Analysts' Comments

Five technologies auto suppliers can bank on, analyst says

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2014
The next six years will be boom times for suppliers with the right technology. LED front lights, telematics, cameras, radar and lithium ion batteries are five technologies that will enjoy the biggest growth in global sales through 2020, predicted Itay Michaeli, Citigroup Inc.'s automotive research director....
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NADA economist doubts sales over 17 million will last

1:09 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2014
New light-vehicle sales will top 16 million units annually in the United States at least until 2018 but won't reach the heights some forecasters -- and automakers -- are anticipating, predicted Steven Szakaly, chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association....
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Tesla shares tumble as bullish analyst raises cautions about growth

5:04 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
One of Tesla's strongest supporters on Wall Street issued a cautious report on the maker of luxury electric cars today, sending its shares skidding 9 percent on Monday. Tesla stock rebounded slightly on Tuesday, rising 2.7 percent....
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U.S. sales strength will hold through the year, Edmunds says

4:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2014
August's surge in auto demand in the United States could help lift this year's sales totals above levels last seen in 2006, Edmunds.com analysts said today....
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Tesla stock reaches new record high after bullish analyst report

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2014
Tesla Motors shares rose to another record high after an analyst report cited the electric-car maker's increasing production and said it may be worth $400 a share even before it starts making a lower-priced model....
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GM is 'paying for past sins,' analyst says

12:33 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2014
A sampling of what analysts and others are saying about GM's second-quarter financial results released today:...
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Don't get out the party hats at Ford just yet, analyst says

2:18 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2014
A roundup of what analysts and others are saying about Ford Motor Co.'s second-quarter financial results released today:...
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RICHARD TRUETT

Is the maligned Mitsubishi Mirage a good value?

12:40 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
The Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the strangest cars I have ever driven -- and it's one of the most polarizing new models of 2014...
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THE GM RECALL

GM to release results of internal probe on Thursday

12:32 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
General Motors plans to release on Thursday morning results from its internal investigation into why it did not recall 2.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches for about a decade after problems surfaced....
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Tesla posts Q1 net loss of $49.8 million

7:21 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
Despite record production of 7,535 Model S electric vehicles, Tesla Motors posted a $49.8 million net loss in the first quarter while revenue rose to $620 million....
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Cold weather dents U.S. sales forecast for 2014

10:45 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
Industry consultants LMC Automotive and JD Power said they cut their joint 2014 forecast for auto sales in the United States to adjust for slow sales in January and February due to cold weather. The forecasters estimated that sales would be 16.1 million this year, down from their previous forecast of 16.2 million....
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GM assures analysts of pricing 'discipline' amid rising truck discounts

7:24 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
General Motors has been ratcheting up discounts on its full-size pickups over the last month, but it is telling Wall Street analysts that it intends to maintain premium pricing and margins on the trucks despite a drop in volume and market share....
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PHILIP NUSSEL

Will analysts' expectations continue to rule the economy?

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
We've all known for years that analyst speculation is more important than any real numbers put out by companies or the government. And based on the way the financial media report the numbers, it seems abundantly clear that analysts' expectations can never be wrong. Or could that be changing, maybe just a teensy bit?...
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ANALYSTS REACT: 'Worse on the outside than on the inside'

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
Here is a roundup of expert analyses of General Motors' fourth-quarter financial report:...
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U.S. sales expected to rise 5% to 16.3M in 2014, analyst says

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2014
Auto sales in the United States will rise 5 percent to 16.3 million light vehicles in 2014, "but we have a chance for up to 16.8 million if automakers lose discipline," says analyst Alec Gutierrez of Kelley Blue Book....
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Economist: Used-vehicle prices will remain healthy, but could fluctuate

3:03 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Used-vehicle prices could fluctuate at times this year but are expected to remain healthy overall, Tom Webb, Manheim's chief economist, predicted today....
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Fiat shares jump 16% on Chrysler merger deal

Jan. 2, 2014 17:56 CET
Fiat's $4.35 billion deal to gain full control of Chrysler Group sent its shares to a near 2-1/2-year high in Europe today, despite doubts over whether the Italian carmaker could use the merger to cut losses in Europe....
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Fiat shares jump 16% on Chrysler merger deal

11:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2014
Fiat's $4.35 billion deal to gain full control of Chrysler Group sent its shares to a near 2-1/2-year high in Europe today, despite doubts over whether the Italian carmaker could use the merger to cut losses in Europe....
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JAMIE LaREAU

For a higher SAAR, sweeten the deals, analyst says

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2013
Dealers need sweeter deals to offer car shoppers. That's if the industry wants dramatic sales gains for the near future, said an analyst....
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Lexus tops reliability rankings; Ford again near bottom

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
Japanese brands continue to dominate the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability rankings, while some European brands gained and Ford continued to rank near the bottom of the industry....
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