Today analysts Austin Smith and Blake Bos take a look at September auto sales figures. While some sales figures were impressive, others were dissapointing, but as our analysts note, there is more than meets the eye with these numbers. 

Some manufacturers are building off a small base, while others have one-time circumstances either boosting or depressing sales figures.

Taking a more long-term and realistic view of these sales figures, Ford continues to look impressive. The company has been performing incredibly well lately -- 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.

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