Press coverage about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ford Motor earned a daily sentiment score of 1.52 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave headlines about the auto manufacturer an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Ford Motor’s analysis:
- Ford drivers seek to end Coca-Cola 600 jinx on Sunday night (unionleader.com)
- Joey Logano hopes to give Ford first Coke 600 win in 18 years (sports.yahoo.com)
- Trump Tours Mich. Ford Plant (manufacturing.net)
- Union demands Ford close Dearborn plant, test all workers for COVID-19 (freep.com)
- Ford Is Using Its Cash Hoard to Pay Some Suppliers Early (fool.com)
Shares of F stock traded up $0.02 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $5.65. 76,599,884 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 91,698,552. Ford Motor has a 12 month low of $3.96 and a 12 month high of $10.56. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $4.98 and its 200 day simple moving average is $7.39. The stock has a market cap of $22.39 billion, a PE ratio of -7.34 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a quick ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.85.
Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $4.25 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, March 24th. ValuEngine raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 1st. UBS Group downgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $13.00 to $4.30 in a research note on Tuesday, March 24th. Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on shares of Ford Motor from $10.00 to $7.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 24th. Finally, Cfra raised shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $9.00 to $10.00 in a research note on Tuesday, February 4th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.49.
In other news, Director John C. Lechleiter bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 16th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $5.10 per share, with a total value of $51,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 110,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $561,000. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, COO James D. Farley, Jr. bought 194,950 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 30th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $5.13 per share, with a total value of $1,000,093.50. Following the purchase, the chief operating officer now directly owns 828,922 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,252,369.86. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased 214,950 shares of company stock valued at $1,104,694 in the last three months. 0.91% of the stock is owned by insiders.
About Ford Motor
Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles worldwide. It operates through three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.
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