Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) was downgraded by research analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Tuesday. They presently have a $13.12 price objective on the auto manufacturer’s stock. Vetr‘s price objective indicates a potential upside of 10.34% from the stock’s previous close.

F has been the topic of a number of other reports. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Friday, October 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $17.00 to $16.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Friday, September 16th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $12.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Monday, September 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ford Motor from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.77.

Analyst Recommendations for Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) traded up 0.85% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $11.89. 24,274,734 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $47.25 billion, a P/E ratio of 6.57 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a 50 day moving average of $11.89 and a 200 day moving average of $12.57. Ford Motor has a 12-month low of $11.02 and a 12-month high of $14.68.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 25th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.05%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.15%.

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

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Cambridge Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Ford Motor by 0.4% in the third quarter. Cambridge Advisors Inc. now owns 11,852 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 46 shares during the period. VNBTrust National Association boosted its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 0.4% in the second quarter. VNBTrust National Association now owns 13,175 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $166,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Boston Common Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 0.3% in the second quarter. Boston Common Asset Management LLC now owns 24,972 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $314,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 0.6% in the third quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 10,506 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $128,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. Finally, RiverPoint Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 0.4% in the second quarter. RiverPoint Capital Management LLC now owns 18,989 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $239,000 after buying an additional 67 shares during the last quarter. 55.22% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Ford Motor

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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