Paid labors at Ford Motor Co.’s (NYSE:F) European plants are now thinking over whether they would take part in a takeover plan the US second most biggest auto manufacturer intends to have accomplished by the conclusion of 2012.
Ford declared in the start of this week the takeover initiative to stem its European paid workers comprising of a lot of contract workers. Ford is proposing the takeover to labors in the UK, Germany and other European zones as the chaos in the automotive segment increases.
Ford Europe Chief Stephen Odell stated that there is now an enhancing belief among industry executives European automotive sales would not recover as rapidly as everyone had predicted.
Its competitors include Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:TM) that surged +1.72% to $80.02 with the total traded volume of 345,810.00 shares and General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) that dropped -0.13% to $33.41 with the total traded volume of 23.36 million shares.
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Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) increased +0.70% or +$0.07 to trading at $10.08 following it hit intra day high level of $10.18. The total traded volume in the current trading session is 15.44 million shares as compared to average 34.63 million shares. Its fifty two week trading range is $8.82 – $13.05. The total market capitalization reached $38.44 billion.
The stock price was ahead its 52 week low price with +14.99% and it lagged behind -21.78% from its 52 week maximum mark. Stock price volatility for last month remained 1.87%. In its share capital, the company has 3.81 billion outstanding shares out of which 3.73 billion shares have been floated in the market. For now, stock ownership with company’s management remained 0.31%.
Ford Motor presented a pessimistic weekly performance of -5.48% with respect to its rate of return and it remained +6.60% for the month. However, the performance for a quarter experienced a positive change of +0.40% and it increased +0.30% for a year and its year to date performance remained in red with -5.66%.
Current stock price is in the upbeat territory taking into account of 20 days moving average with +0.46% and continued bullish run for 50 days moving average with +5.32%. Its earning per share for the past twelve months was $4.42. Company’s beta coefficient was at 2.32. Beta measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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