Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-four analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, fifteen have assigned a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $12.55.
Several equities research analysts have issued reports on F shares. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $10.00 price target (up previously from $9.00) on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. ValuEngine raised Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Cascend Securities lowered Ford Motor to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th.
Ford Motor (NYSE F) traded up $0.09 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $10.70. The company had a trading volume of 18,883,046 shares, compared to its average volume of 51,932,086. Ford Motor has a twelve month low of $10.19 and a twelve month high of $13.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a current ratio of 1.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $42,610.00, a PE ratio of 5.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.14.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 30th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 29th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.33%.
In other Ford Motor news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 18,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total transaction of $234,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 14,358 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $186,654. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director John C. Lechleiter purchased 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, February 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $10.28 per share, with a total value of $51,400.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 30,000 shares in the company, valued at $308,400. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in Ford Motor by 11.7% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 43,141,934 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $537,773,000 after purchasing an additional 4,529,998 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Ford Motor by 1.0% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 39,609,473 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $474,123,000 after purchasing an additional 410,123 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in Ford Motor by 7.2% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 38,411,102 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $479,755,000 after purchasing an additional 2,594,016 shares during the last quarter. Pzena Investment Management LLC raised its position in Ford Motor by 1.8% during the 4th quarter. Pzena Investment Management LLC now owns 25,856,377 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $322,946,000 after purchasing an additional 446,561 shares during the last quarter. Finally, LSV Asset Management raised its position in Ford Motor by 1.6% during the 4th quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 23,496,850 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $293,475,000 after purchasing an additional 364,500 shares during the last quarter. 54.94% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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