Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has transformed an almost 60 year old assembly factory into the new plant for the redesigned Escape, its admission in the ultra-competitive small SUV group. The company also boosted the labor force to manufacture the vehicle.
Ford Motor invested $600 million to overhaul its Louisville Assembly factory. The facility manufactured Ford Explorers from the early 1990s until late 2010.
The new plant is celebrating the start of the new Escape on Wednesday. The auto maker reported that the plant’s hourly labor force would swell to almost 4,200 once a third shift is added current fall.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:TM) fell -0.14% to settle at $76.03, General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) moved down -0.32% to end at $21.80 while Honda Motor Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:HMC) surged +0.79% to finish on Thursday at $32.00.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) on June 14, 2012 it increased +1.07% to the closing price of $10.41. The overall volume in the last trading session was 37.54 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $9.05-$14.22. The total market capitalization remained $39.73 billion.
Ford Motor Company is ahead its 52 week low with +15.95% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -26.17%. Ford Motor Company last month stock price volatility remained 2.51%. In its share capital Ford Motor Company has 3.82 billion outstanding shares among them 3.73 billion shares have been floated in market exchange. Ford Motor Company stock institutional ownership remained 55.19% while insider ownership included 0.39%.
The stock price of Ford Motor Company is moving forward from its 20 days moving average with +0.28% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -5.32%. Ford Motor Company current year earnings per share experienced an addition with +197.00% while its current quarter performance remained -18.93%. Company’s beta coefficient included 2.37. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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