Polianta Ltd Acquires Shares of 98,100 Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Polianta Ltd bought a new position in shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 98,100 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock, valued at approximately $1,225,000.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Captrust Financial Advisors purchased a new position in Ford Motor in the second quarter valued at about $106,000. Balentine LLC grew its stake in Ford Motor by 4.0% in the second quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 9,462 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $106,000 after purchasing an additional 365 shares in the last quarter. Godsey & Gibb Associates purchased a new position in Ford Motor in the second quarter valued at about $117,000. Brighton Jones LLC grew its stake in Ford Motor by 40.3% in the third quarter. Brighton Jones LLC now owns 19,225 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $119,000 after purchasing an additional 5,518 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Affinity Wealth Management grew its stake in Ford Motor by 892.4% in the second quarter. Affinity Wealth Management now owns 107,575 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $120,000 after purchasing an additional 96,735 shares in the last quarter. 54.12% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of analysts have weighed in on F shares. Standpoint Research raised Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Vetr raised Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.34 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. TheStreet raised Ford Motor from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. FIG Partners reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Barclays cut Ford Motor from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $12.12 to $14.00 in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.58.

Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE F) opened at $10.97 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $43,580.00, a P/E ratio of 5.77, a P/E/G ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.26. Ford Motor has a 12-month low of $10.47 and a 12-month high of $13.48. The company has a current ratio of 1.23, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94.

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 Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $38.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $36.96 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.71% and a net margin of 4.85%. The firm’s revenue was up 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.30 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Ford Motor will post 1.56 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 30th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 29th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.47%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is 31.58%.

In other Ford Motor news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 18,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total value of $234,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 14,358 shares in the company, valued at approximately $186,654. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.32, for a total value of $132,464.64. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 101,159 shares in the company, valued at $1,246,278.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 47,752 shares of company stock worth $603,965 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

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Ford Motor 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

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