General Motors Company (GM) Position Boosted by SG Americas Securities LLC

Texas Permanent School Fund cut its position in shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 2.4% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 90,074 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock after selling 50,049 shares during the period. Blue Granite Capital LLC's holdings in General Motors Company were worth $1,853,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

More notable recent Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Ford Motor Company: Great Business, Poor Asset Allocation" on May 27, 2017, also Forbes.com with their article: "Ford Motor And Choosing To Lose" published on May 24, 2017, Nytimes.com published: "As Profit Dwindles, Ford Is Said to Replace Its CEO" on May 22, 2017. Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its position in shares of Ford Motor Company by 26.7% in the fourth quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 5,215 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $184,000 after buying an additional 42 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 14,223,971 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $495,600,000 after buying an additional 179,158 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Incorporated holds 0.09% in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) or 4.55M shares. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 80,132,269 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $972,004,000 after buying an additional 16,902,036 shares in the last quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P bought a new position in shares of General Motors Company during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $3,909,000. Finally, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Ford Motor Company by 5.3% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 37,408,809 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $453,802,000 after buying an additional 183,237 shares in the last quarter.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) traded down 0.90% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $34.29. The company's 50 day moving average price is $33.81 and its 200 day moving average price is $35.42.

Among 21 analysts covering General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. The company has market cap of $51.72 billion.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.05. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has declined 16.63% since June 19, 2016 and is downtrending. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.26 earnings per share. The firm's revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Ford Motor Company will post $1.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 23rd. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.35%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, April 18th. Ford Motor Company's dividend payout ratio is presently 64.52%.

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Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Bank of America Corporation restated a "buy" rating and issued a $40.00 price objective (down from $44.00) on shares of General Motors Company in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ford Motor Company from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, April 24th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $36.00 price objective on shares of General Motors Company in a research report on Thursday, February 16th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor Company in a research note on Monday, May 15th. BidaskClub raised General Motors Company from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Also, insider James D. Farley, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 12th. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 83,065 shares in the company, valued at $2,811,750.25. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $32.92 per share, with a total value of $50,038.40. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 3,120 shares of the company's stock, valued at $102,710.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 126,828 shares of company stock valued at $4,208,691. The Illinois-based Geneva Advsr Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F).

General Motors Company designs, builds and sells cars, trucks, crossovers and automobile parts. The Company's divisions include GM North America, GM Europe (GME), GM International Operations (GMIO), GM South America (GMSA) and General Motors Financial Company, Inc. The Company provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc The Company develops, manufactures and/or markets vehicles in North America under the brands, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC.

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