Ford Motor (NYSE:F) Shares Acquired by Atlas Brown Inc.

Atlas Brown Inc. increased its position in Ford Motor (NYSE:FGet Rating) by 51.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 57,508 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after buying an additional 19,648 shares during the period. Atlas Brown Inc.’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $640,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC acquired a new position in Ford Motor during the first quarter worth approximately $25,000. Ten Capital Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Ford Motor during the first quarter worth approximately $25,000. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC increased its position in Ford Motor by 199.2% during the first quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC now owns 1,505 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $25,000 after purchasing an additional 1,002 shares during the last quarter. Pittenger & Anderson Inc. increased its position in Ford Motor by 72.8% during the second quarter. Pittenger & Anderson Inc. now owns 2,374 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $26,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Core Alternative Capital increased its position in Ford Motor by 390.2% during the first quarter. Core Alternative Capital now owns 1,696 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $29,000 after purchasing an additional 1,350 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 49.89% of the company’s stock.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on F shares. Nomura upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “reduce” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $12.40 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 21st. StockNews.com downgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Citigroup decreased their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $16.00 to $15.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. The Goldman Sachs Group reduced their price objective on shares of Ford Motor from $18.00 to $14.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, June 1st. Finally, Bank of America reduced their price objective on shares of Ford Motor from $32.00 to $28.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.28.

Ford Motor Stock Performance

Shares of F stock traded down $0.61 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $12.16. The stock had a trading volume of 4,409,602 shares, compared to its average volume of 65,438,168. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.92, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 1.00. Ford Motor has a twelve month low of $10.61 and a twelve month high of $25.87. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $14.74 and a 200-day simple moving average of $14.28. The firm has a market capitalization of $48.89 billion, a PE ratio of 4.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.76 and a beta of 1.29.

Ford Motor (NYSE:FGet Rating) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.25. Ford Motor had a net margin of 7.86% and a return on equity of 16.91%. The firm had revenue of $37.91 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.17 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.13 EPS. Ford Motor’s quarterly revenue was up 57.1% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post 2.08 earnings per share for the current year.

Ford Motor Increases Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, August 11th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 10th. This is a positive change from Ford Motor’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.98%.

Ford Motor Company Profile

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Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford trucks, cars, sport utility vehicles, electrified vehicles, and Lincoln luxury 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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