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Sunday 31 January 2016
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(F) (GM) (XRX) (LUV) Active News Update: Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), Xerox Corp (NYSE:XRX), Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV)

On Monday, Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), lost -3.03% to $13.12.

Ford Motor Company is rescheduling its formerly declared Investor Day – originally planned for a half-day in New York City on Oct. 30, 2015 – to allow for a full-day event in Dearborn in the first half of 2016.

The expanded Investor Day will enable a review of the company’s vision and outlook in addition to an immersion into the latest Ford products and Ford Smart Mobility innovations.

In the meantime, investment community representatives will have the chance to speak with company leaders during the following two events:

  • 27: Ford’s Third Quarter Financial Results will be presented by Mark Fields, president and chief executive officer, and Bob Shanks, executive vice president and chief financial officer, during a call with analysts and the news media.
  • 19: Shanks also will host a “Let’s Chat” forum for analysts in New York City at 10 a.m to discuss key items of interest to the investment community. Also participating will be Stuart Rowley, Ford vice president and controller, and Neil Schloss, Ford vice president and treasurer. Following a short presentation, Ford will host a question-and-answer session with analysts present.

Ford Motor Company (Ford) manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. The Company operates in two sectors: Automotive and Financial Services. Automotive sector includes North America, South America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific segments.

Shares of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), declined -2.92% to $28.55, during its last trading session.

About a year ago, Mary Barra gathered General Motors Co.’s top 300 executives at the company’s test track west of Detroit. The chief executive officer asked them to suggest one thing they would change about GM’s notoriously stifling culture, according to Bloomberg.

They gave her five, such as more candor and more accountability. Perhaps most important was instilling the “tenacity to win,” Barra said in an interview.

That’s proving Barra’s top challenge so far as she pushes the company to switch from survivor mode — a bankruptcy and safety recall — to winning in the marketplace. Investors skeptical about prospects have pushed GM stock down 27 percent since Barra took over in January 2014, even as she has refocused her company on profits rather than chasing sales like the old GM did. Bloomberg Reports

General Motors Company (General Motors) designs, builds and sells cars, trucks and automobile parts across the world. The Company also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc. (GM Financial).

Shares of Xerox Corp (NYSE:XRX), declined -3.70% to $9.64, during its last trading session.

For the second successive year, Xerox (XRX) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America. Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices evaluate the sustainability performance of the largest 2,500 companies listed on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. Companies are selected for the indices based on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria that account for general in addition to industry-specific sustainability trends.

“Inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is a source of pride for our employees, building on our history and belief that sustainability is achievable with innovation and ingenuity,” said Diane O’Connor, vice president, Xerox Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability.

Xerox has a long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability that began more than 30 years ago with the introduction of two sided copying and continued over the decades with innovative solutions such as power down mode for office equipment and electronics remanufacturing. More recently, Xerox introduced a number of transportation solutions to enhance urban mobility, such as the Merge® smart parking system, which uses occupancy data from meters and sensors to vary pricing and hence availability and the Xerox Print Awareness Tool, which provides end-users with graphical displays of their print usage in addition to “eco-tips” to enhance sustainability awareness and choices.

Xerox Corporation is engaged in offering business process and document management solutions. The Company operates through the following segments: Services, Document Technology and Other. The Company’s customers include small and midsize businesses (SMBs), graphic communications companies, Governmental entities, educational institutions and Fortune 1000 corporate accounts.

Finally, Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV), ended its last trade with -1.68% loss, and closed at $37.45.

At a meeting recently, the Board of Directors of Southwest Airlines designated Dr. Thomas W. Gilligan as a member of the Board. Dr. Gilligan presently serves as the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University, a position he has held since Sept. 2015. The Hoover Institution is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy in addition to international affairs.

Before his appointment at the Hoover Institution, Dr. Gilligan served as the Dean of the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin from 2008 to Aug. 2015, where he also held the Centennial Chair in Business Education Leadership.

Dr. Gilligan has held several key administrative roles at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC) between 1987 and 2008, counting interim Dean, the Vice-Dean of Undergraduate Education, director of the Ph.D. program, and the Chair of the Finance and Business Economics Department. During his tenure at USC, he held visiting appointments at Stanford University (1989-1990 and 1994) and Northwestern University (1995-1996). From 1984 to 1987, Dr. Gilligan taught Economics at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Gilligan was a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the White House from 1982 to 1983; and he served in the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1976. Dr. Gilligan also presently serves on the Board of Directors of KB Home. He received his B.A. in 1979 at the University of Oklahoma and his Ph.D. in Economics at Washington University in 1984.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates Southwest Airlines (Southwest). Southwest is a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets. The Company serves around 93 destinations in 40 states and runs international services to Montego Bay, Nassau, Oranjestad, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Cancun, Mexico City and Punta Cana. It serves around 17 non-stop destinations and 581 non-stop city pairs. It operates around 665 Boeing 737 aircrafts.

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