why Ford Motor Company [F] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $17.99

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Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] slipped around -0.35 points on Friday, while shares priced at $12.50 at the close of the session, down -2.72%. The company report on May 4, 2022 that Electric Vehicle Sales Increased 139 Percent On Strength Of Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit – First F-150 Lightnings Now Shipping To Dealers; Improved Inventory Flow Delivered April Share Gains Despite Semiconductor Chip Challenges.


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Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) today reported its April 2022 U.S. sales results. Click here or visit media.ford.com to view the news release.

Ford Motor Company stock is now -39.82% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. F Stock saw the intraday high of $13.12 and lowest of $12.07 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 25.87, which means current price is +3.56% above from all time high which was touched on 01/13/22.

Compared to the average trading volume of 72.57M shares, F reached a trading volume of 77700242 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about 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 $17.99 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 2.80. 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Ford Motor Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on May 13, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wells Fargo dropped their target price from $24 to $12. The new note on the price target was released on May 12, 2022, representing the official price target for Ford Motor Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $17, while Berenberg analysts kept a Hold rating on F stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ford Motor Company is set at 0.69, with the Price to Sales ratio for F stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.38. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.11, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 9.98. Price to Free Cash Flow for F in the course of the last twelve months was 16.26 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

How has F stock performed recently?

Ford Motor Company [F] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -7.41. With this latest performance, F shares dropped by -20.38% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -36.09% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -6.23% 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 34.83, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 34.07, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 35.87 for Ford Motor Company [F]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 15.22, while it was recorded at 12.94 for the last single week of trading, and 16.93 for the last 200 days.

Ford Motor Company [F]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ford Motor Company [F] shares currently have an operating margin of +3.69 and a Gross Margin at +18.00. Ford Motor Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +13.16.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 45.29, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.84.

Ford Motor Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Earnings analysis for Ford Motor Company [F]

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 74.15%.

Insider trade positions for Ford Motor Company [F]

There are presently around $25,930 million, or 54.00% of F stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of F stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 325,338,615, which is approximately 8.943% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 272,690,686 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.41 billion in F stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $2.19 billion in F stock with ownership of nearly 4.653% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Ford Motor Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 959 institutional holders increased their position in Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] by around 138,270,293 shares. Additionally, 673 investors decreased positions by around 173,388,924 shares, while 158 investors held positions by with 1,762,743,966 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 2,074,403,183 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. F stock had 196 new institutional investments in for a total of 15,706,573 shares, while 162 institutional investors sold positions of 26,754,518 shares during the same period.

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