Greenleaf Trust reduced its stake in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 23.5% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 17,443 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after selling 5,365 shares during the period. Greenleaf Trust’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $195,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. raised its position in Ford Motor by 5.3% in the first quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 12,019 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $139,000 after buying an additional 603 shares in the last quarter. Stillwater Investment Management LLC raised its position in Ford Motor by 0.9% in the first quarter. Stillwater Investment Management LLC now owns 89,462 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $1,041,000 after buying an additional 837 shares in the last quarter. SOL Capital Management CO raised its position in Ford Motor by 15.4% in the first quarter. SOL Capital Management CO now owns 15,000 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $175,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC raised its position in Ford Motor by 12.1% in the first quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC now owns 729,796 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $8,495,000 after buying an additional 78,532 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in Ford Motor by 7.0% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 7,819,592 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $91,020,000 after buying an additional 512,618 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 55.23% of the company’s stock.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) traded up 0.046% during trading on Friday, reaching $10.775. The company had a trading volume of 14,829,631 shares. Ford Motor Company has a one year low of $10.67 and a one year high of $13.27. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $11.25 and a 200 day moving average price of $11.61. The company has a market capitalization of $42.80 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.342 and a beta of 1.11. Ford Motor also was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders bought 16,478 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 112% compared to the average daily volume of 7,783 put options.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $36.93 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.22 billion. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.52% and a return on equity of 19.69%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.52 EPS. Analysts expect that Ford Motor Company will post $1.76 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 24th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.57%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 63.16%.

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Several analysts recently commented on F shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Ford Motor from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 24th. Nomura reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $14.80 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.60.

In other news, VP John T. Lawler sold 80,624 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.00, for a total transaction of $886,864.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 10 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $110. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider James D. Farley, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.16, for a total transaction of $279,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 428,411 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,781,066.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

About Ford Motor

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company. The Company’s business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Company operates in four segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Central Treasury Operations.

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