Ford Motor (NYSE: F) Receives Average “Conservation” Rating from Brokerages

Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE: F) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty brokerage houses that cover the company, reports MarketBeat Ratings. Three analysts rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four issued a hold recommendation and twelve issued a buy recommendation on the company. The 12-month average price target among analysts who published a report on the stock in the past year is $ 17.05.

A number of research companies recently published reports on F. Morgan Stanley increased their price target for Ford Motor from $ 11.00 to $ 12.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating. in a report released on Thursday, November 11. They noted that the move was an appraisal call. Nomura downgraded Ford Motor from a “neutral” rating to a “reduced” rating and set a price target of $ 13.00 for the company. in a report on Tuesday, November 2. They noted that the move was an appraisal call. Wells Fargo & Company lowered its price target for Ford Motor from $ 18.00 to $ 17.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, September 10. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft raised its price target for Ford Motor from $ 16.00 to $ 18.00 and gave the company a “conservation” rating in a research note on Monday, October 25. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its price target for Ford Motor from $ 18.00 to $ 20.00 and assigned the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 21.

Ford Motor shares opened at $ 19.14 on Friday. Ford Motor has a 1-year low of $ 8.43 and a 1-year high of $ 20.79. The company has a 50-day moving average of $ 17.43 and a two-hundred-day moving average of $ 15.14. The company has a market cap of $ 76.49 billion, a P / E ratio of 27.34, a price / earnings-growth ratio of 0.44, and a beta of 1.10. The company has a debt to equity ratio of 2.65, a current ratio of 1.20, and a quick ratio of 1.05.

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Ford Motor (NYSE: F) last reported its quarterly results on Tuesday, October 26. The automaker reported earnings per share (EPS) of $ 0.51 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $ 0.27 by $ 0.24. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.85% and a net margin of 2.10%. The company posted revenue of $ 33.21 billion in the quarter, compared to a consensus estimate of $ 32.79 billion. During the same period of the previous year, the company made a profit of $ 0.65 per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.3% from the same quarter last year. On average, stock analysts predict Ford Motor will post 1.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 1. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 19 received a dividend of $ 0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 18. This represents a dividend of $ 0.40 on an annualized basis and a return of 2.09%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 57.14%.

In other news, insider Stuart J. Rowley sold 15,000 shares of Ford Motor in a trade on Thursday, October 28. The stock was sold for an average price of $ 17.00, for a total value of $ 255,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Additionally, insider Kiersten Robinson sold 17,713 shares of the company in a trade on Monday, November 22. The stock was sold for an average price of $ 20.43, for a total value of $ 361,876.59. Disclosure of this sale can be found here. In the past 90 days, insiders have sold 60,132 shares of the company valued at $ 1,107,368. Company insiders own 0.90% of the company’s shares.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently changed their positions in the company. Kingsview Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in Ford Motor shares by 10.8% in the 3rd quarter. Kingsview Wealth Management LLC now owns 85,549 shares of the automaker valued at $ 1,211,000 after purchasing an additional 8,310 shares during the period. HM Payson & Co. increased its stake in Ford Motor shares by 26.8% in the 3rd quarter. HM Payson & Co. now owns 16,800 shares of the automaker valued at $ 238,000 after purchasing an additional 3,549 shares during the period. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC raised its stake in Ford Motor shares by 25.6% in the 3rd quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 33,659 shares of the automaker valued at $ 477,000 after purchasing an additional 6,854 shares during the period. EP Wealth Advisors LLC increased its stake in Ford Motor shares by 16.5% in the 3rd quarter. EP Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 29,487 shares of the automaker valued at $ 418,000 after purchasing an additional 4,181 shares during the period. Finally, Personal CFO Solutions LLC increased its stake in Ford Motor shares by 5.9% in the third quarter. Personal CFO Solutions LLC now owns 11,184 shares of the automaker valued at $ 158,000 after purchasing an additional 623 shares during the period. 50.83% of the shares are currently held by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Ford Motor

Ford Motor Co is engaged in the manufacture, distribution and sale of automobiles. It operates in the following three segments: Automotive, Mobility and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment is engaged in the development, manufacture, marketing and service of Ford cars and Lincoln vehicles. The Mobility segment includes Ford Smart Mobility LLC and the autonomous vehicle businesses.

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