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From its assembly lines in the early 1900s to the Mustang and the F-Series trucks, Ford is an American car-making icon.
Best managed of the big three American auto companies with great growth prospects in China, a strong dividend and a favorable PEG ratio. What's not to like?
Ford is moving fast and continually improving its lineup.
Want a reason to invest in Ford? Just look around while driving and see how many new Ford cars and trucks you see. With a P/E of 8.92 and a PEG ratio of 0.78 the stock is clearly undervalued, especially with signs of strengthening in European and Asian Markets. One also can't rule out a dividend that's been growing steadily over the past three years and is hovering around or above three percent.
Why will this stock outperform / underperform the S&P 500 ?I don't have a clue, but I like Ford's history ...http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/gallery.html?s=f... and its position in the market place (future tech).The dividend can't hurt.
In the long term I think that Ford is doing some good things. They have a stigma about their cars and I really don't know why their cars don't rank higher. With that said the F-150 will still do well and I think that they are innovating some new hybrid and electric cars that will pay off soon. Also Ford seems to be emerging in China and could be a big player over there soon.
The world economy is not good so I sold my stock.
Ford has revamped their car designs over past 5-10 years where now equal rivals Honda & Toyota in terms of reliability and performance. This refocus has given them a competitive edge over all the players in US market. Their vehicles tend to have more gadgets (Navigator, interfaces to electronic devices, etc.) at the same overall vehicle price as their competitors without affecting their overall bottom line.What Ford has done is impressive for in terms of any company that competes in an environment that it is highly dependent on new product development initiatives.
Europe is recovering, China is booming, and the US is still a cash cow. Although Mullaly's departure will be a hit against confidence, in the long run Ford is doing very well.
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Only american auto company to be behaving like the status quo is a problem.
Strong cash position, sales growth in improving european market, dividend yield.
Recovering auto market, low P/E ratio, continuing high quality of production, iconic brands.
I just don't see Ford going very far. They made some shrewd moves, but Alan Mullaly will be out by the end of the year, the new Mustang and F-150 will be hits, but the company will continue to struggle in just about every other category they sell cars in (the Taurus is weak, the Fusion gets middling reviews depending on power train, Lincoln is still struggling overall, and their SUV's don't get very good marks in the press either). It takes a long time to turn around a car portfolio, and Ford needs to get back to 'quality is job 1'.
Good features in their cars. Good performance lately.
In Alan Mulally I trust. He brilliantly staved off the economic ruin of the 2008 crash by downsizing considerably. The company is poised to grow, and your shares grow with it, as they have held true to dividends and dividend increases for many many years.
Besides a few of the Imports Ford makes attractive, competitive products. The shares are a cyclical BUY for 2014-2015.WHOVPLLC
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