Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) Could Achieve Gains In The Near Future

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Stocks Info

Ford Motor Co. is listed on the NYSE in the Consumer Cyclical sector while operating in the Auto Manufacturers industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $11.59 and fluctuated between $12.08 as its day high and $11.54 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Ford Motor Co. is $46.39B. A total of 80.74 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 51.73M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, F has seen 9 BUY and 7 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 803,556 and the disposition of 368,737 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 47 BUYs and 26 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 2,654,286 shares during that period but sold 1,139,110.

In the most recent transaction, FIELD JOHN DOUGLAS bought 182,000 shares of F for 11.05 per share on Dec 08. After the transaction, the Chief EV, Digital & Design Off now owns 720,176 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 03, FARLEY JR JAMES D sold 79,921 shares at 12.86 per share. F shares that President and CEO owns now total 1,638,667.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Lawler John T. disposed of 29,821 shares on Mar 03 at a per-share price of $13.07. This resulted in the Vice President, CFO holding 443,683 shares of F after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Galhotra Ashwani Kumar sold 24,850 shares at $13.01 per share on Mar 03. Company shares held by the President, Ford Blue now total 511,605.

Dividend

The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Ford Motor Co. pays an annual dividend of $0.63, resulting in a dividend yield of 5.39%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 7.60. F’s most recent ex-dividend date was 10/31/2023 when it declared a $0.15 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/1/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/1/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 7/24/2023. The F stock dividend was $0.15 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for F in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $12.46 with high estimates of $19.00 and low estimates of $9.50. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, F has a high of $15.42 and a low of $9.63.

As of this writing, F has an earnings estimate of $0.13 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 14 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.22 per share and a lower estimate of $0.09. The company reported an EPS of $0.72 in the last quarter, which was 30.90% higher than expectations of $0.55.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. F’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $49.59B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $139.49B in debt and $90.73B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $11.06, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $48.62B.

Analysts Opinion

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. Currently, 0 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 Buy with a score of 3.35.

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