The General Motors Company (GM) Position Decreased by Stephens Inc. AR

Lloyd Doyle
November 15, 2017

Finally, LMR Partners LLP bought a new position in shares of Ford Motor in the first quarter worth approximately $1,810,000.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 433 holders increased their positions by a total of 90.98 million shares, 464 holders decreased the positions by a total of 95.18 million shares, and 134 holders held their positions. If the published price targets set by Ford Motor Company analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for F is $17. AllSquare Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in General Motors Company by 16.5% in the second quarter. Pzena Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 38.4% in the second quarter. Lsv Asset Management now controls 23,132,350 shares valued at $276,894,000. The fund owned 19,050 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock after selling 77,049 shares during the period. Days to cover increased 1.0 to 3.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.03% on October 31.

Ford Motor Company has 3.98 billion shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 0.19. The legal version of this piece can be accessed at https://weekherald.com/2017/11/13/thomas-s-timko-sells-44791-shares-of-general-motors-company-gm-stock.html. The return on assets stands at 1.4%, Return on Equity now is 7% and the Return on Investment value is 6%.

This company has been competing with others in the Consumer Goods space and offers its own combination of interesting factors General Motors Company (GM) now trades with a market capitalization of $61.09 Billion. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.10. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.91% and a return on equity of 21.62%. Revenue during the quarter was $33.65 billion, representing 1% growth from $33.33 billion in year-ago quarter. During the same period past year, the company earned $0.26 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that General Motors Company will post $6.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 22nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 23rd will be issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, December 5th. Ford Motor's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 54.55%. Also, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 6th. Corporate insiders own 1.08% of the company's stock.

In other Ford Motor news, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 22,076 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.37, for a total value of $273,080.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insider ownership decreased by a total of 977144 shares, which suggests that GM's key executives are feeling less optimistic about the outlook for the stock.


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Several firms have shifted positions in (F). Vetr cut shares of General Motors Company from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $33.66 target price for the company.in a research note on Monday, September 26th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $53.00 price target on shares of General Motors in a report on Monday, October 2nd.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) touched its 1-Year High price of $46.76 on 10/24/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $31.92 on 05/25/17. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a "sell" rating and issued a $10.00 price objective (up previously from $9.00) on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock.

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company.

General Motors Company designs, builds and sells cars, trucks, crossovers and automobile parts. The Company's segments include GM North America (GMNA), GM Europe (GME), GM International Operations (GMIO), GM South America (GMSA) and General Motors Financial Company, Inc (GM Financial).

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