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A Big Upgrade for Ford

Dave Mock
August 13, 2010

After spending more than a year at a less-than-impressive two-star rank, Ford (NYSE: F  ) has impressed enough top-performing members of our 165,000-strong Motley Fool CAPS community to climb up to a more palatable three stars. A total of 9,598 members have given their opinion on the auto maker, with many of them offering analysis and commentary explaining the recent optimism.

CAPS members like the progress that Ford has made in working its way through the financial crisis and believe it's on the right track for more profits. The company reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings with profits in every geographic region, and even forecasts a profitable 2010 with a further increase in 2011. Along with U.S. peers General Motors and Chrysler, Ford started the third quarter with positive U.S. July sales gains, setting it apart from the declines at Japanese rivals Toyota (NYSE: TM