Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 30.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 421,388 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after acquiring an additional 99,462 shares during the period. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $4,665,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 29.6% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,126,745 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $23,543,000 after purchasing an additional 485,857 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 4.9% during the second quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 3,274,491 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $36,257,000 after purchasing an additional 151,892 shares during the period. Institute for Wealth Management LLC. raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 8.3% during the second quarter. Institute for Wealth Management LLC. now owns 189,430 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $2,087,000 after purchasing an additional 14,589 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 3.9% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 966,171 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $10,700,000 after purchasing an additional 36,222 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 0.8% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 264,479,647 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $2,927,789,000 after purchasing an additional 2,067,427 shares during the period. 54.16% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, Director John C. Lechleiter bought 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 2nd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $9.89 per share, for a total transaction of $98,900.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 45,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $445,050. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.95% of the company’s stock.

Shares of F opened at $9.70 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $39.77 billion, a P/E ratio of 5.45, a P/E/G ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.80, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 1.08. Ford Motor has a 52-week low of $9.35 and a 52-week high of $13.48.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $35.90 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.63 billion. Ford Motor had a net margin of 4.27% and a return on equity of 17.43%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.56 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Ford Motor will post 1.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 4th. Investors of record on Monday, July 23rd will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 20th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.19%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio is presently 33.71%.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on F shares. Barclays restated a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Morgan Stanley set a $16.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 24th. TheStreet lowered shares of Ford Motor from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, August 13th. Nomura set a $9.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 14th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.23.

About Ford Motor

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles; and Lincoln luxury vehicles worldwide. Its Automotive segment sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.

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