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April 30, 2014
08:27 EDTDDAIFDaimler reports Q1 revenue EUR29.5B, net profit EUR1.086B
Reports net profit of EUR1.086B vs. EUR564M a year ago. Reports revenue up by 13% to EUR29.5B. Reports total unit sales of 565,800 vehicles in Q1. Says Group EBIT from ongoing business anticipated to be significantly higher than in 2013. Looking forward, the company says "According to current assessments, worldwide demand for cars is likely to grow by a magnitude of 4-5% this year, whereby Daimler currently sees the markets developing at the lower end of that bandwidth. The US market is also likely to continue its growth; although only at a relatively moderate rate, the market volume will probably increase to approximately 16 million cars and light trucks. Daimler continues to anticipate a rather hesitant recovery of the Western European market. According to the current assessment, global demand for medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the year 2014 can only be expected at around the level of the previous year. Daimler assumes that overall demand in Europe for medium-sized and large vans will recover slightly in 2014. Daimler anticipates a market volume for buses in Western Europe in 2014 that is slightly above the level of the previous year. Daimler Trucks anticipates a significant increase in overall unit sales in the year 2014. For the individual divisions, Daimler aims to achieve the following EBIT targets from the ongoing business in full-year 2014: Mercedes-Benz Cars: significantly above the prior-year level, Daimler Trucks: significantly above the prior-year level, Mercedes-Benz Vans: at the prior-year level, Daimler Buses: slightly above the prior-year level, and Daimler Financial Services: slightly above the prior-year level."
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April 23, 2015
19:49 EDTDDAIFAudi plans five additional models for India, Economic Times says
In an interview with the Economic Times, Volkswagen's (VLKAY) Audi India brand director Joe King said the company plans to launch five new models in India within the next five months. "We see huge potential to grow in the Indian market... The GDP is likely to improve as the fundamentals of the Indian economy are strong and softening interest rate will propel demand for the luxury cars," said King. The Economic Times notes that Daimler's (DDAIF) Mercedes-Benz also aims to ramp up efforts in the region. Reference Link
05:59 EDTDDAIFMercedes-Benz fined $56M by China for price-fixing, FT reports
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April 20, 2015
08:12 EDTDDAIFMarathon Patent Group announces results of Signal IP Markman ruling
Marathon Patent Group (MARA) announced that on April 17, the United States District Court Central District of California issued the claim construction order in the litigation involving its wholly-owned subsidiary Signal IP and American Honda Motor Co. (HMC), Nissan North America (NSANY), Porsche Cars of North America, Mazda Motor of America, Mercedes-Benz USA (DDAIF), BMW of North America, Subaru of America, Kia Motors America, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Volkswagen (VLKAY), and Jaguar Land Rover North America. A total of 36 claim terms from a total of seven patents were disputed between Signal IP and the defendants.
April 16, 2015
10:00 EDTDDAIFOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:45 EDTDDAIFDaimler AG upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
Goldman Sachs upgraded Daimler AG to Conviction Buy saying the auto recovery in Europe is sustainable.

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