Arete Wealth Advisors LLC Increases Stake in Ford Motor Company (F)

Arete Wealth Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 3.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 17,707 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after purchasing an additional 622 shares during the period. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $198,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in F. Balentine LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 2.6% in the 1st quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 9,097 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $106,000 after acquiring an additional 231 shares during the last quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors acquired a new stake in shares of Ford Motor in the 2nd quarter worth about $106,000. Archford Capital Strategies LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 7.8% in the 1st quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 9,361 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $109,000 after acquiring an additional 676 shares during the last quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 9,856 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $110,000 after acquiring an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Kelman Lazarov Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Ford Motor in the 2nd quarter worth about $116,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 54.35% of the company’s stock.

Ford Motor Company (F) opened at 12.38 on Thursday. Ford Motor Company has a 12-month low of $10.47 and a 12-month high of $13.27. The company has a market capitalization of $49.17 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.03 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a 50-day moving average of $11.64 and a 200 day moving average of $11.30.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $36.93 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.22 billion. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.52% and a return on equity of 19.69%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Ford Motor Company will post $1.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP John T. Lawler sold 80,624 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.00, for a total transaction of $886,864.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 10 shares in the company, valued at $110. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Joseph R. Hinrichs sold 40,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.34, for a total transaction of $453,600.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 532,435 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,037,812.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 217,700 shares of company stock valued at $2,486,044 over the last 90 days. 1.08% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Vetr lowered shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $12.60 target price on the stock. in a report on Friday, October 6th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. FIG Partners restated a “hold” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Monday. Finally, Nomura restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $11.60 target price (down previously from $14.00) on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Friday, August 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.46.

Ford Motor 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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