Ford Motor Co., which last week won ratification of a new contract with 40,600 U.S. union workers, may restart its dividend for investors with a 5-cent payout as early as January, according to an analysis by Bloomberg.
Plans by Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. to run factories overtime to recoup production lost to parts shortages caused by Japan’s earthquake may be delayed until early 2012 because of flooding in Thailand.
Toyota Motor Corp. was already counting on the revamped Camry to spark a U.S. sales rally. The carmaker’s flagship model is now under additional pressure as a stronger currency and Thailand’s floods cut into profit.
Kia Motors Corp., once an underdog in an industry dominated by General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp., is giving investors a smoother ride with the best risk- adjusted returns in the past five years.