Analysts Expect Ford Motor (F) to Post $0.44 EPS

Analysts expect Ford Motor (NYSE:F) to report $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for Ford Motor’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.41 and the highest is $0.46. Ford Motor posted earnings per share of $0.30 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 46.7%. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, January 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Ford Motor will report full-year earnings of $1.81 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.73 to $1.85. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $1.52 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.00 to $1.76. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Ford Motor.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $33.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.80 billion. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.91% and a return on equity of 21.62%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.26 earnings per share.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on F. Vetr lowered Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $12.34 target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. FIG Partners reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Monday, October 9th. TheStreet raised shares of Ford Motor from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Ford Motor presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.56.

Shares of Ford Motor (F) traded up $0.22 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $12.98. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 36,962,356 shares, compared to its average volume of 31,010,000. Ford Motor has a fifty-two week low of $10.47 and a fifty-two week high of $13.27. The company has a current ratio of 1.19, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94. The stock has a market cap of $51,560.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.78 and a beta of 1.26.

In related news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 19,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.50, for a total value of $237,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.32, for a total transaction of $132,464.64. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 101,159 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,246,278.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Donaldson Capital Management LLC raised its position in Ford Motor by 0.3% during the second quarter. Donaldson Capital Management LLC now owns 13,851 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $155,000 after acquiring an additional 43 shares in the last quarter. Gainplan LLC raised its position in Ford Motor by 0.4% during the second quarter. Gainplan LLC now owns 11,072 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $124,000 after acquiring an additional 45 shares in the last quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Ford Motor by 0.7% during the second quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. now owns 12,205 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $137,000 after acquiring an additional 89 shares in the last quarter. Signature Financial Management Inc. raised its position in Ford Motor by 1.2% during the second quarter. Signature Financial Management Inc. now owns 17,569 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $197,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Balentine LLC raised its position in Ford Motor by 4.0% during the second quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 9,462 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 365 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 53.61% of the company’s stock.

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About Ford Motor

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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