Ford Motor Company (F) Is A Stock You Should Watch


As of Wednesday close, Ford Motor Company’s (NYSE:F) stock was down -$0.04, moving down -0.28 percent to $14.03. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 36,043,941 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.13 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 54,922,039, while in the previous 50 days, it was 67,875,055.

Since last month, F stock rose 9.35%. Shares of the company fell to $12.18 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $25.87 was reached on 01/13/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $10.61. Since the beginning of this year, F’s stock price has dropped by -32.45% or -$6.74, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has declined by -45.77% since its 52-week high.

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F stock investors should be aware that Ford Motor Company (F) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 9 days ago on Nov 16. Rowley Stuart J., the Chief Transform. & Quality Off of the company, disposed of 29,821 shares for $13.97 on Nov 16. It resulted in a $416,617 divestment by the insider. Galhotra Ashwani Kumar sold 25,892 shares at an average price of $12.41 on May 24. The insider now owns 511,605 shares following the transaction. On May 13, 10% Owner FORD MOTOR CO sold 7,000,000 shares at $26.88 apiece. The transaction was valued at $188,165,600.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Ford Motor Company (F) has a P/E ratio of about 6.34. The stock’s beta is 1.42. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.37, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.34, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 68.15 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.15 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.15. On Thursday July 28 2022, a $0.05 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Ford Motor Company’s quick ratio stood at 1.00, while its current ratio was 1.20, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 2.00, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 3.05. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 11.30% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 2.40%. Based on annual data, F earned $21.69 billion in gross profit and brought in $136.34 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 1.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 20.00%.

In Ford Motor Company’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $19.07 billion against cash and short-term investments of $18.62 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. F’s revenue rose 32.09% to $40.19 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $39.39 billion. While analysts expected Ford Motor Company to report $0.27 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.3 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 11.10%. During the quarter, the company generated $2.13 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Ford Motor Company were 204.83 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $129.76 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $4.02 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Ford Motor Company’s (F) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 27.22%, the RSI 9-day stood at 58.59% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Ford Motor Company price is up by +0.94% percent or $0.13. At present, F shares trade +9.44% above its 20-day simple moving average and +25.27% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -4.30% below its SMA50 and -20.82% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 61.75% and Stochastic coefficient D was 63.01%, while ATR was 0.42. Given the Stochastic reading of 54.44% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 58.20%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.06, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.08.

Analyst Ratings

Ford Motor Company downgraded its rating on Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) to a Sell in a note to investors on October 10, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.Ford Motor Company (F) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, F is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Ford Motor Company stock as buy, with 8 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $13.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $10.00 – $28.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Ford Motor Company (F) will achieve an average price target of $14.63.


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