General Motors' (GM) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at UBS AG

Ward now forecasts that the auto manufacturer will earn $1.70 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.69. It closed at $38.45 lastly. (LSBK) has risen 17.16% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 20.01% the S&P500.

Hamlin Capital Management Llc increased its stake in General Mtrs Co (GM) by 5.44% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock of East West Bancorp, Inc. About 34.57 million shares traded. Franklin Parlapiano Turner & Welch LLC bought a new stake in shares of General Motors during the 1st quarter worth approximately $106,000. The stock decreased 2.10% or $0.26 on October 12, reaching $12.12. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500. 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. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 23rd will be paid a dividend of 0.15 per share by the auto manufacturer on Friday, December 1st. F's profit will be $1.23B for 9.77 P/E if the $0.31 EPS becomes a reality. After having $1.89 EPS previously, General Motors Company's analysts see -42.86% EPS growth.

Since May 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $834,543 activity.

In other General Motors Company news, insider Karl-Thomas Neumann sold 46,472 shares of General Motors Company stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 22nd. Therefore 33% are positive. General Motors Company had 66 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy" on Tuesday, July 11.

Analysts expect Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) to report $0.31 EPS on October, 26 before the open.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 19.23 % from last quarter's $0.26 EPS. The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) earned "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, July 29. The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) earned "Underperform" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 9. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has declined 16.63% since October 11, 2016 and is downtrending. The firm has "Equalweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, January 25. Its down 0.28, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 75 investors sold GM shares while 286 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. Diamond Hill Management has invested 0.94% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Ffcm LLC now owns 3,373 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $120,000 after acquiring an additional 3,213 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ffcm LLC lifted its stake in shares of General Motors by 2,008.1% during the 2nd quarter. Leisure Management has 0.94% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 93,938 shares. General Motors Company had a net margin of 5.69% and a return on equity of 22.14%. John G Ullman And Associate has invested 1.8% in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). Bb&T Corporation accumulated 374,587 shares. The Bank's loan portfolio consists of real estate loans and other loans. (NYSE:BIG). Secor Capital Advsrs Limited Partnership stated it has 0.34% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. Oakworth has invested 0.02% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F).

About 14.38 million shares traded. It also upped Bank Amer Corp (NYSE:BAC) stake by 121,670 shares and now owns 211,670 shares. Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.36, from 1.36 in 2017Q1. The institutional investor held 15,056 shares of the electromedical & electrotherapeutic apparatus company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $578,000, down from 30,850 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Snow Capital Mgmt L P, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1.23M shares. Mount Vernon Inc Md holds 25,850 shares or 0.52% of its portfolio. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney And Strauss Ltd Liability owns 2.77 million shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Eagle Asset Management, a Florida-based fund reported 285,612 shares. Parametric Port Associate Ltd Liability Com owns 37,228 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. 373,178 were reported by D E Shaw And. Euclidean Technologies Ltd Liability Co owns 41,632 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 275,551 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Dreman Value Management L L C owns 27,589 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Moreover, Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny has 0.01% invested in Spectranetics Corp (NASDAQ:SPNC). Nuveen Asset Management Limited Com holds 1.08 million shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Pharmerica had 8 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, April 29 by UBS. Vetr upgraded Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) on Thursday, August 13 to "Buy" rating. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,838 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 860 shares during the period. The rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research on Thursday, September 14 to "Hold". Daiwa Securities upgraded the shares of F in report on Monday, October 31 to "Neutral" rating.

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