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Ford Motor Q2 Profit Beats Estimates; Auto Segment Operating Margin Down 1.8%

27 July 2017

LVW Advisors LLC's holdings in Ford Motor were worth $245,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company.

Stocks of General Motors Company (NYSE GM) transacted up 0.661% throughout intraday market trading on early Wednesday, reaching $35.805. Finally, North Star Investment Management Corp. increased its position in General Motors by 0.8% in the first quarter.

Chief Financial Officer Chuck Stevens said GM still had a strong quarter with pretax earnings of $3.7 billion. Reilly Fincl Advsr Ltd Company, a California-based fund reported 10,206 shares. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Inc., which owns 77,903,013 shares of the stock are valued at $2.79 billion. Finally, Alpha Windward LLC boosted its position in shares of Ford Motor by 1.5% in the first quarter. Batey now owns $2,514,873 of the stock according to the SEC filing.

During 2017, USA automakers such as General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Ford (NYSE: F) have had to contend with stagnating demand in the domestic market.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) marched up 19.28% compared to a 52-week low price of $29.82.

Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is 2.17, the 50-day is 3.11 and the 20-day is 0.29. Traders bought 26,435 put options on the stock. The Average Volume of the company is 12.49 Million and P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 5.5, while Forward P/E ratio is 5.97. For the last period, the company reported quarter over quarter EPS growth of -35.30% and quarter over quarter sales growth of 3.80%. The business had revenue of $36.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.67 billion. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.65-1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.51. Equities analysts expect that Ford Motor Company will post $1.51 EPS for the current year.

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The company also declared a dividend paid on Friday the 23rd of June 2017. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be paid a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thurs, Sep 7th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.32%. Perkins Coie Trust reported 0% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F).

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15 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter, analysts estimated mean sale target of 35895.5 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 38293 million and 33872 million respectively. Nomura reiterated a "buy" recommendation and given a $47.00 target price on stock of General Motors in a note on Tue, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Ford Motor from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, April 24th. Evercore ISI reissued an "in-line" rating and issued a $40.00 price objective on shares of General Motors in a research report on Thursday, March 30th.

The Target Price for General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) is $39.27/share according to the consensus analysis of analysts working on the stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.16, for a total transaction of $279,000.00. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.35, for a total value of $2,501,250.00. The Beta for the company stands at 1.16 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.17. Also, insider Mark L. Reuss sold 75,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 3rd. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 428,411 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $4,781,066.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.04% of the company's stock.

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

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Ford Motor Q2 Profit Beats Estimates; Auto Segment Operating Margin Down 1.8%