Ford Motor Company (F) will probably climb 10.09 percent over the next 12 months, according to price target estimates compiled by finviz. Meanwhile, they have set a $13-month high price target. This represents a whopping 47.39 percent increase from where shares are trading today. The 12-month median price target assigned by the analysts stands at $10, which represents a return potential of 13.38 percent when compared to the closing price of the stock of $8.82 on Friday, January 11. The lowest price target for the stock is $6 — slightly more than -31.97 percent from F’s current share price.
The stock is currently hovering around the first support level of $8.7. Below this, the next support is placed in the zone of $8.59. Till the time, the F stock trades above this level, bulls have nothing to fear. On momentum oscillators front, ‘RSI’ has touched 58.97 on daily chart, which may remain a cause for concern. If the price breaks below $8.59 level on closing basis, then we may see more profit booking and the stock may show further weakness. On the flipside, hitting the $8.93 mark may result into a pull-back move towards $9.05 level.
On 11th of January, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares ended higher after a volatile session. The shares accumulated 0.15 points or 1.73 percent at $8.82 with a light trade volume of 41.553 million shares. After opening the session at $8.77, the shares went as high as $8.93 and as low as $8.7, the range within which the stock’s price traded throughout the day. The firm is left with a market cap of $34.5 billion and now has 3.91 billion shares outstanding. Ford Motor Company (F) stock has gained 3.28 percent of market value in 21 trading days.
F stock has a trailing 3-year beta of 0.99, offering the possibility of a lower rate of return, but also posing less risk. The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $1.45 a share in the trailing twelve months. The stock’s value has surged 15.29 percent year to date (YTD) against a decline of -31.55 percent in 12 month’s time. The company’s shares still trade -33.83 percent away from its 1-year high of $13.33 and 19.03 percent up from 52-week low of $7.41. The average consensus rating on the company is 2.9, on a scale where 5 equates to a unanimous sell rating. In short, the mean analyst recommendations are calling this stock a sell.
Shares of Ford Motor Company (F) are trading at a P/E ratio of 12.96 times earnings reported for the past 12 months. The industry F operates in has an average P/E of 15.91. Its P/E ratio went as low as 5.26X and as high as 49.84 over the 5-year span. Further, it is sporting a 0.22 on the Price-to-Sales ratio. Compare this with the industry average P/S of 1.53. 9.3 percent is the gross profit margin for Ford Motor Company and operating margin sits at 2.2 percent. Along with this, the net profit margin is 3.9 percent.
Let’s take a look at some insider activity at Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) and see the pattern. The earliest insider trade took place on 10/29/2018. Charley Ray T gathered a total of 4 thousand shares of company at average share price of $12.9. The total for the purchase was set at $51.6 thousand. After this transaction, the Director account balance stood at 18 thousand shares. The stock lost -31.63 percent since that insider purchase. On 09/24/2018, Armstrong Steven R., Group Vice President, sold 13 thousand shares at a price per share of $9.54. This removed 124.02 thousand shares from the insider’s fortune and the stock saw a -7.55 percent retreat in value since the news became public. This transaction left 94.53 thousand shares in the Group Vice President account.
On 08/02/2018, Director Lechleiter John C performed a purchase transaction worth $98.9 thousand. This purchase at $9.89 each has added 10 thousand shares into the insider’s portfolio position. Meanwhile, shares have recorded -10.82 percent decrease since the transaction was reported. The insider now is left with 45 thousand shares remaining in the account. Lechleiter John C, who performs the Director job, bought 5 thousand shares for $55.85 thousand. The acquisition occurred on 05/11/2018 was priced at $11.17 per share. The share price plunged -21.04 percent since the reporting date. Lechleiter John C now left with a stake of 35 thousand F stock worth $308.7 thousand after the insider buying.