September Numbers Reveal a Resilient Auto Market

September auto-sales numbers came out recently, and the results were slightly disappointing for domestic automakers. Ford (NYSE: F  ) sold about as many vehicles as it did last September, and GM (NYSE: GM  ) deliveries were up about 1.5% -- not terrible, but nothing to get too excited about, either. Toyota (NYSE: TM  ) , on the other hand, was up 42%, continuing to rebound from natural disasters, and Honda (NYSE: HMC  ) was up 31% under similar circumstances. 

For the full story on September's numbers and their larger implications within the auto industry, tune in to the preceding video for fool.com analyst Brendan Byrnes' expert analysis. One noteworthy takeaway is that there were several bright spots in the results for Ford, with the Focus up a huge 91% over last September, and 50% of Escape sales coming from trade-ins of non-Ford vehicles -- a sign of the automaker's success in converting consumers to the Ford brand. However, the company's stock still seems stuck in neutral. Does this create an incredible buying opportunity, or are there hidden risks that investors need to know about? To answer these questions, Brendan has written a premium research report with in-depth analysis on whether Ford is a buy right now, and why. Simply click here now to learn more and get started.

Andrew Tonner and The Motley Fool own shares of Ford. Brendan Byrnes owns shares of Ford and General Motors. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Ford and General Motors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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