Best stocks of the day: Ford Motor Company (F)

Yolanda Curtis
March 6, 2017

Based on an average daily trading volume, of 31,071,390 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is now 2.5 days. Wall Street brokerage firms on the sell-side hire analysts to conduct research on stocks they cover for their clients.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. The good news is, sales may return to growth this quarter. French carmaker PSA Group is expected to announce Monday that it has purchased General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)' money-losing European auto business, according to two people briefed on the matter. Company price to earnings (P/E) ratio, which measures the relationship between the earnings of a company and its stock price, is calculated as 6.37. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $13.90.

As for as concerns shares volumes, in share of capital Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has 4002.98 million outstanding shares among them 3895.22 million shares have been floated in market exchange. The company has a market cap of $55.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.16 and a beta of 1.40.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Ford Motor Co. and for the current quarter 16 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.47/share. The auto manufacturer reported $1.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.44 by $0.28. The business had revenue of $43.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $40.97 billion. Higher EPS estimate is noted at $0.52 while lowest EPS estimate among analysts is targeted at $0.37. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. Latest closing price was -1.12% below its 50-day moving average and 0.24% above its 200-day moving average.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, January 20th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 8th. Ford Motor Company has a 52-week low of $11.07 and a 52-week high of $14.22.

In related news, insider David L. Schoch sold 50,098 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 17th.

The stock went public on 6/1/1972 and has an average volume of 35058.68. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 11,061,757 shares of the stock traded hands. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.44, for a total value of $152,738.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 243,039 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,052,569.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last five trading sessions, the stock has moved 3.60%.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company.

11/22/2016 - Berenberg Bank began new coverage on Ford Motor Company giving the company a "sell" rating. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 1.82% and 1.78%. Lbmc Investment Advisors LLC now owns 23,483 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $295,000 after buying an additional 331 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Ford Motor Company by 35.0% in the second quarter. The stock is now trading 4.48% above its SMA 50 and 17.72% above its SMA 200. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC now owns 370,287 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $4,654,000 after buying an additional 22,301 shares during the last quarter. The net profit margin for Ford Motor Company stands at 3.00%. Hancock Holding Co. now owns 18,092 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $218,000 after buying an additional 92 shares in the last quarter. Buy rating has been given by 1 analysts to the company stock whereas no analyst given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 8 analysts given HOLD rating.

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