Will Ford Show Us Anything on Wednesday that We Don't Already Know?
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Ford is set to announce earnings in two days. Judging by market returns against competitors, investors are not expecting any big surprises from the auto giant.
Heres how Ford has done against competitors since 2010, the year in which auto sales bottomed out.
Overall, since 2010, Ford is up about 5%, lagging Toyota , GM , and Honda. Over the same period, Toyota is up 59%, GM is up 16%, and Honda is up 11% (all figures are on a monthly average basis). On the positive side, Ford has outperformed Nissan (flat) and Peugeot (down 63%).
What could push Ford higher on Wednesday?
On the whole, Ford needs the market to arrive at two risky conclusions for the stock to become an outperformer.
First, Ford needs to show that it is able to gain market share from competitors. Its certainly achievable. Fords growth continues to be driven by the best-selling vehicle in the worldthe Ford Focus. Sales of the Focus grew by 16% from January to September 2013, according to recently released figures f
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