Searle & CO. decreased its position in shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F – Free Report) by 2.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 40,000 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after selling 1,000 shares during the period. Searle & CO.’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $475,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Aspire Private Capital LLC acquired a new position in Ford Motor during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $15,783,781,000. Semmax Financial Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Ford Motor by 78.2% during the 4th quarter. Semmax Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 1,998 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $25,000 after purchasing an additional 877 shares in the last quarter. Tanglewood Legacy Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Ford Motor during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $25,000. Milestone Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Ford Motor during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $27,000. Finally, Fairfield Bush & CO. acquired a new position in Ford Motor during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $37,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 52.73% of the company’s stock.
Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades
F has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Company upped their price target on shares of Ford Motor from $10.00 to $11.00 in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of Ford Motor from $13.00 to $14.00 in a research note on Monday, July 10th. StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group lowered shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $17.00 to $15.00 in a research note on Monday, July 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat, Ford Motor presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.50.
Ford Motor Price Performance
F traded up $0.33 on Wednesday, reaching $12.78. 35,305,735 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 60,177,594. The stock has a market cap of $51.15 billion, a PE ratio of 12.21, a P/E/G ratio of 0.81 and a beta of 1.61. Ford Motor has a twelve month low of $10.90 and a twelve month high of $15.42. The stock’s fifty day moving average price is $13.05 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.15, a current ratio of 1.20 and a quick ratio of 1.03.
Ford Motor (NYSE:F – Get Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $44.95 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $43.17 billion. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.44% and a return on equity of 20.48%. Ford Motor’s quarterly revenue was up 11.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.68 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts expect that Ford Motor will post 2.11 EPS for the current year.
Ford Motor Announces Dividend
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 25th were paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, July 24th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 58.82%.
Ford Motor Company Profile
Ford Motor Company develops, delivers, and services a range of Ford trucks, commercial cars and vans, sport utility vehicles, and Lincoln luxury vehicles worldwide. It operates through Ford Blue, Ford Model e, and Ford Pro; Ford Next; and Ford Credit segments. The company 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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