Vehicle sales decline sharply in June

Chevrolet cars sit on the lot of a dealer in Pittsburgh. On Monday

Chevrolet cars sit on the lot of a dealer in Pittsburgh. On Monday

The auto manufacturer reported $1.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.25. Grt Capital Partners L.L.C. owns 95,545 shares or 0.04% of their USA portfolio. Mufg Americas Hldg has invested 0.01% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F). The Massachusetts-based Baystate Wealth Management Llc has invested 0% in the stock. United Bank Inc acquired 49,090 shares as Ford Motor (F)'s stock declined 13.59%. Empirical Finance LLC purchased a new position in shares of Ford Motor Company during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,089,000. Also, insider Karl-Thomas Neumann sold 46,472 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 22nd. If the share price is now hovering near the 52 week low and the value is achieved in the current past then it can suggest that the price of the shares is likely to go up. Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P holds 0.03% or 5.07 million shares in its portfolio. Hanson Mcclain reported 27,492 shares. Bronson Point Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation invested in 600,000 shares. Insiders own 1.08% of the company's stock. 13,200 shares were sold by BENTEN R ANTHONY, worth $232,148. (NYSE: CF) or 1.13 million shares. Shares for $2.00M were bought by FORD WILLIAM CLAY JR.

Insider Trades for Ford Motor Co. show that the latest trade was made on 11 Jun 2017 where Farley (James D. Jr.), the Officer completed a transaction type "Sell" in which 25000 shares were traded at a price of $11.16. Share performance for the month is now at -2.01%.

Shares of Ford Motor Company (F) traded up 3.31% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $11.56. The number of shares now owned by investors are 3.97 bln. The institutional investor held 77,279 shares of the auto manufacturing company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $937,000, down from 854,054 at the end of the previously reported quarter. Deutsche Bank maintained Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) on Thursday, May 25 with "Hold" rating. The stock rose 3.03% or $1.06 reaching $35.99.

Through the first half, Ford is down 3.8% according to WardsAuto data, but key volume vehicles such as the F-Series and Explorer are up 9.6% and 5%, respectively. It has underperformed by 17.33% the S&P500. (CF) stake by 3.98% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of Ford Motor Company by 27.2% in the first quarter.

Collapsing demand for sedans and coupes by American consumers and rental-car companies alike have produced small declines in US sales volumes every month this year, and projections indicate that pattern will hold in June. F's profit will be $1.76 billion for 6.55 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. Nomura reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $14.80 target price on shares of Ford Motor Company in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Putnam Ltd Liability Co reported 0.19% of its portfolio in General Motors Company (NYSE: GM).

Chevrolet sales fell 6.4 percent to 169,842 units; GMC sales fell 3.6% to 41,434; Buick sales surprised with a 16.4 gain to 19,299 and Cadillac sales plunged 11.8 percent to 12,580. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor Company in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Therefore 43% are positive. CF Industries Holdings had 63 analyst reports since July 22, 2015, according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by Seaport Global given on Tuesday, August 9. The company was initiated on Friday, June 10 by Piper Jaffray.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on F shares. Finally, ValuEngine cut Ford Motor Company from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to "Underperform" rating in Wednesday, February 24 report. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh has invested 0.14% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F). As per Thursday, September 17, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, May 23 report. The firm has "Hold" rating by FBR Capital given on Thursday, August 6.

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