Polianta Ltd Purchases 7,200 Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Polianta Ltd lifted its position in shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:FFree Report) by 8.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 92,000 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,200 shares during the quarter. Ford Motor makes up about 0.6% of Polianta Ltd’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 22nd largest position. Polianta Ltd’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $1,221,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in F. Signal Advisors Wealth LLC increased its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 11.8% in the 1st quarter. Signal Advisors Wealth LLC now owns 74,016 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $983,000 after acquiring an additional 7,833 shares during the last quarter. Montecito Bank & Trust increased its stake in Ford Motor by 8.4% in the first quarter. Montecito Bank & Trust now owns 27,740 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $368,000 after purchasing an additional 2,140 shares in the last quarter. Welch Group LLC raised its holdings in Ford Motor by 5.3% in the first quarter. Welch Group LLC now owns 17,754 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $236,000 after purchasing an additional 897 shares during the period. Alaska Permanent Fund Corp grew its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 14.5% in the 1st quarter. Alaska Permanent Fund Corp now owns 203,270 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $2,699,000 after buying an additional 25,688 shares during the period. Finally, New Hampshire Trust increased its position in shares of Ford Motor by 1.7% in the 1st quarter. New Hampshire Trust now owns 105,917 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $1,407,000 after buying an additional 1,727 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 58.74% of the company’s stock.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of research firms recently issued reports on F. Barclays increased their target price on Ford Motor from $15.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 11th. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price objective on shares of Ford Motor from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 25th. Citigroup upped their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $16.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 2nd. UBS Group lifted their price target on Ford Motor from $13.00 to $14.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 25th. Finally, Piper Sandler started coverage on Ford Motor in a research report on Friday, March 15th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $13.00 price objective for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Ford Motor currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.89.

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Ford Motor Trading Up 1.4 %

Shares of Ford Motor stock traded up $0.16 during trading on Thursday, hitting $11.94. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 53,421,270 shares, compared to its average volume of 51,241,277. The stock has a market cap of $47.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.76 and a beta of 1.61. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $12.21 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $12.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.32, a current ratio of 1.17 and a quick ratio of 0.99. Ford Motor has a 52 week low of $9.63 and a 52 week high of $15.42.

Ford Motor (NYSE:FGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 24th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.07. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.21% and a return on equity of 17.63%. The company had revenue of $42.78 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $42.93 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.63 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Ford Motor will post 2.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Ford Motor Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 3rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 8th were given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 7th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.03%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is 61.86%.

Insider Activity

In other Ford Motor news, Director Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. sold 81,234 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.09, for a total value of $982,119.06. Following the sale, the director now owns 168,601 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,038,386.09. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Ford Motor Company Profile

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Ford Motor Company develops, delivers, and services a range of Ford trucks, commercial cars and vans, sport utility vehicles, and Lincoln luxury vehicles worldwide. It operates through Ford Blue, Ford Model e, and Ford Pro; Ford Next; and Ford Credit segments. The company sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.

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