Auto stocks in news: Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM), Honda (NYSE:HMC)

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is moving ahead with plans to open a service center and showroom for its electric cars on Route 17 in Paramus, even as the state Legislature continues to debate Tesla’s right to sell cars in New Jersey. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock performance was 1.43% in last session and finished the day at $206.90. Traded volume was 4.06million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 7.14million shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.37. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) insider ownership is 0.20%.

Without 3D printing, the Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) would not be able to meet new model vehicle build deadlines. Here’s a look at how Ford is using the technology. Ten years ago, Ford 3D printed perhaps 4,000 prototype parts for its vehicles. Today, just one of its five 3D prototyping centers churns out more than 20,000 parts annually. The reason for the explosion in 3D printed (or additive manufacturing) of vehicle parts is two-fold: As consumer 3D printers have grown in popularity, printer makers have been infused with fresh revenue, which has been used to improve industrial machines and processes. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) dropped -0.66 percent to $16.68 Thursday on volume of 34.83million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $16.60 to $16.89. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has a market capitalization of $66.64billion.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) India today launched a limited edition of its entry level compact car Chevrolet Spark priced up to Rs 3.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)’s stock on June 05, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.68% to the closing price of $36.27. Its fifty two weeks range is $31.13 -$41.85. The total market capitalization recorded $58.17billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 25.09million shares. In its share capital, GM has 1.60billion outstanding shares.

Many Japanese companies, including Hitachi Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corp. (ADR) (NYSE:TM), not to mention universities and startups, have developed various robots, big and small, which entertain and serve as companions. On Thursday, shares of Toyota Motor Corp (ADR) (NYSE:TM) advanced 0.10% to close the day at $114.59. Company return on investment (ROI) is 4.90% and its monthly performance is recorded as 5.13%. Toyota Motor Corp (ADR) (NYSE:TM) quarterly revenue growth is -0.05%.

Honda Motor Co. Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:HMC) developed its own walking and talking Asimo robot in 2011, which it claimed was the “world’s first autonomous behavior control” robot. Asimo won’t be giving Pepper much competition as it is still too sophisticated and expensive for home use and has only appeared at Honda events and a few showrooms. Honda Motor Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:HMC) stock performance was 0.37% in last session and finished the day at $35.03. Traded volume was 614,619.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 634.21K shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.04.