Financial Analysis of: General Motors Company (GM)

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ford Motor Company

Financial Analysis of: General Motors Company (GM)

Nomura reissued their buy rating on shares of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) (TSE:GMM.U) in a report issued on Tuesday morning. The brokerage now has a $14.80 price target on the auto manufacturer's stock.

Several analysts recently commented on the company.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Ford Motor Co., where 1 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 7 analysts have given a Buy signal, 14 said it's a HOLD, 1 reported it as Underperform and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Jefferies Group LLC set a $12.00 price target on Ford Motor Company and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 14th. Vetr upgraded shares of General Motors Company from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $41.64 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, March 13th. Nomura upgraded shares of General Motors Company from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, March 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company.

16 analysts on average are expecting General Motors Company to report earnings of $1.72 per share for the current quarter. 5,361,037 shares of the stock were exchanged.

The analysts offering 12 month price targets for Ford Motor Company have a median target of $13, with a high estimate of $17 and a low estimate of $10. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $11.52 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.12. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.68 earnings per share. The auto manufacturer reported $1.70 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.25.

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Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) tumbled -6.61% year-to-date. The business earned $36.48 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $34.62 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.68 earnings per share. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis.

Stock is now moving with a negative distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately -7.57%, and has a poor year to date (YTD) performance of -6.61% which means the stock is constantly subtracting to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This report was first reported by Transcript Daily and is the property of of Transcript Daily. If you are viewing this news story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States and worldwide copyright & trademark legislation. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 9th will be issued a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, April 18th. Ford Motor Company's payout ratio is 52.63%. Also, Chairman William Clay Ford, Jr. acquired 171,379 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.63, for a total transaction of $635,402.67. Following the sale, the insider now owns 243,039 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,052,569.84. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 1.10% of the company's stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $11.67 per share, with a total value of $1,999,992.93. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 192,935 shares of company stock valued at $2,437,889.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 43.8 Billion. The original version of this news story can be viewed at Finally, Norges Bank bought a new stake in shares of Ford Motor Company during the fourth quarter worth about $277,396,000. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in shares of Ford Motor Company by 22.4% in the third quarter. Finally, Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. purchased a new stake in General Motors Company during the third quarter valued at $135,000. General Motors Company also saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday.

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