Media stories about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have been trending positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ford Motor earned a daily sentiment score of 3.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media headlines about the auto manufacturer an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Ford Motor’s ranking:
Several research analysts have weighed in on F shares. TheStreet downgraded Ford Motor from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 28th. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on Ford Motor from $7.00 to $8.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, June 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $4.25 price objective for the company. in a report on Tuesday, March 24th. Wolfe Research downgraded Ford Motor from an “outperform” rating to a “peer perform” rating in a report on Friday, April 3rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on Ford Motor in a report on Tuesday, April 14th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $5.00 price objective for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.58.
Shares of F stock traded up $0.13 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $5.98. 20,557,981 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 76,565,312. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.85, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 1.32. Ford Motor has a one year low of $3.96 and a one year high of $10.56. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $6.19 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $6.71. The stock has a market capitalization of $23.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.77 and a beta of 1.32.
Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April 28th. The auto manufacturer reported ($0.23) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by ($0.13). Ford Motor had a positive return on equity of 6.54% and a negative net margin of 2.06%. The business had revenue of $34.32 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $31.73 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.07) EPS. The business’s revenue was down 14.9% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts anticipate that Ford Motor will post -1.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, COO James D. Farley, Jr. acquired 194,950 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 30th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $5.13 per share, for a total transaction of $1,000,093.50. Following the purchase, the chief operating officer now directly owns 828,922 shares in the company, valued at $4,252,369.86. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 0.91% 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 worldwide. It operates through three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.
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