Ford Motor (NYSE:F) loses against locally made Toyotas in Australia

Posted by on Jan 02, 2013

There has reportedly been a situation of a big change in the Australian automotive industry, with sales of locally manufactured Toyotas beating competitor Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for the first time. Official data for 2012 will not be revealed before Friday but it is expected the Toyota Camry and Aurion outperformed the Ford Territory SUV, the Falcon sedan and the Falcon ute.

The top U.S. auto company maintained a slim sales lead entering into December but Toyota’s local duo had a solid month because of a zero-finance deal on the Aurion and Camry. The outcome is another blow to Ford’s stressed Broadmeadows assembly line, which has faced output reductions and redundancies as sales of the once-popular Falcon continue their downward spiral. Read more here.

How the Ford (F) stock is trending now?

Shares of Ford Motor traded up0.62% during last trading session, closing at $12.95. The share price of Ford Motor on Monday was in a range of $12.76 to $13.08. The company now has a market value of $49.37 billion.

Are you optimistic or bullish on the near-term price outlook?

The stock, after recent close,is 16.09% up their SMA 50 and recently hit new 52-week high. Theworst hit in its 52 week range is $8.82 per share, with $13.08 as its 52 week best price that compares with a latest closing price of $12.95. Its latest closing price has a distance of +10.57% from SMA20 and is 23.05% up than SMA200.

Watch the stock’s performance in different time span.

With recent gain, the 2012 performance reflected a 25.36% gain above last year. During the past month the stock advanced 12.32%, bringing three-month performance to +29.89% and six-month performance to +29.63%.

Do you know how risky is this stock?

For this company, beta value at 2.27 represents it is more volatile to the shift in the market. If we take a look on its volatility, 3.84% was seen in a week and for the month it was 2.47%.

What does equity analysts say?

For the stock, mean recommendation this week is 2.1. Sharing price target summary; nearly 15 brokerages have a mean PT as $14.67 and median PT of $14.00 while the highest price target set by those rating agencies was $20.00 and lowest PT was $12.00.

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