Zeke Capital Advisors LLC Boosts Stake in Ford Motor (F)

Zeke Capital Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 39.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 129,077 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after acquiring an additional 36,801 shares during the period. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $1,612,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. increased its stake in Ford Motor by 136.1% in the 4th quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 8,500 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 4,900 shares in the last quarter. Brighton Jones LLC grew its position in Ford Motor by 40.3% in the third quarter. Brighton Jones LLC now owns 19,225 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $119,000 after acquiring an additional 5,518 shares in the last quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC purchased a new position in Ford Motor in the third quarter worth about $124,000. Cedar Capital LLC purchased a new position in Ford Motor in the fourth quarter worth about $126,000. Finally, Personal Capital Advisors Corp purchased a new position in Ford Motor in the fourth quarter worth about $128,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 56.57% of the company’s stock.

F has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Ford Motor and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Ford Motor from an “underweight” rating to an “overweight” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $10.78 to $10.00 in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Nomura reduced their price target on shares of Ford Motor to $11.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Ford Motor presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.42.

In other Ford Motor news, Director John C. Lechleiter acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 9th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $10.28 per share, for a total transaction of $51,400.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 30,000 shares in the company, valued at $308,400. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Chairman William Clay Ford, Jr. sold 454,260 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.32, for a total transaction of $4,687,963.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 503,675 shares of company stock valued at $5,246,794. 1.08% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Shares of Ford Motor (F) traded down $0.13 during trading on Friday, reaching $10.62. 16,206,003 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 51,024,266. The stock has a market cap of $44,104.20, a P/E ratio of 5.60, a P/E/G ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 1.12. Ford Motor has a 52 week low of $10.14 and a 52 week high of $13.48.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.03). Ford Motor had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 21.71%. The company had revenue of $38.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.96 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.30 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Ford Motor will post 1.55 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 30th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, January 29th. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is currently 31.58%.

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Ford Motor Profile

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company. The Company’s business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Company operates in four segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Central Treasury Operations.

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