Vehicle sales keep falling, but buyers pay more for trucks, SUVs

Posted April 05, 2017

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 31, 2013.

On Monday, major automakers in the United States posted sales figures for March, showing that numbers for the month were notably lower than expectations.

General Motors, the nation's top-selling automaker, reported a 2 percent gain led by small and midsize SUVs with a 21 percent increase.

According to sentiments of 10 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $39.42M for the current quarter. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has a market capitalization of $52.89B and most recently 1.50B outstanding shares have been calculated.

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Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) opened at 11.44 on Tuesday. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.63, for a total transaction of $635,402.67. (NYSE:F) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.3/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.31/Share by the difference of $-0.01. Company price to earnings (P/E) ratio, which measures the relationship between the earnings of a company and its stock price, is calculated as 9.96. The firm's 50-day moving average price is $36.55 and its 200 day moving average price is $34.59. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in Ford Motor Company during the fourth quarter valued at about $277,396,000. General Motors Company had a net margin of 5.69% and a return on equity of 22.14%.

GM's deliveries to daily rental companies may decline for the third year in a row and inventory in the second-quarter is estimated to be lower than in the first-quarter. The firm's revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis.

The results cast doubt on expectations that industrywide US auto sales would bounce back following declines in the first two months of the year.

Honda shares were down 0.83 percent at $30.01. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 8th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.45%. The Massachusetts-based Contravisory Investment Mngmt has invested 0% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F).

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GM, which sold 256,224 new cars and trucks in March, was the only domestic automaker to report a gain.

In the transaction dated february 08, 2017, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the Executive Vice President; Jacoby Stefan disposed a total of 2,570 shares at an average price of $35.18, amounting to approximately $90,413. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Deliveries of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, longtime leaders in the mid-size sedan segment, dropped 3.6 percent and 12 percent, respectively. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $13.80.

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 9.4 Percent.

On Dec 16 Ford Motor Co. The correct version of this piece can be viewed at 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. Now it may finally be time to add a new member to that club, one with no connections to the Motor City.

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