Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-four ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have issued a hold recommendation, eleven have assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.45.
F has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor Company in a report on Monday, May 15th. Nomura reissued a “buy” rating and set a $14.80 price target on shares of Ford Motor Company in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Tigress Financial reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Ford Motor Company in a report on Thursday, March 30th. Vetr lowered Ford Motor Company from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.16 price target on the stock. in a report on Monday, February 27th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC raised Ford Motor Company from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating and raised their price target for the company from $10.00 to $12.00 in a report on Friday, February 10th.
Shares of Ford Motor Company (F) opened at 11.25 on Tuesday. Ford Motor Company has a 12-month low of $10.67 and a 12-month high of $14.04. The company has a market cap of $44.80 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.98 and a beta of 1.02. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $11.15 and a 200 day moving average of $12.01. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $36.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $34.62 billion. Ford Motor Company had a return on equity of 23.23% and a net margin of 3.08%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.68 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Ford Motor Company will post $1.55 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 20th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, April 18th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.33%. Ford Motor Company’s payout ratio is presently 52.63%. In other news, Chairman William Clay Ford, Jr. purchased 171,379 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 24th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $11.67 per share, with a total value of $1,999,992.93. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Ziad S. Ojakli sold 50,309 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.63, for a total value of $635,402.67. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 292,815 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,698,253.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.