National Pension Service Boosts Position in Ford Motor (F)

National Pension Service boosted its stake in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 4.0% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,499,346 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after acquiring an additional 133,677 shares during the quarter. National Pension Service’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $43,707,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund lifted its position in Ford Motor by 21.1% during the 2nd quarter. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund now owns 900,879 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $10,081,000 after buying an additional 156,771 shares in the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems lifted its position in Ford Motor by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 713,933 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $7,989,000 after buying an additional 2,300 shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. lifted its position in Ford Motor by 38.5% during the 2nd quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 302,998 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $3,391,000 after buying an additional 84,220 shares in the last quarter. Capital Advantage Inc. bought a new stake in Ford Motor during the 2nd quarter worth about $122,000. Finally, Brookstone Capital Management lifted its position in Ford Motor by 8.5% during the 2nd quarter. Brookstone Capital Management now owns 519,759 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $5,816,000 after buying an additional 40,522 shares in the last quarter. 53.60% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Ford Motor news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 18,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total transaction of $234,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 14,358 shares in the company, valued at approximately $186,654. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 19,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.50, for a total transaction of $237,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 47,752 shares of company stock worth $603,965. 1.08% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

F has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. FIG Partners restated a “hold” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, Vetr upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.34 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.66.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) opened at $12.18 on Thursday. Ford Motor has a 52 week low of $10.47 and a 52 week high of $13.48. The company has a market cap of $48,380.00, a PE ratio of 11.07, a P/E/G ratio of 0.80 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.10. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.91% and a return on equity of 21.62%. The business had revenue of $33.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $32.80 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.26 EPS. Ford Motor’s quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post 1.81 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 30th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 29th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.93%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 54.55%.

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Ford Motor Profile

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company. The Company’s business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Company operates in four segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Central Treasury Operations.

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