why Ford Motor Company [F] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $13.27

Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] closed the trading session at $12.52 on 04/14/23. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $12.42, while the highest price level was $12.66. The company report on April 14, 2023 that Ford Motor Company Announces Details for Q1 2023 Earnings Conference Call.

Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Credit Company will release their first quarter 2023 financial results at 4:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 2.

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At 5:00 p.m. ET the same day, Jim Farley, president and chief executive officer; John Lawler, chief financial officer; and other members of the Ford senior management team will host a conference call to discuss the results. Representatives of the investment community will be able to ask questions during the call.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 13.10 percent and weekly performance of 1.54 percent. The stock has been moved at 13.98 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 6.92 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -2.06 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 70.48M shares, F reached to a volume of 43488851 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $13.27 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.

Barclays have made an estimate for Ford Motor Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal Weight, with their previous recommendation back on February 15, 2023. The new note on the price target was released on February 15, 2023, representing the official price target for Ford Motor Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $13 to $11, while Deutsche Bank kept a Sell rating on F stock. On October 10, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for F shares from 13 to 10.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ford Motor Company is set at 0.40, with the Price to Sales ratio for F stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.32. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.16, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 11.07.

F stock trade performance evaluation

Ford Motor Company [F] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.54. With this latest performance, F shares gained by 6.92% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 13.98% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -14.36% 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 54.11, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.68, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.10 for Ford Motor Company [F]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 12.44, while it was recorded at 12.65 for the last single week of trading, and 13.09 for the last 200 days.

Ford Motor Company [F]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ford Motor Company [F] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.05 and a Gross Margin at +15.88. Ford Motor Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -1.25.

Return on Total Capital for F is now 3.45, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -1.46. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -4.32, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.77. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Ford Motor Company [F] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 324.86. Additionally, F Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 76.46, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 54.90. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 207.91, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 48.94.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Ford Motor Company [F] managed to generate an average of -$11,451 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.21 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.62.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.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Ford Motor Company [F] stock

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 -11.66%.

Ford Motor Company [F]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $25,430 million, or 52.90% of F stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of F stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 335,643,986, which is approximately 0.982% of the company’s market cap and around 0.18% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 260,680,686 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.26 billion in F stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $1.97 billion in F stock with ownership of nearly -7.567% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Ford Motor Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Tuesday and at the time of the Tuesday reporting period, where 890 institutional holders increased their position in Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] by around 127,150,792 shares. Additionally, 740 investors decreased positions by around 139,694,666 shares, while 200 investors held positions by with 1,764,300,386 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 2,031,145,844 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. F stock had 216 new institutional investments in for a total of 33,414,543 shares, while 145 institutional investors sold positions of 21,764,785 shares during the same period.


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