A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Ford Motor (NYSE: F):

  • 8/10/2017 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.
  • 8/9/2017 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Instinet from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $11.60 price target on the stock, down previously from $14.80.
  • 8/7/2017 – Ford Motor had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.
  • 8/5/2017 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Nomura to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/4/2017 – Ford Motor had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Nomura. They now have a $11.60 price target on the stock, down previously from $14.00.
  • 7/31/2017 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Ford posted better-than-expected second-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings per share and it came higher than the prior-year quarter figure. Results were driven by lower tax rate. However, it missed the revenues estimate, though it was higher year over year. In the first half of 2017, Ford’s total sales rose 3.7% in the traditional Euro 20 markets. Ford has recently announced an investment of $900 million for upgradation of Louisville, KE truck plant. The plant will be revamped to manufacture all-new Ford’s Expedition and Lincoln Navigator models. Ford is also expanding its production capacity in many emerging markets to facilitate supply, cost reduction and manage transportation challenges. But, the company is facing other obstacles which include higher cost, lower volume and unfavorable currency exchange. Frequent product recalls and rising structural expenses are other issues faced by the company.”
  • 7/28/2017 – Ford Motor had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/28/2017 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/25/2017 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $12.65 price target on the stock.
  • 7/10/2017 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Ford has underperformed the Zacks categorized Automotive-Domestic industry over the last six months due to unfavorable forecasts for 2017. Also, over the past 30 days, the company’s full year 2017 earnings estimates declined. In fact, 2017 profit is likely to drop due to higher investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Also, weak economic environment in South America led to lower wholesale volume, revenues and operating margins. Frequent product recalls and rising structural expenses are other issues faced by the company. Moreover, Ford’s investment for the production of its next generation cars can be beneficial in the long-run but are likely to create short-term strains on the financials of the company.”
  • 7/6/2017 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $12.60 price target on the stock.
  • 7/5/2017 – Ford Motor was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/4/2017 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $12.78 price target on the stock.
  • 6/30/2017 – Ford Motor had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/21/2017 – Ford Motor is now covered by analysts at Guggenheim. They set a “neutral” rating and a $13.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/17/2017 – Ford Motor was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 6/16/2017 – Ford Motor had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Bank of America Corporation. They now have a $12.50 price target on the stock, down previously from $14.00.
  • 6/13/2017 – Ford Motor is now covered by analysts at Wolfe Research. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 6/12/2017 – Ford Motor was given a new $10.00 price target on by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They now have a “sell” rating on the stock.

Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) traded down 1.37% during trading on Thursday, hitting $10.77. The company had a trading volume of 31,901,687 shares. Ford Motor Company has a 12-month low of $10.67 and a 12-month high of $13.27. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $11.26 and a 200 day moving average of $11.61. The stock has a market capitalization of $42.78 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.34 and a beta of 1.11. Ford Motor also was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 16,478 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 112% compared to the average daily volume of 7,783 put options.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $36.93 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.22 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 19.69% and a net margin of 2.52%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.52 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Ford Motor Company will post $1.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 24th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.57%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is currently 63.16%.

In other Ford Motor news, insider James D. Farley, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.16, for a total value of $279,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 428,411 shares in the company, valued at $4,781,066.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP John T. Lawler sold 80,624 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.00, for a total value of $886,864.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 10 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $110. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

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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