Ford Motor (F) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ford Motor earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the auto manufacturer an impact score of 46.6972236800352 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) traded down 0.08% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $12.38. 34,953,438 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Ford Motor has a one year low of $10.47 and a one year high of $13.27. The firm has a market cap of $49.17 billion, a PE ratio of 13.03 and a beta of 1.12. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.64 and its 200 day moving average is $11.30.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.13. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.52% and a return on equity of 19.69%. The business had revenue of $36.93 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.22 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.52 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Ford Motor will post $1.75 EPS for the current year.

F has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Nomura downgraded Ford Motor to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. BidaskClub upgraded Ford Motor from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Vetr upgraded Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $12.65 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Friday, June 30th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ford Motor currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.46.

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In other news, insider Joseph R. Hinrichs sold 40,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.34, for a total transaction of $453,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 532,435 shares in the company, valued at $6,037,812.90. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, VP John T. Lawler sold 80,624 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.00, for a total transaction of $886,864.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 10 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $110. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 217,700 shares of company stock valued at $2,486,044 over the last quarter. Insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

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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