Ford Motor (F) Given a $16.00 Price Target at Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley set a $16.00 target price on Ford Motor (NYSE:F) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the auto manufacturer’s stock.

F has been the subject of a number of other research reports. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a hold rating and set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $12.00 price objective on Ford Motor and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Ford Motor from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Nomura cut their price objective on Ford Motor to $11.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, Vetr downgraded Ford Motor from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating and set a $12.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Ford Motor has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $12.78.

F opened at $11.62 on Thursday. Ford Motor has a 1-year low of $10.14 and a 1-year high of $13.48. The company has a market capitalization of $45.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.53, a PEG ratio of 0.69 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.89, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 1.11.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 25th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.02. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.31% and a net margin of 4.86%. The company had revenue of $41.96 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.06 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.39 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Ford Motor will post 1.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 20th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 19th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.16%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is currently 33.71%.

In other news, Chairman William Clay Ford, Jr. sold 454,260 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.32, for a total value of $4,687,963.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director John C. Lechleiter purchased 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 11th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $11.17 per share, for a total transaction of $55,850.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 34,400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $384,248. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.95% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. IFG Advisory LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ford Motor in the fourth quarter worth $463,000. Cedar Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ford Motor in the fourth quarter worth $126,000. Certified Advisory Corp acquired a new position in shares of Ford Motor in the fourth quarter worth $124,000. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Ford Motor in the first quarter worth $113,000. Finally, BRYN MAWR TRUST Co acquired a new position in Ford Motor during the fourth quarter worth $129,000. 55.42% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Ford Motor Company Profile

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles; and Lincoln luxury vehicles worldwide. Its Automotive segment sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.

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