The company sold nearly 10 million vehicles worldwide last year, and expects to surpass that key milestone in 2014.
The aluminum maker took a big hit as commodity prices pulled back during the recession, but an expected auto boom in China could help profits rebound.
The company is on track to become the world's No. 1 user of aluminum outside of the military.
Recent gains may embolden bigger moves in the New Year. And potential targets are abundant.
Despite larger dividends and more stock buybacks, the top 19 saw cash gains of nearly 22% in the last year.
Some companies hit all-time records in November, while others came in below expectations.
People snapped up 600,000 of the iconic cars a year in the 1960s, but fewer than 72,000 have been delivered in 2013. A new version debuts Thursday.
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