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Tesla is reporting earnings next week. The company has quietly made some changes to its return policy and also added a non-refundable $100 order fee. Ahead of Tesla's earnings, Wall Street continues to question when the electric vehicle maker will become profitable.
46,000 GM workers will continue to protest as they digest a proposal to raise wages and cap health costs, while also closing four U.S. Plants. Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous, and Rick Newman discuss on The First Trade.
Earnings season is trundling on, and even though we got numbers from companies like JPMorgan Chase, Netflix and UnitedHealth Group last week, this week looks set to be even more exciting.
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Prepare for an earnings onslaught in the week ahead, headlined by Tesla Inc., Boeing Co. and a flurry of big tech names.
Because Andrew Yang, Bernie Sanders and (sometimes) Elizabeth Warren are radically misdiagnosing problems in the U.S. economy, they are off — often miles off — in prescriptions for reform. The sheer amount of loose talk about how capitalism is failing is stunning. Begin with the worst: The notion that automation is robbing the economy of millions of jobs.
Tesla Inc.’s third-quarter results are a ‘fork-in-the-road moment’ for the company, which still promises profits and sales of nearly half a million vehicles by year-end.
Tesla stock has been climbing ahead of its third-quarter report due Wednesday. Tesla is expected to show its first decline in quarterly revenue in seven years and also post another loss.
Ford announced that it would offer North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network, the FordPass Charging Network, to its EV customers.
WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to build a new family of premium electric pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant beginning in late 2021, possibly reviving the imposing Hummer brand on some of them, several people familiar with the plans said. The so-called BT1 electric truck/SUV program is the centerpiece of a planned $3 billion (2.3 billion pounds) investment in the Detroit-Hamtramck plant to make electric trucks and vans, and part of a broader $7.7 billion investment in GM's U.S. plants over the next four years, according to a proposed labor deal between the automaker and the United Auto Workers union. The investment would move the automaker into a part of the EV market that is largely untested and where GM has a higher likelihood of turning a profit, analysts said.
RBC analyst Joseph Spak has been speaking with clients and noted an uptick in Model Y discussions recently. “According to the Tesla [ticker: TSLA] website, the vehicle is expected to begin production in late 2020,” wrote Spak in a Friday research report. The Y is a smaller sport-utility vehicle, or so-called crossover, smaller than Tesla’s Model X and comparable to (BMW)’s (BMW.Germany) X3.
While Ford's (F) sales in China fall 30.3% year over year in Q3, Tesla takes the U.K. market by storm with record deliveries of 6,244 vehicles.
On Thursday, Oct. 17, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock gained 0.85%. For a stock as volatile as Tesla, that's not much and volume in shares of the electric carmaker on that particular day was well below average.Source: Ivan Marc / Shutterstock.com However, that was the ninth consecutive day Tesla stock closed higher. That modest Oct. 17 showing added to the shares' gains above the critical 200-day moving average, a technical indicator the stock hadn't closed above since late in the first quarter.Recent bullishness in Tesla stock is notable on several fronts, not the least of which is the fact founder and CEO Elon Musk, an executive with penchants for the bombastic and erratic, has recently been, well, less erratic. Moreover, this nine-day winning streak comes after the shares were drubbed earlier this month following disappointing third-quarter delivery numbers.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFor the June through September quarter, TSLA delivered 97,000 new automobiles. That was above the consensus estimate of 94,000, whereas investors were whispering about a six-figure tally. Hence, the disappointment and subsequent sell-off in Tesla stock. * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock The silver lining with Tesla's slack third-quarter delivery number is that the figure is out in the open, making it somewhat unlikely that investors will severely punish the stock following the Oct. 23 earnings update. What's Important Now Regarding TSLA StockWhat's vital to the near-term fortunes of Tesla stock is Musk and management articulating a return to profitability. Remember that in the second quarter, Tesla sold more cars than expected, but somehow, it made less money. Put simply, this not the environment in which investors will forsake profitability in the name of growth and that is true across myriad industries.If Tesla can right its profitability ship, it can be argued that there's a "right place, right time" factor at play here because the climate change debate continues gaining momentum. That could help Tesla stock over the long-term. A recent Northwestern University study highlights the role electric vehicles can play in fighting climate change."In contrast to many of the scary climate change impact stories we read in the news, this work is about solutions," said Northwestern's Daniel Horton, senior author of the study. "We know that climate change is happening, so what can we do about it? One technologically available solution is to electrify our transportation system. We find that EV adoptions reduces net carbon emissions and has the added benefit of reducing air pollutants, thereby improving public health."Adoption is critical and for Tesla stock, that's another moving part thesis. Tesla is essentially a luxury car company, so it needs car buyers to buy electric, decide they like electric and then trade up to TSLA because at Tesla's price points, it's an aspirational, not everyday brand. A recent University of Virginia study confirms that tax incentives play a critical role in drivers embracing electric vehicles."Our analysis shows that both federal and state tax incentives positively impact preference for electric vehicles and the provision of public fast charging infrastructure is especially key for increasing adoption of battery electric vehicles (and slightly less important for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, which can operate in hybrid mode using gasoline once the all electric range is depleted)," according to the UVA study. Bottom Line on Tesla StockOver the next few years, electric vehicle adoption is poised to increase in significant fashion, indicating that with Tesla stock still about 30% below its all-time high, there is some "value" to be had in the name for risk-tolerant investors. However, value is in the eye of the beholder because Tesla stock trades at almost 62x forward earnings.In order for Tesla stock to be a long-term winner, Musk needs to boost margins and surprise, not disappoint on deliveries because headwinds are abound."Tesla will have growing pains, possibly recessions to fight through before reaching mass-market volume, and increased its debt levels by acquiring SolarCity to become a vertically integrated sustainable energy company," according to Morningstar. "It is important to keep the hype about Tesla in perspective relative to the firm's limited production capacity. Tesla's mission is to make EVs increasingly more affordable, which means more assembly plants must come on line to achieve annual unit delivery volume in the millions."Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Leave on Your Plate * 4 Turnaround Plays to Buy Now The post Knocking on The Door of Earnings, Tesla Stock is Accelerating appeared first on InvestorPlace.
