Analyst Buzz: General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)

Posted January 11, 2017

For the next 5 years, Ford Motor Co.is expecting Growth of 2% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 5.21% per annum. It has underperformed by 10.62% the S&P500. Current price places the company's stock 2.38% away from its 200-day simple moving average, 4.91%, away from the 50-day average and also 1.01% away from 20-day average.

Analysts await Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) to report earnings on January, 26. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 47,194,917 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $569,643,000 after buying an additional 1,562,070 shares in the last quarter. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.50 EPS. The auto manufacturer reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.06. The score shows the rating on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1=strong buy and 5=strong sell. This means 50% are positive.

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Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) [Trend Analysis] pretends to be active mover, stock fell around -1.02% to traded at $12.63. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an "overweight" rating on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Monday, September 12th. He has a Strong Buy rating on the stock. The 26 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $12.74, with individual PT in the $10.00-$17.00 range.

Out of 18 analysts covering General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), 9 rate it a "Buy", 1 "Sell", while 8 "Hold". Credit Suisse upgraded it to "Neutral" rating and $33 target price in Friday, July 24 report. Most recently on 10/26/16 the stock of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) downgraded by BofA/Merrill from Buy to Neutral.

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Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Its down 0.14, from 1.11 in 2016Q2. Ford Motor Co. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 6.29 and Forward P/E ratio of 7.7. 95 funds bought stakes while 298 increased positions. They now own 2.10 billion shares or 2.78% less from 2.16 billion shares in 2016Q2. Current year EPS projections for General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) set at $6.01 according to the sentiments of 22 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $5.8 and highest earnings estimates are $6.19. The difference between the estimated and actual earnings was $0.27 per share. The high end of the earnings forecast is $0.89 per share and low end is $0.82 per share. Skba Management Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 1.17 million shares or 1.57% of the stock. The Company holds 4006.47 million shares outstanding. A VP and General Counsel in the company, Gayton Bradley M, disclosed a transaction on Monday December 05, 2016 that ended up generating $152,001 from the sale of 12,278 shares at $12.44 per share.

The company reported its EPS on 10/25/2016. Payden Rygel has invested 0.79% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Franklin Resources accumulated 0.78% or 47.23 million shares. Norris Perne And French Ltd Liability Partnership Mi holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 18,079 shares. Palouse Cap Mgmt owns 491,251 shares or 2.52% of their United States portfolio. LLC now owns 4,257 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $135,000 after buying an additional 3,228 shares in the last quarter. $993,422 worth of shares were sold by Nair Sankar S. on Tuesday, October 4. Also, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 17,499 shares of Ford Motor Company stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 4th. On average, analysts anticipate that Ford Motor Company will post $1.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. bought a new position in General Motors Company during the third quarter worth approximately $135,000. The Company's principal business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a line of Ford cars, trucks, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Company operates in two sectors: Automotive and Financial Services.

In December 2016, Ford's United States sales to retail customers rose 5% YoY to 183,000 units. The Other Financial Services segment includes holding companies, real estate, and the financing of some Volvo vehicles in Europe. The Company has over 70 plants across the world.