Auto Sector Stocks

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General Motors stock rises on more than reductions in global vehicle platforms

Investors in General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) stock wondered whether the price appreciation on Tuesday (08/08) was from the general market or the news from the 2011 Global Business Conference that the company would reduce vehicle platforms from 30 in 2010 to 14 by 2018.

Achates Power addresses commercial truck mileage and emission standards

In a private interview with Torque News at the CAR Management Business Seminars 2011, David Johnson, President and CEO of Achates Power, discussed the role that its engine technologies using opposed pistons will contribute toward lower emissions and better fuel economy for commercial trucks.

Altair Engineering helps automakers develop the right shape for lighter stronger parts

In a private interview with Torque News correspondent, Frank Sherosky, at CAR Management Briefing Seminars 2011, Jeffrey Brennan, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Global Markets for Altair Engineering, Inc. discussed the role that Altair’s simulation software, materials optimization and mass reduction plays in light-weight, structural parts for vehicles which results in better fuel economy for automakers.

CAR MBS 2011 reveals auto industry still uncertain on next IC Engine choices

As the Center for Automotive’s Management Briefing Seminar for 2011 is now officially closed, few analysts will peer into the words that were not said as much as what was stated. One area is the Advanced Powertrains, and the uncertainty of auto management teams to choose a best technical direction when it comes to the IC engine.

Cyclone Power awarded $1.4M from U.S. Army

Despite all the rhetoric to cut defense budgets, there is still good news for Pompano Beach, Florida. Cyclone Power Technologies (Pink Sheets: CYPW), developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, and its licensee, Advent Power Systems, Inc. announced that they have been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army / TACOM (Tank Automotive Command) valued at $1.4 million.

2011 CAR Management Briefing Seminar Update: Economic plan overriding Obama mileage plan

As leaders of the auto industry share their vision of the industry’s future and its connection to success at the start of the CAR Business Seminars in Traverse City tomorrow, running from August 1 - 4, many wonder if President Obama's new mileage proposal is being drowned in the news by the debt plan, or lack of it.

AeroVironment (Nasdaq: AVAV) expands relationship with Nissan into Canada

AeroVironment (Nasdaq: AVAV) announced that it is expanding its relationship with Nissan internationally into Canada as its official home EV charging station and installation provider for the Nissan LEAF. AeroVironment was selected as a result of its leadership in EV infrastructure.

Toyota stock finally breaks out above May price gap

It was just a few weeks ago that Toyota Motor (ADR: TM) showed signs of filling past overhead resistance on the weekly chart, the early March price gap of 84.76 to 84.28 which was tested and failed in May. While that event in a way extended the gap in time, the stock closed Thursday above the gap at 85.47, a significant technical event. [Friday Market Close Update: TM closed at 85.01, still above the gap, but barely.]

Gentex earnings call reveals full implementation of camera-based safety systems still subject to NHTSA

Gentex Corporation (Nasdaq: GNTX) recently held its earnings call with stock analysts for the second quarter, revealing information about the RCD (Rear View Camera Devices) and the upcoming NHSTA decision to make them required by law.

Will General Motors stock now test the June low?

With the general market reacting to news of a potential breach of U.S. debt confidence, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) stock, which is nearly nine months old since its IPO, is once again making lower lows and lower highs on the daily chart. The price chart also indicates the stock may be attempting a retest of the June low of 28.165.

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) $1B commitment in LNG technologies buys EV development time

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) already reported 35 year supply of shale gas alone, based on the 2010-consumption rate. But that isn't the only reason why a company like Chesapeake Energy (Nasdaq: CHK) isn’t waiting for Congress to pass the Natural Gas Act (H.R. 1835 and S. 1408).

Lux Research ranks automotive battery and capacitor suppliers according to partnership potential

Despite the hype and the growth surrounding electric vehicles and energy storage devices like batteries and ultra-capacitors, the sheer number of competitors in this already crowded market may force companies to consolidate or create new partnerships in order to compete and make a profit.

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