Media headlines about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ford Motor earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the auto manufacturer an impact score of 43.0058827299322 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Ford issues recall for 1.4 million Fusion, Lincoln MKZ cars, says steering wheels could come off (daily-journal.com)
- New 2019 Ford Mustang GT California Special adds muscle to lineup (limaohio.com)
- Audi e-tron GT, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Runge FF07: This Week’s Top Photos (motorauthority.com)
- ‘Need for Green’ Hue for 2019 Ford Mustang Debuts on St. Patrick’s Day (thedrive.com)
- Ford: Recent Moves Aren’t Enough to Lift the Stock (barrons.com)
F has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Vetr raised shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $13.14 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Ford Motor currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.42.
Shares of F stock traded up $0.08 on Friday, reaching $11.15. 72,970,122 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 38,838,016. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94. The firm has a market cap of $44,302.86, a PE ratio of 5.87, a P/E/G ratio of 0.68 and a beta of 1.12. Ford Motor has a 12 month low of $10.14 and a 12 month high of $13.48.
Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $38.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.96 billion. Ford Motor had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 21.71%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.30 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Ford Motor will post 1.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 30th were paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, January 29th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.38%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio is currently 31.58%.
In other news, insider Ashwani Kumar Galhotra sold 31,415 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.34, for a total transaction of $324,831.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Chairman William Clay Ford, Jr. sold 454,260 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.32, for a total transaction of $4,687,963.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 503,675 shares of company stock worth $5,246,794. Corporate insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.
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Ford Motor Company Profile
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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