Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada in a report issued on Tuesday.

Several other equities analysts have also commented on the company. Nomura reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $14.80 target price on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Vetr raised Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $12.65 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. ValuEngine lowered Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. Finally, Wolfe Research started coverage on Ford Motor in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. They set a “market perform” rating for the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.60.

Shares of Ford Motor (F) traded down 0.64% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $10.84. The company had a trading volume of 28,509,218 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.24 and its 200-day moving average is $11.57. Ford Motor has a 52-week low of $10.67 and a 52-week high of $13.27. The stock has a market cap of $43.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.41 and a beta of 1.11.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $36.93 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.22 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 19.69% and a net margin of 2.52%. Ford Motor’s quarterly revenue was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.52 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post $1.76 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other 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 value of $279,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 428,411 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,781,066.76. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP John T. Lawler sold 80,624 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.00, for a total transaction of $886,864.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 10 shares in the company, valued at $110. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of F. Affinity Wealth Management acquired a new stake in shares of Ford Motor during the first quarter worth about $126,000. Pinnacle Bank acquired a new stake in shares of Ford Motor during the first quarter worth about $127,000. CWM LLC boosted its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 15.0% in the first quarter. CWM LLC now owns 17,978 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $209,000 after buying an additional 2,351 shares in the last quarter. Heritage Investors Management Corp boosted its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 0.3% in the first quarter. Heritage Investors Management Corp now owns 331,555 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $3,859,000 after buying an additional 923 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Doyle Wealth Management acquired a new stake in shares of Ford Motor during the first quarter worth about $295,000. 55.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Ford Motor 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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