Media stories about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have trended somewhat negative on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ford Motor earned a coverage optimism score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the auto manufacturer an impact score of 43.0872868323424 out of 100, indicating that recent media 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 articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Chief Engineer Defends The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor’s Diesel Engine (autoevolution.com)
- Ford resets auto-parts hub to Windsor (hartfordbusiness.com)
- Ford seeks German banking license due to Brexit (autonews.com)
- Ford Ranger Raptor “Would Do Really Well” in the U.S., Exec Says (motortrend.com)
- How Did GM Financial Company Perform in 4Q17? (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Ford Motor (F) opened at $10.53 on Friday. Ford Motor has a 1-year low of $10.19 and a 1-year high of $13.48. The company has a current ratio of 1.23, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94. The stock has a market cap of $41,830.00, a PE ratio of 5.54, a P/E/G ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 1.14.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 30th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 29th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.70%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is 31.58%.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on F shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. ValuEngine raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $14.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Vetr raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.24 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Cascend Securities lowered shares of Ford Motor to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.54.
In other news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 18,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total value of $234,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 14,358 shares in the company, valued at $186,654. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.32, for a total transaction of $132,464.64. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 101,159 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,246,278.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 47,752 shares of company stock valued at $603,965 in the last quarter. 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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