Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) recorded 1.73% gain during trading session on January 11th, 2019. The script traded as low as $8.7 and last traded at $8.82. 41.55 million shares changed exchanged hands during trading, an increase of 16.05% from the 30-day average session volume of 49.50M shares. The firm had previously closed at $8.67. The company has $3.91B outstanding shares, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.08, price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.22 and a beta of 0.99. The company has a RSI of 58.97, ATR of 0.33 and a volatility of 3.57% this week. F has a 52 week low price of $7.41 and a 52 week high price of $13.33.
Investors have identified the tech company Ford Motor Company as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around 34.49B, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
Ford Motor Company (F) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. For F, the company has in raw cash 18.56 billion on their books with 23.27 billion currently as liabilities. How the trend is over time is what investors should be concerned about. The company has a healthy balance sheet as their debt profile has been on an incline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 114.84 billion total, with 23.38 billion as their total liabilities. This figure have given the company a good sense of viability under numerous contexts.
F were able to record 8 billion as free cash flow during the recently reported quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 117 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 13.67 billion as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for Ford Motor Company (F)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the third quarter of the year, Ford Motor Company recorded a total of 37.67 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 0.03% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the third quarter reducing by -0.03%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 31.57 billion trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 6.1 billion. This allows shareholders to hold on to 3.91B with the revenue now reading 250 cents per share. This is a figure that is close to analyst’s prediction for their fourth quarter (0.31 cents a share).
Is the stock of F attractive?
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 1.29 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on F sounds very interesting.
In related news, Group Vice President Armstrong Steven R. sold 13,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on September 24th, 2019. The sale was performed at an average price of 9.54, for a total value of 124,053. As the sale deal closes, the Director Armstrong Steven R. now bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 98,890. Also, Director LECHLEITER JOHN C bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on May 11th, 2019. The shares were bought at an average price of 11.17 per share, with a total market value of 35,000. Following this completion of acquisition, the Exec. Chairman and Chairman now holds 454,260 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 4,686,510. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 23.80%.
2 out of 22 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 16 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Ford Motor Company stock. 2 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the F stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $9.71.