Ford Motor (F) Holdings Trimmed by Whittier Trust Co.

Whittier Trust Co. decreased its holdings in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 31.8% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 19,456 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after selling 9,067 shares during the quarter. Whittier Trust Co.’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $243,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of F. Greenhaven Associates Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Ford Motor during the 4th quarter valued at about $164,194,000. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Ford Motor during the 3rd quarter valued at about $76,726,000. PGGM Investments increased its position in shares of Ford Motor by 109.9% during the 3rd quarter. PGGM Investments now owns 5,128,425 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $61,387,000 after purchasing an additional 2,685,000 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in shares of Ford Motor by 7.6% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 35,817,086 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $428,730,000 after purchasing an additional 2,518,396 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC increased its position in shares of Ford Motor by 17,446.5% during the 3rd quarter. Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC now owns 1,788,344 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $21,406,000 after purchasing an additional 1,778,152 shares during the last quarter. 54.06% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several research firms have recently commented on F. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Jefferies Group upped their price target on shares of Ford Motor from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. ValuEngine raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Nomura reduced their price target on shares of Ford Motor to $11.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.54.

In other Ford Motor news, Director John C. Lechleiter purchased 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 9th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $10.28 per share, for a total transaction of $51,400.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 30,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $308,400. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 10,752 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.32, for a total value of $132,464.64. Following the completion of 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. Insiders sold a total of 47,752 shares of company stock valued at $603,965 over the last 90 days. 1.08% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Ford Motor (F) opened at $10.74 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $42,066.68, a P/E ratio of 5.98, a P/E/G ratio of 0.64 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a current ratio of 1.23. Ford Motor has a 52 week low of $10.19 and a 52 week high of $13.48.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $38.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $36.96 billion. Ford Motor had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 21.71%. The company’s revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.30 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Ford Motor will post 1.56 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 30th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 29th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.59%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is 31.58%.

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Ford Motor Company Profile

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.

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