Is Buying Stock In Ford Motor Company (F) A Good Move Today?

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) saw an upside of 1.54% to close Friday at $15.12 after adding $0.23 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 78,241,000 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $15.49 in the past week. An average of 73,304,320 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 61,778,262.

F’s 1-month performance is 18.50% or $2.09 on its low of $12.62 reached on 09/13/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $7.20 and high of $16.45, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/04/21. YTD, F has achieved 72.01% or $6.33. However, the current price is down -8.11%% from the 52-week high price.


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Insider Transactions

On Jun 22, 111 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Ford Motor Company (F). Rowley Stuart J. (President, Ford of Europe) most recently sold 15,000 shares at $15.00 per share on Jun 22. This transaction cost the insider $225,000. President, Ford of Europe, Rowley Stuart J., sold 37,414 shares at a price of $14.82 on Jun 21. Then, on Jun 18, President, Ford of Europe Rowley Stuart J. sold 15,000 shares at a price of $14.62 per share. This transaction amounted to $219,360.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 471.00 and a low of 4.829. F stock has a beta of 1.05. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.43 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.74, with the price to cash flow ratio at 3.84.

Ford Motor Company’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.10, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.20 meaning that F stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 2.91, while the total debt to equity was 4.24. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 10.20%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 2.27% while for the period ending June 29; Ford Motor Company’s operating margin was 1.70%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $14.39 billion against revenue of $127.14 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Ford Motor Company’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $18.08 billion against total debt of $148.23 billion. Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected F to announce -$0.03 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.13, representing a 533.30% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.16 billion. F stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 213.75 billion, with total debt at $148.23 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $3.99 billion

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Ford Motor Company (F) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 76.85% to suggest the stock is trending Overbought, with historical volatility in this time period at 28.96%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $14.55, reflecting a +6.78% or $0.96 change from its current price. F is currently trading +19.24% above its 20-day SMA, +24.55% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +5.07% and +72.01% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 84.44% and 80.23% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.48. The RSI (14) points at 70.81%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 86.93% with the period’s ATR at 0.45. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.30 and 0.61 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), Barclays reiterated its an Overweight rating for the company but lifted their price target by $15 to $17. Analysts offering their rating for F stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate F as a “sell,”, while 9 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 2 rates the stock as overweight while 10 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is F’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $11.00 and a high of $18.00, with their median price target at $16.30. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Ford Motor Company (F) stock is $15.93.

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