Investors seem to be very interested in what happens to the stocks of these two companies but do investors favor one over the other? STATE STREET CORP also announced decreased position in Ford Motor Company (F) during the quarter. Barclays Capital maintained General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) rating on Monday, September 21. The stock of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) earned "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 24.
Among 28 analysts covering General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), 14 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised General Motors from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th.
When looking at the investment recommendation on say a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell), T is given a 2.50 while 2.90 placed for F. This means that analysts are more bullish on the outlook for F stocks. General Motors has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $43.48. This implies that it is easier for T to cover its immediate obligations over the next 12 months than F. The debt ratio of T is 1.31 compared to 4.49 for F. F can be able to settle its long-term debts and thus is a lower financial risk than T. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 1.1, current ratio was 1.2, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 2.95 and Total Debt/Equity ratio stands at 4.49, while Payout ratio is 0.541. F's profit will be $1.75B for 7.15 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality.
General Motors (NYSE:GM) (TSE:GMM.U) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. Invesco accumulated 0.27% or 24.89 million shares. General Motors had a net margin of 2.00% and a return on equity of 20.95%. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.72 EPS. During the same period a year ago, the company posted $0.26 EPS. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.46, for a total value of $1,991,407.86. Alpha Cubed Ltd owns 0.09% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 46,413 shares. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.
In other General Motors news, insider Alan S. Batey sold 234,274 shares of General Motors stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The option since executed brings Stevens ownership to 77052 shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Stewart & Patten Co Llc sold 276,241 shares as the company's stock declined 13.59% while stock markets rallied. Insiders own 0.04% of the company's stock.
The shares of AT&T Inc. have decreased by more than -14.46% this year alone. Ford Motor's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 54.55%. The institutional investor held 95,324 shares of the auto manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.07 million, down from 371,565 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. now owns 60,000,000 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $2,095,800,000 after acquiring an additional 10,000,000 shares in the last quarter.
Kelley Blue Book sales estimate: 198,000; +0.2%. We will analyze the growth, profitability, risk, valuation, and insider trends of both companies and see which one investors prefer.
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General Motors Company designs, builds and sells cars, trucks, crossovers and automobile parts.
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) on November 30, 2017 saw a significant decline, closing the day at $43.81, or a decline of $0.72 or (1.64%).Volume levels spiked and GM actually managed a breakout which translated to 32.44 million shares changing hands on the day. 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.