MML Investors Services LLC Buys 14,929 Shares of Ford Motor (F)

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MML Investors Services LLC lifted its stake in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 3.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 433,115 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,929 shares during the period. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $3,313,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of F. Howe & Rusling Inc. lifted its holdings in Ford Motor by 173.0% during the fourth quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. now owns 3,631 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $28,000 after acquiring an additional 2,301 shares in the last quarter. Lavaca Capital LLC bought a new position in Ford Motor during the fourth quarter worth about $32,000. Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. bought a new position in Ford Motor during the fourth quarter worth about $37,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new position in Ford Motor during the fourth quarter worth about $39,000. Finally, Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in Ford Motor during the fourth quarter worth about $41,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 52.59% of the company’s stock.

F has been the topic of a number of research reports. Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on Ford Motor in a report on Wednesday, February 13th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $8.46 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 3rd. ValuEngine lowered Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Ford Motor in a report on Thursday, December 13th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.29.

NYSE:F opened at $8.54 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.80, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $34.53 billion, a P/E ratio of 6.57, a P/E/G ratio of 0.79 and a beta of 1.04. Ford Motor has a 52-week low of $7.41 and a 52-week high of $12.15.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 23rd. The auto manufacturer reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30. The business had revenue of $38.70 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $36.83 billion. Ford Motor had a return on equity of 14.38% and a net margin of 2.29%. Ford Motor’s quarterly revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.39 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Ford Motor will post 1.21 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 31st were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 30th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 46.15%.

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Ford Motor Company Profile

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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