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|Bid||25.87 x 2200|
|Ask||25.88 x 800|
|Day's Range||25.82 - 26.04|
|52 Week Range||24.43 - 31.04|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.83|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||4.46|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.03 (4.01%)|
|1y Target Est||30.44|
It wasn’t that long ago that Mazda was known as the cheap, new car Southerners bought after they got their first job, writes Eileen Falkenberg-Hull.
Moody's Investors Service has today affirmed Federal International Finance (P.T.) (FIF)'s Baa2 long-term local and foreign currency issuer ratings, and Prime-2 (P-2) short-term local and foreign currency issuer ratings. Moody's has also affirmed the company's long-term foreign currency senior unsecured medium-term note (MTN) program rating of (P)Baa2, as well as its long-term foreign currency senior unsecured rating of Baa2. Please refer to the Moody's Investors Service's Policy for Withdrawal of Credit Ratings, available on its website, www.moodys.com.
Toyota (TM) announces plan to scrap the production of Corolla compact cars at its new factory under construction in Alabama. Daimler (DDAIF) issues profit warnings on regulatory and recall costs.
Aurora launched in 2016 and has landed mega-funding rounds from marquee investors and automakers. Now it's moving its headquarters from Palo Alto to Mountain View, blocks from where Honda and Toyota have their Silicon Valley innovation centers.
According to Automotive News, the as-yet unnamed platform was announced at abriefing in Japan last week, and Honda hopes to have it ready by 2025, in linewith its other global EV targets
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That cracking sound you heard last week was the stock market breaking through its previous highs to set all-time records.Source: Shutterstock That moaning sound you heard was investors who thought: a) stocks would keep falling after the pullback in May, or b) stocks were at all-time highs and couldn't keep going higher.Either way, they're missing out.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsI hope you're not one of them. But if you are, it's not too late. That's my message to anyone who will listen to me.I for one am all in on stocks. That shouldn't surprise you if you're a regular MoneyWire reader. In My Top 10 Predictions for 2019 from last December, I said the S&P 500 Index would be up a minimum of 25% at some point during the year. As of today, it's up 21%. We're close.I am more confident than ever that the market will top 25% gains in the coming months. I like the current environment, and I also just came across pretty compelling historical data that is perfect for current conditions. I'll have more for you on that next week.The U.S. stock market continues to be the greatest wealth creator in the history of mankind. If you want to live the life of your dreams, you need to be invested in stocks -- especially companies leading the way in massive, unstoppable trends that are changing our world.These are the themes I research deeply and talk to so many industry insiders about.They are themes that you can profit from in multiple ways.And they are the themes that give you the absolute best chances to make 2X, 3X, 5X, or even 10X your money.Let's check in on some of the latest news in those trends. Another Step on the Path to LegalizationWe have to start with marijuana. It may be the hottest theme right now, and it's a monster opportunity that just got better.We continue to get more signals that legalization is around the corner, and the latest is a big one. Last Wednesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security held a hearing in which reform of marijuana laws was discussed.As I wrote last week, the need for reform is something both parties actually agree on. There still needs to be agreement on exactly what reform would look like, whether it's decriminalization, changing marijuana's status as a Schedule 1 drug, opening up banking laws for marijuana companies, or leaving the decision to the states.Any of those options move us closer to full legalization and will supercharge the already huge opportunity.Also this week, another one of our stocks joined the Pot Jumpers club as KushCo Holdings (OTCMKTS:KSHB) applied to uplist to the Nasdaq Composite from the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Exchange.Jumper Stocks are one of the most exciting opportunities in the exploding legal marijuana industry. These jumps from the minor leagues to the major leagues give companies instant credibility, access to institutional buyers previously forbidden from owning shares, and increased coverage from analysts.All of it is like fuel for the rocket ship. (I actually just recommended my newest Pot Jumper stock, which is a bit different than our others and is in great position. I'm targeting at least 3.5X our initial investment.)We've seen a few marijuana stocks make the jump already this year, but less than 10% of all cannabis-related companies currently trade on the big exchanges. This trend is still in its very early stages, so expect a lot more uplistings in the future.I also want to let you know that I'm about finished beta testing a new way to make money in marijuana stocks. I don't see anyone else doing this yet, but