Barclays raised the price target for the Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) stock from “an Equal weight” to “an Overweight”. The rating was released on March 19, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on February 09, 2021 by Argus that upgraded the stock from a Hold to a Buy for F stock. The research report from Morgan Stanley has downgraded the stock from Equal-Weight to Underweight. The stock was upgraded by JP Morgan, who disclosed in a research note on January 22, 2021, from Neutral to Overweight and set the price objective to $14. In their research brief published December 21, 2020, The Benchmark Company analysts reiterated the Ford Motor Company stock to Buy with a price target of $12.
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Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.34 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.07, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.41, which implies that the company surprised the market by 585.70%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is $0.15. This is an average of 12 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0.36 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$0.17. According to 9 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $33.35B is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $36.59B and a low estimate of $27.99B.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) dipped -0.57% to close Wednesday’s market session at $12.14, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $12.12 and $12.53 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 54342860 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 82.20 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -4.33% within the last five trades and 4.48% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 79.06% in the last 6 months and 35.95% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. F stock is trading at a margin of -2.76%, 4.60% and 42.64% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, F deals in the Consumer Cyclical domain. The stock is trading -10.87 percent below its 52-week high and 191.13 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 120.76. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Ford Motor Company’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -3.50 percent and the profit margin is -1.00 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 4.60 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $46.18 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. Forward P/E stands at 7.76. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 0.36 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.57, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.10 percent of Ford Motor Company shares are owned by insiders, and 54.70 percent are held by financial institutions. Thai-Tang Hau N, the Chief Prod Plat & Ops Officer at Ford Motor Company (F) has sold 90,000 shares of firm on Mar 10 at a price of $12.87 against the total amount of $1.16 million. In another inside trade, THORNTON JOHN L, Director of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) bought 8,620 shares of the firm on Feb 23 for a total worth of $0.1 million at a price of $11.62. An inside trade which took place on Apr 30, Chief Operating Officer of Ford Motor Company FARLEY JR JAMES D bought 194,950 shares of firm against total price of $1.0 million at the cost of $5.13 per share.
How Ford Motor Company (F) Stock Is Sustainable?
To Conclude, the score of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has been traditionally used by investors to measure the actions of corporations and to make their future financial predictions. According to the ESG rating scale, there are five hazard levels in the scale: marginal, weak, moderate, high, and extreme. The next generation ESG score is a scale from 0 to 100 where 100 represents the most extreme situation. The score was designed to assist investors at safety and investment level in identifying and recognizing financially relevant ESG threats. A current assessment of the Ford Motor Company’s sustainability factors indicates that it scores at 63 or 63rd percentile overall, with an Environment Score of 9.7 or 9.7 percentile, a Social Score of 12.2 or 12.2 percentile, and a Governance Score of 9.6 or 9.6 percentile.