Ford Motor (NYSE:F) Shares Purchased by Wade G W & Inc.

Wade G W & Inc. increased its stake in Ford Motor (NYSE:FFree Report) by 31.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 24,652 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,855 shares during the period. Wade G W & Inc.’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $306,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in F. Annis Gardner Whiting Capital Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Ford Motor in the 3rd quarter valued at about $34,000. HighTower Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Ford Motor by 12.8% during the third quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 1,355,343 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $16,786,000 after buying an additional 154,231 shares during the period. Pathstone Family Office LLC grew its holdings in Ford Motor by 131.6% in the 3rd quarter. Pathstone Family Office LLC now owns 422,890 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $5,272,000 after buying an additional 240,270 shares in the last quarter. Plancorp LLC acquired a new stake in Ford Motor in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $128,000. Finally, Platform Technology Partners raised its stake in Ford Motor by 52.9% during the 3rd quarter. Platform Technology Partners now owns 15,801 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $190,000 after acquiring an additional 5,469 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 52.73% of the company’s stock.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Barclays upped their price target on shares of Ford Motor from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday. HSBC assumed coverage on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $11.30 price target on the stock. Citigroup raised their price objective on Ford Motor from $15.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. BNP Paribas lowered Ford Motor from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, UBS Group lowered Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, Ford Motor has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.74.

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Ford Motor Stock Down 1.2 %

Ford Motor stock opened at $12.68 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.33. Ford Motor has a 1-year low of $9.63 and a 1-year high of $15.42. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $11.72 and its 200-day simple moving average is $11.71. The company has a market capitalization of $50.76 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.74, a P/E/G ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 1.62.

Ford Motor (NYSE:FGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.12 by $0.17. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 18.95% and a net margin of 2.47%. The business had revenue of $43.21 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $43.06 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.51 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. Sell-side analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post 1.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Ford Motor Announces Dividend

The company also recently declared a Variable dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.33 per share. This represents a yield of 4.7%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 55.56%.

Insider Activity

In other Ford Motor news, insider John Douglas Field bought 182,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $11.05 per share, with a total value of $2,011,100.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 720,176 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,957,944.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 0.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About Ford Motor

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Ford Motor Company develops, delivers, and services a range of Ford trucks, commercial cars and vans, sport utility vehicles, and Lincoln luxury vehicles worldwide. It operates through Ford Blue, Ford Model e, and Ford Pro; Ford Next; and Ford Credit segments. The company sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.

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