Bellecapital International Ltd. Acquires 14,669 Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Bellecapital International Ltd. lifted its holdings in Ford Motor (NYSE:FFree Report) by 8.1% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 195,495 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,669 shares during the period. Bellecapital International Ltd.’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $2,383,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in F. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 835.9% in the 4th quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 2,059 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $25,000 after purchasing an additional 1,839 shares during the period. Milestone Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Ford Motor during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $27,000. Quarry LP bought a new stake in Ford Motor during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $28,000. Peoples Bank KS bought a new stake in Ford Motor during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $29,000. Finally, Fairfield Bush & CO. bought a new stake in Ford Motor during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $29,000. Institutional investors own 58.74% of the company’s stock.

Insider Activity

In related news, CAO Mark Kosman sold 26,898 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.53, for a total value of $337,031.94. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 7,102 shares in the company, valued at approximately $88,988.06. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.80% of the company’s stock.

Ford Motor Stock Up 1.7 %

NYSE:F opened at $13.28 on Monday. Ford Motor has a 1-year low of $9.63 and a 1-year high of $15.42. The company has a 50-day moving average of $12.28 and a 200 day moving average of $11.71. The firm has a market cap of $52.77 billion, a PE ratio of 12.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.33, a current ratio of 1.20 and a quick ratio of 1.04.

Ford Motor (NYSE:FGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.17. The business had revenue of $43.21 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $43.06 billion. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.47% and a return on equity of 18.95%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.51 earnings per share. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Ford Motor will post 1.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Ford Motor Dividend Announcement

The business also recently disclosed a Variable dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th were issued a dividend of $0.33 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 4.7%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 55.56%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of equities research analysts have commented on F shares. Barclays raised their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Piper Sandler began coverage on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Friday, March 15th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $13.00 price objective for the company. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Ford Motor from $15.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. BNP Paribas downgraded shares of Ford Motor from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and issued a $12.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.75.

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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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