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Prop Desk: Ford’s Forecast

Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 5:34 PM ET

Investors are buzzing about Ford after CEO Alan Mulally suggested that things are looking up for the automaker.

As Ford unveiled The Figo, a car aimed at the market in India and Asia, Mulally also revealed some interesting insights into the company's future sales.

He said Ford expects sales to grow to about 12.5 million in 2010. And that Ford expects to be profitable in 2011.

According to published reports, Mulally's upbeat comments inspired some bullish speculation in the options pits.

As Ford gets business back into gear, what’s the trade?

With Ford CEO Alan Mulally predicting a rise in sales over next 2 years and a strong presence in Asia, the Ambassador thinks this stock is worth watching. “I’d put fresh capital to work in this stock today,” says Seymour.

"I'm a buyer too," adds Joe Terranova.

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