Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC increased its position in shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 5.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 290,314 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,326 shares during the period. Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $2,549,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Motco increased its position in Ford Motor by 1,162.6% during the first quarter. Motco now owns 2,904 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $25,000 after buying an additional 2,674 shares during the last quarter. JNBA Financial Advisors increased its position in Ford Motor by 100.0% during the first quarter. JNBA Financial Advisors now owns 3,000 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $26,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the last quarter. Stone House Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Ford Motor during the first quarter worth $27,000. Howe & Rusling Inc. increased its position in Ford Motor by 173.0% during the fourth quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. now owns 3,631 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $28,000 after buying an additional 2,301 shares during the last quarter. Finally, WP Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Ford Motor during the first quarter worth $32,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 52.77% of the company’s stock.

In related news, VP Catherine A. O’callaghan sold 53,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.33, for a total transaction of $547,490.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 48,275 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $498,680.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director John C. Lechleiter bought 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $10.32 per share, for a total transaction of $103,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 55,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $567,600. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 0.83% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have commented on F shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 7th. Bank of America raised shares of Ford Motor from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $13.00 to $14.00 in a research report on Friday, May 10th. Morgan Stanley set a $10.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 26th. TheStreet raised shares of Ford Motor from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $8.50 to $10.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 6th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Ford Motor presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.48.

Shares of NYSE:F opened at $10.28 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $40.89 billion, a PE ratio of 7.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 1.12. Ford Motor has a 52-week low of $7.41 and a 52-week high of $12.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.82, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a current ratio of 1.22.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $40.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.37 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 14.41% and a net margin of 1.94%. The firm’s revenue was down 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.43 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Ford Motor will post 1.38 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 3rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 24th will be given a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.84%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 23rd. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio is currently 46.15%.

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About Ford Motor

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles worldwide. It operates through three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.

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