Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC Acquires 1,067,289 Shares of Ford Motor (F)

Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC grew its position in shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 46.6% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 3,359,309 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after buying an additional 1,067,289 shares during the period. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $41,958,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 136.1% during the 4th quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 8,500 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $106,000 after purchasing an additional 4,900 shares in the last quarter. Brighton Jones LLC increased its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 40.3% during the 3rd quarter. Brighton Jones LLC now owns 19,225 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $119,000 after purchasing an additional 5,518 shares in the last quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of Ford Motor during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $124,000. Cedar Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Ford Motor during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $126,000. Finally, Personal Capital Advisors Corp acquired a new stake in Ford Motor in the 4th quarter valued at $128,000. 60.96% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Shares of Ford Motor (F) opened at $10.73 on Friday. Ford Motor has a one year low of $10.14 and a one 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 $43,120.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.96, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.64 and a beta of 1.12.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its earnings results 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). Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.71% and a net margin of 4.85%. The business had revenue of $38.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.96 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.30 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post 1.55 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 30th were paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, January 29th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.59%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.33%.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. ValuEngine cut shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Nomura dropped their price target on shares of Ford Motor to $11.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, Vetr cut shares of Ford Motor from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.44.

In other news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 18,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total transaction of $234,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 14,358 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $186,654. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director John C. Lechleiter purchased 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 9th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $10.28 per share, for a total transaction of $51,400.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 30,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $308,400. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 503,675 shares of company stock worth $5,246,794. 1.08% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Ford Motor

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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