Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Ford Motor (F) Stock Price

News articles about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ford Motor earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the auto manufacturer an impact score of 45.4182467834748 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

NYSE:F opened at $11.65 on Friday. Ford Motor has a twelve month low of $10.14 and a twelve month high of $13.48. The firm has a market cap of $46.53 billion, a PE ratio of 6.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a quick ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.89.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 25th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $41.96 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.06 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.31% and a net margin of 4.86%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.39 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Ford Motor will post 1.54 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 1st. Investors of record on Friday, April 20th were issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, April 19th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.15%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is currently 33.71%.

F has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded Ford Motor from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $13.48 to $12.00 in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine upgraded Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 24th. Morgan Stanley upgraded Ford Motor from an “underweight” rating to an “overweight” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $10.78 to $10.00 in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on Ford Motor from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group upgraded Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $10.14 to $13.00 in a research report on Tuesday, May 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Ford Motor has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.79.

In other news, Director John C. Lechleiter acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 directly owns 34,400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $384,248. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 0.95% of the company’s stock.

About Ford Motor

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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