
|52 Week Range||12.11 - 17.46|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.68|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||5.70|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.73 (5.47%)|
|1y Target Est||17.20|
Western Technical College is sponsoring the red, white and blue wrap for the Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat that will be driven by Matt Hagan during the three-day event in Ennis, Texas. Western Technical opened in 1970 and is based in El Paso, Texas.
The FCA Sterling Heights Assembly Plant has been awarded bronze status for its efforts in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM), the Company's manufacturing methodology. It becomes the 24th North American facility to reach the milestone award. The plant demonstrated clear WCM know-how and competence through employee-conducted pillar presentations and a review of projects implemented across the shop floor.
Expect a generally uninspiring third quarter from the "Big 3" automakers on continued international uncertainty that’s weighing on sales, one-time product cycle issues and a strike, Bank of America said ahead of earnings reports from the three major U.S. manufacturers. Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) was “treading water” in the third quarter, while the report from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU) will be “likely uninspiring,” the firm said.
The preliminary tentative agreement includes higher wages for union workers and maintains labor flexibility for GM. It also includes billions of new manufacturing investment for the nation.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Wednesday said it faces a $79 million U.S. civil penalty for failing to meet 2017 fuel economy requirements, as regulators reported more automakers were falling short of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions standards. Of 18 major carmakers in the United States, 13 including Fiat Chrysler, failed to comply with fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for the 2017 model year without using credits, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
William O'Neil, a pioneer in the research of selection of winning growth stocks, made big money in the breakout by Chrysler in the 1960s.
Tesla’s electric pickup truck is one of the most anticipated vehicles in recent history. CEO Elon Musk knows how to create hype around new vehicle launches.
Chrysler is turning up the heat in the minivan segment, adding a new Red S Edition for the 2020 model year. The new Red S Edition builds on the popularity of the Chrysler Pacifica S model, adding a crimson customized attitude for the no-compromise minivan.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading manufacturer of light tactical vehicles, AM General, together with the Jeep Brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), today introduced a new light tactical concept vehicle at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA). The Jeep Gladiator Extreme Military-Grade Truck (XMT) by AM General is the first phase of a collaboration that reunites two companies whose histories trace back to World War II. In creating the Jeep Gladiator XMT, AM General leveraged the Gladiator's class-leading capabilities and customized the truck to meet global customers' needs for a light-weight military truck.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- At various times during his 14-year tenure as chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, the late Sergio Marchionne held takeover talks with Volkswagen AG.The news that VW is considering a stock-market listing of its Lamborghini supercar division suggests Marchionne continues to influence the German carmaking giant. By spinning off high-value operations such as trucks and sports cars, VW’s boss Herbert Diess would be imitating his Italian peer’s successful approach to creating shareholder value. But Diess is struggling to be as daring, which will make it harder to achieve his goals.When Marchionne took the helm at Italy’s Fiat SpA in 2004, its market capitalization was a pitiful 5.3 billion euros ($5.9 billion). During his reign, he merged Fiat with America’s Chrysler and spun off Ferrari NV and Fiat’s trucks and agriculture machinery business (CNH) into separate companies. When he died last year, the combined equity value of Ferrari, Fiat Chrysler and CNH Industrial NV was 57 billion euros. His successor then completed the 6.2 billion-euro sale of the Magneti Marelli SpA auto parts division.Diess wants VW to hit a market value of 200 billion euros — up from 80 billion euros now, Bloomberg News reported as it broke the news about Lamborghini, adding that a sale of the brand is also under consideration. (VW says there are “no plans for a sale or public offering of Lamborghini”). Including all of Volkswagen’s 12 brands, its financial services arm and its Chinese joint ventures, the company’s sum-of-the-parts valuation could top 215 billion euros, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Michael Dean estimated in August.In an attempt to realize that value, Diess has started off by following the Marchionne playbook. Fiat began by spinning off CNH in 2012. Diess also kicked off with a June listing of VW’s trucks arm, Traton SE.Marchionne followed the CNH divestment with the listing of Ferrari in 2016, and now it looks like Diess’s next step might be his own supercar brand. A sale of Volkswagen’s industrial machinery operations Renk AG and MAN Energy Solutions, which is being considered, would be akin to the Magneti Marelli sale. Analysts have even speculated that VW’s alliance with Ford Motor Co. could evolve into a merger, similar to the Fiat-Chrysler deal.Yet there’s a difference between the boldness of the two companies. Fiat spun out CNH by distributing the stock to existing shareholders, and it did the same with what was left of Ferrari’s equity after selling 20% of the company in an initial