|Bid||121.72 x 900|
|Ask||121.79 x 1100|
|Day's Range||121.67 - 122.28|
|52 Week Range||111.12 - 138.68|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.44|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.52 (2.93%)|
|1y Target Est||148.28|
Toyota Motor Co expects its sales in South America and the Caribbean to rise 0.9 percent in 2019 compared with last year, Celso Simomura, vice president of Toyota's Brazil operation, said on Tuesday. He ...
How Foreign Automakers' US Sales Looked in February(Continued from Prior Part)Ratings on foreign automakers According to Reuters, 22% of 23 analysts covering Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) stock gave it “buy” ratings. By comparison, about 73%
How Foreign Automakers' US Sales Looked in February(Continued from Prior Part)Honda’s US sales in February In February 2019, Japanese automaker Honda (HMC) reported a 0.4% YoY drop in its US market sales volume. Last month, the company
How Foreign Automakers' US Sales Looked in February(Continued from Prior Part)Toyota’s US sales In February 2019, Toyota Motor (TM), the largest Japanese automaker, reported a 5.2% YoY decline in its US sales volume to 172,748 units. In January,
When it comes to the Uber and Lyft IPOs, I'm sure the financial media will be full of talking heads with opinions on both. That's fine. But lost in all of it will be an even more promising future. Over the long term, these two companies point us to one major trend (and investment theme) -- the growth of autonomous vehicles and the emergence of "robo-taxis."Unless you truly love driving, there will be no need to own a car in the future. Auto sharing will be the next-generation way to "own" cars. You will use an app to request that a car come pick you up and take you to your desired destination.That's no different than what Uber and Lyft already do today. The difference is that the cars will arrive without a human driver. The autonomous vehicles will take you to where you need to be, and they will come back to take you home when you are ready.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIn the future, taxis will be these "robo-taxis." And a study conducted by UBS shows that their cost per mile will be about 80% less than that of a traditional taxi. * 7 Marijuana Stocks to Play the CBD Trend You can see why Lyft and Uber are both in prime position to benefit from the massive and life-changing shift to what I call Transportation 2.0.In fact, the two ride-sharing giants are already embracing the future -- though they have very different models when it comes to implementing the new technologies. Two Approaches to the Same RaceUber is set on developing its own self-driving technology that it will use in its fleet of vehicles. As a matter of fact, the company is close to accepting a $1 billion investment from Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM) and its largest shareholder, Japanese telecom business SoftBank Group (OTCMKTS:SFTBY). The huge infusion of cash would be put to work in Uber's autonomous vehicles unit (which is currently losing money).Assuming Uber continues along that path, Lyft will likely be first in bringing an AV ride-hailing service to market. It has said it wants to act as an "open platform" for self-driving providers.Lyft partnered with the world leader in automotive software -- which my Investment Opportunities subscribers have a stake in -- and began offering self-driving public rides in the test market of Las Vegas in May 2018. The cars provide rides to more than 1,600 entertainment venues, restaurants and destinations throughout the city. They drive themselves until entering a property, at which point the driver then takes control until it is back out on public streets.So far, the numbers are encouraging. The companies say they have provided more than 30,000 rides with an average rating of 4.95 out of five stars.Lyft's partnerships don't stop there. General Motors (NYSE:GM) invested $500 million in the ride-sharing company in 2016 and today owns more than 18.6 million shares.General Motors owns self-driving car company Cruise Automation, one of more than 50 businesses with a permit to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in California. Together, Cruise and General Motors are ramping up to launch Cruise Anywhere, their own version of a ride-hailing app.CEO Kyle Vogt has also said he is open to working with other companies "if that's the best way to release this technology and achieve the societal benefits of driverless cars sooner." Considering General Motors' ownership stake in Lyft, that seems like a very logical possibility. The company's goal is to launch autonomous vehicles for ride-sharing services as early as this year. The Right Early Investments for Autonomous VehiclesWe're seeing the very beginnings of the trillion-dollar shift to Transportation 2.0 -- and this trend could easily be headlined by the likes of Lyft and Uber.Lyft, which launched its pre-IPO "road show" this week, is scheduled to start trading on the NASDAQ next Friday, March 29, under the symbol "LYFT."Assuming all goes according to plan, Lyft will become the first-ever U.S. ride-hailing company to go public. Then Uber -- the biggest name in the industry today -- plans to make its initial public offering (IPO) in April.Even with all of the attention surrounding these long-awaited market debuts, these are the not the companies you want to invest in to stake your claim in the self-driving mega-trend. At least, not yet.Both Lyft and Uber are not currently profitable. Now, that isn't the end of the world. Most early-stage companies take years to turn their first profit as they reinvest in growing their businesses. However, it does make things trickier when analyzing an IPO.Lyft wants to fetch a valuation of up to $23 billion when it enters the stock market. And Uber will be seeking much, much more… a valuation upwards of $120 billion!Despite their obvious similarities, the two companies do have their differences. Uber has expanded internationally and diversified itself into other areas of the market, like food delivery. Lyft, on the other hand, is all about ride sharing - which actually makes it a simpler bet.That being said -- I'm staying away from both IPOs for now. I rarely buy any right away. For instance, right now I am focusing a lot on recently public marijuana companies, which I typically watch for a period of time, then identify the right time to buy. (And timing really is everything: Our first recommendation gained 95% in less than four months.)That doesn't mean there will never be a time to buy Lyft, Uber or both. I hated Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) in its early years -- I want to see a company start making money. Now it's in much better shape, and I expect it to remain a technology giant for years and years to come.As we watch Lyft and Uber, we are much better off investing in companies that will supply the next-generation robo-taxis. Rather than trying to pick the winner of the industry, we can make money off the companies that will benefit no matter what.I've recommended several such companies to my Investment Opportunities subscribers. The most recent came just two weeks ago, so I can't give you all of the details here. I can say it is a big player in supplying computer chips for autonomous vehicles, and it is already up about 20%!The disruption of this industry is just now beginning. It will lead to trillions of dollars moving from the old to the new. Smart investors will make the right moves now and ride as much of the coming wave as possible.As autonomous vehicles go mainstream, I'm absolutely convinced their adoption will pay off for early investors at incredible rates of speed. If you can claim a small stake in the companies developing this technology now, you could benefit from one of the rarest, most powerful economic forces in history.I've spent hundreds of hours analyzing the industry, and you can get all my research on this mega-trend -- including the absolute best AV stocks to own today for big profits tomorrow -- by clicking here to learn more.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 * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform * 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy in the Second Quarter Compare Brokers The post Why Autonomous Vehicles are Such a Game-Changer for Uber and Lyft appeared first on InvestorPlace.
