Stephens Inc. AR Sells 31,406 Shares of Ford Motor Company (F)

Stephens Inc. AR lowered its position in shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 18.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 139,719 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after selling 31,406 shares during the quarter. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $1,672,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in F. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Ford Motor by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 264,421,059 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $2,958,871,000 after purchasing an additional 2,491,009 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in Ford Motor by 2.4% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 234,567,920 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $2,624,814,000 after acquiring an additional 5,562,630 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its position in Ford Motor by 2.5% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 162,887,426 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $1,896,009,000 after acquiring an additional 3,999,705 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its position in Ford Motor by 5.7% in the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 87,703,958 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $981,407,000 after acquiring an additional 4,706,379 shares during the period. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in Ford Motor by 10.8% in the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 40,887,644 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $475,306,000 after acquiring an additional 3,978,850 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 53.78% of the company’s stock.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) traded up $0.15 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $12.53. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 25,410,120 shares, compared to its average volume of 37,665,285. The company has a market capitalization of $49,375.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.40, a P/E/G ratio of 0.64 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. The company has a current ratio of 1.19, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last issued its quarterly earnings results 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 company had revenue of $33.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.80 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.26 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Ford Motor Company will post 1.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Monday, October 23rd were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.79%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, October 20th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 54.55%.

In other news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 25,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.00, for a total value of $300,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 51,358 shares in the company, valued at $616,296. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.32, for a total transaction of $132,464.64. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 101,159 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,246,278.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 101,828 shares of company stock worth $1,228,045. 1.08% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several analysts recently commented on F shares. BidaskClub upgraded Ford Motor from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Vetr raised Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.34 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Sunday, September 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Ford Motor has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.61.

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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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