GM's August Sales Smash Expectations, Ford Drop Narrower Than Expected

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In other news, VP John T. Lawler sold 80,624 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. Eastern Bank who had been investing in Ford Motor Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $45.08B market cap company. Conning Inc. now owns 34,100 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $1,206,000 after buying an additional 2,150 shares during the last quarter.

More notable recent General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "What Is GM's Exposure To Used Car Values?" on August 26, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: "4 Reasons General Motors Thinks You Should Buy GM Stock" published on September 01, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "General Motors: The Easy Case To Own" on August 21, 2017. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500.

Mairs & Power Inc decreased Privatebancorp Inc (PVTB) stake by 63.04% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Eastern Bank sold 776,775 shares as the company's stock declined 13.59% while stock markets rallied. Capital Advisors Inc. OK now owns 464,560 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $16,427,000 after buying an additional 149,406 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Gru Lc invested 0.03% in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). It is down 46.55% since September 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 86.57% the S&P500.

Among 52 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 48 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Instinet downgraded Ford Motor from a buy rating to a neutral rating and lowered their price target for the company from $14.80 to $11.60 in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, June 10. Washington Trust Bancorporation has 0.05% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). The firm has "Sector Perform" rating given on Friday, April 29 by RBC Capital Markets. Buckingham Research restated a "hold" rating on shares of General Motors in a report on Thursday, August 24th.

Ford Motor Company, launched on July 9, 1919, is a global automotive and mobility company. Citigroup maintained the shares of F in report on Friday, July 29 with "Neutral" rating.

The company now has a P/E ratio of 11.61 and the market cap of the company is 43.81B.

Since March 2, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 3 sales for $530,042 activity. Looking ahead, the earnings per share growth of General Motors Company this year is 1.70%, which can be useful to compare with the forward P/E. About 22,953 shares traded. $2.00M worth of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares were bought by FORD WILLIAM CLAY JR. Shares for $555,475 were sold by Hinrichs Joseph R on Friday, May 5. Shares for $635,408 were sold by OJAKLI ZIAD S. FARLEY JR JAMES D had sold 25,000 shares worth $279,068 on Monday, June 12. The auto manufacturer reported $1.89 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.72 by $0.17. Its down 0.19, from 0.97 in 2016Q3. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. raised its stake in General Motors by 171.9% in the first quarter. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.29%. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.53 and lower end at 0.48 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.42. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement stated it has 3.28 million shares or 1.14% of all its holdings. Mai stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). The Minnesota-based Foundry Partners Llc has invested 0.23% in the stock. Hallmark Capital Mngmt reported 923 shares. Point72 Asset Management Lp holds 0.09% or 350,000 shares in its portfolio. Ameritas Inv Prns owns 95,147 shares.

Shares of GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) were up 2 to 4 percent in morning trading. The firm has "Underweight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, February 24. Madison Invest Inc accumulated 0.41% or 612,845 shares. Eastern Bank has 77,279 shares. Jfs Wealth Advsr Ltd Company owns 10,964 shares or 0.04% of their United States portfolio. It fall, as 30 investors sold PVTB shares while 85 reduced holdings. In the last earnings report the EPS was $0.95 and is expected to be $1.75 for the current year with 3,971,755,000 shares now outstanding. Financial Prtn Cap Management Ltd invested in 213,739 shares. Airain holds 229,332 shares. First Republic holds 0.06% or 214,027 shares in its portfolio. Finally, AE Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Ford Motor by 37.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 234,567,920 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $2,624,814,000 after buying an additional 5,562,630 shares during the period. The company was maintained on Tuesday, May 23 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets upgraded it to "Outperform" rating and $44.0 target in Wednesday, January 13 report. As per Friday, October 2, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Zacks downgraded the shares of PVTB in report on Tuesday, August 25 to "Buy" rating. On Tuesday, September 20 the stock rating was initiated by Nomura with "Neutral". The stock has "Equal Weight" rating by Stephens on Friday, October 9.

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