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Best Auto Stocks for 2014

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Every day TheStreet Ratings produces a list of the top rated stocks, by industry. The following auto stocks are rated highest by our value-focused model. This list will be updated as upgrades and downgrades occur.

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Chrysler Fiat continues to lead the auto industry's sales gains in November, while Ford's sales slow as buyers await the new F-150.
12/1/14 6:45AM
GM says sales rise 19% and average transaction prices are the highest in company history, but Ford sees a 3% sales drop as it prepares for a new F-150 model.
10/1/14 10:34AM
Chrysler, Honda and Toyota all count minvans among their top-selling vehicles, while Kia is giving its new minivan a big push. Families are buying into them in a big way.
9/20/14 9:25AM
Having the best-selling cars on the U.S. market helps an automaker's case, but so do reliability and consistency from the top down.
9/10/14 8:30AM
Chrysler estimates U.S. auto sales gained 3% in August, despite widespread estimates of flat sales due to tough comparisons and one less selling day.
9/3/14 10:08AM
Record stock market performance is being matched by continuing strength in the U.S. auto markets.
8/28/14 9:45AM
Some of the most basic comforts in the auto industry didn't make it to the average car until well after the recession. These vehicles prove it.
8/27/14 8:30AM
When navigating tight streets and tiny parking spots that just kill your vehicle's fuel efficiency, it helps to have a car with a tight turning radius and forgiving fuel economy.
8/22/14 8:30AM
Post-recession U.S. car buyers care less about a car's looks than they do about its price, room and efficiency. That's led to an ugly-vehicle renaissance.
8/20/14 8:30AM
Cars assembled in the U.S. with lots of U.S. parts are great and all, but they're far more 'American' if consumers here actually buy them.
8/13/14 9:28AM
Ford and GM say continuing rapid auto sales gains are being fueled by a growing economy, replacement needs and low interest rates -- not by frothiness and easy credit.
8/1/14 1:28PM
GM shares have been beaten up too much, analysts say, while Ford shares may have gotten ahead of themselves, given the impending cost of the changeover to a new F-150.
7/23/14 6:45AM
When Warren Buffett buys a Cadillac XTS, the world sees that a smart investor listens to a sales person and that consumers are still buying GM vehicles despite recalls.
7/16/14 10:26AM
A certified pre-owned luxury vehicle gives a buyer all of the comfort with little of the immediate depreciation. It's how you get vehicles from Acura to Mercedes on the cheap.
7/14/14 8:30AM
U.S. travelers hate driving and keep getting pinched by fuel prices. This mix of vehicles increases comfort and, in many cases, decreases the number of gas stops.
7/11/14 8:30AM

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The three major stock indexes tried but last week's drop couldn't be completely overcome.
The following Carmax (KMX) conference call took place on December 19, 2014, 09:00 AM ET. This is a transcript of that earnings call:
Tesla Motors (TSLA) shares are falling despite the company unveiling its first battery swap station in California today.
The following Cintas (CTAS) conference call took place on December 18, 2014, 05:00 PM ET. This is a transcript of that earnings call:
CarMax (KMX) shares are up after the company reported a rise in used car sales that help it beat analysts' earnings and revenue expectations for the quarter.
Trade-Ideas LLC identified CarMax (KMX) as a new lifetime high candidate
Ford Motor (F) shares are gaining today as the company expanded its Mustang recall nationwide.
The following Accenture (ACN) conference call took place on December 18, 2014, 08:00 AM ET. This is a transcript of that earnings call:
CarMax has missed earnings estimates in three of the last four reports, but set an all-time high with overbought momentum.
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