NuWave Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 13,125 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock, valued at approximately $164,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Balentine LLC grew its stake in Ford Motor by 4.0% during the second quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 9,462 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 365 shares in the last quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. grew its stake in Ford Motor by 136.1% during the fourth quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 8,500 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 4,900 shares in the last quarter. Brighton Jones LLC grew its stake in Ford Motor by 40.3% during the third quarter. Brighton Jones LLC now owns 19,225 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $119,000 after acquiring an additional 5,518 shares in the last quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC purchased a new position in Ford Motor during the third quarter valued at $124,000. Finally, Colony Group LLC purchased a new position in Ford Motor during the second quarter valued at $125,000. 54.06% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 19,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.50, for a total transaction of $237,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director John C. Lechleiter acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 9th. The shares were bought 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 $308,400. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 47,752 shares of company stock valued at $603,965 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. Vetr raised shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $13.14 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, Citigroup lifted their price objective 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. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.54.

Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) opened at $10.59 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $42,070.00, a PE ratio of 5.57, a PEG ratio of 0.64 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94. Ford Motor has a twelve month low of $10.19 and a twelve month high of $13.48.

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

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

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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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