Is Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) A Safe Bet For Investors?


Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) closed its last session at $10.74. The stock traded within a range of $10.50 and $10.75. The company operates in the Consumer Cyclical sector with a market capitalization of 42.26 Million. Trading volume for Ford Motor Co. was 27.7 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) has an average volume of 45.3 Million.

Company Profile

The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automotive and mobility company. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions.   Together with its subsidiaries, Ford Motor Co., designs, manufactures, markets, and services automobiles in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy, and mobility. We provide financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company LLC (Ford Credit). The company has four operative segments that represents the primary business – Automotive,  Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility, and Central Treasury Operations.

Analyst Views

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) received a Buy rating from 1 analysts. 1 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 4 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) touched its 1-Year High price of $13.48 on 01/16/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $10.19 on 02/06/18.

EPS & Financials

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.39/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.42/Share by a difference of $-0.03. This showed a surprise of -7.1% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 15 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.41/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.47/share and a low EPS of $0.37/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $37.02 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 38.15 Billion and 35.53 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) has a 20-Day average volume of 64.81 Million. According to today’s trading volume Ford Motor Co. is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BEARISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 52.2 Percent. The return on assets stands at 3%, Return on Equity currently is 23.2% and the Return on Investment value is 2.3%.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) gross margin percentage stands at 10.4% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 3.1 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 4.8 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.77% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -10.62 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -6.79 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -13.04 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 3.1%. The return on invested capital is at 2.3%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 4.99.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -6.79%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -13.04% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.