Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC Makes New $395,000 Investment in Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Ford Motor (NYSE:FGet Rating) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 19,002 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock, valued at approximately $395,000.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. acquired a new stake in Ford Motor in the 4th quarter valued at $27,000. Retirement Planning Co of New England Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Ford Motor during the fourth quarter worth approximately $28,000. Cedar Mountain Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Ford Motor in the 4th quarter valued at $31,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. Ltd. purchased a new position in Ford Motor in the 3rd quarter valued at $39,000. Finally, West Bancorporation Inc. acquired a new stake in Ford Motor during the 4th quarter worth $42,000. Institutional investors own 52.35% of the company’s stock.

In other Ford Motor news, insider William Clay Ford, Jr. bought 267,697 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 24th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $16.81 per share, for a total transaction of $4,499,986.57. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Motor Co Ford sold 8,000,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.80, for a total transaction of $214,400,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 93,947,494 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,517,792,839.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.90% of the company’s stock.

Shares of F stock traded up $1.06 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $13.50. The stock had a trading volume of 78,944,174 shares, compared to its average volume of 60,540,248. The firm has a market cap of $54.27 billion, a PE ratio of 4.75, a PEG ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 1.15. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $15.55 and its 200-day simple moving average is $18.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.94, a current ratio of 1.17 and a quick ratio of 1.01. Ford Motor has a fifty-two week low of $11.62 and a fifty-two week high of $25.87.

Ford Motor (NYSE:FGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 27th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $32.11 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $30.39 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 12.46% and a net margin of 8.57%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.89 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Ford Motor will post 1.96 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 26th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 25th. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is currently 14.08%.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on F. Jefferies Financial Group lowered their price target on shares of Ford Motor from $20.00 to $18.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 15th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft dropped their target price on Ford Motor from $21.00 to $17.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, April 21st. StockNews.com initiated coverage on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Benchmark reduced their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $29.00 to $25.00 in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Finally, Barclays cut shares of Ford Motor from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $23.00 to $17.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 7th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.59.

Ford Motor Company Profile (Get Rating)

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford trucks, cars, sport utility vehicles, electrified vehicles, and Lincoln luxury 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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