Ford Motor (NYSE:F) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have assigned a hold recommendation, six have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $10.76.

Several brokerages recently commented on F. Bank of America reissued a “hold” rating on shares of TELUS in a report on Friday, May 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of German American Bancorp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 30th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Valero Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. Nomura lowered shares of Ford Motor from a “neutral” rating to a “reduce” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $8.20 to $7.50 in a report on Friday, April 5th. Finally, Citigroup initiated coverage on shares of Dicks Sporting Goods in a research note on Wednesday, April 10th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock.

F traded down $0.06 during trading on Friday, reaching $10.20. 38,501,425 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 29,405,780. Ford Motor has a 1 year low of $7.41 and a 1 year high of $10.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.82, a current ratio of 1.22 and a quick ratio of 1.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $40.93 billion, a PE ratio of 7.85, a P/E/G ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 1.13. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $10.04.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $40.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.37 billion. Ford Motor had a net margin of 1.94% and a return on equity of 14.41%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.43 EPS. As a group, analysts predict that Ford Motor will post 1.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 3rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 22nd. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.88%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 46.15%.

In other news, VP Catherine A. O’callaghan sold 53,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.33, for a total transaction of $547,490.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 48,275 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $498,680.75. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director John C. Lechleiter purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $10.32 per share, for a total transaction of $103,200.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 55,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $567,600. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 123,000 shares of company stock worth $1,254,940. 0.83% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in F. Motco raised its holdings in Ford Motor by 1,162.6% in the 1st quarter. Motco now owns 2,904 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $25,000 after buying an additional 2,674 shares during the period. JNBA Financial Advisors raised its holdings in Ford Motor by 100.0% in the 1st quarter. JNBA Financial Advisors now owns 3,000 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $26,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the period. Stone House Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Ford Motor in the 1st quarter valued at about $27,000. Berman Capital Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Ford Motor by 46.6% in the 1st quarter. Berman Capital Advisors LLC now owns 3,553 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $31,000 after buying an additional 1,130 shares during the period. Finally, WP Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Ford Motor in the 1st quarter valued at about $32,000. 52.35% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Ford Motor

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and electrified 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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