Ford's Tough Road Ahead

The following video is from Tuesday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Andy Cross and Joe Magyer, discuss the top business and investing stories.

In this segment, Ford (NYSE: F  ) reported better-than-expected earnings, but shares were down because of concerns over European operations. The guys discuss whether Europe has become a black hole for stock investors. Joe says that Ford is facing competition from General Motors (NYSE: GM  ) and thinks GM will have a tough fourth quarter as well, though he believes that the launch of the new Chevy Silverado will help later in the year. Andy, meanwhile, thinks Ford's investment in the Chinese market will pay off.

Ford has been performing incredibly well as a company 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 debt. But Ford's stock seems stuck in neutral. Does this create an incredible buying opportunity, or are there hidden risks with the stock 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 whether Ford is a buy right now, and why. Simply click here to get instant access to this premium report.

The relevant video segment can be found between 9:40 and 13:42.

For the full video of today's MarketFoolery, click here.


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  • Report this Comment On January 30, 2013, at 8:29 AM, elevensmile wrote:

    Yeah, it's a really tough road making only $8 billion profit last year and sitting on $24 billion cash, but this year should be notably better.

    While the Europe forecast is slightly worse than last year, that degradation is more than offset by improved prognosis for Asia-Pacific and Latin America. In the meantime, North American profits can continue to fund Ford's hobby (a.k.a. "long term investment") of building cars in the rest of the world until the sales growth in China, India and Thailand pays big dividends.

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