Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)?

January 20, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

 Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)?
Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 63 investors sold Ford Motor Company shares while 354 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 271 raised stakes. 2.07 billion shares or 1.73% less from 2.11 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Rhenman & Asset Mgmt reported 28,404 shares. Voya Mngmt Limited Liability Company invested in 2.29M shares or 0.06% of the stock. Blb&B Advsr Limited has invested 0.43% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Kistler has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Saratoga Research And reported 17,465 shares stake. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 107,540 shares stake. Private Na owns 29,848 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Burns J W Ny invested in 0.05% or 14,689 shares. Tci Wealth Advsr stated it has 10,064 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Heritage Management Corporation invested in 0.2% or 255,517 shares. Buckingham Asset Mngmt Limited Liability reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Gideon Capital Advisors Incorporated has 16,898 shares. 56,183 were accumulated by Chem Commercial Bank. Rothschild Investment Corporation Il has invested 0.31% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Bowling Portfolio Mgmt Limited reported 14,222 shares stake.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $3.55 million activity. The insider Thai-Tang Hau N sold $287,500. 80,624 Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares with value of $886,864 were sold by Lawler John T.. 92,815 shares were sold by OJAKLI ZIAD S, worth $1.06 million on Monday, September 11. Hinrichs Joseph R sold 40,000 shares worth $453,600. $285,000 worth of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares were sold by FARLEY JR JAMES D.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Ratings Coverage

Among 26 analysts covering F&M Bank (NYSE:F), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. F&M Bank had 56 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, December 19 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, February 10. As per Friday, January 27, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, October 31. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 11. The company was maintained on Monday, September 11 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 30 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 7 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Daiwa Securities on Monday, October 31 to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Friday, April 29 by UBS. Below is a list of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) latest ratings and price target changes.

19/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $14.0 Maintain
05/12/2017 Broker: Cascend Securities Rating: Buy
30/10/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Hold
31/10/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Underweight Old Target: $9 New Target: $10 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $12 New Target: $13 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold Old Target: $12 New Target: $13 Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $14.0 Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Sector Perform Old Target: $14 Downgrade
13/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $15 Downgrade
04/10/2017 Broker: Standpoint Research Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade

The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $12. About 51.30M shares traded or 42.39% up from the average. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has declined 16.63% since January 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500.

Ford Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, makes, markets, and services automobiles in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company has market cap of $47.67 billion. The companyÂ’s Automotive segment develops, makes, distributes, and services cars, trucks, SUVs, and electrified vehicles under the Ford name; and luxury vehicles under the Lincoln name, as well as service parts and accessories. It has a 10.91 P/E ratio. This segment markets its products through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.

More notable recent Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Thursday’s Vital Data: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Ford Motor Company (F) and Procter …” on January 18, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Is Ford Motor Company Making the Same Mistake Yet Again?” published on December 26, 2017, Reuters.com published: “US senators question extent of Ford ‘Do Not Drive’ warning on airbags” on January 18, 2018. More interesting news about Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) were released by: Usnews.com and their article: “Ford Stock Is Hemorrhaging” published on January 17, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Bad Guidance Is Just the Beginning for Ford Motor Company Stock” with publication date: January 18, 2018.

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