KBC Group NV boosted its stake in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 5.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,913,391 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after buying an additional 92,225 shares during the quarter. KBC Group NV’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $23,898,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Pzena Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in Ford Motor by 6.7% in the 3rd quarter. Pzena Investment Management LLC now owns 25,409,816 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $304,155,000 after purchasing an additional 1,597,098 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Ford Motor by 21.2% in the 3rd quarter. Advisors Capital Management LLC now owns 483,120 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $5,783,000 after purchasing an additional 84,375 shares in the last quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in Ford Motor by 1.7% in the 3rd quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 3,748,158 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $44,865,000 after purchasing an additional 64,036 shares in the last quarter. Strs Ohio lifted its stake in Ford Motor by 3.8% in the 3rd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 3,416,273 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $40,892,000 after purchasing an additional 125,660 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FormulaFolio Investments LLC lifted its stake in Ford Motor by 171.5% in the 3rd quarter. FormulaFolio Investments LLC now owns 40,257 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $482,000 after purchasing an additional 25,427 shares in the last quarter. 54.10% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

F has been the topic of several analyst reports. Vetr lowered shares of Ford Motor from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Citigroup lifted their price target on shares of Ford Motor from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $10.00 price target (up previously from $9.00) on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Cascend Securities lowered shares of Ford Motor to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.54.

Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) opened at $10.53 on Friday. Ford Motor has a 1-year low of $10.19 and a 1-year high of $13.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 1.12. The firm has a market cap of $41,828.34, a P/E ratio of 5.95, a P/E/G ratio of 0.63 and a beta of 1.13.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.03). Ford Motor had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 21.71%. The company had revenue of $38.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.96 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.30 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Ford Motor will post 1.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 30th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 29th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.70%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 31.58%.

In related news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 18,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total value of $234,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 14,358 shares in the company, valued at approximately $186,654. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.32, for a total transaction of $132,464.64. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 101,159 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,246,278.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 47,752 shares of company stock valued at $603,965 in the last quarter. 1.08% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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