New Mexico Educational Retirement Board boosted its position in shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 3.4% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 375,905 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,300 shares during the quarter. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $4,695,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Balentine LLC raised its holdings in Ford Motor by 4.0% in the 2nd quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 9,462 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $106,000 after purchasing an additional 365 shares in the last quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. raised its holdings in Ford Motor by 136.1% in the 4th quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 8,500 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $106,000 after purchasing an additional 4,900 shares in the last quarter. Brighton Jones LLC raised its holdings in Ford Motor by 40.3% in the 3rd quarter. Brighton Jones LLC now owns 19,225 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $119,000 after purchasing an additional 5,518 shares in the last quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC bought a new position in Ford Motor in the 3rd quarter worth $124,000. Finally, Colony Group LLC bought a new position in Ford Motor in the 2nd quarter worth $125,000. Institutional investors own 54.06% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Ford Motor (F) opened at $10.59 on Wednesday. Ford Motor has a 1 year low of $10.19 and a 1 year high of $13.48. The company has a market cap of $42,070.00, a PE ratio of 5.57, a P/E/G ratio of 0.64 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a current ratio of 1.23.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.03). Ford Motor had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 21.71%. The firm had revenue of $38.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.96 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.30 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Ford Motor will post 1.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 30th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.67%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 29th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 31.58%.

Several research analysts have commented on F shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Jefferies Group increased their price target on shares of Ford Motor from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Citigroup increased their price target on shares of Ford Motor from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $10.00 price target (up from $9.00) on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.54.

In related news, Director John C. Lechleiter purchased 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 9th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $10.28 per share, with a total value of $51,400.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 30,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $308,400. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.32, for a total transaction of $132,464.64. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 101,159 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,246,278.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 47,752 shares of company stock worth $603,965 over the last three months. 1.08% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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