Valeo Financial Advisors LLC Invests $1.98 Million in Ford Motor Company (F)

Valeo Financial Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 165,540 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock, valued at approximately $1,982,000.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in F. AlphaStar Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Ford Motor in the 3rd quarter valued at $133,000. Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. raised its stake in Ford Motor by 11.5% in the 3rd quarter. Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 70,757 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $846,000 after purchasing an additional 7,273 shares during the last quarter. Zions Bancorporation raised its stake in Ford Motor by 135.3% in the 3rd quarter. Zions Bancorporation now owns 12,509 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 7,192 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in Ford Motor by 43.9% in the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 943,895 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $11,295,000 after purchasing an additional 287,942 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. raised its stake in Ford Motor by 1.7% in the 3rd quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 3,748,158 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $44,865,000 after purchasing an additional 64,036 shares during the last quarter. 53.78% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In related news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.00, for a total transaction of $300,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 51,358 shares in the company, valued at approximately $616,296. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.32, for a total value of $132,464.64. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 101,159 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,246,278.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 76,828 shares of company stock valued at $943,045. Company insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts recently commented on the company. Cascend Securities downgraded Ford Motor to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. ValuEngine raised Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.61.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE F) opened at $12.61 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $50,090.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.51, a PEG ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 1.25. The company has a current ratio of 1.19, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94. Ford Motor Company has a twelve month low of $10.47 and a twelve month high of $13.27.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $33.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $32.80 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.62% and a net margin of 2.91%. The company’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.26 EPS. research analysts predict that Ford Motor Company will post 1.81 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 23rd were issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 20th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio is presently 54.55%.

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About Ford Motor

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company. The Company’s business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Company operates in four segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Central Treasury Operations.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

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