Ford Motor (F) Stake Boosted by Valeo Financial Advisors LLC

Valeo Financial Advisors LLC grew its position in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 23.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 249,112 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after purchasing an additional 46,657 shares during the quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $2,360,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Global X Management Co. LLC increased its position in Ford Motor by 12.1% during the first quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 64,856 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $719,000 after acquiring an additional 7,010 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC bought a new position in Ford Motor during the first quarter worth $8,817,000. Bank of Hawaii bought a new position in Ford Motor during the first quarter worth $181,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Ford Motor by 1,783.0% during the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,161,110 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $12,865,000 after acquiring an additional 1,099,446 shares during the period. Finally, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA bought a new position in Ford Motor during the first quarter worth $10,481,000. 54.16% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other news, Director John C. Lechleiter bought 10,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 2nd. The shares were bought at an average price of $9.89 per share, for a total transaction of $98,900.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 45,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $445,050. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 0.95% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Shares of Ford Motor stock opened at $9.43 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $37.71 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.80, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.21. Ford Motor has a 52-week low of $9.32 and a 52-week high of $13.48.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by ($0.04). Ford Motor had a net margin of 4.27% and a return on equity of 17.43%. The business had revenue of $35.90 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.63 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.56 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Ford Motor will post 1.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 4th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 23rd were paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, July 20th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.36%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio is presently 33.71%.

F has been the topic of a number of research reports. Morgan Stanley set a $16.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 24th. Jefferies Financial Group raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $10.14 to $13.00 in a research report on Tuesday, May 29th. UBS Group lowered their price target on shares of Ford Motor from $15.00 to $14.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 26th. TheStreet lowered shares of Ford Motor from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, August 13th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $11.50 price target on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Ford Motor has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.23.

Ford Motor Profile

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles; and Lincoln luxury vehicles worldwide. Its Automotive segment sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.

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