Berenberg Bank reissued their sell rating on shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) in a research report report published on Friday. The firm currently has a $6.00 target price on the auto manufacturer’s stock.

Several other brokerages have also recently commented on F. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. Nomura decreased their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $9.00 to $8.10 and set a neutral rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, October 30th. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a neutral rating to a buy rating and raised their target price for the stock from $9.00 to $12.00 in a report on Monday, October 29th. Finally, Buckingham Research decreased their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.27.

F traded down $0.08 on Friday, reaching $9.38. The company had a trading volume of 52,202,471 shares, compared to its average volume of 58,129,960. The firm has a market capitalization of $38.14 billion, a PE ratio of 5.27, a P/E/G ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.80. Ford Motor has a one year low of $8.17 and a one year high of $13.48.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 24th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.01. Ford Motor had a net margin of 3.88% and a return on equity of 15.48%. The company had revenue of $34.66 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $32.05 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.43 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Ford Motor will post 1.34 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 issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 22nd. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.40%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.71%.

In related news, Director Ray T. Charley purchased 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 29th. The shares were bought at an average price of $12.90 per share, for a total transaction of $51,600.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Steven R. Armstrong sold 13,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.54, for a total value of $124,020.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 94,527 shares in the company, valued at approximately $901,787.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.95% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Kiley Juergens Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in Ford Motor during the second quarter worth $101,000. Credit Agricole S A boosted its stake in Ford Motor by 135.0% during the second quarter. Credit Agricole S A now owns 9,400 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 5,400 shares in the last quarter. Kaizen Advisory LLC boosted its stake in Ford Motor by 155.5% during the second quarter. Kaizen Advisory LLC now owns 9,745 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 5,931 shares in the last quarter. Bay Colony Advisory Group Inc d b a Bay Colony Advisors acquired a new stake in Ford Motor during the second quarter worth $113,000. Finally, TRUE Private Wealth Advisors acquired a new stake in Ford Motor during the second quarter worth $112,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 54.14% of the company’s stock.

About Ford Motor

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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