Cetera Investment Advisers lessened its holdings in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 4.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 133,880 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after selling 5,664 shares during the period. Cetera Investment Advisers’ holdings in Ford Motor were worth $1,606,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in F. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its stake in Ford Motor by 3.5% in the first quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 703,666 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $8,190,000 after acquiring an additional 23,493 shares during the last quarter. Lau Associates LLC increased its stake in Ford Motor by 0.9% in the second quarter. Lau Associates LLC now owns 107,800 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $1,206,000 after acquiring an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB increased its stake in Ford Motor by 2.6% in the second quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 717,471 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $8,029,000 after acquiring an additional 18,469 shares during the last quarter. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. increased its stake in Ford Motor by 7.5% in the second quarter. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. now owns 25,610 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $287,000 after acquiring an additional 1,777 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capital One National Association increased its stake in Ford Motor by 2.1% in the second quarter. Capital One National Association now owns 14,408 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $161,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. 53.78% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE F) opened at $12.63 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94. The stock has a market capitalization of $50,170.00, a PE ratio of 7.49, a P/E/G ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 1.25. Ford Motor Company has a 12 month low of $10.47 and a 12 month high of $13.27.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $33.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $32.80 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.62% and a net margin of 2.91%. Ford Motor’s quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.26 earnings per share. analysts predict that Ford Motor Company will post 1.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Monday, October 23rd were paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 20th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.75%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is presently 54.55%.

In other Ford Motor news, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were 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 directly owns 101,159 shares in the company, valued at $1,246,278.88. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.00, for a total transaction of $300,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 51,358 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $616,296. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 76,828 shares of company stock worth $943,045 over the last three months. 1.08% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Buckingham Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Sunday, September 10th. FIG Partners reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Finally, 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. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Ford Motor has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.61.

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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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