$0.44 EPS Expected for Ford Motor (F) This Quarter

Equities analysts expect Ford Motor (NYSE:F) to post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.44 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Ford Motor’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.41 and the highest is $0.46. Ford Motor posted earnings of $0.30 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 46.7%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, January 24th.

On average, analysts expect that Ford Motor will report full-year earnings of $1.81 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.73 to $1.85. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $1.53 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.00 to $1.76. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Ford Motor.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.10. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.62% and a net margin of 2.91%. The business had revenue of $33.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $32.80 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.26 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Vetr cut Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $12.34 price objective for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. FIG Partners reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Monday, October 9th. TheStreet raised Ford Motor from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Jefferies Group boosted their price objective on Ford Motor from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.66.

In other news, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.32, for a total value of $132,464.64. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 101,159 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,246,278.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 19,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.50, for a total value of $237,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 47,752 shares of company stock worth $603,965 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. now owns 12,205 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $137,000 after purchasing an additional 89 shares during the period. Balentine LLC grew its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 4.0% in the 2nd quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 9,462 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $106,000 after purchasing an additional 365 shares during the period. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 3.6% in the 2nd quarter. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 17,707 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $198,000 after purchasing an additional 622 shares during the period. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 24,318 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $272,000 after purchasing an additional 691 shares during the period. Finally, Armor Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. Armor Investment Advisors LLC now owns 92,482 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $1,035,000 after purchasing an additional 703 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 53.60% of the company’s stock.

Ford Motor (F) traded down $0.07 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $12.00. The company had a trading volume of 50,952,518 shares, compared to its average volume of 36,720,000. Ford Motor has a fifty-two week low of $10.47 and a fifty-two week high of $13.48. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94. The firm has a market cap of $47,670.00, a PE ratio of 10.91, a PEG ratio of 0.71 and a beta of 1.26.

The company 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 dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 29th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.00%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio is 54.55%.

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Ford Motor Company 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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