First Republic Investment Management Inc. decreased its position in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 16.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 888,037 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after selling 174,768 shares during the quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $10,630,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 1.0% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 264,421,059 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $2,958,871,000 after acquiring an additional 2,491,009 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 2.4% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 234,567,920 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $2,624,814,000 after acquiring an additional 5,562,630 shares in the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 5.7% during the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 87,703,958 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $981,407,000 after acquiring an additional 4,706,379 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 1.0% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 39,609,473 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $474,123,000 after acquiring an additional 410,123 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 7.6% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 35,817,086 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $428,730,000 after acquiring an additional 2,518,396 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 53.78% of the company’s stock.

Ford Motor Company (F) opened at $12.61 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $49,772.94, a PE ratio of 7.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a current ratio of 1.19 and a quick ratio of 1.08. Ford Motor Company has a 12-month low of $10.47 and a 12-month high of $13.27.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $33.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $32.80 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.62% and a net margin of 2.91%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.26 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Ford Motor Company will post 1.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 23rd were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, October 20th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.76%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is currently 54.55%.

In other news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 25,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.00, for a total transaction of $300,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 51,358 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $616,296. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 22,076 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.37, for a total value of $273,080.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 101,828 shares of company stock worth $1,228,045. Insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on F. Cascend Securities downgraded Ford Motor to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Vetr downgraded Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $12.34 price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. ValuEngine upgraded Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, FIG Partners reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Monday, October 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.61.

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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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