Ford Domestic Sales Jump In August and 2 Other Hot Stocks To Watch

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F): Current price $16.91

Ford’s domestic auto sales soared by 12 percent in August on strong demand for the F-Series pickup, along with small cars. F-Series sales jumped by 22 percent to 71,115, marking the second month in 2013 that F-Series sales topped 70,000. Ford had not sold over 70,000 F-Series trucks in two separate months in the same year since 2006. Ford’s recently redesigned Fiesta subcompact had its sales jump by 61 percent while the C-Max hybrid was up by 44 percent.

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Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC): Current price $22.72

On Wednesday, Intel was named by Trade-Ideas LLC as a “storm the castle” candidate, which means that the stock crossed above the 200-day simple moving average on higher than normal relative volume. Together with specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Intel as such a stock due to the fact that the stock has an average dollar-volume  — as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price – of $630.5 million. Intel traded 26.1 million shares on Tuesday. INTC crossed above its 200-day simple moving average.

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Vodafone Group Public Ltd. Co. (NASDAQ:VOD): Current price $32.37

Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday confirmed the A3 senior unsecured and provisional Baa2 preferred stock shelf ratings of Vodafone Group  Plc and A3 issuer rating of Vodafone Holding GmbH. Vodafone’s Prime-2 short-term rating is unchanged with the outlook on these ratings stable. The Baa2 preferred stock ratings and  provisional A3 senior unsecured shelf ratings of Vodafone Americas Inc., along with the provisional Baa2 preferred shelf  ratings of ATI Financing I and ATI Financing II, are still on review for downgrade.

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