Insider Buying: Ford Motor (NYSE:F) Director Buys $82,400.00 in Stock

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Ford Motor (NYSE:F) Director John C. Lechleiter acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 12th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $8.24 per share, for a total transaction of $82,400.00.

NYSE:F opened at $8.10 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.05. The company has a market capitalization of $32.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 6.76, a P/E/G ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 1.09. Ford Motor has a 12 month low of $8.02 and a 12 month high of $10.56. The business’s 50-day moving average is $8.98 and its 200 day moving average is $9.06.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 4th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $39.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.55 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 13.84% and a net margin of 0.03%. Ford Motor’s quarterly revenue was down 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.30 earnings per share. On average, research analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post 1.04 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, January 30th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 29th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.41%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio is currently 50.42%.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on F shares. DZ Bank downgraded Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $7.25 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Friday, February 7th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price objective on Ford Motor from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, February 5th. Wolfe Research upgraded Ford Motor from a “peer perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 7th. ValuEngine upgraded Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 6th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Ford Motor from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 4th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Ford Motor presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.12.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of F. Caxton Associates LP bought a new position in shares of Ford Motor during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $119,000. Captrust Financial Advisors grew its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 47.9% during the fourth quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 78,578 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $740,000 after buying an additional 25,442 shares during the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 476.6% during the fourth quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 291,656 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $2,712,000 after buying an additional 241,078 shares during the last quarter. Orion Portfolio Solutions LLC bought a new position in shares of Ford Motor during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $124,000. Finally, Blueshift Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Ford Motor during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $3,947,000. Institutional investors own 53.49% of the company’s stock.

Ford Motor Company Profile

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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