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Jul 10, 2009 (6:09 am)
It sure looks as though Alan Mulally is indeed making the grade, by srillfully and skillfully turning Ford around. He's doing it with a minimum of hoopla and drama, by applying sound management practices and staying focused.
#63 of 101 Re: Positive Signs [hpmctorque]
Jul 10, 2009 (5:41 pm)
I'd like to see him take a tougher look at pricing. I think they overpriced the Edge, and now are doing the same thing with the new Taurus. This mistake stalls a car out after initial sales and leads to too much incentives increasing depreciation and possibly tarnishing the vehicle. Overall though, I think Mulally is doing a great job and maybe the same can be said for the Ford family because this time they don't seem to be interfering with his turnaround decisions. Now lets see better fuel economy on traditional cars and better long term reliability after the warranty expires. Looking at the Honda forums, they seems to be falling down on the job which gives D3 an opportunity.
#64 of 101 Mullaly in Fortune
Jul 17, 2009 (1:32 pm)
Read article about Mullaly in Fortune recently. Was impressed. He was top engineer at Boeing responsible for 777.
#66 of 101 Re: stock is pushing its yearly high [steve_]
Jul 23, 2009 (7:55 am)
You got to love it. My $1.76 F shares keep looking better and better. The best performance in my 401K. Ford may bring me back to where I was in 2007. Not far to go now. Ford is at $6.98 right now. The sooner GM and C crash the better for Ford. Get rid of the unfair competition in the auto industry.
#67 of 101 Re: stock is pushing its yearly high [gagrice]
Jul 23, 2009 (1:56 pm)
I admire your risk taking, however, I'm waiting for Employment, Personal Income, Production, & Sales to increase prior to getting back into the market in a big way.
Today was good, but in one or two chapters a book it does not make.
#68 of 101 Re: stock is pushing its yearly high [euphonium]
Jul 24, 2009 (1:03 pm)
"Today was good, but in one or two chapters a book it does not make"
Very true statement. But the one that counts is "buy low, sell high". Too many people "sell low and buy high". In other words, they wait too long to get into the market. If you have been in the market since March, you are having a fantastic year despite the continued economical struggles.
Very happy to see Ford doing better. Rented a Fusion last week. Nice vehicle. Build quality was good. Didn't necessarily see the fuel savings or benefits from the 6 speed tranny. The HVAC/radio controls were a bit confusing. Way too many buttons but that seems to be the norm now in most cars. I like my 3 simple buttons in my 2006 Camry. Barely have to look away to make the changes.
Mar 04, 2010 (7:38 am)
With Ford taking the lead in domestic car and truck sales in February, and it's improving financial performance, I feel that Alan Mulally deserves credit. While Ford isn't out of the woods yet, it's showing good progress.
#70 of 101 Excellent Progress under Alan Mulally
Mar 04, 2010 (2:15 pm)
About a year ago the stock sold for 1.65, today it closed at 12.78.
Coulda, shoulda, woulda
#71 of 101 Re: Excellent Progress under Alan Mulally [euphonium]
by steve_ HOST
Mar 04, 2010 (2:42 pm)
Me too - my basis was around $4.75. So the stock only "doubled" and then some for me....
The Ford family must be breathing a bit easier, in spite of having hocked the company to the gills.
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