|Bid||37.03 x 1300|
|Ask||37.04 x 800|
|Day's Range||36.78 - 37.19|
|52 Week Range||30.56 - 45.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.01|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||6.70|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.52 (4.00%)|
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In order to cater to solid demand, Ford (F) plans to increase the U.S. production targets of Expedition and Navigator models in July.
The car is scheduled for production starting in 2022, according to President Steve Carlisle. General Motors GM ' luxury brand Cadillac is rolling out a new vehicle every six months, including what the automaker is billing as a major new product set to debut at the New York International Auto Show next month. While brand boss Steve Carlisle won't say what's coming to the Big Apple, Caddy is in the midst of shifting its emphasis from traditional sedans and coupes to a rapidly expanding lineup of crossover utility vehicles like the big XT6 model that debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested eleven mid-size and full-size pickups and found mixed results. The IIHS said part of the problem is that some pickups have older designs that did not emphasize front seat passenger protection to the degree it's expected today. 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.
will expand production capacity for next generation electric vehicles at a second North American plant in southeast Michigan as part of its previously announced $11 billion investment in global electric vehicles, the company announced Wednesday. The Dearborn, Michigan-based company will invest about $900 million of that total in its southeast Michigan operations with a target of creating 900 incremental direct new jobs through 2023. "We've taken a fresh look at the growth rates of electrified vehicles and know we need to protect additional production capacity given our accelerated plans for fully electric vehicles," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president og global operations.
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday brought his re-election campaign to Ohio — a state essential to his 2020 strategy — touring a military tank plant and telling many of its cheering workers: "You better love me. I kept this place open."
The moves, announced the same day Donald Trump visits an Ohio tank plant, follow the president’s sharp criticism of General Motors Co. for idling a car factory in Lordstown, Ohio. Ford is reiterating some previous financial and employment commitments while changing gears for the third time on building electric autos at an underutilized factory south of Detroit. Roughly a year and a half after shifting production of a future electric sport utility vehicle to Mexico from Flat Rock, Michigan, Ford says it now plans to build other battery-powered models there and add a second shift of workers by 2023, at a cost of $850 million.
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
Ford’s Investments in Making America Great and Trump Happy AgainFord Motor Company Earlier today, the second-largest US automaker by 2018 sales volume, Ford Motor Company (F), revealed its plan to invest $850 million in its Flat Rock assembly plant
Co. is increasing its bet on electric cars, saying Wednesday it will convert a second North American plant to build plug-in models even as demand for the technology remains weak in the U.S. Ford plans to overhaul its assembly plant near Detroit in Flat Rock, Mich., to start production in 2023, part of a four-year, $11 billion plan to expand its lineup of electric cars globally. The company also plans to build electric cars in Mexico for the U.S. market, starting with a sporty sport-utility vehicle scheduled to go on sale next year.
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BMW executives said the industry faces a fiercely competitive environment, dogged by questions about how tariffs and trade tension between the U.S., China and Europe could affect supply chains, manufacturing and sales.
Shares of auto makers fell Wednesday, pulled down by Germany-based BMW AG's warning of a significant drop in profits this year. Ford Motor Co.'s stock slumped 2.4%, General Motors Co. shares shed 2.9% and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. shares dropped 1.3%. BMW's Germany-listed shares tumbled 5.3%, with the company blaming its profit warning on higher costs associated with stricter emissions regulation, heavy investment in electric and self-driving cars, currency translation effects, higher raw materials and global trade tensions. The auto maker stock declines come as the S&P 500 slipped 0.3%.
Can US Companies Keep Both Trump and Investors Happy?US companies US President Donald Trump has frequently lashed out against companies that lay off workers and shift production overseas. Earlier, President Trump issued a warning to US automakers (F)
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President of the Americas Joe Hinrichs told CNBC the company is moving quickly toward producing what it previously described as a "Mustang-inspired" all-electric SUV that will be in showrooms next year.
