A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Ford Motor (NYSE: F):

  • 8/15/2017 – Ford Motor had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada.
  • 8/14/2017 – Ford Motor was given a new $10.00 price target on by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They now have a “sell” rating on the stock.
  • 8/10/2017 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.
  • 8/9/2017 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Instinet from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $11.60 price target on the stock, down previously from $14.80.
  • 8/7/2017 – Ford Motor had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.
  • 8/5/2017 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Nomura to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/4/2017 – Ford Motor had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Nomura. They now have a $11.60 price target on the stock, down previously from $14.00.
  • 7/31/2017 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Ford posted better-than-expected second-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings per share and it came higher than the prior-year quarter figure. Results were driven by lower tax rate. However, it missed the revenues estimate, though it was higher year over year. In the first half of 2017, Ford’s total sales rose 3.7% in the traditional Euro 20 markets. Ford has recently announced an investment of $900 million for upgradation of Louisville, KE truck plant. The plant will be revamped to manufacture all-new Ford’s Expedition and Lincoln Navigator models. Ford is also expanding its production capacity in many emerging markets to facilitate supply, cost reduction and manage transportation challenges. But, the company is facing other obstacles which include higher cost, lower volume and unfavorable currency exchange. Frequent product recalls and rising structural expenses are other issues faced by the company.”
  • 7/28/2017 – Ford Motor had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/28/2017 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/25/2017 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $12.65 price target on the stock.
  • 7/10/2017 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Ford has underperformed the Zacks categorized Automotive-Domestic industry over the last six months due to unfavorable forecasts for 2017. Also, over the past 30 days, the company’s full year 2017 earnings estimates declined. In fact, 2017 profit is likely to drop due to higher investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Also, weak economic environment in South America led to lower wholesale volume, revenues and operating margins. Frequent product recalls and rising structural expenses are other issues faced by the company. Moreover, Ford’s investment for the production of its next generation cars can be beneficial in the long-run but are likely to create short-term strains on the financials of the company.”
  • 7/6/2017 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $12.60 price target on the stock.
  • 7/5/2017 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/4/2017 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $12.78 price target on the stock.
  • 6/30/2017 – Ford Motor had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) opened at 10.71 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $42.54 billion, a PE ratio of 11.27 and a beta of 1.11. Ford Motor Company has a 52-week low of $10.47 and a 52-week high of $13.27. The company’s 50 day moving average is $11.13 and its 200-day moving average is $11.49.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $36.93 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.22 billion. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.52% and a return on equity of 19.69%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.52 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Ford Motor Company will post $1.75 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.60%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 63.16%.

In other Ford Motor news, VP John T. Lawler sold 80,624 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.00, for a total transaction of $886,864.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 10 shares in the company, valued at $110. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider James D. Farley, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction on Monday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.16, for a total transaction of $279,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 428,411 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,781,066.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

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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