|Bid||28.70 x 1300|
|Ask||28.71 x 800|
|Day's range||28.50 - 28.88|
|52-week range||26.33 - 33.42|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.01|
|PE ratio (TTM)||6.45|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.40 (4.52%)|
|Ex-dividend date||28 Sept 2021|
|1y target est||37.62|
The number of cars made in Britain fell last year to the lowest since 1956, reflecting a major shortage of semiconductors used for electronic components, broader COVID disruptions and the closure of a Honda factory. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 859,575 cars were made in Britain in 2021, 6.7% fewer than in 2020 - when COVID also hit production - and a third less than in 2019 when over 1.3 million cars rolled off production lines. "2021 was another incredibly difficult year for UK car manufacturing - one of the worst since the Second World War," SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said.
Car production fell to the lowest level since 1956 last year as the computer chip shortage and the closure of Honda’s Swindon factory took their toll.
Ford (F) announces halting retail pre-orders of Maverick truck. This is probably due to production challenges led by the chip crisis, which has tightened the capacity required for the demand surge.