Tigress Financial Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Ford Motor Company (F)

Isaac Cain
April 20, 2017

Consensus earnings estimates are far from ideal, but they are watched by many investors and play an important role in measuring the appropriate valuation for a stock. Zacks Investment Research's EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that cover Ford Motor Company. The auto manufacturer reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.01. In comparing the results to the same quarter a year ago, the firm posted earnings of $0.32 for the period which endend on 2016-03-31. Performance week shows a value of 0.56%, and the Performance for the Month is valued at -8.58%.

The number of shares now held by investors is 1.51 Billion. Goldman Sachs Group Inc set a $12.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor Company and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, January 11th. Equities research analysts forecast that Ford Motor Company will post $1.64 EPS for the current year.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Auto Manufacturers - Major shows a Dividend Yield of 4.48% with a Payout Ratio of 24.90%. Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded Ford Motor Company from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating and raised their target price for the company from $13.00 to $14.00 in a research note on Friday, January 27th. General Motors Company has a 52-week low of 27.34 and a 52-week high of 38.55. Wall Street analysts have a consensus 2.80 recommendation on the stock.

03/29/2017 - General Motors Company had its "strong buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Tigress Financial.

In other Ford Motor Company news, Chairman William Clay Ford, Jr. acquired 171,379 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.68, for a total value of $1,173,255.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. The analyst with the most bearish outlook on the stock has a target price of $39. Looking at this figure it suggests that the shares of General Motors Company (GM) may be undervalued, however, this can also depend upon the situation of the market; if the market is strong then it could suggest that General Motors Company (GM) is a good investment, however if the market is weaker then it could suggest that the shares are overvalued. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Its share price has decline -4.91% in three months and is down -0.38% for the last five trades. The company is also aiming a double digit of approximately 12% growth this year. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 10,506 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $128,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the period. The Company operates in four segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Central Treasury Operations. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. raised its position in Ford Motor Company by 2,485.5% in the third quarter. The institutional investor owned 277,260 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock after buying an additional 67,654 shares during the period. Finally, Monroe Bank & Trust MI raised its position in Ford Motor Company by 0.4% in the third quarter. Finally, Rathbone Brothers plc acquired a new position in Ford Motor Company during the third quarter valued at $121,000. Investors measure stock performance on the basis of a company's earnings power.

Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) traded up 0.45% on Thursday, reaching $11.19. The stock has a market capitalization of $49.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.90 and a beta of 1.02. The company's 50-day moving average is $11.88 and its 200 day moving average is $12.19.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 1st. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.58 EPS. At present, the Gross Margin for General Motors Company GM Auto Manufacturers - Major is moving around at 12.80% alongside a Profit Margin of 5.70%.

03/06/2017 - General Motors Company was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Instinet. If you are reading this piece on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA and global trademark and copyright legislation.

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