Ford Motor Company (F) Sets 52-Week High; Strong Momentum for Holders

January 14, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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.
Moreover, Regions Fin Corp has 0.02% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 142,501 shares. Sg Americas Securities Ltd holds 0.1% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) or 904,754 shares. Cibc Asset Management Incorporated reported 0.03% stake. Midas reported 160,000 shares or 1.01% of all its holdings. Exchange Incorporated owns 6,156 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Polaris Greystone Grp Limited Liability Corp owns 1.88% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 1.79 million shares. Hollencrest invested in 62,800 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Winch Advisory Ser Lc has 0.02% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 2,446 shares. Parkside Fincl Commercial Bank stated it has 2,021 shares. Aperio Group Ltd Com holds 1.00M shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Robeco Institutional Asset Bv has 1.85 million shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Clarkston Prtn Ltd Llc has 62,478 shares. Prudential invested in 0.23% or 11.43 million shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board stated it has 4.84M shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Arete Wealth Advsr Ltd Company stated it has 17,032 shares.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $3.55 million activity. The insider Thai-Tang Hau N sold 25,000 shares worth $287,500. Armstrong Steven R. sold 22,076 shares worth $273,080. Another trade for 80,624 shares valued at $886,864 was sold by Lawler John T.. Hinrichs Joseph R had sold 40,000 shares worth $453,600. Shares for $285,000 were sold by FARLEY JR JAMES D.

The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) hit a new 52-week high and has $13.76 target or 4.00 % above today’s $13.23 share price. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $52.55 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Jan, 14 by Barchart.com. If the $13.76 price target is reached, the company will be worth $2.10 billion more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock.

The stock increased 0.53% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $13.23. About 56.98 million shares traded or 70.02% up from the average. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has declined 16.63% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.44 EPS, up 46.67 % or $0.14 from last year’s $0.3 per share. F’s profit will be $1.75 billion for 7.52 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual EPS reported by Ford Motor Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.33 % EPS growth.

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 has $119 highest and $10 lowest target. $19.23’s average target is 45.35% above currents $13.23 stock price. F&M Bank had 56 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, August 9. The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Tuesday, September 20. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 28 by UBS. Deutsche Bank maintained Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) rating on Thursday, May 25. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $14 target. On Friday, April 29 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. As per Friday, June 10, the company rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by Jefferies. The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) earned “Neutral” rating by Daiwa Securities on Monday, October 31. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 8 by Jefferies.

More notable recent Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: “Ford Sued by Truck Owners, Adding It to Diesel Defendants” on January 10, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Thinking Beyond EVs Will Boost Ford Motor Company Stock” published on January 12, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ford Is A Buy” on January 10, 2018. More interesting news about Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) were released by: Detroitnews.com and their article: “Ford CEO visits Chicago plants amid harassment claims” published on January 05, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “What to Expect From Ford Motor Company in 2018” with publication date: January 12, 2018.

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 $52.55 billion. The company??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 12.03 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.

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