GM predicts 'strong year' in 2017 after earnings, margins fall in Q4

Lucy Hill
February 8, 2017

(NYSE:F) where 1 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 6 analysts said it's a Buy, 14 rated the stock as Hold, 2 analysts reported Underperform and 1 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. AllSquare Wealth Management LLC now owns 4,600 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $130,000 after buying an additional 650 shares in the last quarter. It recorded declines in South America and Europe, and the global market - including China - fell from $1.4 billion to $1.1 billion.

This was down from $6.27 billion, or $3.92 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Receive Ford Motor Company News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Ford Motor Company with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. On average, equities analysts expect that Ford Motor Company will post $1.63 EPS for the current year.

EPS growth in next year is estimated to reach 16.73% while EPS growth estimate for this year is set at -32.40%. Finally, Barclays PLC upgraded shares of Ford Motor Company from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $13.00 to $15.00 in a report on Friday.

For the fourth quarter, General Motors reported adjusted earnings of $1.28 per share, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.14. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.12, for a total transaction of $91,744.80. However price change of the stock was 1.69% on seventh day of the earnings report.

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General Motors Company has a consensus hold rating from 23 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 2.74% of shares outstanding. On next day when data was publically announced, the stock's closing price was $31.52 with 1.45% gain in its share price. Adding one more ration to find detail valuation of security, price to earnings growth ration that stands at 0.48. The company posted a positive surprise factor of 0.15% by 12.10. The company's stock has a Return on Assets (ROA) of -6.2 percent, a Return on Equity (ROE) of -7.3 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of -7.7 percent.

Following Earnings result, share price were UP 10 times out of last 20 Qtrs.

Sometimes solid earnings reports get overshadowed by tough days throughout the market, but stocks moved higher in Tuesday trading and investors look ready to buy.

GM was trading -5.34% below its 52-week high and 42.78% above its 52-week low. Earnings per share for the recently concluded quarter is expected to come in at $1.17 a share with $41.5B in revenue. In addition, the company forecast fiscal 2017 earnings in line with analysts' estimates. Synovus Financial Corp's holdings in General Motors Company were worth $540,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. The stock is now trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 0.88%. One year trading price range hit the peak level of $38.38 and touched the lowest level of $25.44.

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