The Benchmark Company slashes price target on Ford Motor Company [F] – find out why.

Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] stock went on a downward path that fall over -3.34% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 9.22%. The company report on January 11, 2021 that Ford Advances South America Restructuring; Will Cease Manufacturing in Brazil, Serve Customers With New Lineup.

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Ford remains committed to customers in Brazil and South America with all-new Ranger pickup, Transit van and several of its most iconic models, with plans to launch several new connected and electrified vehicles.

Ford Brazil will cease production at Camaçari, Taubaté and Troller plants during 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic amplifies persistent industry idle capacity and slow sales that have resulted in years of significant losses.

Over the last 12 months, F stock rose by 7.20%. The one-year Ford Motor Company stock forecast points to a potential downside of -7.08. The average equity rating for F stock is currently 2.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $38.67 billion, with 3.98 billion shares outstanding and 3.83 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 67.55M shares, F stock reached a trading volume of 99799730 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Ford Motor Company [F]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for F shares is $9.18 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on F stock is a recommendation set at 2.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

The Benchmark Company have made an estimate for Ford Motor Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on December 21, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on November 25, 2020, representing the official price target for Ford Motor Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $10, while The Benchmark Company analysts kept a Buy rating on F stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ford Motor Company is set at 0.28, with the Price to Sales ratio for F stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.30. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.18, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 11.40. Price to Free Cash Flow for F in the course of the last twelve months was 2.59 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

F Stock Performance Analysis:

Ford Motor Company [F] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 9.22. With this latest performance, F shares gained by 7.43% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 44.56% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 7.20% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for F stock in for the last two-week period is set at 64.14, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 66.07, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 62.74 for Ford Motor Company [F]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 8.93, while it was recorded at 9.77 for the last single week of trading, and 7.03 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Ford Motor Company Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ford Motor Company [F] shares currently have an operating margin of +0.35 and a Gross Margin at +12.26. Ford Motor Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +0.03.

Return on Total Capital for F is now 0.29, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.03. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 0.14, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.02. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Ford Motor Company [F] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 472.26. Additionally, F Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 82.53, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 60.62. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 308.60, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 53.93.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Ford Motor Company [F] managed to generate an average of $247 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.42 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.61.Ford Motor Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

F Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Ford Motor Company posted 0.12/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.15/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -20.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for F. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Ford Motor Company go to 8.23%.

Ford Motor Company [F] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $19,142 million, or 52.10% of F stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of F stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 290,874,616, which is approximately -1.633% of the company’s market cap and around 0.19% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 275,086,527 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.7 billion in F stocks shares; and NEWPORT TRUST CO, currently with $1.83 billion in F stock with ownership of nearly -1.717% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Ford Motor Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 422 institutional holders increased their position in Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] by around 131,685,365 shares. Additionally, 549 investors decreased positions by around 75,660,807 shares, while 210 investors held positions by with 1,739,936,810 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,947,282,982 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. F stock had 115 new institutional investments in for a total of 23,911,538 shares, while 103 institutional investors sold positions of 8,262,851 shares during the same period.

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