News stories about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ford Motor earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the auto manufacturer an impact score of 44.6581502255852 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
F has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Vetr downgraded Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $12.34 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. ValuEngine raised Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Standpoint Research raised Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, TheStreet raised Ford Motor from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Ford Motor currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.62.
Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) opened at $13.03 on Thursday. 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 firm has a market capitalization of $51,760.00, a P/E ratio of 11.85, a P/E/G ratio of 0.81 and a beta of 1.26. Ford Motor has a 52 week low of $10.47 and a 52 week high of $13.22.
Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 EPS 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 analysts’ expectations of $32.80 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.26 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post 1.81 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, 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 sale, the insider now directly owns 101,159 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,246,278.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 18,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 4th. The shares were 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 three months, insiders sold 47,752 shares of company stock valued at $603,965. 1.08% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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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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