Ford Motor (NYSE:F) looks as if it is going to market its electric vehicle program seriously rather than just throw a couple more products for people to have if they want. This bodes well for Ford stock over both the short and long term.Source: Barbara Eckstein via FlickrEven if the only goal was to aggravate already-frustrated Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) shareholders, well played … well played.On Thursday evening, shortly before Tesla unveiled its Model Y crossover vehicle, Ford's official Twitter account posted a simple yet electrifying message. The three words "Hold your horses" appeared immediately below an electric blue outline of the highly-recognizable pony emblem that appears on the grill of the automaker's Mustangs.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * Top 7 Service Sector Stocks That Will Pay You to Own Them There was no further explanation, although that was almost certainly part of the plan. That is, let the market speculate about what all it could mean, even if the fact that an electric version of the popular muscle car is in development isn't exactly a secret.That buzz could be more powerful than any advertising Ford may wish to buy when it comes time to promote the car. The EV Era and Ford StockIt wasn't exactly news. Ford Motor had already confirmed back in early 2017, even before CEO Jim Hackett took the helm, that a hybrid version of the Mustang was in the works and expected to be on the streets by 2020. Ditto for its popular F-150 pickup truck.Hackett didn't redirect that development. Indeed, he's upped the ante, so to speak. In early 2018, just a few months following Hackett's hiring, the automobile manufacturer announced it would offer 40 electrified vehicles (all-electric and hybrid) by 2022.It was a decision rooted in the obvious. Aside from the fact that Tesla made EVs cool enough to copy, increasingly, combustion engines are socially as well as politically unpopular.There's also the not-so-small reality that eventually, the world will run out of the fossil fuels needed to power conventional vehicles. Although the date for the so-called peak oil pivot continues to be pushed down the road, that day will come sooner or later. Better to over prepare than under prepare.To that end, Ford committed to invest $11 billion worth of capital to develop its fleet of electric vehicles. That mix will feature fewer sedan-like vehicles, and more trucks/SUVs.If Thursday's tweet was what it looks like it was, to the delight of Ford stock holders, the company's going to wade waist-deep into the EV fray in style. New Positioning and Ford StockThe shift can't happen soon enough, if that's what it takes to light a fresh fire under the stock. Ford stock is trading at half of its high hit in mid-2014, and is barely off of multi-year lows reached in December.That's a very big 'if,' however.As cool as an all-electric or hybrid Mustang may be, Ford's revival will lie in how well it sells more conventional vehicles to consumers who are decreasingly brand loyal. Not only is General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) continuing to develop EVs, newcomers like Nio (NYSE:NIO) will eventually launch an array of battery-powered vehicles in the U.S. and abroad. It won't be easy, because the Ford name doesn't turn heads like it used to.An all-electric muscle car that nods back to the best of the past can change that.The trick? Marketing. Better marketing than most electric vehicles presently get, joined with the manufacturing of EVs consumers can actually get excited about.While largely unprofitable in its early years and questionably profitable now, the advent of Tesla did validate one thing: consumers still respond to wants more than needs. That's going to require a change to the way Ford as well as rival GM advertise. As Forbes contributor Ariel Cohen described it late last year, "Some analysts say that GM had hoped EVs would just go away, as illustrated by the anemic marketing campaigns for their Chevy Volt and all-electric Bolt."Thursday's tweet from Ford at least suggests the company is willing to make EVs as fun and cool as they are practical, adding a long-missing ingredient to the mix. Looking Ahead for Ford StockRegardless of the smart move to the inevitable future of automobiles, Ford's paradigm shift still isn't in and of itself a reason to step into Ford stock. It bolsters the bullish case to be sure, but it's not a game-changer, at least not yet.Give the company some time though. It's started down that road, and is now having a little fun with the most-fun-but-still-affordable car in its lineup. An all-electric Mustang that can draw some of the attention away from Tesla may be the starting point for selling more practical electric vehicles to drivers not interested in going from 0 to 60 in less than five seconds.Branding, as Tesla has proven, is as important as building a quality car.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 * 7 Financial Stocks to Invest In Today * 7 Single-Digit P/E Stocks With Massive Upside * 5 Chip Stocks on the Rise Compare Brokers The post A New Approach to EV Marketing Will Do Wonders for Ford Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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President Trump is loudly calling for the reopening of a shuttered General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio. Paul Ingrassia, editor at the Revs Institute for Automotive Research, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss what might happen next.
President Trump is loudly calling for the reopening of a shuttered General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio. CNBC's Frank Holland reports from Lordstown.
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