Ford Motor Company (F) Position Boosted by National Planning Corp

National Planning Corp increased its stake in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 8.4% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 154,914 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,019 shares during the quarter. National Planning Corp’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $1,912,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Captrust Financial Advisors bought a new stake in Ford Motor in the second quarter worth approximately $106,000. Balentine LLC increased its holdings in Ford Motor by 4.0% in the second quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 9,462 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $106,000 after purchasing an additional 365 shares in the last quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC increased its holdings in Ford Motor by 7.8% in the first quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 9,361 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $109,000 after purchasing an additional 676 shares in the last quarter. Kelman Lazarov Inc. bought a new stake in Ford Motor in the second quarter worth approximately $116,000. Finally, Godsey & Gibb Associates bought a new stake in Ford Motor in the second quarter worth approximately $117,000. 53.78% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Ford Motor Company (F) traded up $0.21 during trading on Monday, reaching $12.79. The company had a trading volume of 9,415,307 shares, compared to its average volume of 37,715,746. Ford Motor Company has a 1-year low of $10.47 and a 1-year high of $13.27. The company has a market capitalization of $49,971.56, a P/E ratio of 7.49, a P/E/G ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a current ratio of 1.19 and a quick ratio of 1.08.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.10. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.62% and a net margin of 2.91%. The business had revenue of $33.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.80 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.26 earnings per share. Ford Motor’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Ford Motor Company will post 1.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Monday, October 23rd were issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, October 20th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.69%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 54.55%.

In other Ford Motor news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.50, for a total value of $287,500.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 76,358 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $878,117. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Joseph R. Hinrichs sold 40,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.34, for a total value of $453,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 532,435 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,037,812.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 156,076 shares of company stock valued at $1,836,680 in the last quarter. 1.08% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on F shares. Vetr upgraded Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.24 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, October 13th. Standpoint Research upgraded Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. ValuEngine downgraded Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Ford Motor from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.61.

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Ford Motor Company Profile

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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