Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares traded lower over the last trading session, losing -0.06% on 05/14/20. The shares fell to a low of $4.52 before closing at $4.89. Intraday shares traded counted 32.79 million, which was 67.46% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 100.75M. F’s previous close was $4.89 while the outstanding shares total 3.96B. The firm has a beta of 1.26. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 49.21, with weekly volatility at 6.04% and ATR at 0.29. The F stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $3.96 and a $10.56 high.
Investors have identified the Auto Manufacturers 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 $19.38 billion, 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 25.97 billion on their books with 52.91 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 a decline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 124276000000 million total, with 94494000000 million as their total liabilities.
F were able to record -2.25 billion as free cash flow during the third quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 8.42 billion. In cash movements, the company had a total of -473.0 million 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 34.32 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with -17.55% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the third quarter reducing by -15.72%.
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 30.52 billion trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 3.8 billion. This allows shareholders to hold on to 3.96B with the revenue now reading -0.50 cents per share. This is a figure that is close to analyst’s prediction for their fourth quarter (-0.10 cents a share).
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 1.19 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.
Is the stock of F attractive?
In related news, Chief Operating Officer, FARLEY JR JAMES D bought 194,950 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on Apr 30. The purchase was performed at an average price of 5.13, for a total value of 1,000,035. As the purchase deal closes, the Director, LECHLEITER JOHN C now bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 50,990. Also, Director, LECHLEITER JOHN C bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on Mar 12. The shares were cost at an average price of 5.36 per share, with a total market value of 53,586. Following this completion of disposal, the Director, LECHLEITER JOHN C now holds 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 81,400. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.10%.
3 out of 19 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 13 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Ford Motor Company. 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 $5.91.