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December 12, 2013
06:08 EDTGM, TMToyota: GM Holden decision to place 'unprecedented' pressure on supplier network
Toyota Australia (TM) said in a statement: "We are saddened to learn of GM Holden's (GM) decision. This will place unprecedented pressure on the local supplier network and our ability to build cars in Australia. We will now work with our suppliers, key stakeholders and the government to determine our next steps and whether we can continue operating as the sole vehicle manufacturer in Australia. We will continue with our transformation journey as planned."
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April 15, 2014
18:11 EDTTMMajor Japanese automakers target 30% production increase in Asia, Nikkei says
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10:40 EDTGMBass says has not met GM's Barra but believes she is 'very competent' CEO
Hayman Capital's Kyle Bass is speaking about General Motors on CNBC.
10:36 EDTGMBass says GM is Hayman Capital's biggest position
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10:36 EDTGMBass says press not telling whole narrative related to GM-linked deaths
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06:40 EDTTMToyota rivals Hyundai's Sonata with Camry revamp, Bloomberg says
Toyota (TM) is making aesthetic changes to its Camry sedan just halfway into the carís usual design cycle, which is a signal that the car manufacturer is eager to rival Hyundai's (HYMLF) Sonata, which also is being reworked for FY15, reported Bloomberg. Reference Link
April 14, 2014
14:18 EDTTMToyota targets 10% improvement in MPG for new engines, AutoNews says
Toyota is aiming for a 10% increase in the fuel efficiency of its new line up of engines which are set to arrive through the end of 2015, AutoNews reports. Reference Link
13:06 EDTGMGeneral Motors bounces, but bearish pattern still dominates chart
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11:17 EDTGMGeneral Motors announces departure of HR, Communications heads
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06:33 EDTGMGM records show in-house investigator stymied by co-workers, Bloomberg says
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April 13, 2014
19:18 EDTGMGM Opel unit may get to break even ahead of 2016 target, WSJ says
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April 11, 2014
17:09 EDTGMStocks tumble as investors remain skittish
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15:15 EDTGMGM CEO Barra emailed about recall developments in 2011
New documents released this afternoon by the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce indicate that Mary Barra, who is now General Motors' CEO, was emailed by Terry Woychowski in 2011 regarding the company's handling of Saturn Ions and Chevrolet Cobalts that were being probed by the NHTSA related to defects. In the email, dated October 3, 2011, Woychowski tells Barra that during the initial Cobalt case the "Ion data did not justify being included" and that the situation was "evolving." Shares of General Motors, which have been in negative ground throughout the session, are down about 3.75% to $32.05 in late afternoon trading. Over the last three months, the stock is down about 20%. Reference Link
14:58 EDTGMGeneral Motors options active on Senators call on DOJ to intervene
General Motors April 34 calls and April 31 puts are active on Senators calling on the Department of Justice to intervene in GM suits. April call option implied volatility is at 30, May is at 31, June is at 30; compared to its 26-week average of 28 according to Track Data. Active option volume suggests traders taking positions for large price movement.
14:54 EDTGMSenators call on DOJ to intervene in GM suits, require compensation fund
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14:14 EDTGMDeutsche Bank upgrades Ford on earnings outlook
Deutsche Bank upgraded Ford (F) to Buy from Hold in a note to investors, saying that the company's earnings are poised to increase significantly in 2015-2016. WHAT'S NEW: Ford can increase the price of its pickup trucks, Deutsche Bank analyst Rod Lache wrote. The company's pickups now cost just an average of about $150 per vehicle more than GM's offerings, versus the average gap of $3,000 over the last five years, Lache explained. Ford's new F150 truck will be less expensive than previously expected, as the truck's aluminum body will be cheaper than anticipated and the company has been able to find other ways to cut production costs, the analyst stated. Additionally, Ford's prospects in Europe and China are "favorable," according to the analyst, who upgraded the stock to Buy from Hold. He raised his price target on the shares to $19 from $18.50. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Lache was somewhat upbeat on General Motors (GM), saying that the company can keep it profits at "decent" levels by cutting its costs. However, he added that the automaker's products have not met expectations. Lache now expects GM's share of the pickup truck market share to drop to 17% in 2015 from 17.5% this year. He lowered his 2014 EPS estimate for GM to $2.58 from $3.38 and reduced his 2015 EPS estimate for the company to $4.20 from $4.80. Lache reduced his price target on the shares to $41 from $48, but kept a Buy rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Ford added 0.6% to $15.72, while GM fell 2.9% to $32.33.
07:31 EDTTM, GMChina auto sales growth slowed in March, WSJ reports
The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said 1.71M passenger vehicles were sold there in March, which was up 7.9% from a year earlier but a slower growth rate than the 11% year-over-year increase seen in the January-to-February period, reported The Wall Street Journal. The association cited weak sales of minivans, which fell 23% in the month, as a large factor, the report noted. Publicly traded automakers include Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Fiat (FIATY), Honda (HMC), Toyota (TM), Nissan (NSANY) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
06:40 EDTGMGM surpasses VW in Q1 China sales, Bloomberg says
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06:36 EDTGMSafety advocates unnerved by accidents in recalled GM cars, Reuters says
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06:15 EDTGMFord upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
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05:43 EDTTMToyota upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
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