With the auto sector showing a little weakness in July, it may not seem like the time to be looking at this battered and bruised sector, but analyst Austin Smith is very bullish on one automaker. While the two domestic companies are on every value investor's radar, Austin prefers the growth story found in Hyundai instead. The company continues to see impressive growth, it benefits from favorable foreign exchange tailwinds, and may have the most relevant fleet in America as consumers become increasingly fuel-economy focused.
Don't count out Ford as a great investment, though. The company has been performing incredibly well over the past few years -- it's making good vehicles, is consistently profitable, recently reinstated its dividend, and has done a remarkable job paying down its . But Ford's stock price is down over 20% over the past year. Does this create an incredible buying opportunity, or are there hidden risks that investors need to know about? To answer that, one of our top equity analysts has compiled a premium research report with in-depth analysis on right now, and why. Simply to get instant access to this premium report.