News coverage about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the auto manufacturer an impact score of 43.899095144092 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
A number of analysts have commented on F shares. Piper Jaffray Companies cut shares of Ford Motor from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the company from $13.48 to $12.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Ford Motor from an “underweight” rating to an “overweight” rating and cut their price target for the company from $10.78 to $10.00 in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Vetr upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $13.14 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on shares of Ford Motor from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.78.
Ford Motor traded down $0.11, reaching $11.51, during mid-day trading on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. 19,336,320 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 45,399,973. Ford Motor has a one year low of $10.14 and a one year high of $13.48. The firm has a market cap of $45.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.47, a P/E/G ratio of 0.69 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.89, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a current ratio of 1.23.
Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.02. Ford Motor had a net margin of 4.86% and a return on equity of 21.31%. The business had revenue of $41.96 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.06 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.39 earnings per share. Ford Motor’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Ford Motor will post 1.56 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 1st. Investors of record on Friday, April 20th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.21%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 19th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio is 33.71%.
In other Ford Motor news, insider Ashwani Kumar Galhotra sold 31,415 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.34, for a total value of $324,831.10. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director John C. Lechleiter bought 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 11th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $11.17 per share, for a total transaction of $55,850.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 34,400 shares in the company, valued at $384,248. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.95% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Ford Motor Company Profile
Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles; and Lincoln luxury vehicles worldwide. Its Automotive segment sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.
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