public offering in New York. Volkswagen, by contrast, sold just 11.5% of Traton to new investors in an IPO and then kept the rest of the stock for itself. In fairness, Diess has to manage a difficult set of stakeholders. The Porsche-Piech family controls VW, while the German state of Lower Saxony has 20% of the voting shares. He also has employee representatives on the board. The Agnelli family, which controls Fiat, backed Marchionne’s ambitions — and became significantly wealthier.Because of its arcane multiple voting-class structure, most Volkswagen shareholders have no say in the running of the company. That might explain why Diess opted for an IPO of Traton rather than a spin-off: Replicating the current VW voting arrangements in a new company wouldn’t have been attractive for new investors. But the listing was so small as not to give new investors any real say in the company’s running anyway. If the Porsche-Piech dynasty really want Diess to increase their riches, they should encourage offerings that unpick some of their own control.To contact the author of this story: Alex Webb at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Boxell at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Alex Webb is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering Europe's technology, media and communications industries. He previously covered Apple and other technology companies for Bloomberg News in San Francisco.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") today affirmed the Baa1 long-term deposit ratings of FCA Bank S.p.A. (FCA Bank, or "the bank"), its long-term issuer rating of Baa1, its standalone Baseline Credit Assessment (BCA) of ba1, and its Adjusted BCA of baa3.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. , Oct. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Observance to run October 11-17 Company to conduct workshops for employees focusing on such topics as bullying, cyberbullying and suicide prevention ...
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- During the past 12 months Renault SA has looked more like a soap opera than a carmaker. The French company served up an ill-tempered denouement on Friday when it sacked Chief Executive Officer Thierry Bollore, who said he was the victim of a “coup.”Bollore only took the job in January after his predecessor Carlos Ghosn was arrested for alleged impropriety around his pay and resigned. Since then, Renault’s alliance with Japan’s Nissan Motor Co. has been in turmoil and the French company’s cash flow and share price have skidded.Renault compounded the dramatics earlier this by trying to merge with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, only for the French state to torpedo the union.These events have created a profound sense of drift at the manufacturer, for which Bollore and his chairman Jean-Dominique Senard are probably equally to blame. It’s Bollore who’s been given the shove, though, and Renault now has (yet another) opportunity to start afresh. Clotilde Delbos, the finance director, has been appointed interim CEO while the company looks for a permanent replacement.The first priority must be to tone down the histrionics. As at Nissan, which appointed a new CEO this week, Renault needs to focus on operational matters, not creating newspaper headlines. Boardroom bust-ups are never helpful but this one is especially ill-timed. Car markets are weakening and anti-pollution regulations and the shift to electric vehicles require heavy spending.Unfortunately Renault isn’t starting out from a position of strength. It is reasonably well positioned in electric vehicles (with the Zoe) and in emerging markets such as Brazil and Russia. Its low-cost Dacia business performs well. However, Renault can no longer rely on chunky profit contributions and dividends from Nissan because its Japanese partner is also battling slumping sales. Renault’s balance sheet isn’t the strongest: the group had just 1.5 billion euros ($1.65 billion) of industrial net cash at the end of June And its core automotive business eked out a meager 4 percent operating return on sales in the first six months of the year. Its local rival Peugeot SA achieved twice that. Overall, net income will probably fall by about one-quarter this year. Looking ahead, Renault targets 70 billion euros in yearly revenue by 2022, about one-fifth higher than last year. Yet with car demand plateauing it’s unlikely to get anywhere near that. Sales will rise only slightly to about 59 billion euros in 2021, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg.Fresh leadership at Renault and Nissan might at least help the two partners work more harmoniously. Then perhaps Senard and Fiat’s scion John Elkann can start talking again about a merger (Nissan wasn’t happy about the lack of consultation on the idea). But in view of the bad blood and false starts of the past 12 months, neither seems likely in the short term. Renault doesn’t need another distraction.The company’s shares jumped 4 percent on Friday but Renault shareholders remain pretty downbeat. Subtract the value of Renault’s 43% stake in Nissan, its stake in Germany’s Daimler AG and its net cash, and you’ll see they ascribe only about 2.5 billion euros of value to the core business.Bollore claims he’s been treated shabbily, but his successor inherits a lousy valuation, a trunk full of strategic problems and a chairman and French state stakeholder second-guessing their every move. His departure feels like an act of mercy.To contact the author of this story: Chris Bryant at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Boxell at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Chris Bryant is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering industrial companies. He previously worked for the Financial Times.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Many investors, including Paul Tudor Jones or Stan Druckenmiller, have been saying before the Q4 market crash that the stock market is overvalued due to a low interest rate environment that leads to companies swapping their equity for debt and focusing mostly on short-term performance such as beating the quarterly earnings estimates. In the first […]
