Ford Motor (F) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media headlines about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ford Motor earned a news sentiment score of 1.43 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave press coverage about the auto manufacturer an news buzz score of 7 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Ford Motor’s ranking:

Several brokerages recently issued reports on F. Zacks Investment Research raised Ford Motor from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 30th. Nomura reduced their price objective on Ford Motor from $9.00 to $8.10 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 30th. Buckingham Research reduced their price objective on Ford Motor from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 25th. ValuEngine raised Ford Motor from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. Finally, Bank of America reduced their price objective on Ford Motor from $12.50 to $10.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.27.

Ford Motor stock opened at $9.41 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.80. The firm has a market cap of $37.23 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.29, a P/E/G ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 0.68. Ford Motor has a fifty-two week low of $8.17 and a fifty-two week high of $13.48.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 24th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $34.66 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.05 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 15.48% and a net margin of 3.88%. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.43 earnings per share. On average, research analysts anticipate that Ford Motor will post 1.36 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 3rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.38%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 22nd. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is 33.71%.

In other news, VP Steven R. Armstrong sold 13,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction on Monday, September 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.54, for a total value of $124,020.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 94,527 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $901,787.58. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Ray T. Charley acquired 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 29th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.90 per share, with a total value of $51,600.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 0.95% of the company’s stock.

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Ford Motor Company Profile

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles; and Lincoln luxury vehicles worldwide. Its Automotive segment sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.

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