Sage Capital Advisors llc Increases Stock Holdings in Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Sage Capital Advisors llc increased its stake in shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 23.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 359,082 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after acquiring an additional 68,680 shares during the period. Ford Motor makes up approximately 2.1% of Sage Capital Advisors llc’s holdings, making the stock its 15th largest holding. Sage Capital Advisors llc’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $3,339,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in F. Regal Wealth Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 31.9% in the 3rd quarter. Regal Wealth Group Inc. now owns 4,668 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $36,000 after buying an additional 1,130 shares during the period. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 3.3% during the third quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC now owns 36,902 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $338,000 after acquiring an additional 1,176 shares during the period. First Command Bank increased its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 4.6% during the fourth quarter. First Command Bank now owns 27,041 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $251,000 after acquiring an additional 1,180 shares during the period. Lester Murray Antman dba SimplyRich increased its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 3.4% during the third quarter. Lester Murray Antman dba SimplyRich now owns 37,181 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $338,000 after acquiring an additional 1,206 shares during the period. Finally, Redhawk Wealth Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 0.6% during the third quarter. Redhawk Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 208,150 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $1,907,000 after acquiring an additional 1,230 shares during the period. 53.50% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE F remained flat at $$9.19 during mid-day trading on Thursday. 17,308,134 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 36,856,188. Ford Motor has a 1-year low of $8.16 and a 1-year high of $10.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.81, a current ratio of 1.17 and a quick ratio of 1.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $36.44 billion, a PE ratio of 7.07, a PEG ratio of 1.04 and a beta of 1.09. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $9.23 and a 200 day simple moving average of $9.26.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 23rd. The auto manufacturer reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $33.93 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.88 billion. Ford Motor had a net margin of 1.01% and a return on equity of 15.53%. Ford Motor’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.29 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts forecast that Ford Motor will post 1.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.53%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 29th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 46.15%.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $12.00 to $11.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 24th. Benchmark began coverage on Ford Motor in a research report on Thursday, January 9th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. ValuEngine lowered Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, December 30th. Wolfe Research raised Ford Motor from a “peer perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $12.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 7th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Ford Motor from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 17th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.92.

In other Ford Motor news, CEO James P. Hackett sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.29, for a total value of $185,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 145,184 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,348,759.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director John C. Lechleiter purchased 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 25th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $8.68 per share, with a total value of $217,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 89,700 shares in the company, valued at $778,596. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have sold 60,000 shares of company stock valued at $543,200 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 0.83% of the company’s stock.

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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