General Motors (NYSE:GM) stock opened for trade Oct. 10 at $34.45 -- just 75 cents above its 2019 low of $33.70 per share. Since the United Automobile Workers strike began Sept. 15, shares are down almost 11%. Half that loss came after Oct. 1, when the company began laying off workers at its Mexican factories over a shortage of parts. More were laid off Oct. 9.Source: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com After talks to end the walkout turned negative, the strike transformed from a hiccup into an existential threat. This threat poses risks both to GM and the United Auto Workers union. The UAW has yet to organize the nation's foreign-owned plants -- even Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VLKAY), where workers have voted twice on the matter in five years.The question for investors is whether to grab GM and the strike discount or stand off the sidelines.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Why Buy GM?GM has been dirt cheap ever since it began trading again in 2010. It opened that November at $35 per share.GM, Ford Motor (NYSE:F) and Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) have been so cheap so long you can't call them undervalued. This is their value. GM currently sells at a trailing price-to-earnings ratio of 5.5. Its 38 cent per share dividend represents a yield of 4.5%. The other two U.S. automakers sport even higher yields. It's clear that investors don't believe in the car business. * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns Or, they just don't believe in today's car business. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), which offers no dividend, is worth $43.7 billion. That's just $6 billion less than GM stock.What investors know is that electric cars and autonomous vehicles are the future. What investors know is that Detroit's lineup of SUVs and pick-up trucks has a limited shelf life. U.S. auto sales peaked in 2015 at an annual rate of 18.2 million. The most recent report, for September, shows sales almost 500,000 below that figure. Detroit vs. Silicon ValleyFor the last several years Detroit has been in a tug of war with Silicon Valley over which side will direct the autonomous revolution. GM has joined the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium, hoping to set standards for self-driving cars. It has its own self-driving unit, Cruise, and is working with other car companies.Meanwhile, Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) Waymo unit is telling its Phoenix ride-hailing customers to soon expect Waymo cars without drivers. It is putting a fleet of self-driving cars into Los Angeles to gather real-time location data.Morgan Stanley recently cut Waymo's valuation 40%, to $105 billion. That's still more than twice GM's valuation. Cars Aren't Going to Be CarsGas-powered cars are complicated. They have engines and transmissions with many parts that can break. Electric vehicles have always been simpler, more reliable and less expensive to operate. This has been true since the 1890s. Gas-powered cars came to dominate the market because gasoline's supply infrastructure made the fuel cheap while electricity was still just barely keeping the lights on.Now that the electrical system is mature and seeking new markets as efficiency presses down on demand, the equation is shifting. GM knows it. Tesla has taken a big bite of the luxury market. Standards like Volkswagen's MEB, already being accepted by Ford, promise to make electrics cheaper as well. The Bottom Line on GM StockRegardless of the merits of this strike, GM and its union are fighting over scraps.Electric vehicles are the future. Self-driving cars are the future. The industry's entire business model is going to change utterly over the next decade. That's why GM, and the other U.S. automakers, are so cheap.This isn't just an existential crisis. This is the future telling the past what time it is. Both sides are going to lose here. Don't join them with your money.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of the historical mystery romance The Reluctant Detective Travels in Time, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned no shares in companies mentioned in this story. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns * 10 Winning Stocks to Buy and Stick With for the Long Haul * Don't Give Up on These 4 Cannabis Stocks The post Donat Buy General Motors Stock -- Even on UAW Strike Discount appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Ford stock has gained about 12% year-to-date as of October 8. It's been on a downtrend, however, since it released its second-quarter earnings results.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. , Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiat 500X 120th Anniversary Edition offers a fun, fresh appearance complete with a black-painted accent-color roof, creating a two-tone exterior paint ...
Eight automakers and their industry organizations are calling on already strained N.C. regulators to “act with a sense of urgency” to approve the $76 million electric-vehicle charging pilot programs that Duke Energy Corp. proposed in March.
Michigan is preparing to usher in a new era with legal recreational marijuana sales in 2020, but the state's largest employers say their pre-employment drug screenings that include cannabis will not change. The state's residents already are failing pre-employment drug screening tests at a rate higher than elsewhere in the nation. According to Quest Diagnostics data, the numbers of people who didn't pass pre-employment drug screenings and likely lost potential job opportunities has increased by 31% from 2014 to 2018, and jumped more than 20% between 2017 and 2018, alone.