Ford Motor (F) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds
Media headlines about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ford Motor earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the auto manufacturer an impact score of 42.0729151203722 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Former Ford CEO Mark Fields Joins ATD Board Of Directors (aftermarketnews.com)
- Pub landlord spends £100,000 pimping out his Ford Focus RS – enough to buy THREE brand new models (thesun.co.uk)
- Chicago show features freshened Ford, snow-friendly Nissan (autonews.com)
- Today’s Research Reports on Trending Tickers: Ford and Tesla (finance.yahoo.com)
- 2018 Ford Ka+ Facelift Brings Forth Crossover-like Active Model (autoevolution.com)
Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. ValuEngine raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Cascend Securities downgraded shares of Ford Motor to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, FIG Partners reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Monday, October 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.54.
Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.42 by ($0.03). Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.71% and a net margin of 4.85%. The firm had revenue of $38.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.96 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.30 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Ford Motor will post 1.56 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 30th will be given a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.86%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 29th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 31.58%.
In related news, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.32, for a total value of $132,464.64. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 101,159 shares in the company, valued at $1,246,278.88. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, 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 transaction of $234,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 14,358 shares in the company, valued at $186,654. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 47,752 shares of company stock worth $603,965. 1.08% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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