|Bid||10.27 x 28000|
|Ask||10.28 x 800|
|Day's Range||10.18 - 10.33|
|52 Week Range||7.41 - 10.90|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.97|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||13.18|
|Earnings Date||Jul 24, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.60 (5.81%)|
|1y Target Est||10.78|
On Tuesday, President Trump's comments about a China trade deal left the stock market with serious concerns. More tariffs could be on the table.
Ford (F) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
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.
It has been a rough five-year stretch for large auto stocks Toyota Motor Corp (NYSE: TM), General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA). Companies that are heavily invested in cars, which made up just 20% of sales by American automakers last year, aren’t as likely to succeed at this time as those focused on trucks and SUVs.
Outlook for second-quarter growth strengthens as retails sales rise for a fourth consecutive month and factory output increases in June.
On Tuesday, Tesla (TSLA) cut the prices of its vehicles to standardize its global car line-up, according to Reuters.
The United Auto Workers and representatives of Ford Motor Co. kicked off negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement that will affect almost 9,000 employees in the Kansas City area.
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Superior Industries (SUP) will benefit from cost-reduction initiatives and expansion moves. However, softness in Europe and currency fluctuations are headwinds.
Although down for the better part of the day, stocks managed to fight their way back into the black on Monday. The S&P 500's 0.02% rise is anything but impressive, but it gives the bulls another day to build their technical and psychological support.Source: Shutterstock Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) held the rally back more than any other name, falling more than 10% after Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) announced it was throwing in the towel in its acquisition effort. Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA) was problematic too, however, falling nearly 8% after Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock. Analyst David Risinger is worried about underestimated competition and litigation risks related to its opioid business.At the other end of the spectrum, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) jumped more than 3% for a bevy of reasons, including winning two different "car of the year" awards.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills As Tuesday's action gets going, however, it's the stock charts of Ford (NYSE:F), International Paper (NYSE:IP) and LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE:LYB) that merit the most attention. Here's why. International Paper (IP)The last time we looked at International Paper back in mid May, it was trapped in a downtrend largely guided by resistance at the 200-day moving average line, plotted in white on both stock charts. A near-term technical floor was holding it, but the sellers were persistently chipping away.They ultimately won the fight, dragging shares below that support area. The stock tried to bounce back, as it has since early 2018. As has also been the case since then, however, IP once again lost a fight when another ceiling stepped up to the plate. Things are apt to get worse before they get better. Click to Enlarge * The newest technical ceiling is the 50-day moving average line, plotted in purple. Rebound efforts repelled there in early June and again in early July. * This month's weakness has also been on above-average selling volume, suggesting there are more bears waiting in the wings. * The next major technical floor is around $39.50, marked in red. International Paper shares have found a floor there a few times since the beginning of 2016, and late last year in particular. LyondellBasell Industries (LYB)Two weeks ago, LyondellBasell Industries shares appeared to be on the mend. They had snapped back from a rough May, crawling back above the purple 50-day moving average line and then the gray 100-day average line, and then started to find support at that moving average. However, a push up and off the 100-day line to test the white 200-day moving average line ultimately proved disastrous. All it took was a kiss of the 200-day moving average to lead into a significant loss for that day.Before sliding back into trouble though, LYB stock found support at an established floor again, and appears to be positioning for another shot at clearing the 200-day moving average. It's less than an ideal effort though. Click to Enlarge * The support area in play now is once again the 50-day moving average line, bolstered by horizontal support around $83.60 where shares found a floor a few times in the first quarter of the year. * Although the bleeding stopped before too much damage was done, the recent setback has been on huge volume, and the two rebound days were on subpar volume. * If LyondellBasell can punch through the ceiling near $88, the next most meaningful level is around $96, marked in yellow, where LYB stock found support and resistance several times since 2017. Ford Motor Company (F)Ford has been a tough name to own for a long time. Even with the recent rebound effort, the stock remains down more than 40% from its 2014 peak price.This effort could be different though. While we've seen past recovery effort falter when bumping into an established technical ceiling, reinforcing that very ceiling, this advance is better grounded than most of the past ones have been. Click to Enlarge * The ceiling in question is the resistance line that tags all the key peaks going back to 2015, plotted in blue on the weekly chart. It has being tested again. * Since early June, F stock has found pretty persistent support at its purple 50-day moving average line. This support is highlighted on the daily chart. * Although it wouldn't readily appear this is the case on the daily chart, the weekly chart's Chaikin line -- by virtue of pointing upward again after crossing zero in April -- says there's consistent buying volume in place.As of this writing, James Brumley held a long position in Ford. