BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday, July 5th.

F has been the subject of several other research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor Company in a report on Friday, May 5th. Berenberg Bank set a $10.00 price objective on Ford Motor Company and gave the stock a sell rating in a report on Monday, June 12th. Nomura reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $14.80 price objective on shares of Ford Motor Company in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor Company in a report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $12.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor Company in a report on Monday, May 22nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $13.43.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) traded up 0.69% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $11.68. The stock had a trading volume of 39,792,182 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.09 and its 200-day moving average is $11.87. Ford Motor Company has a 1-year low of $10.67 and a 1-year high of $14.04. The stock has a market capitalization of $45.68 billion, a PE ratio of 12.43 and a beta of 1.11.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) last posted its earnings results 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 business had revenue of $36.48 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $34.62 billion. Ford Motor Company had a return on equity of 19.36% and a net margin of 2.48%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.68 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Ford Motor Company will post $1.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Investors of record on Monday, July 24th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.14%. Ford Motor Company’s dividend payout ratio is currently 64.52%.

In other Ford Motor Company news, insider James D. Farley, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.16, for a total transaction of $279,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 428,411 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,781,066.76. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 1.08% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of F. Argent Trust Co boosted its stake in shares of Ford Motor Company by 0.3% in the first quarter. Argent Trust Co now owns 11,226 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the last quarter. FNY Managed Accounts LLC boosted its stake in shares of Ford Motor Company by 0.3% in the first quarter. FNY Managed Accounts LLC now owns 10,339 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 34 shares during the last quarter. Berson & Corrado Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Ford Motor Company by 0.5% in the second quarter. Berson & Corrado Investment Advisors LLC now owns 14,270 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $160,000 after buying an additional 70 shares during the last quarter. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Ford Motor Company by 0.8% in the second quarter. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC now owns 11,042 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $124,000 after buying an additional 93 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America boosted its stake in shares of Ford Motor Company by 0.8% in the first quarter. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America now owns 15,078 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $176,000 after buying an additional 123 shares during the last quarter. 55.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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