Advisors Capital Management Boosted Ford Motor Co (F) Stake By $928,125; Hewlett Packard Co (HPQ) Has 0.38 Sentiment

February 23, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

HP Inc. provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises, including clients in the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. The company has market cap of $35.19 billion. It operates through Personal Systems and Printing divisions. It has a 14.45 P/E ratio. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial personal computers , consumer PCs, workstations, thin clients, commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support, and services for the commercial and consumer markets.

Advisors Capital Management Llc increased Ford Motor Co (F) stake by 21.16% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Advisors Capital Management Llc acquired 84,375 shares as Ford Motor Co (F)’s stock declined 13.59%. The Advisors Capital Management Llc holds 483,120 shares with $5.78M value, up from 398,745 last quarter. Ford Motor Co now has $42.24B valuation. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $10.63. About 25.41M shares traded. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has declined 16.63% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering F&M Bank (NYSE:F), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. F&M Bank had 57 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, March 24. Macquarie Research initiated Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) on Thursday, December 1 with “Neutral” rating. Seaport Global initiated Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) rating on Tuesday, August 9. Seaport Global has “Buy” rating and $20 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, May 25. As per Friday, June 10, the company rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray. As per Thursday, October 15, the company rating was upgraded by Buckingham Research. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, September 17. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 13. The rating was upgraded by Daiwa Securities to “Neutral” on Monday, October 31.

Advisors Capital Management Llc decreased Aecom (NYSE:ACM) stake by 13,695 shares to 109,438 valued at $4.03 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Jd Com Inc Sp Adr Cl A (NASDAQ:JD) stake by 13,364 shares and now owns 56,434 shares. Alphabet Inc Cap Stock Cl C was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 63 investors sold F shares while 354 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 271 raised stakes. 2.07 billion shares or 1.73% less from 2.11 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Amundi Pioneer Asset reported 919,277 shares. Signalpoint Asset Lc holds 0.18% or 29,194 shares in its portfolio. Conning invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). 5,399 are held by First Quadrant Lp Ca. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Co reported 607 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Manufacturers Life Insurance Com The holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 4.07 million shares. Security Tru invested 0% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Mycio Wealth Prns Ltd Llc reported 0.04% stake. Blb&B Lc reported 233,191 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund accumulated 97,688 shares. National Bank & Trust has 143,963 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Gulf State Bank (Uk) Limited accumulated 1.16 million shares. Arizona-based Autus Asset Mgmt has invested 0.03% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Fincl Counselors Inc accumulated 486,992 shares. Oz Mgmt Lp, New York-based fund reported 208,800 shares.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $2.66 million activity. On Monday, September 11 the insider FARLEY JR JAMES D sold $285,000. OJAKLI ZIAD S also sold $1.06M worth of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) on Monday, September 11. Shares for $453,600 were sold by Hinrichs Joseph R. Armstrong Steven R. also sold $273,080 worth of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares. On Wednesday, September 6 Thai-Tang Hau N sold $287,500 worth of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) or 25,000 shares.

The stock increased 1.04% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $21.39. About 10.73M shares traded or 11.46% up from the average. HP Inc. (HPQ) has risen 66.08% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.38% the S&P500.

Greenwich Wealth Management Llc holds 0.49% of its portfolio in HP Inc. for 142,802 shares. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Llc owns 60,145 shares or 0.19% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams Inc has 0.16% invested in the company for 10,845 shares. The New York-based Altfest L J & Co Inc has invested 0.15% in the stock. Gulf International Bank (Uk) Ltd, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 528,899 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 13% of HP’s analysts are positive. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating HP, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 7 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $14.0 while the high is $17.0. The stock’s average target of $15 is -29.87% below today’s ($21.39) share price. HPQ was included in 8 notes of analysts from August 22, 2016. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Guggenheim. Mizuho maintained the shares of HPQ in report on Friday, October 14 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, November 23. Barclays Capital maintained HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) on Thursday, February 23 with “Equal Weight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) on Monday, August 22 with “Sector Perform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Maxim Group to “Hold” on Thursday, August 25. The stock of HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, April 12. The stock of HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 14 by UBS.

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