GM, Ford US sales down, but Japanese automakers report gains

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Ford Motor Co. closed its last trading session at $11.17 with the gain of 0.18%. Finally, Lbmc Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in Ford Motor Company by 1.0% in the first quarter. Fiera Capital Corp now owns 65,003 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $2,254,000 after buying an additional 2,003 shares during the period. Texan Capital Management stated it has 141,948 shares or 0.8% of all its holdings. But Toyota reported a 2.1 percent increase, while Honda posted almost a 1 percent gain and Nissan sales were up 2 percent. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 14,079 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $164,000 after buying an additional 213 shares in the last quarter.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) produces the Buick Envision exclusively at a factory in Shanghai, mainly for the Chinese market. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 5,160 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $182,000 after buying an additional 3,262 shares in the last quarter.

The company reported its EPS. 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 during the period. Investors acquired 29,314 call options on the stock.

General Motors Company (GM) opened at 35.57 on Tuesday. Checking some other stock price data, we can see that the recent distance from the 50 day high was noted at -0.43% and the separation from the 50 day low is presently 2.64%. The stock rose 1.16% or $0.13 reaching $11.32. Ford Motor Company has a 52 week low of $10.67 and a 52 week high of $14.04.

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There were 26 selling days in June, the same as past year, yielding 227,979 total vehicle deliveries for Ford, down 5.1%. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $41.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $37.38 billion. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 12.2% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 1.1 percent. Market Cap is also the figure use to determine company's size, as opposed to using sales or total asset figures. For the first six months of the year, total sales were up 15.6 percent, the strongest first half of the year since 2008, just before the global financial crisis hit. Analysts anticipate that General Motors Company will post $6.05 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 23rd. Toronto Dominion Financial Bank invested in 673,375 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Commonwealth Bancorp Of Australia has invested 0.24% in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM).

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Update: GM numbers are now out. Moreover, Kj Harrison & has 0.34% invested in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). Buckingham Research reissued a "neutral" rating on shares of General Motors Company in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Bank of America Corporation reissued a "buy" rating and set a $40.00 target price (down previously from $44.00) on shares of General Motors Company in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, CLSA began coverage on General Motors Company in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Whereas 9 of them predict the stock is a hold. Analysts pegging the company with a rating of 3 would be indicating a Hold recommendation. Also, insider Mark L. Reuss sold 75,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 3rd. Technical analysts have little regard for the value of a company. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.85, for a total value of $90,379.50. About 64 shares traded. GM reported a change of 2.13% over the last week and performed 1.45% over the last month while its year to date (YTD) performance revealed an activity trend of 0.26%.