Posted Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 4:34am

Subaru surge prompts automaker to debate niche status

What car company’s stock has risen the most — fivefold — since the beginning of 2012?
Besides Tesla Motors Inc. It’s Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., maker of Subaru. Profits and sales are heading toward records after the company benefited more than most Japanese carmakers from the weakening of the yen and as new models such as the BRZ sports car have become so popular that U.S. consumers need to wait months to get one.