As Ford Motor Company (F) Stock Rose, Roundview Capital Has Boosted Its Position by $944,405; As Target (TGT) Stock Value Declined, Holder Capital Investment Counsel Has Lowered Stake by $527,850

July 18, 2018 - By Jacqueline McKee

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Capital Investment Counsel Inc decreased its stake in Target Corp (TGT) by 20.31% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Investment Counsel Inc sold 7,650 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.40% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,010 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.08 million, down from 37,660 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Target Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $40.93B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.64% or $0.495 during the last trading session, reaching $76.775. About 1.20M shares traded. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has risen 31.38% since July 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.81% the S&P500. Some Historical TGT News: 02/04/2018 – Instead of acquiring smaller players, as Wal-Mart is doing, Target is investing around $7 billion back into its own business; 10/04/2018 – Shipt and Target to Launch Same-Day Delivery in Tucson and Albuquerque; 16/05/2018 – ANALYSIS-Toys ‘R’ Us demise could spur merger boom in U.S. toy market; 06/03/2018 – Target to Expand In-Store Purchase Delivery in NY, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC; 01/05/2018 – Shipt and Target Launch Same-Day Delivery in Knoxville; 15/03/2018 – COO Mulligan Disposes 892 Of Target Corp; 06/03/2018 – TARGET TO OFFER FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING ON MORE THAN 100K ITEMS; 02/05/2018 – Wells Fargo Advisors LLC Exits Position in Target; 06/03/2018 – TARGET CORP TGT.N FY SHR VIEW $5.27 — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 22/03/2018 – SHIPT & TARGET LAUNCH SAME-DAY DELIVERY IN PHILADELPHIA

Roundview Capital Llc increased its stake in Ford Motor Company (F) by 326.15% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Roundview Capital Llc bought 85,855 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.69% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 112,179 shares of the auto manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.24 million, up from 26,324 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Roundview Capital Llc who had been investing in Ford Motor Company for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $43.22 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.015 during the last trading session, reaching $10.845. About 8.96M shares traded. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has risen 7.18% since July 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.39% the S&P500. Some Historical F News: 02/05/2018 – Ford is expanding a recall of Transit vans for a trailer module that may leak; 25/04/2018 – Sundance Energy Australia Limited Announces Acquisition of Eagle Ford Assets, Equity Raise and Debt Refinancing; 10/04/2018 – FORD PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL MARKETS JIM FARLEY TOLD REPORTERS; 09/05/2018 – Ford suspends F-150 production after plant fire; 22/05/2018 – MOODY’S AFFIRMS HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM’S (Ml) A3; OUTLOOK POSITIVE; 30/04/2018 – Hamilton Spec: Ford kills its iconic Taurus – again. Will Ford fans buy a Chevy?; 27/03/2018 – NARA: Exhibit Closes: Betty Ford Centennial Exhibit; 01/05/2018 – TOPLive Starts: Ford, Fiat Chrysler Report April U.S. Auto Sales; 04/04/2018 – FORD MOTOR SAYS CO ENCOURAGES BOTH U.S. AND CHINESE GOVTS TO “WORK TOGETHER TO RESOLVE ISSUES”; 09/05/2018 – FORD WORKING WITH SUPPLIER TO RESTART PARTS PRODUCTION

More important recent Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Target seen riding out Amazon Prime Day” on July 16, 2018, also Finance.Yahoo.com published article titled: “Target Sale: TGT Takes on Amazon Prime Day With One-Day Sale”, Bizjournals.com published: “First look: Target unveils new urban-format store in downtown Denver (Photos)” on July 17, 2018. More interesting news about Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Target’s (TGT) One-Day Sale Generates Highest Traffic and Sales of 2018” with publication date: July 18, 2018.

Analysts await Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) to report earnings on August, 15. They expect $1.39 earnings per share, up 13.01% or $0.16 from last year’s $1.23 per share. TGT’s profit will be $741.05 million for 13.81 P/E if the $1.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.32 actual earnings per share reported by Target Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.30% EPS growth.

Among 29 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 11 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Target Corporation had 92 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Susquehanna initiated Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) on Friday, February 10 with “Neutral” rating. On Wednesday, March 1 the stock rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research to “Underperform”. Cowen & Co maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Saturday, August 22. Cowen & Co has “Outperform” rating and $90 target. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Monday, February 26 with “Buy”. Nomura maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, May 19 report. On Friday, September 30 the stock rating was initiated by Guggenheim with “Neutral”. Deutsche Bank maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Sunday, September 6. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $84 target. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of TGT in report on Monday, June 4 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, February 16 by Susquehanna. The firm has “Hold” rating by UBS given on Monday, June 19.

Capital Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $2.13 billion and $241.60 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) by 12,557 shares to 25,829 shares, valued at $2.70 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) by 4,115 shares in the quarter, for a total of 14,989 shares, and has risen its stake in Coca Cola Co (NYSE:KO).

More notable recent Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Ford Benefited From Strong Sales In June” on July 06, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Volkswagen Tops European June Auto Sales; Fiat Chrysler Leads Ford” published on July 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ford And Its Real Value” on July 06, 2018. More interesting news about Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Ford tops US sales expectations” published on July 03, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Another Month Of Growth For Ford In June” with publication date: July 09, 2018.

Since March 2, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 3 selling transactions for $5.12 million activity. Another trade for 15,517 shares valued at $160,554 was sold by Thai-Tang Hau N. 5,000 Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares with value of $55,872 were bought by LECHLEITER JOHN C. 31,415 shares were sold by Galhotra Ashwani Kumar, worth $324,875 on Friday, March 2.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.03, from 1 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 69 investors sold F shares while 313 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 287 raised stakes. 1.94 billion shares or 1.32% less from 1.96 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Lesa Sroufe And holds 324,046 shares or 2.82% of its portfolio. Moreover, Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership has 0.18% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). White Pine Investment Com accumulated 396,343 shares. Stock Yards Comml Bank Tru Com has invested 0.04% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Raymond James Assocs has invested 0.04% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Hermes Limited owns 0.34% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 2.08M shares. Motco reported 446 shares stake. Sun Life Financial Incorporated reported 0% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Tru Of Oklahoma holds 0% or 31,700 shares in its portfolio. Neuberger Berman Grp Limited Liability Company holds 1.55M shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Azimuth Capital Mgmt Ltd Co holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 177,558 shares. Brookstone Capital Mngmt has 506,840 shares for 0.51% of their portfolio. Exxonmobil Invest Management Tx accumulated 0.19% or 597,433 shares. 3,964 are owned by Moneta Group Invest Advsr Lc. Fisher Asset Mngmt Lc owns 0% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 248,444 shares.

Among 29 analysts covering F&M Bank (NYSE:F), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. F&M Bank had 68 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) earned “Hold” rating by Susquehanna on Wednesday, March 14. The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 13. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, March 31 by Tigress Financial. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $15 target in Thursday, April 26 report. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” rating in Monday, October 16 report. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, July 29 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 27. The company was maintained on Monday, August 7 by Jefferies. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, September 20 by Buckingham Research. On Friday, June 10 the stock rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight”.

Roundview Capital Llc, which manages about $323.08 million and $355.25M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) by 5,636 shares to 8,851 shares, valued at $838,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Iboxx Inv Gr Corp Bd (LQD) by 15,411 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2,145 shares, and cut its stake in Citigroup Inc Com (NYSE:C).

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