UBS Oconnor LLC lessened its stake in shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 52.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,200,000 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after selling 1,350,000 shares during the period. UBS Oconnor LLC’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $13,428,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Argent Trust Co boosted its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 0.3% during the 1st quarter. Argent Trust Co now owns 11,226 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $131,000 after purchasing an additional 30 shares during the last quarter. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 10,997 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $123,000 after purchasing an additional 33 shares during the last quarter. FNY Managed Accounts LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 0.3% during the 1st quarter. FNY Managed Accounts LLC now owns 10,339 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $120,000 after purchasing an additional 34 shares during the last quarter. Donaldson Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Donaldson Capital Management LLC now owns 13,851 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $155,000 after acquiring an additional 43 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Gainplan LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Gainplan LLC now owns 11,072 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $124,000 after acquiring an additional 45 shares during the last quarter. 54.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

F has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Vetr raised shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $12.65 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Standpoint Research raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Ford Motor from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.50.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, topping the 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 firm 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 posted $0.52 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 23rd will be issued a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.95%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio is currently 63.16%.

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In related 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 transaction of $886,864.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 10 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $110. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Joseph R. Hinrichs sold 40,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.34, for a total transaction of $453,600.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 532,435 shares in the company, valued at $6,037,812.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 217,700 shares of company stock worth $2,486,044. Company insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

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