Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.75-1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.74.
A number of research firms have commented on F. Buckingham Research reissued a hold rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ford Motor from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $14.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a buy rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Instinet cut shares of Ford Motor from a buy rating to a neutral rating and cut their price target for the stock from $14.80 to $11.60 in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Nomura cut shares of Ford Motor to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ford Motor has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $12.63.
Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) opened at $12.01 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.19. The stock has a market cap of $47,826.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.17, a PEG ratio of 0.62 and a beta of 1.24. Ford Motor Company has a one year low of $10.47 and a one year high of $13.27.
Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the 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 firm had revenue of $33.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.80 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.26 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Ford Motor Company will post 1.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 23rd will be issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 20th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.00%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 54.55%.
In related news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.50, for a total value of $287,500.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 76,358 shares in the company, valued at $878,117. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Joseph R. Hinrichs sold 40,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.34, for a total value of $453,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 532,435 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,037,812.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 137,076 shares of company stock worth $1,599,180. Corporate insiders own 1.08% 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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