Somewhat Positive News Coverage Likely to Impact Ford Motor Company (F) Stock Price

Media headlines about Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment. Alpha One, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ford Motor Company earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news headlines about the auto manufacturer an impact score of 77 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)

Ford Motor Company (NYSE F) traded down 0.18% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $11.22. 54,035,414 shares of the company traded hands. Ford Motor Company has a 52 week low of $10.67 and a 52 week high of $14.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $44.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.95 and a beta of 1.03. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $11.10 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.97.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $36.48 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.62 billion. Ford Motor Company had a net margin of 2.48% and a return on equity of 19.36%. Ford Motor Company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.68 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Ford Motor Company will post $1.54 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 20th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, April 18th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.35%. Ford Motor Company’s payout ratio is currently 64.52%.

A number of research firms have issued reports on F. Bank of America Corporation reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $12.50 price target (down previously from $14.00) on shares of Ford Motor Company in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ford Motor Company from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 29th. Vetr cut shares of Ford Motor Company from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.16 price target for the company. in a report on Monday, February 27th. Wolfe Research began coverage on shares of Ford Motor Company in a report on Tuesday. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of Ford Motor Company from $9.00 to $10.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $13.50.

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In other Ford Motor Company news, insider James D. Farley, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.16, for a total transaction of $279,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 428,411 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,781,066.76. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Chairman William Clay Ford, Jr. acquired 171,379 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 24th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $11.67 per share, with a total value of $1,999,992.93. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.08% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Ford Motor Company 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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