The global auto manufacturing industry has been continuously evolving with the change in consumer demands, environment, and material innovation. As the world is moving with fast speed, the auto manufacturing industry is also entering into a new era of growth in which we expect a series of challenges but also various opportunities and it starts with 2020. 2020 is going to be a year of continuous change.
The auto manufacture industry will need to evolve fast to keep pace with innovation in these areas. This industry is vital to the economy and workforce of the world. To gain a competitive edge and to capture future growth there is a need that the auto manufacturer industry adjusts its strategic priorities.
Let’s have a look at the top 5 leading companies in the auto manufacturing industry:
Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA)
Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares were trading down -5.83% at $447.37 at the time of writing on Wednesday. Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) share price went from a low point around $43.67 to briefly over $502.49 in the past 52 weeks, though shares have since pulled back to $447.37. TSLA market cap has remained high, hitting $421.65B at the time of writing, giving it a price-to-sales ratio of more than 10.
It has been disclosed that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has met with three German ministers. He discussed the progress of collaboration between Tesla and the German biotech company. Musk was satisfied with the progress of the alliance of Tesla with vaccine developer CureVac.
Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis disclosed it had suggested Tesla’s investor vote in favor of re-electing Chairwoman Robyn Denholm. If we look at the recent analyst rating TSLA, Jefferies reiterated coverage on TSLA shares with a Buy rating.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F)
Ford Motor Company (F) last closed at $6.95, in a 52-week range of $3.96 to $9.65. Analysts have a consensus price target of $7.46. Ford Motor Co. is offering buyouts to its US salaried workers as it is planning to cut its workforce by about 1,400.
The decision has been taken to bear the shock of decreased demands amid pandemic. Ford Motor traded up 75.51% and traded down -27.98% during the 52-weeks low and high, respectively.
Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS)
Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS) stock drop by -5.98% to $18.94. The most recent rating by ROTH Capital, on July 13, 2020, is at a Buy. Workhorse Group has announced its participation in conferences such as LD Micro 500 Virtual Conference, 9th Annual Gateway Conference, 5th Annual Colliers Institutional Investor Conference, and Cowen 13th Annual Global Transportation & Sustainable Mobility Conference in September 2020.
It has earlier signed deals with Hitachi to increase its production. If we look at the profitability of the Workhorse Group, it has reported the return on asset of -308.10%, return on equity of 331.60%, -102.90%.
General Motors Company (NYSE: GM)
General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) Shares headed rising, higher as much as 3.93%. The most recent rating by Goldman, on June 12, 2020, is at a Buy. General Motors and Ventec Life systems have joined forces to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The companies have delivered 30,000th V+Pro critical care ventilators to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has a 52-weeks low and high range of $143.22 and $39.78, respectively.
Nikola Corporation (NKLA)
Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA) fall -3.85% after losing more than -$1.58 on Wednesday. Nikola Corporation’s founder and executive chairman has awarded the 6,005,162 options for shares of common stock to employees. This decision did not result in any stock dilution as shares underlying the options are granted from the founder’s existing holdings. Nikola Corporation’s stock has fluctuated between the low of $10.17 and a high of $93.99. NKLA market cap has remained high, hitting $14.20 billion at the time of writing.