Can These Automakers Change Direction?

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst, Isaac Pino and technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Isaac and Andrew evaluate the "advanced" discussions involving French carmaker Peugeot and the largest automaker in the world, General Motors. Less than two years after emerging from bankruptcy, GM is starting to fire on all cylinders in the U.S. market and continues to lead in China but finds its European operations weighing down the entire company. Despite losing $600 million in Europe in the most recent quarter, GM believes it can revive its Opel brand. Will an alliance with Peugeot rightsize the sinking ship? From Isaac's perspective, Peugeot has a lot more to gain from this relationship than GM overall.

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At the time thisarticle was published Andrew Tonner and Isaac Pino have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Ford and General Motors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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