Recent Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Ford Motor (F)

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

  • 2/5/2018 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 2/1/2018 – Ford Motor had its price target lowered by analysts at Nomura to $11.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/29/2018 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $12.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/26/2018 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $13.14 price target on the stock.
  • 1/9/2018 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $15.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Ford is expanding its production capacity in many emerging markets to facilitate supply, cost reduction and manage transportation challenges. It has been making quite a large amount of investment for the development of next generation cars, which can be beneficial in the long-run but, are likely to create short-term strains on the financials of the company. Also, frequent product recalls and rising structural expenses are other issues faced by the company. In the past one year, Ford has underperformed the industry it belongs to.”
  • 1/2/2018 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Ford is expanding its production capacity in many emerging markets to facilitate supply, cost reduction and manage transportation challenges. It has been making quite a large amount of investment for the development of next generation cars, which can be beneficial in the long-run but, are likely to create short-term strains on the financials of the company. Also, frequent product recalls and rising structural expenses are other issues faced by the company. In the past one year, Ford has underperformed the industry it belongs to.”
  • 12/26/2017 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Ford is expanding its production capacity in many emerging markets to facilitate supply, cost reduction and manage transportation challenges. It has been making quite a large amount of investment for the development of next generation cars, which can be beneficial in the long-run but, are likely to create short-term strains on the financials of the company. Also, frequent product recalls and rising structural expenses are other issues faced by the company. Year to date, Ford has underperformed the industry it belongs to.”
  • 12/20/2017 – Ford Motor had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock.

Ford Motor (NYSE F) opened at $10.53 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 1.12. Ford Motor has a one year low of $10.19 and a one year high of $13.48. The company has a market cap of $41,828.34, a PE ratio of 5.54, a P/E/G ratio of 0.63 and a beta of 1.13.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.03). Ford Motor had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 21.71%. The business had revenue of $38.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.96 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.30 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Ford Motor will post 1.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 30th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 29th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.70%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 31.58%.

In related news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 19,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated 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 filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 18,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total transaction 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. Insiders sold 47,752 shares of company stock worth $603,965 over the last 90 days. 1.08% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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