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Ford stock surges toward 3 1/2-month high after July U.S. vehicle sales jump, to buck industry declines- Newshubweek

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Written by Arindam

Shares of Ford Motor Co.
F,
+3.03%
hiked up 5.9% toward a 3 1/2-month high in morning trading Wednesday, after the automaker reported a big jump in July vehicle sales in the U.S., despite an overall sales decline for the auto industry. The company said total sales rose 36.6% from a year ago to 163,943 vehicles, compared with a 10.5% decline for the industry. As part of the total U.S. sales increase, truck sales rose 20.3% to 87,335, with F-Series sales up 21.1% to 63,341; sport-utility vehicle (SUV) sales jumped 69.9% to 73,234, with Explorer sales up 32.4% to 17,673 and Bronco sales up 224.1% to 10,621; and electric vehicle (EV) sales soared 168.7% to 7,669, or three times the rate of the overall EV segment, as Mustang Mach-E sales grew 74.1%. Ford’s stock, which is on track for the highest close since April 20, has run up 10.2% over the past three months, while shares of rival General Motors Co.
GM,
+3.07%
have lost 4.8% and the S&P 500
SPX,
+0.98%
has eased 1.3%.

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