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An Evaluation Of Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) Prospects

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Ford Motor Company (F) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.03, or -0.26%, to $11.60. The Ford Motor Company has recorded 610,533 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed CDK Global Integrates Ford and Lincoln Vehicle Build Data Into Advanced Vehicle Lookup API.

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Stocks Info

F belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NYSE while operating in the Auto Manufacturers industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $11.63 and fluctuated between $11.64 as its day high and $11.39 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Ford Motor Company is $46.40B. A total of 39.1 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 57.47M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, F has seen 4 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 520,001 and the disposition of 236,422 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 79 BUYs and 31 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 6,823,479 shares during that period but sold 4,495,534.

In the most recent transaction, Rowley Stuart J. sold 29,821 shares of F for 13.97 per share on Nov 16. After the transaction, the Chief Transform. & Quality Off now owns 224,978 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 24, Galhotra Ashwani Kumar sold 25,892 shares at 12.41 per share. F shares that President, Ford Blue owns now total 511,605.

Among the insiders who sold shares, FORD MOTOR CO disposed of 7,000,000 shares on May 13 at a per-share price of $26.88. This resulted in the 10% Owner holding 86,947,494 shares of F after the transaction. In another insider transaction, FORD MOTOR CO sold 8,000,000 shares at $26.80 per share on May 09. Company shares held by the 10% Owner now total 93,947,494.

Dividend

Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Ford Motor Company pays an annual dividend of $0.60, resulting in a dividend yield of 5.16%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 5.26. F’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/14/2022 when it declared a $0.15 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/1/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/1/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 8/10/2022. The F stock dividend was $0.15 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for F in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $14.68 with high estimates of $28.00 and low estimates of $10.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, F has a high of $25.87 and a low of $10.61.

As of this writing, F has an earnings estimate of $0.63 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 14 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.81 per share and a lower estimate of $0.44. The company reported an EPS of $0.68 in the last quarter, which was 51.10% higher than expectations of $0.45.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 21 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for F is Sell with a score of 3.31. A total of 7 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 10 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 2 thought it should be Sold.

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