If you're buying Ford (NYSE:F) stock today, you're speculating on a big future for electric cars.Source: Art Konovalov / Shutterstock.com Ford is planning to show an electric crossover SUV at an auto show early next year. It is building a network of 12,000 charging stations for it, and future electric vehicles. It will call its network FordPass.The new Mach E will have Mustang styling, a 300-mile range and a Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) price of about $40,000. If that sounds high, consider that a 2018 Ford F-250 pick-up truck was selling today on Carvana (NYSE:CVNA) for $45,000.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFord has bet $11 billion on electrics and hybrids under the name Project Edison. The Mach E will be the first of 16 electric vehicles it hopes to introduce by 2022. Within three years most of Ford's product line will have electric versions. Electric Vehicles Are the FutureThe electric car market is growing. So far most of the growth is in China. The U.S. had 209,000 electrics delivered in the first half of the year, one-third of them were Tesla models. * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock But there may be as many as 40 different electric models on the road by 2025. Ford is betting a common platform it has endorsed with Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VLKAY) will give it a leg-up on both electric and self-driving vehicles. Ford CEO Jim Hackett has called this the "biggest shift in in transportation" since Henry Ford's Model T.When the Model T came out in 1908 there were electric cars on the road. But the U.S. electric grid was still primitive, still mostly used for lighting. Gasoline was cheap, plentiful and easily available. That's why the charging network, and self-charging kits Ford will produce for the home, are so important. A Skeptical MarketThe stock market doesn't believe any of this. Since Hackett became CEO in May 2017 Ford stock is down 16.6% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 28%. Even General Motors (NYSE:GM) is up 9%.Ford continues to earn its 15 cents per share dividend most of the time, but the yield on that dividend is up to 6.6%, an indication the market doesn't consider it sustainable. A string of poor quarterly results, including the June quarter's 4 cents per share income, have the price-to-earnings ratio up over 16. Ford's stock recently bounced off a 10-year low and opens for trade Oct. 18 at about $9.09 per share.Ford is next expected to deliver earnings on Oct. 23, with 26 cents per share expected on revenue of $34.1 billion. Right now, Ford stock is selling for barely one-fourth its annual revenue. By contrast retailer Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) sells for about half its revenue.With the end of the GM strike in sight, Ford faces tough negotiations with the United Auto Workers, who will see the GM numbers as a benchmark.Ford is also being hit by the U.S.-China trade war. Its sales in China dropped 30% in the third quarter. The Bottom Line on Ford StockDespite all the bad news, more hedge funds have been buying Ford shares recently. There are even some analysts serving small investors who recommend the stock in the near term. Its big pick-up trucks and SUVs continue to sell, and the U.S. consumer remains flush, giving it a bridge to the electric future.I've had Ford in my own retirement account, but the fall of the stock price didn't make up for the dividend. I lost money and got out. Despite an incredible yield, Ford is still a speculation.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 * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Leave on Your Plate * 4 Turnaround Plays to Buy Now The post Can Electric Vehicles Save Ford Stock? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
While higher revenues in the North American market are likely to have benefited Ford (F), lower vehicle deliveries in China, Europe and Asia Pacific regions might have hampered profits.
