Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by research analysts at Deutsche Bank AG in a research report issued on Friday. They currently have a $13.00 price target on the auto manufacturer’s stock. Deutsche Bank AG’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 7.35% from the company’s current price.

Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on F. Vetr upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $14.69 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, May 19th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Ford Motor to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 26th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $14.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Friday, May 27th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Wednesday, June 1st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.38.

Analyst Recommendations for Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) opened at 12.11 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $48.12 billion, a PE ratio of 5.71 and a beta of 1.30. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $12.36 and its 200 day moving average is $13.02. Ford Motor has a 52-week low of $11.02 and a 52-week high of $15.84.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.08. Ford Motor had a net margin of 5.35% and a return on equity of 30.49%. The company had revenue of $39.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.29 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.47 EPS. Ford Motor’s quarterly revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post $1.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 28th were given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, July 26th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.95%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is presently 29.27%.

In other Ford Motor news, Director John C. Lechleiter purchased 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $12.26 per share, for a total transaction of $61,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 25,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $306,500. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 1.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. VNBTrust National Association increased its position in Ford Motor by 0.4% in the second quarter. VNBTrust National Association now owns 13,175 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $166,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Boston Common Asset Management LLC increased its position in Ford Motor by 0.3% in the second quarter. Boston Common Asset Management LLC now owns 24,972 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $314,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. RiverPoint Capital Management LLC increased its position in Ford Motor by 0.4% in the second quarter. RiverPoint Capital Management LLC now owns 18,989 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $239,000 after buying an additional 67 shares during the last quarter. Valley National Advisers Inc. increased its position in Ford Motor by 0.8% in the second quarter. Valley National Advisers Inc. now owns 11,363 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 86 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hanson McClain Inc. increased its position in Ford Motor by 0.4% in the second quarter. Hanson McClain Inc. now owns 22,260 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $280,000 after buying an additional 90 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 56.06% of the company’s stock.

Ford Motor Company Profile

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is a global automotive and mobility company. The Company’s principal business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing, and servicing a line of Ford cars, trucks, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Company operates in two sectors: Automotive and Financial Services.

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