BB&T Securities LLC Increases Stake in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)

Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Rockland Trust Co. increased its stake in Ford Motor Company by 0.4% in the first quarter. Jefferies Group LLC's price target would suggest a potential upside of 19.70% from the company's previous close. Kovitz Investment Group Partners LLC owned 0.12% of General Motors worth $61,441,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. The fund owned 151,687 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock after buying an additional 18,652 shares during the period. Paragon Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability owns 2.67% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 662,671 shares. RMB Capital Management LLC bought a new position in General Motors during the fourth quarter worth about $398,000. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 14,071,387 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $496,891,000 after buying an additional 1,266,564 shares in the last quarter. Nicholas Hoffman & Company LLC. now owns 27,480 shares of the company's stock worth $832,000 after buying an additional 3,240 shares during the last quarter.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. The company's stock had a trading volume of 12,927,367 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $49.96 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.08 and a beta of 1.01. Honda Motor has a 1-year low of $26.42 and a 1-year high of $32.17. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $27.87 and a 200 day moving average price of $29.61. TheStreet upgraded Honda Motor from a "c+" rating to a "b-" rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. The auto manufacturer reported $1.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.25. Honda Motor had a net margin of 4.44% and a return on equity of 8.54%. The company had revenue of $36.48 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $34.62 billion. During the same period a year ago, the company earned $1.26 EPS. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.68 EPS.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 23rd. Investors of record on Monday, July 24th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 20th. Honda Motor's payout ratio is now 23.58%.

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Honda Motor Company, Ltd. was upgraded to " by analysts at Macquarie. CLSA began coverage on shares of General Motors in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $55.88. Finally, Bank of America Corporation reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $12.50 price objective (down previously from $14.00) on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co cut shares of Honda Motor from an "overweight" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. UBS AG reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $40.00 price target (up previously from $38.00) on shares of General Motors in a research report on Friday, April 14th.

Among 23 analysts covering F&M Bank (NYSE:F), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $13.43.

In other news, insider James D. Farley, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction on Monday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total transaction of $525,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 133,052 shares in the company, valued at $4,437,284.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. $7.65M worth of stock was sold by HOLIFIELD MARK on Wednesday, May 17. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.85, for a total transaction of $90,921.10. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 1.08% of the company's stock.

General Motors Company designs, builds and sells cars, trucks, crossovers and automobile parts. The Company operates in four segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Central Treasury Operations. 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.

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