the early results are incredible. (You can learn more about it here, including how to get access to it for free when it's ready to go.) Big Names Continue to Pour Big Money Into Transportation 2.0"Our industry is going to change more deeply in the coming 10 years than in the 100 years before."Matthias Muller, the then CEO of Volkswagen, spoke those words in May 2017. A little more than two years later, the world's second largest car maker is investing a lot of money in what's to come.This morning, Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY) and Ford Motor (NYSE:F) expanded on an existing partnership, adding both electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous vehicles (AVs) to the list of things they're working on. Ford had already invested $1 billion in Argo AI, a private company developing a self-driving system. Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion in the same company.Volkswagen has also already invested about $10 billion in developing EVs, while Ford is investing $11 billion over the next several years.The stakes are so big that other companies usually viewed as competitors have teamed up to develop EVs and AVs, including General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) as well as BMW (OTCMKTS:BMWYY) and Daimler (OTCMKTS:DMLRY).When an industry like transportation is disrupted, it will lead to trillions of dollars moving from the old to the new. You want to invest in companies that will be on the receiving end of these trillions of dollars on the move. Investors can make a tremendous amount of money in a short time. What's coming is going to be that powerful. 5G Makes HistoryLongtime readers know I'm a huge sports fan, so I especially love it when sports and technology come together … not to mention investing opportunities.Last Thursday, the NBA broadcast a Summer League game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards using smartphones and 5G technology. The game was on in several places, including the ESPN app, NBA TV Canada, and NBA League Pass. AT&T (NYSE:T) provided the 5G network. Samsung provided the smartphones. And Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) provided the network infrastructure.The 5G network is the biggest breakthrough yet in this age of wireless communications. Just as there were fortunes made in prior generations, there will be big money made once again. In fact, I think the opportunity is even bigger now because the leap ahead will drive some of the most powerful tech trends the world has seen -- cloud computing, virtual reality, smart cities, healthcare, autonomous vehicles, and on and on.I think of it as the next-generation toll road. The road to the future passes through 5G, and it's time to set up our booth and start collecting.Matthew McCall is the founder and president of Penn Financial Group, an investment advisory firm, as well as the editor of Investment Opportunities and Early Stage Investor. He has dedicated his career to getting investors into the world's biggest, most revolutionary trends BEFORE anyone else. The power of being "first" gave Matt's readers the chance to bank +2,438% in Stamps.com (STMP), +1,523% in Ulta Beauty (ULTA), +1,044% in Tesla (TSLA), +611% in Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGLY), +324% in Bitcoin Services (BTSC), just to name a few. If you're interested in making triple-digit gains from the world's biggest investment trends BEFORE anyone else, click here to learn more about Matt McCall and his investments strategy today. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 Retail Stocks Goldman Sachs Says Are Ready to Rip * 7 Services Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 6 Stocks to Buy and 1 to Sell Based on Insider Trading The post 3 Hot Investing Trends: Next Steps and Big Opportunities appeared first on InvestorPlace.
On Tuesday, Tesla (TSLA) cut the prices of its vehicles to standardize its global car line-up, according to Reuters.
Theresa May has signed off a £500m loan guarantee to Jaguar Land Rover to encourage the car company to build electric cars in the Midlands in one of her last big interventions before leaving Downing Street. The UK prime minister, who held a meeting of car manufacturers at Downing Street on Monday, said the loan would help Britain’s biggest carmaker sell a new generation of electric cars to help the country meet its environmental commitments. The funding package for JLR includes £500m from UK Export Finance as well as £125m from commercial lenders.
China is considering re-classifying petrol-electric hybrid vehicles so they get more favourable treatment than all-petrol or diesel counterparts under clean car rules, making it easier for automakers to meet environment quotas and offer more choice. Global hybrid leaders Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd would be among the biggest beneficiaries of such change, which could allow them to make more hybrids and less of the more costly all-electric vehicles, experts said, after reviewing the draft policy proposal published on Tuesday by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. China has some of the world's strictest rules regarding the production of greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles, as it battles unhealthy levels of air pollution in its crowded cities.
