Equities research analysts forecast that Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) will report $0.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have provided estimates for Ford Motor’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.38 and the lowest is $0.21. Ford Motor posted earnings of $0.26 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 19.2%. The firm is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, October 26th.

On average, analysts expect that Ford Motor will report full-year earnings of $1.71 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.54 to $1.81. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $1.50 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.94 to $1.71. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Ford Motor.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates 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%. Ford Motor’s revenue was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 EPS.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on F. BidaskClub cut shares of Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. ValuEngine cut shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Monday. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Vetr cut shares of Ford Motor from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.54 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday, September 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.46.

In related 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 value of $886,864.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 10 shares in the company, valued at approximately $110. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.50, for a total transaction of $287,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 76,358 shares in the company, valued at $878,117. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 170,624 shares of company stock worth $1,912,964 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Bridgewater Associates LP acquired a new stake in Ford Motor during the 1st quarter worth approximately $2,342,000. Mathes Company Inc. acquired a new stake in Ford Motor during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $571,000. Advisor Partners LLC raised its holdings in Ford Motor by 6.3% during the 1st quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 31,086 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $362,000 after buying an additional 1,840 shares during the period. CWA Asset Management Group LLC acquired a new stake in Ford Motor during the 1st quarter worth approximately $122,000. Finally, AE Wealth Management LLC raised its holdings in Ford Motor by 37.5% during the 1st quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC now owns 170,943 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $1,990,000 after buying an additional 46,598 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 54.35% of the company’s stock.

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Ford Motor (F) traded up 0.301% on Friday, reaching $11.655. 8,920,720 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $11.03 and a 200-day moving average of $11.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $46.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.268 and a beta of 1.12. Ford Motor has a 12 month low of $10.47 and a 12 month high of $13.27.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 24th were paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.16%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 20th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 63.16%.

Ford Motor Company Profile

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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