Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report released on Thursday.

Several other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. Instinet downgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the company from $14.80 to $11.60 in a report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Monday. Nomura cut shares of Ford Motor to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.60.

Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE F) traded down 0.412% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $10.875. The stock had a trading volume of 6,282,292 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $11.26 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.61. The company has a market cap of $43.19 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.447 and a beta of 1.11. Ford Motor has a 52 week low of $10.67 and a 52 week high of $13.27. Ford Motor also saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 16,478 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 112% compared to the average daily volume of 7,783 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, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $36.93 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.22 billion. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.52% and a return on equity of 19.69%. Ford Motor’s revenue for the quarter was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.52 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post $1.76 earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, insider James D. Farley, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.16, for a total transaction of $279,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 428,411 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,781,066.76. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP John T. Lawler sold 80,624 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.00, for a total transaction of $886,864.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 10 shares in the company, valued at approximately $110. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. increased its position in shares of Ford Motor by 5.3% in the first quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 12,019 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $139,000 after buying an additional 603 shares in the last quarter. Stillwater Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Ford Motor by 0.9% in the first quarter. Stillwater Investment Management LLC now owns 89,462 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $1,041,000 after buying an additional 837 shares in the last quarter. SOL Capital Management CO increased its position in shares of Ford Motor by 15.4% in the first quarter. SOL Capital Management CO now owns 15,000 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $175,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Ford Motor by 12.1% in the first quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC now owns 729,796 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $8,495,000 after buying an additional 78,532 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in shares of Ford Motor by 7.0% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 7,819,592 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $91,020,000 after buying an additional 512,618 shares in the last quarter. 55.23% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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.

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