Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQOTH:NSANY)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

Along with its consolidated subsidiaries, it is primarily engaged in the manufacture and sales of products in the automobile segment. Products include passenger cars, buses and trucks, as well as related components.

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Player Avatar bartleyrc (84.97) Submitted: 5/24/2010 8:24:55 PM : Outperform Start Price: $13.91 NSANY Score: -48.64

Toyota, up until recently has been the number one selling auto brand in the U.S. Now they have quality problems across the board, including problems in their Lexus division. Nissan does not have these quality issues and is poised to fill the void Toyota is creating for itself. I currently own a 2001 Infinity I30 (Nissan's luxury brand for the uninitiated) that is still running smoothly with over 255,000 miles on it (with the ORIGINAL powertrain) and before that I sold a 1996 Infinity I30 at 200,000 miles that is still running in 2010 and on its 4th owner with over 300,000 miles on it and before that, sold a1989 Nissan Maxima at 189,000 miles (was still running at the time). Of course my wife has a 2001 Maxima with 135,000 miles on it and it still starts right up every time....how many more tesitmonials to quality of a companies product's can one man give for large purchases...SERIOUSLY??? Nissan/Infiniti just WINS...GAME,SET MATCH!!

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Member Avatar jargonific (< 20) Submitted: 12/2/2010 12:26:56 PM
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A former Nissan America dealer is trying to sue the corporation over a claim of breach of contract. The amount is not huge, under 6 million in damages. But the negative headline is worth lots more to other car companies. I find myself wondering about these headlines during the biggest trade week of the year for auto stock. Yesterday amid the big increases for Ford and GM we saw an older story about TTM, Tata Motors, pop up as a BBC Headline. They said sales on the Nano decreased 85% this year. So was that news to the corporation? Was it news to the big fund holders of the stock? Highly doubtful, especially since the video was from earlier in November. They had a photo of a Nano on fire. Why did the company, the media, the analysts, the big fundholders, and even the bloggers in markets, keep touting TTM as a top auto stock? Then the short traders arrived, and behind the scenes the stock was being forced down by what now appears to be a combination of inside trades and short sales. I sense that a big battle is brewing here, and it could get ugly. Who would the Fed support in a trade war over auto sales? Only the traders will be glad to see it happen, they like the up and down rockings and rollings of these large flagship companies. Merry Xmas auto workers. Enjoy it while you can. Demand high pay and good pensions with secure packages on retirement funds that you can get out of if need be... say the companies do what Pratt and Whitney did and leave the USA and workers who built it behind...

Member Avatar bartleyrc (84.97) Submitted: 8/20/2011 1:57:19 AM
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Headlines are mostly irrelevant in long-term investing, except to create good days to buy in cheaply (you take profit when there is little to no bad news). This opinion is apparently supported by my investment performance as Nissan's business model and product is still sound... even with the devastation of the the Japanese Tsunami that occured that temporarily interrrupted production. I'd say that my investing Kung Fu (meaning "personal mastery" in Mandarin Chinese) is still strong with Nissan because I understand that people have short memories when it comes to minor news stories when their personal experience with a product is positive. With that in mind, Hyundai also looks attractive for a long-term investment.

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