Investors Sell Ford Motor (F) on Strength (F)
Investors sold shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) on strength during trading on Friday. $58.29 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $133.18 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $74.89 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 $10.40
Several research firms recently weighed in on F. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. ValuEngine raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Cascend Securities cut shares of Ford Motor to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Ford Motor has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.54.
The company has a market capitalization of $41,320.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.78, a P/E/G ratio of 0.64 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 1.12.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 30th were issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, January 29th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.77%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 33.33%.
In other news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 18,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 transaction, the insider now owns 14,358 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $186,654. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director John C. Lechleiter acquired 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 9th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.28 per share, with a total value of $51,400.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 30,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $308,400. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.08% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in F. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 1,559.6% in the fourth quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 15,256,627 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $190,556,000 after buying an additional 14,337,350 shares during the period. Greenhaven Associates Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Ford Motor in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $164,194,000. Swedbank acquired a new position in shares of Ford Motor in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $100,670,000. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Ford Motor in the third quarter valued at approximately $76,726,000. Finally, Two Sigma Advisers LP increased its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 200.0% in the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 8,084,231 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $100,972,000 after buying an additional 5,389,300 shares during the period. 54.94% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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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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