News stories about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the auto manufacturer an impact score of 46.775174785533 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on F shares. Vetr lowered shares of Ford Motor from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.45 price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, May 31st. Wolfe Research started coverage on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 24th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.97.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) traded up 0.28% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $10.92. 32,155,872 shares of the stock were exchanged. Ford Motor has a 52 week low of $10.67 and a 52 week high of $13.27. The company has a 50-day moving average of $11.31 and a 200-day moving average of $11.67. The stock has a market capitalization of $43.37 billion, a PE ratio of 11.49 and a beta of 1.11. Ford Motor also saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 16,478 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 112% compared to the typical volume of 7,783 put options.

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

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Investors of record on Monday, July 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.49%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is 63.16%.

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

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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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