Traders Sell Shares of Ford Motor (F) on Strength (F)

Investors sold shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $100.97 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $186.05 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $85.08 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Ford Motor had the 14th highest net out-flow for the day. Ford Motor traded up $0.07 for the day and closed at $13.23

Several research analysts have recently commented on F shares. Vetr upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.24 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Standpoint Research upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Barclays lowered shares of Ford Motor from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and raised their target price for the company from $12.12 to $14.00 in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Ford Motor currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.66.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.19. The stock has a market capitalization of $52,550.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.81 and a beta of 1.26.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.10. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.91% and a return on equity of 21.62%. The firm had revenue of $33.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.80 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.26 EPS. The business’s revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Ford Motor will post 1.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Ford Motor news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 19,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.50, for a total value of $237,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 18,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total transaction of $234,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 14,358 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $186,654. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 47,752 shares of company stock valued at $603,965. Insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in F. Greenhaven Associates Inc. bought a new position in shares of Ford Motor during the 4th quarter worth about $164,194,000. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. bought a new position in shares of Ford Motor during the 3rd quarter worth about $76,726,000. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 234,567,920 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $2,624,814,000 after acquiring an additional 5,562,630 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 5.7% during the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 87,703,958 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $981,407,000 after acquiring an additional 4,706,379 shares during the period. Finally, Capital Research Global Investors lifted its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 18.3% during the 2nd quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 23,655,000 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $264,699,000 after acquiring an additional 3,655,000 shares during the period. 53.60% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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