Published: Wed, April 05, 2017
Finance | By Laverne Griffith

US March Auto Sales Indicate Long Boom Cycle May Be Waning

US March Auto Sales Indicate Long Boom Cycle May Be Waning

"Ford has also underperformed the Zacks-categorized Automotive-Domestic industry over the last three months". Out of rating recommendations 2 have given the stock a Buy while 5 recommend the stock as Outperform.

Fiat Chrysler lost 52 cents, or 4.8%, to 10.41 dollars and General Motors stock fell 1.19 dollars, or 3.4%, to 34.17 dollars. Tesla shares rose 5% to 292.29 on the stock market today, topping a buy point of 287.49.

Honda Motor Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: HMC)'s March sales fell 0.7 percent to 137,227 vehicles.

"Many automakers are looking for signs of market stability as consumers continue to head towards trucks and SUVs", said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division, in a statement. They now have a United States dollars 14 price target on the stock.

Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) traded down 0.551% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $11.377. 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.

Wheeler said Nissan's internal data showed consumer discounts were $441 higher per vehicle than a year ago and inventory levels were on the rise. Daiwa Securities downgraded General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) on Wednesday, January 11 to "Underperform" rating. The price to earnings growth is 3.45 and the price to sales ratio is 17. During the same period previous year, the business earned $0.58 EPS.

"Our high-series Super Duty trucks and all-new F-150 Raptor drove double digit F-Series sales gains in March, along with the strongest year-over-year increase in transaction prices of any truck manufacturer in the industry."

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General Motors tumbled 3% intraday. If you are viewing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of worldwide copyright and trademark law. Instinet raised their price objective on shares of Ford Motor Company from $14.00 to $14.50 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, December 21st.

Ford's average transaction prices increased 3.4% to $38,220 from a year ago.

The company's plans for its ride-hailing and car-sharing vehicles remain unclear, but Ford may be creating its own new service to compete with the likes of Uber and Lyft. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $13.80. In addition to Ford, it's already passed Nissan and Fiat Chrysler. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Shares of GameStop Corp. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 31,885 shares in the company, valued at $422,476.25. In 1Q17, investors' mixed sentiments were driven by several factors like recent political changes in the country and mixed 4Q16 results. Elgethun Capital Management acquired a new position in shares of General Motors Company during the fourth quarter worth approximately $101,000. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its stake in shares of Ford Motor Company by 26.7% in the fourth quarter. The stock's market capitalization is 46.26B, it has a 52-week low of 11.07 and a 52-week high of 14.22.

On Dec 16 Ford Motor Co. This showed the surprise of 4.9% in the last quarter earnings. The company had revenue of $43.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $40.97 billion. Institutional investors own 71.57% of the company's stock.

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"Many automakers are looking for signs of market stability as consumers continue to head towards trucks and SUVs", Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of Honda's US sales unit, said in a statement.

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