U.S. domestic car sales in 2005 and 2006 were above 16 million each year, Sales dropped to 9 million in 2009. This year car manufacturers and experts expect...

As Greek Prime Minister Papandroeu made an announcement that Greece will be doing a confidence vote this week as well as a referendum on the EU bailout, Wall Street got some shocking news out of Europe. Earnings were weak from Winn-Dixie Stores (WINN)- operates as a food retailer in five states in the southeastern United States, Baker Hughes (BHI)- engaged in the oilfield...

Bank of America Corp. (BAC), a research-based, global biopharmaceutical company. One of the most notable is in its price-to-book value, currently at 0.35. The general rule for this metric is to buy at about 0.5 and sell around 2. As way of comparison, Well Fargo and Co (WFC) has a current price-to-book of 1.03 and JP Morgan (JPM) is at 0.73. Nokia Corp. (NOK) With...

Blue Nile Inc. (NILE), an online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry, stocks have traded approximately in a range between $40.70 to $64.45 in the past 52 weeks. The Company CEO,  IRVINE DIANE M, recently bought 10,000 shares. Ford Motor Co. (F), a producer of cars and trucks also engaged in other businesses, including financing vehicles, has a 50-day moving average...

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) designs, develops, manufactures and sells fully electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components had a loss of 10% in 2011. The company stock was in 12 hedge funds in second quarter. Tata Motors Ltd (TTM) an automobile company engaged in engineering and automotive solutions, construction equipment manufacturing, automotive vehicle...

The more General Motors (GM) earns in revenue the more it can invest in research and development, mergers and acquisitions, growth, strategic planning. General Motors Company (GM) TTM Gross Margin- 12.8%, TTM Operating Margin- 4.3%, TTM Net Margin- 4.6%. Toyota Motor (TM) TTM Gross Margin- 13%, TTM Operating Margin- 2.6%, TTM Net Margin- 2.5%. Ford Motor (F) TTM Gross...

Fiat SpA (F), an Italy-based company active in the automobile sector, said it isn’t planning to raise its stake in Chrysler Group LLC beyond 51%, despite options available that could boost its stake to 70%. Ally Financial Inc. is in talks to buy ING Groep NV‘s (INE) online bank, ING Direct USA. Helen of Troy Ltd.’s (HELE), a global designer, developer,...

Gainers (% price change): Volcom Inc. (VLCM) a designer, marketer and distributor of young men and young women clothing, footwear, accessories and related products under the Volcom brand name is trading at a price of $24.40, a dramatic change of +4.67 (23.67%) from its previous day’s close. Currently, the company has a Market capitalization (total value of a company...

Ford (NYSE:F)- Ford revenue increased 17% from last year to $33.1 billion and reduced its debt by $2.5 billion. The result showed an increase of $466 million over the first quarter of 2010, and is the best first quarter earnings since 1998. Competitors-  General Motors Company (GM), Toyota Motor Corp (TM), Daimler AG  (DDAIF) General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)- So far...

Citigroup Inc (C)-  4.51 (Price),  -0.01 (Change), -0.22% (% Change)- Citigroup Inc. (Citigroup) is a global diversified financial services holding company. The Company provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a range of financial products and services. As of December 31, 2009, Citigroup had approximately 200 million customer accounts and...

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), the maker of iPads and iPhones, didn’t not participated in the session gains, as shares fell 0.73% to $350.42. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), the largest online retailer, fell 1.68% to $182.30 ahead of its quarterly report. In after hours, the stock fell 2.5% to $177.75 after profit fell 32% as sales surged. BP (NYSE:BP), the London based energy giant,...

The Western Union Company (WU) -0.14%  is forecast to post earnings of 34 cents a share in the first quarter. Shares of Western Union Company are trading higher by +0.05% ahead of its quarterly earnings release. Western Union, the money transfer services company is expected to release its quarterly results on April 26th. Wall Street Analysts consensus calls for a profit...

Google Inc. (GOOG) Android operating system for the tablets, Kunimasa Suzuki, Sony’s head of personal computers, said in Tokyo today. The models, whose prices weren’t disclosed, would go on sale in autumn, the company said in a statement. Coinstar Inc. (CSTR) : SAC Capital Advisors LP reported a 6.5 percent passive stake in the operator of Redbox DVD vending machines....

Apple (AAPL) earnings surpassed expectations- AAPL is trading higher by 1.41 percent to $342.61 in pre-market trading. Over the last 52 weeks the stock has ranged from a low of $199.25 to a high of $364.90. AAPL will report its fiscal-Q2 earnings after today’s close. Analysts are expecting the tech titan to post a profit of $5.36 per share on revenue of $23.43 billion,...

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Douglas R. Oberhelman- Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer Edward J. Rapp- Chief Financial Officer Mkt cap 71.01B, P/E 26.86, Div/yield 0.44/1.58, EPS 4.14 Competitors: Deere & Company (DE), General Electric Company (GE), Astec Industries (ASTE) Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change...

General Motors (GM) Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer- Daniel F. Akerson Chief Financial Officer- Christopher P. Liddell Chief Technology Officer- Thomas G. Stephens Last Trade: 31.46, Market Cap: 49.12B Competitors: Ford Motor Co (F), Toyota Motor Corp. (TM) General Motors Company shares are trading lower by 0.22 percent to $31.35 in the pre-market trading...

General Motors Corporation (GM)- Last Trade: 34.59, Market Cap- 51.89B, General Motors Co., the largest U.S. automaker, may report its smallest quarterly profit in a year as costs for developing and introducing new vehicles rise.  Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson is demanding speedier introductions of new models as the automaker revamps a lineup that is older than...