How Foreign Automakers' US Sales Looked in February(Continued from Prior Part)Fiat Chrysler’s brand-wise sales In February 2019, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) sold 1,362 car units of its luxury brand, Alfa Romeo, in the US, reflecting about a
How Foreign Automakers' US Sales Looked in February(Continued from Prior Part)FCAU’s US sales in February 2019 In February 2019, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCAU) total US sales were at 162,036 vehicles, which was about 2.3% lower than the
Does GM Have Good Potential despite Trump’s Criticism?(Continued from Prior Part)Recommendations on GM stockAccording to the latest data compiled by Thomson Reuters, 71% of analysts covering General Motors (GM) have given its stock “buy”
The Toyota Prius C was a fine little hatchback when it debuted back in 2012, but time is a cruel mistress. The car has been outdone and outclassed by a myriad of other products, including several from within Toyota's own ranks. Senior Editor, Green, John Beltz Snyder: Last time I drove the Prius C, I had a bit of fun with it.
There's stronger confirmation that earlier reports of the Toyota 86's demise were premature. Autocar got confirmation from Toyota's European marketing boss that the company is planning a second generation of the 2+2 rear-wheel drive coupe, which is known as the GT86 in Europe, in concert with Subaru. Autoblog sought confirmation from Toyota.
As the first relatively affordable production car to be offered in the United States with a sequential manual transmission, this 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder is an interesting bit of automotive history.
Does GM Have Good Potential despite Trump’s Criticism?(Continued from Prior Part)GM’s EV-to-EBITDA As of March 20, General Motors’ (GM) forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value-to-EBITDA) multiple was 8.5x, much lower than its direct peer Ford
The Toyota Sienna has always been an inconspicuous van. Perhaps Toyota noticed that a little while ago and slapped on the slightly garish grille/not a grille plastic thing in the front bumper, but it still doesn't really stand out. On the other hand, our long-term Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, which is a great deal newer than the Sienna, has slick styling that gets noticed.
Does GM Have Good Potential despite Trump’s Criticism?(Continued from Prior Part)General Motors’ revenue In the fourth quarter of 2018, General Motors’ (GM) revenue rose 1.8% YoY (year-over-year) to $38.4 billion. While the company’s revenue
Does GM Have Good Potential despite Trump’s Criticism?(Continued from Prior Part)General Motors stockIn the previous article, we looked at the recent stock price movements of General Motors (GM) and its peers. While GM is still in the positive
Does GM Have Good Potential despite Trump’s Criticism?The auto industry in 2018After trading on a positive note in 2016 and 2017, the stock of the largest US automaker, General Motors (GM), ended 2018 on a negative note with a loss of 18.4%.
New crash tests show pickups with some of the oldest designs could struggle to protect passengers riding in the front seat.
Boeing has been working on a software update to an anti-stall system called MCAS since a Lion Air plane crashed in Indonesia in October. Southwest Airlines pilot union said on Wednesday that extra computer-based training would be required as a result of a planned update to the software on the Boeing Co 737 Max, and it was seeking additional information for pilots.
The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. Headlines No Brexit delay without MPs backing deal, warns EU https://on.ft.com/2TR3TMC ...
Toyota has announced pricing and trim levels for the 2019 C-HR crossover. Earlier, Toyota only offered the C-HR with two trim levels, the XLE and XLE Premium, but the latter has now been removed, and there are three versions. The LE's introduction means a touch of de-contenting, as the base model is offered with 17-inch steel wheels and a plastic steering wheel.
Ford’s Investments in Making America Great and Trump Happy Again(Continued from Prior Part)Ford’s new investment plans In the previous part of this series, we looked at Ford’s (F) two announcements about increasing vehicle production and
Body-on-frame SUVs like the 2019 Lexus LX 570 might have ruled the market a couple decades ago, but the old-school form factor has given way to smaller, more efficient car-based crossovers. Just take a look at the success of the Toyota 4Runner or other luxury SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade or the Ford F-150-based Lincoln Navigator. Both models had the $1,190 Luxury Package (upgraded leather, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second row and LX puddle lights).