Ford Motor (F) Stake Raised by Nisa Investment Advisors LLC

Nisa Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 11.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,060,543 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after acquiring an additional 108,240 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $9,312,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of F. Stone House Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Ford Motor during the 1st quarter worth $27,000. Howe & Rusling Inc. grew its holdings in Ford Motor by 173.0% during the 4th quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. now owns 3,631 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $28,000 after acquiring an additional 2,301 shares during the period. WP Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Ford Motor during the 1st quarter worth $32,000. Lavaca Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Ford Motor during the 4th quarter worth $32,000. Finally, Csenge Advisory Group acquired a new stake in Ford Motor during the 3rd quarter worth $42,000. Institutional investors own 53.16% of the company’s stock.

In related news, VP Catherine A. O’callaghan sold 53,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.33, for a total value of $547,490.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 48,275 shares in the company, valued at approximately $498,680.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.83% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on F. Bank of America raised shares of Ford Motor from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $13.00 to $14.00 in a report on Friday. ValuEngine raised shares of Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of Ford Motor from $8.50 to $10.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 30th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group raised shares of Ford Motor to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $11.00 to $12.50 in a research report on Tuesday, April 30th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.57.

F traded up $0.18 on Friday, reaching $10.38. The company had a trading volume of 37,620,910 shares, compared to its average volume of 43,807,400. Ford Motor has a fifty-two week low of $7.41 and a fifty-two week high of $12.15. The firm has a market cap of $41.24 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.82, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a current ratio of 1.22.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.18. Ford Motor had a net margin of 1.94% and a return on equity of 14.41%. The business had revenue of $40.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.37 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.43 EPS. Ford Motor’s quarterly revenue was down 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post 1.38 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 3rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, April 24th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 23rd. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.78%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 46.15%.

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About Ford Motor

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles worldwide. It operates through three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment 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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