Brokerages Anticipate Ford Motor (F) Will Post Earnings of $0.44 Per Share

Equities analysts forecast that Ford Motor (NYSE:F) will report $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have issued estimates for Ford Motor’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.41 to $0.46. Ford Motor posted earnings per share of $0.30 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 46.7%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, January 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Ford Motor will report full year earnings of $1.81 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.73 to $1.85. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $1.53 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.00 to $1.76. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Ford Motor.

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

F has been the topic of several recent research reports. TheStreet upgraded Ford Motor from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $14.00 target price on Ford Motor and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Vetr upgraded Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.24 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Standpoint Research upgraded Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.66.

In other news, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.32, for a total value of $132,464.64. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 101,159 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,246,278.88. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 18,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total value of $234,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 14,358 shares in the company, valued at $186,654. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 47,752 shares of company stock worth $603,965. Company insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in F. Commerce Bank raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 1.8% in the 2nd quarter. Commerce Bank now owns 143,963 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $1,611,000 after purchasing an additional 2,612 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC grew its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 55.8% in the second quarter. ARGI Investment Services LLC now owns 236,388 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $2,646,000 after buying an additional 84,701 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 2.9% in the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 24,318 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $272,000 after buying an additional 691 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank grew its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 3.1% in the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 13,548,935 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $151,613,000 after buying an additional 411,400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Delta Lloyd Asset Management N.V. acquired a new stake in shares of Ford Motor in the second quarter valued at about $4,543,000. Institutional investors own 53.60% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE F) traded down $0.07 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $12.00. The stock had a trading volume of 50,952,518 shares, compared to its average volume of 36,720,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a current ratio of 1.19 and a quick ratio of 1.08. Ford Motor has a twelve month low of $10.47 and a twelve month high of $13.48. The stock has a market capitalization of $47,670.00, a P/E ratio of 10.91, a P/E/G ratio of 0.71 and a beta of 1.26.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 30th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 29th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.00%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 54.55%.

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Ford Motor Company Profile

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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