Two Sigma Investments LP acquired a new stake in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 64,130 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock, valued at approximately $491,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Ford Motor by 115.2% during the fourth quarter. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC now owns 122,250 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $935,000 after acquiring an additional 65,446 shares during the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its position in Ford Motor by 80.6% during the fourth quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 40,054 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $306,000 after acquiring an additional 17,881 shares during the last quarter. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Ford Motor by 213.6% during the fourth quarter. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC now owns 2,503,725 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $19,154,000 after acquiring an additional 1,705,427 shares during the last quarter. Lehman & Derafelo Financial Resources LLC bought a new stake in Ford Motor during the fourth quarter valued at $507,000. Finally, QS Investors LLC boosted its position in Ford Motor by 25.7% during the fourth quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 2,110,898 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $16,149,000 after acquiring an additional 430,934 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 53.22% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on F. Citigroup reissued a “reduce” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Wednesday. Nomura cut shares of Ford Motor from a “neutral” rating to a “reduce” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $8.20 to $7.50 in a research report on Friday, April 5th. ValuEngine raised shares of Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. Finally, Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Thursday, December 13th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.26.

Shares of NYSE F opened at $9.33 on Thursday. Ford Motor has a fifty-two week low of $7.41 and a fifty-two week high of $12.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $36.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a current ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.80.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 23rd. The auto manufacturer reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.30. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.29% and a return on equity of 14.38%. The business had revenue of $38.70 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.83 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.39 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Ford Motor will post 1.21 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 3rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, April 24th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 23rd. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.43%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is 46.15%.

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Ford Motor Profile

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles worldwide. It operates through three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.

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