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. 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 Big Stock Charts for Tuesday: Ford, International Paper and LyondellBasell appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Call it a "cult stock" or a "controversy stock" if you'd like, but there are few things more often or passionately discussed on financial social media than Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock. Opinions on TSLA stock are like noses: everybody has one, especially among the financial pundits in the media.Source: Shutterstock The recovery of Tesla stock shares from $185 to $245 has some folks jumping on the bandwagon, but I'm not the type of person to follow the crowd, especially when my hard-earned capital is involved. In the case of TSLA stock, I see a number of reasons to remain cautious or even take profits if you've got 'em. Accolades? I'm Not ImpressedMuch ado was made over the fresh announcement that Motor Trend had named Tesla's Model S the "Ultimate Car of the Year," beating out similar offerings from Ford (NYSE:F) and General Motors (NYSE:GM). The way Motor Trend was gushing about the Model S, you'd think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips"Seven years later, there still isn't another car that doesn't require a start button or key … The idea that a car would recognize your phone as you approached, unlock, boot up its computers, and be ready to operate and drive the moment you sat down and closed the door is still cutting-edge today."I tend to view this effusiveness as a way to sell copies of Motor Trend, not an instance of sterling journalism. With comparable vehicles from Ford, General Motors and Nio (NYSE:NIO), Motor Trend is behaving as if Tesla were still the only leading-edge electric vehicle manufacturer around, which is absolutely not the case in 2019. A Matter of TrustOverblown superlatives aside, the fact remains that if a company doesn't have their target demographic's trust, then they've really got nothing at all. And it seems that Tesla has broken that bond of trust, as evidenced by AMCI's newly released 2019 Trusted Automotive Brand Study (TABS). * 10 Stocks Driving the Market to All-Time Highs (And Why) As reported in the study, Tesla is now the third least trusted luxury automobile brand. This is significant because, as the AMCI study stated, trust accounts for more than 50% of a consumer's decision to repurchase or recommend an automotive brand or its dealers.Switching to a dealer-less business model likely played a part in this precipitous decline in consumer trust. It appears that Elon Musk's bold move away from the franchise paradigm may have backfired when it comes to building and maintaining trust: as AMCI Global Chief Strategy Officer put it, "Franchised dealers can do an excellent job of building trust if they use the right standards and practices." Analysts Aren't Buying ItHype tends to hit retail investors the hardest, but analysts aren't prepared to join Team Tesla stock just yet -- and frankly, I can't blame them for their skepticism. Credit Suisse analyst Dan Levy, for instance, has aptly pointed out that TSLA "still needs to work its way through another cut to the U.S. EV tax credit" -- a point often glossed over by overenthusiastic retail Tesla bulls.Also bearish is Bank of America analyst John Murphy, who explained that TSLA's roll-out of the lower-priced Model 3 "will likely pressure margins, profits, and cash flow." And UBS analyst Colin Langan, not to be deterred by the highly vaunted TSLA second-quarter earnings results, reported that "the Q2 delivery beat does not change our cautious view on Q2 earnings." The Bottom Line on TSLA StockWhen it comes to cutting-edge electric vehicles, Tesla isn't the only player in the game anymore and there are plenty of viable investment alternatives to TSLA stock.Frankly, I wouldn't blame anyone currently in the green on his or her TSLA stock position for shedding some shares now in anticipation of buying them back if and when the price revisits the sub-$200 level.As of this writing, David Moadel did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy * 10 Stocks Driving the Market to All-Time Highs (And Why) * 7 Short Squeeze Stocks With Big Upside Potential The post It's Time to Wait for Lower Prices on Tesla Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Credit Company will release their 2019 second quarter financial results at 4:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 24.
The death of a British YouTube star in an electronic scooter accident is raising more questions about the safety of this popular form of alternative transportation. Emily Hartridge, who presented the online series “10 Reasons Why,” was killed in a collision with a truck on Friday in the U.K.’s first death involving an e-scooter. The city’s almost 1 million people currently have access to about 14,000 dockless electric scooters, and the new study counted 192 e-scooter-related injuries during those three months alone.
Welcome to Wall Street’s version of the Fyre Festival. Or, as Vincent Deluard of INTL FCStone puts it, the “faking-it economy,” where you’ll find capitalism without capital” and “employers without employees.”
The head of the labor union representing most hourly workers at the U.S. automakers struck an adversarial tone on Monday, vowing in likely contentious talks for new four-year deals that they want to share in the companies' profits. Rising healthcare costs, job security and the use of temporary workers are also expected to be major sticking points.
Auto stocks raced higher Friday, which could drive additional gains this week. Trade the industry's key players using these tactics.