Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, twelve have issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $10.25.
F has been the subject of several analyst reports. Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Wednesday, February 13th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $8.46 price target for the company. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $8.50 price target on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Monday, January 7th. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Thursday, December 13th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Barclays set a $9.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 4th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in F. American International Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Ford Motor by 0.4% in the third quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 1,707,885 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $15,798,000 after acquiring an additional 6,927 shares during the period. Columbia Asset Management boosted its position in shares of Ford Motor by 25.3% in the fourth quarter. Columbia Asset Management now owns 83,306 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $637,000 after acquiring an additional 16,802 shares during the period. Virtu Financial LLC boosted its position in shares of Ford Motor by 529.3% in the fourth quarter. Virtu Financial LLC now owns 251,828 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $1,926,000 after acquiring an additional 211,812 shares during the period. Vectors Research Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ford Motor in the third quarter valued at approximately $167,000. Finally, Frontier Investment Mgmt Co. boosted its position in shares of Ford Motor by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. Frontier Investment Mgmt Co. now owns 55,802 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $427,000 after acquiring an additional 2,504 shares during the period. 52.74% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Shares of NYSE:F traded up $0.02 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $8.43. The company had a trading volume of 66,487,463 shares, compared to its average volume of 43,831,488. The company has a current ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.80. The firm has a market cap of $33.50 billion, a PE ratio of 6.48, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.78 and a beta of 1.04. Ford Motor has a one year low of $7.41 and a one year high of $12.15.
Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 23rd. The auto manufacturer reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.30. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.29% and a return on equity of 14.38%. The firm had revenue of $38.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.83 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.39 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post 1.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 31st were issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 30th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.12%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio is 46.15%.
About Ford Motor
Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles worldwide. It operates through three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.
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