Ford Motor (F) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.05

Media stories about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ford Motor earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the auto manufacturer an impact score of 43.5814158962671 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Ford Motor (F) traded up $0.06 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $12.58. 52,460,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 30,858,310. Ford Motor has a 52 week low of $10.47 and a 52 week high of $13.27. The stock has a market cap of $49,971.56, a price-to-earnings 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 quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.19.

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

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 23rd were paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 20th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.77%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio is presently 54.55%.

A number of analysts have recently commented on F shares. Nomura cut Ford Motor to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Jefferies Group reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Instinet cut Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $14.80 to $11.60 in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub cut Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Berenberg Bank set a $10.00 price target on Ford Motor and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Ford Motor has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.61.

In other Ford Motor news, insider Joseph R. Hinrichs sold 40,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.34, for a total transaction of $453,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 532,435 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,037,812.90. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider James D. Farley, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.40, for a total transaction of $285,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 403,411 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,598,885.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 156,076 shares of company stock valued at $1,836,680. 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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