Ford Stock Moves as Bet on Argo AI Fails


  • Ford (F) stock is on the move after the company posted third-quarter results.
  • The report saw Ford incur a net loss due to its Argo AI investment.
  • The self-driving car startup is now winding down its business.
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Ford (NYSE:F) stock is on the move on Thursday after the automotive company released third-quarter results.

The big news affecting F stock today is a $2.7 billion negative impact reported by the company due to its investment in Argo AI. Ford had heavily invested in the self-driving car startup, but Argo AI is now winding down its business.

Ford’s poor investment in Argo AI resulted in it suffering an $827 million net loss during Q3. That translates to earnings per share of 30 cents, which matches what Wall Street had expected from the company.

The Future of Ford Autonomous Vehicles

While Ford’s plan to foster its own technology for self-driving cars has failed, it isn’t giving up on the endeavor entirely. Comments made by CEO Jim Farley suggest that the company will instead buy autonomous tech from other companies to use in its vehicles.

Ford CFO John Lawler echoed this sentiment in a statement to CNBC.

“It’s become very clear that profitable, fully autonomous vehicles at scale are still a long way off […] We’ve also concluded that we don’t necessarily have to create that technology ourselves.”

F stock has been volatile today, with shares seeing a sharp fall this morning after the earnings report release. However, the stock has recovered since then and is currently up 1.3% as of Thursday afternoon.

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