It’s Not Over Yet For Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Ford+ Delivers Solid 2023, Provides Outlook for Healthy ’24; Company Declares Regular, Supplemental Stock Dividends.

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Stocks Info

Ford Motor Co. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Consumer Cyclical sector and is a part of the Auto Manufacturers industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $12.83 and fluctuated between $12.90 as its day high and $12.54 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Ford Motor Co. is $51.36B. A total of 68.57 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 54.27M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. 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

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Ford Motor Co. pays an annual dividend of $0.65, resulting in a dividend yield of 5.05%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.93. F’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/15/2024 when it declared a $0.33 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/1/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/1/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 10/31/2023. The F stock dividend was $0.15 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for F in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $12.96 with high estimates of $21.00 and low estimates of $10.00. 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 $AT&T Inc. per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of Ford Motor Company estimates, with a high estimate of $fuboTV Inc. per share and a lower estimate of $Fortinet, Inc.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s 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 $10.76, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $48.62B.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to 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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