Ford Motor Company (F) Insiders Have A Mixed Trading Record

The insider sell/buy ratio of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is recorded at 12, pointing to bearish feelings about the stock among corporate executives and directors. F recorded 12 sales on the open market in the last three months. They sold nearly 543,004 shares while purchases amounted to zero shares that period. Looking even further back to 12 months, corporate insiders offloaded 2,022,436 shares when buyers snapped up 1,486,750 shares. The 12-month’s totals signify about a 1.36-to-1 sell/buy ratio.

The 12-month median price target for Ford Motor Company (F) assigned by the analysts stands at $9.25, which represents a return potential of 8.44 percent when compared to the closing price of the stock of $8.53 on Wednesday, March 13. The lowest price target for the stock is $6 — slightly more than -29.66 percent from F’s current share price. The stock will probably climb 8.68 percent over the next 12 months, according to price target estimates compiled by finviz. Meanwhile, they have set a $12-month high price target. This represents a whopping 40.68 percent increase from where shares are trading today.

On momentum oscillators front, ‘RSI’ has touched 45.13 on daily chart, which may remain a cause for concern. If the price breaks below $8.41 level on closing basis, then we may see more profit booking and the stock may show further weakness. On the flipside, hitting the $8.62 mark may result into a pull-back move towards $8.71 level. The stock is currently hovering around the first support level of $8.47. Below this, the next support is placed in the zone of $8.41. Till the time, the F stock trades above this level, bulls have nothing to fear.

Shares of Ford Motor Company (F) are trading at a P/E ratio of 9.65 times earnings reported for the past 12 months. The industry F operates in has an average P/E of 15.28. Its P/E ratio went as low as 6.85X and as high as 49.28 over the 5-year span. Further, it is sporting a 0.21 on the Price-to-Sales ratio. Compare this with the industry average P/S of 0.99. 9.1 percent is the gross profit margin for Ford Motor Company and operating margin sits at 2 percent. Along with this, the net profit margin is 2.3 percent.

On 13th of March, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares ended lower after a volatile session. The shares dropped -0.04 points or -0.47 percent at $8.53 with a heavy trade volume of 48.032 million shares. After opening the session at $8.59, the shares went as high as $8.65 and as low as $8.5, the range within which the stock’s price traded throughout the day. The firm is left with a market cap of $34.2 billion and now has 4.01 billion shares outstanding. Ford Motor Company (F) stock has gained 2.4 percent of market value in 21 trading days.

F stock has a trailing 3-year beta of 1.03, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk. The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $0.89 a share in the trailing twelve months. The stock’s value has surged 11.5 percent year to date (YTD) against a decline of -21.09 percent in 12 month’s time. The company’s shares still trade -29.79 percent away from its 1-year high of $12.15 and 15.11 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.