Analysts' Comments

GM was considering buyback since before activist pressure, report says

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015

Even before former Treasury official Harry Wilson showed up at General Motors asking for a share buyback, the automaker was considering just such a move that could come later in this year, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: How much damage can GM's financial 'fortress' sustain?

1:54 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

Marauders are storming GM's “fortress balance sheet.” Or at least, they're knocking loudly on the door....
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Global sales will hit 88.6 million in 2015, pushed by U.S. and China, IHS predicts

6:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Global automotive sales for 2015 could hit 88.6 million vehicles, a 2.4 percent increase from 2014 that would continue a five-year growth streak, IHS Automotive said today....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Analyst forecasts 17 million U.S. sales in 2015, 20 million in 2018

5:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

The US auto industry will sell over 17 million vehicles in 2015 and could reach 20 million in 2018, but expect a sharp downturn after that. So predicted John Murphy, lead US auto analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch....
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KBB forecasts 16.9 million in U.S. sales, powered by retail demand

4:25 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

Auto sales will grow in 2015, but the US industry will have to work harder for smaller gains in the sixth year of recovery, analysts from Kelley Blue Book predicted on Sunday....
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Ford hires ex-GM sales analyst to boost connectivity technologies

3:18 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

Ford said today it has hired Paul Ballew, a former GM sales analyst, to help speed development of autonomous-driving, mobility and connectivity technologies....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Prepare to embrace McLaren's anticipate-and-act tactics

10:20 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2014

People in the car business are so used to being lectured on how they are doing things wrong -- social media, customer service, what have you -- that it’s notable whenever an automotive company sets a new benchmark for the rest of the world....
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Five technologies auto suppliers can bank on, analyst says

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2014

The next six years will be boom times for suppliers with the right technology. LED front lights, telematics, cameras, radar and lithium ion batteries are five technologies that will enjoy the biggest growth in global sales through 2020, predicted Itay Michaeli, Citigroup Inc.'s automotive research director....
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NADA economist doubts sales over 17 million will last

1:09 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2014

New light-vehicle sales will top 16 million units annually in the United States at least until 2018 but won't reach the heights some forecasters -- and automakers -- are anticipating, predicted Steven Szakaly, chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association....
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Tesla shares tumble as bullish analyst raises cautions about growth

5:04 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

One of Tesla's strongest supporters on Wall Street issued a cautious report on the maker of luxury electric cars today, sending its shares skidding 9 percent on Monday. Tesla stock rebounded slightly on Tuesday, rising 2.7 percent....
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U.S. sales strength will hold through the year, Edmunds says

4:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2014

August's surge in auto demand in the United States could help lift this year's sales totals above levels last seen in 2006, Edmunds.com analysts said today....
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Tesla stock reaches new record high after bullish analyst report

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2014

Tesla Motors shares rose to another record high after an analyst report cited the electric-car maker's increasing production and said it may be worth $400 a share even before it starts making a lower-priced model....
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GM is 'paying for past sins,' analyst says

12:33 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2014

A sampling of what analysts and others are saying about GM's second-quarter financial results released today:...
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Don't get out the party hats at Ford just yet, analyst says

2:18 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2014

A roundup of what analysts and others are saying about Ford Motor Co.'s second-quarter financial results released today:...
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Is the maligned Mitsubishi Mirage a good value?

12:40 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2014

The Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the strangest cars I have ever driven -- and it's one of the most polarizing new models of 2014...
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THE GM RECALL

GM to release results of internal probe on Thursday

12:32 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2014

General Motors plans to release on Thursday morning results from its internal investigation into why it did not recall 2.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches for about a decade after problems surfaced....
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Tesla posts Q1 net loss of $49.8 million

7:21 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2014

Despite record production of 7,535 Model S electric vehicles, Tesla Motors posted a $49.8 million net loss in the first quarter while revenue rose to $620 million....
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