Ford Motor (NYSE:F) VP Steven R. Armstrong sold 13,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.54, for a total transaction of $124,020.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 94,527 shares in the company, valued at approximately $901,787.58. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of NYSE:F traded down $0.11 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $9.28. The company had a trading volume of 2,113,830 shares, compared to its average volume of 40,430,620. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $38.10 billion, a PE ratio of 5.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 0.87. Ford Motor has a one year low of $9.22 and a one year high of $13.48.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.31 by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $35.90 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.63 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 17.43% and a net margin of 4.27%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.56 EPS. research analysts predict that Ford Motor will post 1.38 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 4th. Investors of record on Monday, July 23rd were issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, July 20th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.47%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.71%.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of F. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 74.4% in the 1st quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 58,889 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $652,000 after purchasing an additional 25,123 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 1.6% in the 1st quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 3,122,599 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $34,646,000 after purchasing an additional 50,371 shares during the period. Employees Retirement System of Texas raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 3.5% in the 1st quarter. Employees Retirement System of Texas now owns 329,000 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $3,645,000 after purchasing an additional 11,000 shares during the period. IFM Investors Pty Ltd raised its holdings in Ford Motor by 10.4% during the 1st quarter. IFM Investors Pty Ltd now owns 116,606 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $1,292,000 after acquiring an additional 10,989 shares during the period. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System raised its holdings in Ford Motor by 6.2% during the 1st quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 10,887,203 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $120,630,000 after acquiring an additional 636,082 shares during the period. 54.15% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several equities analysts have commented on F shares. UBS Group dropped their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $15.00 to $14.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Barclays dropped their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $12.00 to $11.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $16.00 to $15.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. ValuEngine cut shares of Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 5th. Finally, Citigroup dropped their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $10.80 to $10.50 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.13.

About Ford Motor

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles; and Lincoln luxury vehicles worldwide. Its Automotive segment sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.

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