With all of the troubles the domestic automakers have had over the last 3 years, Ford has had the roughest go.
Currently in their 7th year of a turn around plan that was supposed to take 3 years. Of course to their defense, their plans have been changed about 50 times so how could we even expect anything to take hold.
However, given the number of problems they have had in that time, it seems as though they may just be turning the corner.
They should begin to feel the benefits of the hourly buy-outs this year and they have also managed to ween themselves off most of the incentive packages for new car buyers. Although this process of moving away from large cash back offers has eaten into sales volumes, it has more than made up for that with the help to the bottom line which is what they sorely need.
Providing we do not see any sabotage moves on managements end, then this trend should continue and this is exactly what wall street has been looking for.
The chart below has a very strong pattern being traced out and although we have yet to get a trigger to enter the stock, it still remains a very strong watch list stock.