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Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has become the ultimate battleground stock. Both bears and bulls are very emotional when it comes to Tesla stock. Many resort to irrational claims and ideas as they dig their heels in.It's been a vicious environment, and guess what?Source: Ivan Marc / Shutterstock.com Neither side has been right!InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsTSLA stock is flat over the past 12 months and up about 13% over the last five years. A month ago, that five-year return was approximately 0%.Compare that to the S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY), which is up 8% in the past year and roughly 60% in the past five. * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock There's a serious disconnect here for both parties. Tesla has neither gone to the moon like bulls thought, nor has it gone to zero like seemingly every perma-bear has pleaded.So what now? Breaking Down Tesla StockFor me, Tesla is one of those "look, don't touch" stocks. Meaning, it's an exciting and entertaining company to follow, but not necessarily a stock I want to put my money in. It has a polarizing CEO and state-of-the-art cars, but it also has a problem generating free cash flow, while that polarizing CEO can run afoul at times.After a capital raise earlier this year, Tesla is well funded. It can finish building out its Gigafactory in Shanghai and pour more funds into expansion and product development. But if it can't generate consistent free cash flow and profits, then what good is TSLA from an investment perspective?Then there's consideration from a valuation perspective. TSLA shares are anything but cheap. At current prices, Tesla stock commands a $46 billion market cap. That's about two times 2019 sales. However, valuing TSLA on cash flow and profits is a bit harder, since they are inconsistent at best and non-existent at worst.In my view, Tesla has more upside than companies like General Motors (NYSE:GM), Ford (NYSE:F) and others. That does not mean it has a superior business model or financials. But even if Tesla does grow into its potential, how much room does its valuation allow the stock to expand?Perhaps one could make an argument that TSLA may command a valuation like Ferrari (NYSE:RACE). But Ferrari is an automaker unlike most others. It does not aim for the masses and has a very passionate customer base. Tesla too has a passionate customer base, but it is aiming for the masses.For Tesla, it really boils down to consistency. It needs to consistently expand (or maintain) margins, its free cash flow and profits.Without consistency in its fundamentals, Tesla, at least to me, is simply a company to cheer for but not one to invest in at this time. Automakers are tough investments to begin with and the volatility in Tesla's financials doesn't help matters. Trading Tesla StockTSLA stock is coiling just beneath $260. On the charts, that lands it just below a critical level over the last seven months but puts it over the 200-day moving average and 61.8% retracement.While the stock fell about 50% from peak to trough, the decline didn't give bears the satisfaction they were looking for. Particularly now that TSLA has bounced back by more than 45%.After the latest rally, both camps seem convinced the next "big move" will be in their favor.If TSLA can move back over $260, it puts the 50% retracement near $278 on the table. Above that and $300 is possible.It's worth pointing out that Tesla stock is over the $240 to $250 zone, which is a critical long-term area as it was range support for a number of years before giving way in April.Should the 200-day, $260 and the 61.8% retracement prove too difficult for TSLA to penetrate, let's see if uptrend support (blue line) and the 50-day moving average can buoy the name. Below that and the 78.6% retracement near $220 is on the table.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 * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Leave on Your Plate * 4 Turnaround Plays to Buy Now The post Tesla Stock Looks Like It's on the Verge of Another Breakout appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Nio (NYSE:NIO) stock climbed more than 11% after the "Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) of China" reported strong third-quarter earnings on Oct. 8. Investors were especially pleased to learn that the company's vehicle delivery increased by 35% from the second quarter.Source: Carrie Fereday / Shutterstock.com InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThis news came at just the right time for Nio stock, since the company has been struggling for most of this year. The company's second-quarter earnings were a big disappointment, as was the news that the company laid off 20% of its workforce. * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock While it's encouraging to see that Nio finished quarter three on a high note, this doesn't discount the very real headwinds the company faces. And even after the jump in the company's shares, Nio's stock price is still down 81% from a year earlier.Here are three things you should know before investing in Nio stock. Nio's Sales Have Been Hit or MissIn recent months Nio, and the Nio stock price, has struggled due to declining electric vehicle sales in China. The company's sales first started to drop in July, after the Chinese government reduced subsidies for electric vehicles in June. The U.S. experienced declining demand for electric cars as well. According to Bloomberg, the demand for electric vehicles grew 35% during the first half of 2019. Increasingly, consumers are looking for more fuel-efficient vehicles. China is at an advantage since it's the largest producer of electric cars. However, electric cars are priced higher than other vehicles. It remains to be seen whether the demand for Nio's vehicles could drop further during an economic downturn. The Company Has Real Financial ProblemsIn the coming years, it seems likely that more consumers will begin to embrace electric vehicles. The question is, will NIO still be around when that happens, or will the company have spent through its cash reserves first?The company is burning through cash at an astonishing rate. During the second quarter, the company spent $620 million in preparation for the launch of the ES6. Nio does have a deal with its largest investor, Tencent Holdings, for an investment of $200 million. But at the rate the company's spending money, $200 million probably won't go very far. NIO Is Nowhere Near ProfitabilityFinally, the company's third-quarter earnings are a step in the right direction, but Nio is still nowhere near profitability. Most analysts agree that it's better to hold the stock at this point until it's clear what will happen with the company's financials. Even analysts that were previously bullish on Nio stock are starting to become hesitant about the company's future. A Goldman Sachs analyst recently downgraded the stock, citing problems with sales and possible share dilution.The market for electric vehicles is going to be big and Nio still has potential. But the company is going to have to get ahold of its spending and sales before it's considered a good investment. As of this writing, Jamie Johnson did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Leave on Your Plate * 4 Turnaround Plays to Buy Now The post Nio Stock Jumped After Q3 Win, But Headwinds Persist appeared first on InvestorPlace.