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Fly News Breaks for January 15, 2019
VLKAY, F
Jan 15, 2019 | 09:37 EDT
Goldman Sachs analyst David Tamberrino notes that Ford (F) and Volkswagen (VLKAY) have announced their intention to make a formal announcement regarding potential joint plans at the Detroit Auto Show. He believes the expectation is for a deep alliance between the two with respect to passenger cars, developing electric vehicles, as well as investing in Autonomous Vehicle development, among other areas requiring stepped up auto investment or a dramatic change. Ultimately, Tamberrino thinks this could be additive to Ford's outlined restructuring plans and generate shared costs across the alliance, potentially improving near-term and longer-term results. Looking at historical automotive alliances and cost savings realized, there is potential for a range of $1.5B-$4.5B of expense savings that could accrue to Ford, he contends. The analyst reiterates a Buy rating and $12 price target on Ford's shares.