HBW Advisory Services LLC boosted its stake in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 17.4% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,582 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after buying an additional 2,165 shares during the quarter. HBW Advisory Services LLC’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $128,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. NuWave Investment Management LLC lifted its position in Ford Motor by 2,070.2% in the 4th quarter. NuWave Investment Management LLC now owns 43,295 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $381,000 after buying an additional 41,300 shares in the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lifted its position in Ford Motor by 22.2% in the 4th quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 242,500 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $2,132,000 after buying an additional 44,100 shares in the last quarter. WealthPLAN Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 5.8% during the 3rd quarter. WealthPLAN Partners LLC now owns 36,676 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $301,000 after purchasing an additional 2,007 shares in the last quarter. Strs Ohio raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 69.2% during the 3rd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 317,256 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $2,112,000 after purchasing an additional 129,753 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Virtu Financial LLC bought a new position in shares of Ford Motor during the 3rd quarter valued at $686,000. Institutional investors own 44.35% of the company’s stock.
Ford Motor stock opened at $9.78 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.20. Ford Motor has a 12-month low of $3.96 and a 12-month high of $9.92. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $9.03 and its 200 day moving average is $7.63. The company has a market capitalization of $38.91 billion, a PE ratio of -244.50 and a beta of 1.28.
Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. The Goldman Sachs Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $9.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Thursday, December 3rd. Bank of America boosted their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $9.00 to $10.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 29th. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Ford Motor from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $9.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, November 25th. Smith Barney Citigroup boosted their price target on shares of Ford Motor from $7.50 to $9.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 20th. Finally, Benchmark boosted their price objective on shares of Ford Motor from $11.00 to $12.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.75.
Ford Motor Profile
Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, electrified vehicles, and Lincoln luxury 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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