Investors sold shares of Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $58.02 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $95.27 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $37.25 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Ford Motor had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Ford Motor traded up $0.11 for the day and closed at $12.19

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on F shares. Buckingham Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Vetr raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.64 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective (up previously from $16.00) on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Sunday, May 1st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Ford Motor has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.66.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $13.03 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.93. The firm has a market capitalization of $48.43 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.75.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.08. The company earned $39.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.29 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.47 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Ford Motor Co. will post $1.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, July 28th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.92%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, July 26th.

In related news, EVP James D. Farley, Jr. sold 78,042 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.31, for a total value of $1,038,739.02. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 359,145 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,780,219.95. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Suntrust Banks Inc. raised its position in shares of Ford Motor by 55.2% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 180,447 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $2,542,000 after buying an additional 64,187 shares in the last quarter. Horizon Investments LLC raised its position in shares of Ford Motor by 7.9% in the fourth quarter. Horizon Investments LLC now owns 249,073 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $3,509,000 after buying an additional 18,183 shares in the last quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc raised its position in shares of Ford Motor by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 372,711 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $5,251,000 after buying an additional 7,133 shares in the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Ford Motor by 2.3% in the fourth quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 716,512 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $10,096,000 after buying an additional 16,084 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Andra AP fonden raised its position in shares of Ford Motor by 43.8% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 297,900 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $4,197,000 after buying an additional 90,700 shares in the last quarter.

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is a global automotive and mobility company. The Company’s principal business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing, and servicing a line of Ford cars, trucks, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Company operates in two sectors: Automotive and Financial Services.

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