Quantbot Technologies LP Grows Holdings in Ford Motor Company (F)

Quantbot Technologies LP lifted its stake in shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 64.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 833,213 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after acquiring an additional 327,176 shares during the quarter. Ford Motor accounts for about 1.0% of Quantbot Technologies LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 7th largest position. Quantbot Technologies LP’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $9,973,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Balentine LLC increased its holdings in Ford Motor by 2.6% in the first quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 9,097 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 231 shares during the last quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors purchased a new position in Ford Motor in the second quarter valued at $106,000. Archford Capital Strategies LLC increased its holdings in Ford Motor by 7.8% in the first quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 9,361 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $109,000 after buying an additional 676 shares during the last quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Ford Motor by 1.5% in the second quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 9,856 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Kelman Lazarov Inc. purchased a new position in Ford Motor in the second quarter valued at $116,000. 54.31% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) traded up $0.02 on Thursday, hitting $12.02. 10,709,674 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 37,809,051. The firm has a market cap of $47,710.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.15, a PEG ratio of 0.62 and a beta of 1.25. Ford Motor Company has a 52 week low of $10.47 and a 52 week high of $13.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.19.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $33.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $32.80 billion. Ford Motor had a net margin of 2.91% and a return on equity of 21.62%. Ford Motor’s revenue for the quarter was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.26 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Ford Motor Company will post 1.81 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Monday, October 23rd will be issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 20th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.99%. Ford Motor’s payout ratio is 54.55%.

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Several brokerages have recently weighed in on F. TheStreet upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Vetr downgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.54 target price for the company. in a research note on Monday, September 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.63.

In other news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.50, for a total value of $287,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 76,358 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $878,117. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Steven R. Armstrong sold 22,076 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.37, for a total transaction of $273,080.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 137,076 shares of company stock worth $1,599,180 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

Ford Motor Company 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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