Ford Open to Early Exit for Mulally, Target’s Canada Plan Grows, and 3 More Hot Stocks

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F): Speculation is suggesting that Ford’s board might allow an earlier exit for CEO Alan Mulally than originally anticipated. Mulally, who is 68, was supposed to leave his post by he end of next year — though the board of directors is now open to letting him step down earlier as he explores other roles, Reuters says. Separately, Mulally believes that auto sales in the U.S. will hit 17 million in the next few years as more pent-up demand is relieved.