News articles about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ford Motor earned a news impact score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the auto manufacturer an impact score of 44.1678507554483 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Tuesday. Berenberg Bank set a $10.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. BidaskClub cut shares of Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Instinet cut shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $14.80 to $11.60 in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Monday, August 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Ford Motor has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.60.

Ford Motor (F) traded down 0.75% on Friday, hitting $10.56. 43,998,743 shares of the company were exchanged. Ford Motor has a one year low of $10.47 and a one year high of $13.27. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $11.19 and a 200 day moving average price of $11.53. The firm has a market cap of $41.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.12 and a beta of 1.11.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.13. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.52% and a return on equity of 19.69%. The company had revenue of $36.93 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.22 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.52 earnings per share. Ford Motor’s quarterly revenue was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post $1.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Investors of record on Monday, July 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.68%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 20th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 63.16%.

In other Ford Motor news, VP John T. Lawler sold 80,624 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.00, for a total value of $886,864.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 10 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $110. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider James D. Farley, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.16, for a total transaction of $279,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 428,411 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,781,066.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

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About Ford Motor

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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