Ford Motor (NYSE: F) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 9/20/2016 – Ford Motor is now covered by analysts at Nomura. They set a “buy” rating and a $14.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/20/2016 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $12.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $16.00.
  • 9/16/2016 – Ford Motor had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $13.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/14/2016 – Ford Motor had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Bank of America Corp.. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/13/2016 – Ford Motor was given a new $13.00 price target on by analysts at Credit Agricole SA. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 9/12/2016 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $13.05 price target on the stock.
  • 9/12/2016 – Ford Motor had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co..
  • 9/12/2016 – Ford Motor had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $12.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “We see the biggest source of weakness from NA, with profits contracting by $1.2bn (down to $8.8bn), and with margin compression of 110bp down to 8.4%. Smart Mobility strategy update to give us greater comfort on Ford’s role in a world of #disruptivemobility: We expect Ford to show how it will expand its role in a world of #disruptivemobility beyond just vehicle manufacturing. We are also likely to get a more clear framework of its technology portfolio in electrification and autonomous (leveraging its autonomous announcement last month, and today’s mobility announcement that it is buying a shuttle service that uses Transit vans). Still expect OEMs to outperform suppliers, but beware volatility: We still believe that OEM stocks should outperform suppliers for now, given significantly depressed valuations and solid dividend yields for the OEMs. That said, negative datapoints will cause volatility, and we believe that Ford stock may underperform in the very near-term off a weaker outlook.””
  • 9/5/2016 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $13.10 price target on the stock.
  • 9/4/2016 – Ford Motor had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group.
  • 8/30/2016 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $12.85 price target on the stock.
  • 8/17/2016 – Ford Motor had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group. They now have a $10.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “Ford announced the launch by 2021 of a fully autonomous vehicle designed for commercial ride-sharing applications, which we view as an interesting initiative to position Ford in what is likely to become a new volume segment and also possibly try to pre-empt the emergence of private label vehicles. Product features still being defined but interesting preference for hybrid powertrain. Level 4 capability without driver involvement by 2021 appears consistent with other industry announcements (most recently BMW). No steering wheel/pedals increases usable interior space. Powertrain options still open but preference for hybrid to manage high energy requirements of autonomous features and limit downtime suggests moderate confidence in near-term progress in battery density and fast recharging given trade-off in terms of running and maintenance costs vs pure battery EV.””
  • 8/17/2016 – Ford Motor had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/9/2016 – Ford Motor is now covered by analysts at Jefferies Group. They set an “underperform” rating and a $10.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/9/2016 – Ford Motor is now covered by analysts at Seaport Global Securities. They set a “buy” rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/3/2016 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $13.41 price target on the stock.
  • 8/2/2016 – Ford Motor had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $12.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $13.00.
  • 8/1/2016 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Daiwa Capital Markets from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.
  • 7/29/2016 – Ford Motor had its price target lowered by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $15.00 to $13.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 7/29/2016 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $13.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $15.00.
  • 7/29/2016 – Ford Motor had its price target lowered by analysts at Credit Agricole SA from $15.00 to $13.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/29/2016 – Ford Motor had its price target lowered by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $17.00 to $16.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 7/28/2016 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $13.46 price target on the stock.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) traded up 0.75% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $12.09. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 32,916,133 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $48.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 5.70 and a beta of 1.30. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $12.35 and a 200-day moving average price of $13.01. Ford Motor Co. has a 52 week low of $11.02 and a 52 week high of $15.84.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.08. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 30.49% and a net margin of 5.35%. The firm earned $39.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.29 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.47 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Ford Motor Co. will post $1.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 28th were given a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, July 26th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 29.27%.

In other Ford Motor news, Director John C. Lechleiter acquired 5,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.26 per share, for a total transaction of $61,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 25,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $306,500. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 1.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is a global automotive and mobility company. The Company’s principal business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing, and servicing a line of Ford cars, trucks, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Company operates in two sectors: Automotive and Financial Services.

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