Swiss National Bank reduced its position in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 0.2% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 13,663,635 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after selling 33,900 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $170,659,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Balentine LLC lifted its stake in Ford Motor by 4.0% during the 2nd quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 9,462 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 365 shares in the last quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. lifted its stake in Ford Motor by 136.1% during the 4th quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 8,500 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 4,900 shares in the last quarter. Brighton Jones LLC lifted its stake in Ford Motor by 40.3% during the 3rd quarter. Brighton Jones LLC now owns 19,225 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $119,000 after acquiring an additional 5,518 shares in the last quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC bought a new position in Ford Motor during the 3rd quarter valued at $124,000. Finally, Colony Group LLC bought a new position in Ford Motor during the 2nd quarter valued at $125,000. Institutional investors own 54.10% of the company’s stock.

In related news, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.32, for a total value of $132,464.64. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 101,159 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,246,278.88. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 18,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total value of $234,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 14,358 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $186,654. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 47,752 shares of company stock valued at $603,965. 1.08% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

F has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $14.00 price objective on Ford Motor and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research cut Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Jefferies Group raised their target price on Ford Motor from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Citigroup raised their target price on Ford Motor from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.54.

Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) opened at $10.53 on Friday. Ford Motor has a 12-month low of $10.19 and a 12-month high of $13.48. The stock has a market capitalization of $41,828.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.95, a PEG ratio of 0.63 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a current ratio of 1.23.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.03). Ford Motor had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 21.71%. The business had revenue of $38.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.96 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.30 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Ford Motor will post 1.56 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 30th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.70%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 29th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 31.58%.

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Ford Motor 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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