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They love me. They love me not. That's how Ford Motor (F) must be feeling about investors right now. Ford emerged from the recession as the best in breed among automakers. It was the sole Detroit carmaker that didn't go bankrupt after the crash, and significant quality improvements sent the firm's sales rocketing in the years that followed, pushing to record profits last year. Put simply, the stock was a Wall Street darling -- but investors can't seem to stomach Ford now.

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The thing is that Ford's fundamentals are continuing their upward momentum. Management felt like the firm's success was enough to justify paying shareholders again at the start of 2012 when the firm resumed its dividend, now a 2% yield. Quality continues to be a strong point for Ford in the 2013 model year, with positive reviews from automotive journalists across the firm's full line of vehicles. And with interest rates scraping along historic lows, the costs of getting into a new car have dropped dramatically for many consumers.

To be sure, Europe is a big black cloud over Ford. The firm earns more than a quarter of its sales across the pond, owing to its dominant position in the European car market. But so far, Ford has been able to hold its head above water financially, going so far as to earn an investment grade credit rating for its debt once again.

Ford has been aggressively growing book value per share for the last few years, topping off our list.

Ford also shows up on a list of 5 Solid Blue-Chips That Are Much Better Values Than a Dozen Years Ago.

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