March 23, 2017

Trader's Roundup: Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)

21 March 2017, 02:48 | Austin Hogan

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Expanding Its Existing Advanced Fuel QVM Program

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General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) may be preparing a rival to Ram Commercial's Ram 4500 Chassis Cab trucks, our sister site GM Authority speculates. The auto manufacturer reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.31 by $0.01.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, General Motors Company now shows a Weekly Performance of -1.36%, where Monthly Performance is -1.02%, Quarterly performance is 2.09%, 6 Months performance is 19.22% and yearly performance percentage is 18.97%. "The automaker is also under pressure due to lower USA vehicles sales in 2016, a recent settlement related to the 2014 ignition switch recall and a large fine by China for monopolistic pricing behavior". Advantage Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Ford Motor Company during the fourth quarter worth $406,000. Barclays PLC upgraded shares of Ford Motor Company from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating and raised their target price for the stock from $13.00 to $15.00 in a research note on Friday, February 3rd. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) shares shed -2.02% to $36.33 on Friday.

The Company got Upgrade by Instinet on 6-Mar-17 from Neutral to Buy.

In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock.

Basically, a price target is an individual analyst's projection on the future price of a stock.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for General Motors Company as $39.37 Billion in the Current Quarter. The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -1.87% with the 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -1.87 percent.

The Stock now has the market capitalization of $48.8 Billion, P/E (price to earnings ttm) of 10.69 and Weekly volatility of 1.45% and monthly volatility of 1.27% respectively.

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Ford Motor Co. (F) topped its 52-week high price of $14.22 on April 28, 2016 and 52-Week Low Price of $11.07 on Nov 9, 2016.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for GM to be 14.3%. The company's year to date (YTD) performance is at 4.54%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.39 earnings per share. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter past year. On average, equities analysts expect that General Motors Company will post $6.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 1st. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.18%.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price declined -1.73% during latest trading session. Beta value of the stock stands at 1.06. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 31,885 shares of the company's stock, valued at $422,476.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. They now have a Dollars 45 price target on the stock. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 85,735 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,181,625.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. During the trading on 03/17/2017, Company's stock ranged from $12.45 to $12.74.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of GM. In line with its commitment to vehicle electrification, Ford Motor Company (F) is expanding its existing Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program. The corporation has a weekly volatility of 1.26% resulting a monthly volatility of 1.24%.

02/08/2017 - General Motors Company had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Piper Jaffray. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 293,807 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $3,573,000 after buying an additional 9,700 shares during the period. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. purchased a new position in General Motors Company during the third quarter valued at approximately $135,000. Finally, BMO Capital Markets began coverage on Ford Motor Company in a research report on Tuesday, December 20th. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 52,605 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $1,671,000 after buying an additional 13,373 shares during the last quarter.

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