News articles about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ford Motor earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the auto manufacturer an impact score of 45.2751233086712 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) traded up 0.77% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $11.72. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 26,392,861 shares. Ford Motor has a 12 month low of $10.47 and a 12 month high of $13.27. The company has a market cap of $46.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.34 and a beta of 1.12. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $11.06 and a 200 day moving average of $11.32. Ford Motor also was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders bought 14,678 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 104% compared to the average daily volume of 7,211 put options.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $36.93 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.22 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 19.69% and a net margin of 2.52%. The firm’s revenue was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.52 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Ford Motor will post $1.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 24th were issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.12%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 63.16%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Monday. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Sunday, September 10th. Vetr lowered Ford Motor from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.54 price target on the stock. in a report on Monday, September 4th. ValuEngine lowered Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, BidaskClub raised Ford Motor from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.46.

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In other Ford Motor news, VP John T. Lawler sold 80,624 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.00, for a total value of $886,864.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 10 shares in the company, valued at $110. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.50, for a total value of $287,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 76,358 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $878,117. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 170,624 shares of company stock valued at $1,912,964 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

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