(Bloomberg) -- A long history of failed automotive mergers and tie-ups -- from Daimler-Chrysler, to GM-Fiat and BMW-Rover -- used to be reason to doubt that combinations or partnerships between big carmakers were a good idea.But as the world’s biggest manufacturers anticipate an age of increasingly electric, autonomous and shared vehicles, they’re increasingly becoming bedfellows.Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. have scheduled a press conference in New York on Friday after months of talks about joining forces to develop self-driving and electric vehicles. Aligning with one another in the burgeoning fields would build on an existing partnership to work together on commercial vans and trucks.The expanding alliance between the world’s No. 1 and America’s No. 2 car companies is only the latest example of the auto industry giants joining forces to cope with the transformation sweeping their industry. The transition is going to be costly: Since 2010, more than $14 billion has been invested in autonomy and mobility technologies, according to BloombergNEF.“BMW and Daimler are pairing up and matching up on their autonomous-vehicle program, as are Toyota and Uber, and you’ve seen GM and Honda, and now VW and Ford,” said Mike Ramsey, an automotive consultant at Gartner Inc. “That leaves Hyundai and Kia hunting around desperately for partners. And then the remainder, like FCA and PSA.”Here’s a rundown of some of the most noteworthy tie-ups of the last few years among the world’s leading automakers:BMW-Daimler DealsBMW AG and Daimler AG vowed earlier this month to team up on developing cars capable of traversing highways without human intervention starting in 2024. While drivers will remain behind the wheel, the companies said their vehicles will be able to navigate highways and park on their own.The luxury-auto arch rivals also agreed to pour more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) into the car-sharing and ride-hailing businesses they combined to form one joint venture earlier this year to compete with the likes of Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc.Fiat’s Renault FlirtationFiat Chrysler Automobiles NV -- already an Italian-American amalgam -- pursued a merger with Renault SA earlier this year, though the potential deal abruptly collapsed last month due to the French state’s intervention and concern about the implications for Renault’s existing alliance with Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.Still, it may be too soon to write off the idea. Renault and French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire have said talks with Fiat Chrysler could resume once the Renault-Nissan alliance is on firmer footing. Fiat Chrysler Chairman John Elkann told Italian newspaper La Stampa this week called the attempt to merge with Renault an “act of courage.”BMW’s Other BlocsNearly two years before Fiat Chrysler’s merger proposal with Renault, the company entered a coalition led by BMW that’s creating an autonomous-vehicle platform slated to be launched in 2021. Other members of the collaboration include Intel Corp., Aptiv Plc, Continental AG and Magna International Inc.And that’s not all for BMW. Jaguar Land Rover announced in June it will team up with the German automaker to work on its fifth generation of electric-drive technology, which is set to roll out next year with an electric X3 crossover.Daimler Joining GeelyDaimler decided earlier this year to transform Smart, its struggling small-car division, into an all-electric brand rooted in China with the help of its largest shareholder, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.The two groups also agreed last October to enter China’s ride-hailing and car-sharing business by forming a 50-50 venture. They plan to levereage models including the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and E-Class and the ultra-luxury brand Maybach to battle market leader Didi Chuxing.Honda Hitching RidesEven Honda Motor Co. has pivoted from the go-it-alone approach that it stuck to for decades. The Japanese automaker joined an existing venture between Toyota Motor Corp. and SoftBank Group Corp. earlier this year.Last fall, Honda committed to investing $2.75 billion in General Motors Co.’s Cruise self-driving unit. The two already were working together on electric-vehicle batteries and hydrogen fuel cell systems.Toyota’s Electric-Car CooperationToyota, whose battery-powered RAV4 partnership with Tesla Inc. ended up being a short-lived clash of polar-opposite business cultures, entered another electric-vehicle alliance in 2017 with Mazda Motor Corp.Months after announcing the Mazda pact, Toyota added Suzuki Motor Corp. to the mix, with the two saying they plan to bring electric vehicles to China and India beginning in 2020. And in June, Toyota added Subaru Corp. to its stable of EV partners.\--With assistance from Keith Naughton.To contact the reporter on this story: Kyle Lahucik in Southfield at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Craig Trudell at firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Owners of 2019 and 2020 Acura RDX vehicles today filed a class-action lawsuit against Honda alleging the automaker knowingly sold vehicles equipped with defective infotainment systems which it refuses to fix, according to Hagens Berman. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California states the defect renders many of the infotainment system features – including safety-related systems such as the backup camera – inoperable and frequently freezes or crashes entirely. The defect has manifested in the vehicles almost immediately after consumers leave the dealership in their new RDX, and owners have vocally taken to online forums and reported the defect to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
GM has unveiled the new 2020 corvette. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman, Emily McCormick & Pras Subramanian, along with Wall Street Journal Wealth Reporter Veronica Dagher discuss.