Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 11.5% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 70,757 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,273 shares during the period. Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $846,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Captrust Financial Advisors purchased a new stake in shares of Ford Motor during the second quarter worth $106,000. Balentine LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 4.0% during the second quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 9,462 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $106,000 after acquiring an additional 365 shares in the last quarter. Godsey & Gibb Associates purchased a new stake in shares of Ford Motor during the second quarter worth $117,000. Brighton Jones LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 40.3% during the third quarter. Brighton Jones LLC now owns 19,225 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $119,000 after acquiring an additional 5,518 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Jacobi Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 16.3% during the first quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 10,686 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $120,000 after acquiring an additional 1,497 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 53.78% of the company’s stock.

In related news, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 22,076 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.37, for a total transaction of $273,080.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.32, for a total value of $132,464.64. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 101,159 shares in the company, valued at $1,246,278.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 76,828 shares of company stock worth $943,045. 1.08% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on F shares. Vetr lowered Ford Motor from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.54 target price on the stock. in a report on Monday, September 4th. Citigroup raised their target price on Ford Motor from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Berenberg Bank set a $10.00 target price on Ford Motor and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Morgan Stanley restated a “sell” rating and set a $10.00 target price (up from $9.00) on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Barclays lowered Ford Motor from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and raised their target price for the company from $12.12 to $14.00 in a report on Friday, October 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.61.

Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) opened at $12.61 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $50,090.00, a PE ratio of 7.51, a PEG ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 1.25. Ford Motor Company has a 1 year low of $10.47 and a 1 year high of $13.27. 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 (NYSE:F) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.10. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.62% and a net margin of 2.91%. The company had revenue of $33.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.80 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.26 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Ford Motor Company will post 1.81 EPS for the current year.

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

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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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