The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, discusses topics across the investing world.

If you're looking for market-beating stocks, one thing to look for is companies whose operations are improving and whose stocks are floundering. As Ford's stock flirts with $10 a share (the bad way), its operational improvements are notable. Despite not needing a bailout like competitor GM, Ford's turnaround is further along. While its current earnings are robust, it's how Ford is set up for the future that's impressive. Its diminishing debt load is now rated investment grade, its products have improved impressively on the quality front, and its product line has been streamlined. Anand explains that he's bullish on Ford, especially if its stock slips into single digits. Watch the video below.

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