MML Investors Services LLC lifted its position in Toyota Motor Corp (NYSE:TM) by 3.8% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,339 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 231 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Toyota Motor were worth $736,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. acquired a new position in shares of Toyota Motor during the 4th quarter valued at $26,000. Clean Yield Group acquired a new stake in Toyota Motor during the fourth quarter valued at $30,000. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. boosted its position in Toyota Motor by 60.7% during the fourth quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 344 shares of the company’s stock valued at $40,000 after purchasing an additional 130 shares during the last quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont boosted its position in Toyota Motor by 104.8% during the fourth quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 381 shares of the company’s stock valued at $44,000 after purchasing an additional 195 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Toyota Motor during the fourth quarter valued at $46,000. Institutional investors own 0.70% of the company’s stock.
A number of analysts have weighed in on TM shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Toyota Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $134.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, January 7th. ValuEngine cut Toyota Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $138.00.
Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 6th. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.80 by ($1.69). Toyota Motor had a net margin of 6.36% and a return on equity of 9.71%. The firm had revenue of $69.21 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $68.22 billion. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Toyota Motor Corp will post 12.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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About Toyota Motor
Toyota Motor Corporation designs, manufactures, assembles, and sells passenger vehicles, minivans and commercial vehicles, and related parts and accessories. It operates through Automotive, Financial Services, and All Other segments. The company offers hybrid cars under the Prius, Alphard, Vellfire, Sienta, RX-HV, Auris, Prius PHV, C-HR, LC, Camry, JPN TAXI, Avalon, Corolla HB, Crown, and Century names; fuel cell vehicles under the MIRAI and SORA names; and conventional engine vehicles, including subcompact and compact cars under the Corolla, Yaris, Vitz, Aygo, Prius C, Aqua, Passo, Roomy, Tank, Etios, Vios, AGYA, Rush, and Yaris iA names.
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