The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor and analyst Brendan Byrnes and consumer-goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discuss topics around the investing world.
In today's edition, Brendan and Austin discuss one stock that Brendan thinks Jim Cramer is dead wrong about: Ford. Cramer recently put a sell rating on the stock, a call Brendan disagrees with. Ford has been on a roll lately, posting impressive profits and paying down its automotive debt by more than $20 billion. Pent-up demand in the U.S. for fuel-efficient cars should help drive sales at home, while the company's heavy investment abroad, particularly in Asia, should help drive growth for decades to come.
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At the time thisarticle was published Austin Smith has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Brendan Byrnes and The Motley Fool own shares of Ford.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendFord, General Motors, and Tesla Motors . Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.