Auto Industry Hits Record in 2011

In spite of some bumps, the automotive industry experienced record growth in 2011, with a sales growth prediction of 4% this year to 75M units. The quickest sales growth was in Eastern Europe, followed by South America. The U.S.’s rebounding market had a 9% increase this year vs. China’s slowing market, which gained 5%.

Here’s how top car manufacturers are trading on the news:

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F): F shares recently traded at $10.21, down $0.04, or 0.39%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $9.05 to $18.97. Volume today was 10,986,011 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 62,484,600 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 6.12, while trailing earnings are $1.67 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

General Motors Corporation (NYSE:GM): GM shares recently traded at $19.69, down $0.46, or 2.28%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $19.05 to $39.48. Volume today was 2,863,807 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 12,424,000 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 4.30, while trailing earnings are $4.57 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM): TM shares recently traded at $64.02, up $0.32, or 0.5%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $60.37 to $93.90. Volume today was 76,395 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 549,325 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 38.89, while trailing earnings are $1.65 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC): HMC shares recently traded at $29.07, up $0.06, or 0.21%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $27.52 to $44.56. Volume today was 136,986 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 678,366 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 18.69, while trailing earnings are $1.56 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>