Executive Wealth Management LLC Grows Stock Holdings in Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Executive Wealth Management LLC grew its holdings in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 15.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 59,403 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,086 shares during the quarter. Executive Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $608,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Ford Motor by 8.2% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 52,343,847 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $399,887,000 after acquiring an additional 3,950,938 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in Ford Motor by 1.0% during the 1st quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 42,412,606 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $372,382,000 after purchasing an additional 405,881 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its position in Ford Motor by 6.9% during the 2nd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 15,083,628 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $154,306,000 after purchasing an additional 975,035 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank lifted its position in Ford Motor by 2.5% during the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 12,389,335 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $108,778,000 after purchasing an additional 299,100 shares during the period. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its position in Ford Motor by 12.3% during the 1st quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 11,237,829 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $98,668,000 after purchasing an additional 1,232,732 shares during the period. 52.11% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Ford Motor news, Chairman William Clay Ford, Jr. purchased 840,962 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 1st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $9.51 per share, with a total value of $7,997,548.62. Following the acquisition, the chairman now directly owns 1,100,617 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,466,867.67. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director John C. Lechleiter purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 29th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $9.60 per share, for a total transaction of $96,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 64,700 shares in the company, valued at $621,120. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have purchased 861,162 shares of company stock worth $8,193,611 and have sold 115,000 shares worth $1,137,650. Corporate insiders own 0.83% of the company’s stock.



F has been the topic of a number of research reports. TheStreet downgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Bank of America upgraded Ford Motor from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $13.00 to $14.00 in a research note on Friday, May 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 30th. BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on Ford Motor from $8.50 to $10.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, May 6th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group set a $13.00 price target on Ford Motor and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 13th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, six have issued 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 $10.48.

F traded down $0.13 during trading on Thursday, reaching $8.87. 506,680 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 46,618,932. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $9.89. The stock has a market cap of $37.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 6.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.86, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.20. Ford Motor has a 12-month low of $7.41 and a 12-month high of $10.56.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 24th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $35.91 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.21 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 14.92% and a net margin of 1.37%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.27 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Ford Motor will post 1.29 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 3rd. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 23rd will be issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 22nd. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.76%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 46.15%.

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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