A Look at Ford Motor Company’s (F) 4th Quarter Earnings Blowout

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This morning Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) reported their earnings, and boy were they solid. The company reported an EPS of $0.58, beating analyst estimates of $0.51 by 7 cents. Revenue also came in much higher than analysts were expecting. The company reported $40.3 billion in revenue compared to the $36.4 billion that analysts had expected and $33.8 billion from a year ago.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) sold a total of 17.47 million vehicles in 2015, which happened to be a record for the company. Shares of Ford are reacting well to this report. The stock is up $0.13 or 1.1% in pre-market trading this morning. It will be interesting to see if other auto manufacturers follow Ford’s lead of higher than expected earnings over the next two weeks. The stock closed at $11.86 during the last trading session. It is down 22.50% since June 23, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed the S&P500 by 13.63%.

From a total of 5 analysts covering F&M Bank (NYSE:F) stock, 4 rate it a “Buy”, 0 a “Sell”, and 1 a “Hold”. This means that 80% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is $119 while the lowest target price is $16.44. The mean of all analyst targets is $31.93 which is 169.22% above today’s ($11.86) stock price. F&M Bank was the topic of 8 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. UBS maintained shares on October 28 with a “Buy” rating. S&P Research maintained F stock in a recent report from September 25 with a “Strong Buy” rating. Finally, Compass Point initiated the stock with a “Neutral” rating in a report they issued on an August 7.

The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q2 2015. It’s down 0.03, from 1.14 in 2015Q2. The ratio dived, as 67 funds sold all their Ford Motor Company shares they owned while 361 reduced their positions. 82 funds bought stakes while 391 increased their total positions. Institutions now own 2.26 billion shares which is 2.80% more than the previous share count of 2.20 billion in 2015Q2.

Vantage Investment Partners Llc holds 37.57% of its total portfolio in Ford Motor Company, equating to 9.12 million shares. Western Asset Management Co owns 1.13 million shares representing 13.41% of their total US portfolio. Moreover, Evercore Trust Company N.A. has 11.51% of their total portfolio invested in the company, equating to 219.80 million shares. The Missouri-based Terril Brothers Inc. has a total of 8.38% of their portfolio invested in the stock. Athena Global Investors Llc, a Virginia-based fund reported 516,520 shares owned.

Since March 23, 2015, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for a total of $1.26 million in net activity. Fleming John sold 91,576 shares worth $1.26 million. Schoch David L. sold 14,903 shares worth $221,783. Leitch David G sold 140,000 shares worth $2.10 million. Rowley Stuart J. sold 12,000 shares worth $197,688.

Ford Motor Company manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. The company has a market cap of $48.66 billion. The Firm operates in two sectors: Automotive and Financial Services. It has 9.94 P/E ratio. Automotive sector includes North America, South America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific divisions.

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