Where to invest within the automotive industry?
The most important car manufacturers have been facing several obstacles for a long time. In addition to start producing eco-friendly products today, their processes are being weighed down by a shortage of components needed for production, high inflation and the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic. It is not easy to maintain a positive growth trend, yet we predict that in 2022 the value of this segment on a revenue basis could be as high as 2.9 trillion USD. By the end of 2022, the global automotive industry could grow by more than 3%. So let's take a look at the titles that have announced interesting news recently and are worth considering investing in.
The automaker's latest model to hit the market is the F-150 Raptor R, a high-performance off-road pickup truck. Pricing will start at $109,145 and production will begin in the fall at Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. The company's stock is up nearly 2% after the new model was unveiled. *
Ford Motor Company's stock performance over the past 5 years. (Source: Investing)
The Swedish carmaker posted a higher-than-expected increase in profits over the latest period. This is due to strong demand for its trucks, but on the other hand, the company also has to deal with serious problems. The company is still affected by a global shortage of semiconductors, as well as low shipping capacity, high material costs, military conflict and layoffs in Russia. Adjusted operating profit at the maker of trucks, construction machinery, buses and engines rose to 13.75 billion Swedish kronor ($1.3 billion) from 9.73 billion a year earlier, beating the 12.17 billion kronor seen by analysts in a Refinitiv survey.
The stock performance of Volvo, AB ser. B over the past 5 years. (Source: Investing)
Toyota Motor Corporation and Nissan Motor Co.
Two other major players you should consider when choosing a potential investment. Despite the fact that Toyota reported a decline in sales volume in June in the US, and also has to contend with inventory shortages, it did manage to successfully introduce new products, the Toyota bZ4X battery electric car and the Tundra hybrid. Going forward, its customers can expect more products that could come to market by the end of 2022. Nissan's actions are also attracting attention. The latter most recently unveiled the new Nissan Sakura electric car in Japan. It is the first battery electric car, and its price is more than favorable, starting at $14,000. There are more investment opportunities within the automotive industry, the final choice is up to the investor's preference.
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