Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on shares of Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) in a report released on Tuesday. The firm set a “sell” rating on the auto manufacturer’s stock.

A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on F. lowered their price target on Ford Motor from $15.00 to $13.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lowered Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $15.00 to $13.00 in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Citigroup Inc. lowered their price target on Ford Motor from $15.00 to $13.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Vetr raised Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.46 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $12.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Monday, September 12th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Ford Motor presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.96.

Analyst Recommendations for Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) opened at 11.79 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $11.90 and its 200-day moving average is $12.58. The firm has a market capitalization of $46.85 billion, a P/E ratio of 6.51 and a beta of 1.12. Ford Motor has a one year low of $11.02 and a one year high of $14.68.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by $0.06. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 26.97% and a net margin of 4.80%. The company had revenue of $35.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $32.70 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.45 EPS. Ford Motor’s quarterly revenue was down 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post $1.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, October 27th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 25th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.09%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is 33.15%.

In other Ford Motor news, insider Ziad S. Ojakli sold 10,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.86, for a total value of $118,600.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 503,246 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,968,497.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Sankar S. Nair sold 82,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.11, for a total value of $993,020.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 32,969 shares in the company, valued at $399,254.59. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Ford Motor by 3.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 244,456,762 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $3,072,821,000 after buying an additional 8,920,917 shares during the period. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in Ford Motor by 3.4% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 47,194,917 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $569,643,000 after buying an additional 1,562,070 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Ford Motor by 2.8% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 34,862,832 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $438,231,000 after buying an additional 953,271 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley boosted its position in Ford Motor by 22.4% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 34,669,708 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $418,463,000 after buying an additional 6,348,720 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Group LTD boosted its position in Ford Motor by 1.1% in the second quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 32,225,481 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $405,073,000 after buying an additional 345,115 shares during the period. 55.22% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Ford Motor Company Profile

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is a global automotive and mobility company. The Company’s principal business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing, and servicing a line of Ford cars, trucks, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Company operates in two sectors: Automotive and Financial Services.

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