The Case for and Against General Motors Company (GM)

FBR & Co has a "Hold" rating and a $48.00 price objective on the stock. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.35 on a per share basis this quarter.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company's quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as 34% to the upside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $36.92 Billion for the current quarter. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.62% and a net margin of 2.91%. The firm's revenue was down 6.9% on a year-over-year basis.

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Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. ValuEngine cut Standard Motor Products from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Vetr upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $12.65 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. (The) maintained a "Hold" rating on the company. Finally, B. Riley reiterated a "neutral" rating on shares of Standard Motor Products in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st.

Equity analyst Jefferies Group LLC raised the price target on October 30 changing the forecast from $12.00 to $13.00 and stated a "Hold" rating.

Standard Motor Products (NYSE:SMP) traded up $0.03 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $41.27.

The company is down since yesterday's close of 12.16. The company's P/E ratio is 9.29 and the market cap of the company is 61.03B.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) touched its 1-Year High price of $46.76 on 10/24/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $31.92 on 05/25/17.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $1.32/Share beating the analyst estimate of $1.12/Share by a difference of $0.2. As of quarter end California State Teachers Retirement System had sold a total of 467,717 shares trimming its stake by 6.3%. Suntrust Banks Inc. raised its stake in shares of Standard Motor Products by 1.1% in the second quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 9,361 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $109,000 after acquiring an additional 676 shares during the period. The total value of its holdings increased 19.2%. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 16,970 shares of the auto parts company's stock worth $886,000 after purchasing an additional 80 shares during the last quarter. Financial Architects Inc increased its stake in Ford Motor by 232.5% in the second quarter. Hyman Charles D now owns 904,184 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $10,525,000 after buying an additional 40,611 shares during the period. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in shares of Standard Motor Products by 0.6% in the first quarter. Its position was worth $474,123,000 an increase of 8.1% according to the filing.

In other news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 25,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.50, for a total value of $287,500.00.

The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 18.32%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 25.06% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Also, VP Bradley M. Gayton sold 12,278 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 5th. The stock's last price was higher from the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $53.95 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average price was $54.97.

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