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How to buy Ford Motor Company stock
Learn how to easily invest in Ford Motor Company stock.
Ford Motor Company (F) is a leading auto manufacturers business based in the US. It opened the day at $12.21 after a previous close of $11.99. During the day the price has varied from a low of $11.66 to a high of $12.22. The latest price was $11.88 (25 minute delay). Ford Motor Company is listed on the NYSE and employs 183,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Ford Motor Company
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – F – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- F shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is F stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is F suitable for ethical investing?
- Are F shares over-valued?
- Ford Motor Company's financials
- How volatile are F shares?
- Does Ford Motor Company pay a dividend?
- Have F shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Ford Motor Company's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ford Motor Company's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last close price was $11.88, which is 33.59% up on its pre-crash value of $7.89 and 200.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $3.96.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Ford Motor Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $446.55 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1.00.
Ford Motor Company stock price (NYSE: F)Use our graph to track the performance of F stocks over time.
Ford Motor Company shares at a glance
|52-week range||$10.51 - $25.32|
|50-day moving average||$14.58|
|200-day moving average||$16.18|
|Wall St. target price||$16.04|
|Dividend yield||$0.3 (4.08%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.89|
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Is it a good time to buy Ford Motor Company stock?
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Ford Motor Company price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-20)||-9.24%|
|1 month (2022-08-25)||-25.42%|
|3 months (2022-06-27)||-1.33%|
|6 months (2022-03-25)||-27.87%|
|1 year (2021-09-23)||-13.35%|
|2 years (2020-09-25)||82.49%|
|3 years (2019-09-27)||30.84%|
|5 years (2017-09-27)||11.95|
Is Ford Motor Company stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Ford Motor Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ford Motor Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Ford Motor Company's P/E ratio
Ford Motor Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Ford Motor Company shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Ford Motor Company's PEG ratio
Ford Motor Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3475. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ford Motor Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Ford Motor Company's EBITDA
Ford Motor Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $17.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Ford Motor Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Ford Motor Company financials
|Revenue TTM||$148 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.82%|
|Gross profit TTM||$16.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.93%|
|Return on equity TTM||29.4%|
|Market capitalisation||$60 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Ford Motor Company's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Ford Motor Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Ford Motor Company's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 29.02
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ford Motor Company's overall score of 29.02 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 56th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ford Motor Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Ford Motor Company's environmental score
Environmental score: 7.54/100
Ford Motor Company's social score
Social score: 9.22/100
Ford Motor Company's governance score
Governance score: 7.26/100
Ford Motor Company's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ford Motor Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Ford Motor Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||29.02|
|Total ESG percentile||56.26|
|Level of controversy||3|
Ford Motor Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 24.59% of net profits
Recently Ford Motor Company has paid out, on average, around 24.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ford Motor Company shareholders could enjoy a 4.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ford Motor Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.3 per share.
While Ford Motor Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Ford Motor Company is investing more in its future growth.
Ford Motor Company's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Ford Motor Company's shares ever split?
Ford Motor Company's shares were split on a 1748175:10 basis on 2 August 2000. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1748175 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ford Motor Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ford Motor Company shares which in turn could have impacted Ford Motor Company's share price.
Ford Motor Company share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Ford Motor Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.5052 up to $25.3151. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ford Motor Company's is 1.292. This would suggest that Ford Motor Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Ford Motor Company overview
Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford trucks, cars, sport utility vehicles, electrified vehicles, and Lincoln luxury 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. The Mobility segment designs and builds mobility services; and provides self-driving systems development services. The Ford Credit segment primarily engages in vehicle-related financing and leasing activities to and through automotive dealers. It provides retail installment sale contracts for new and used vehicles; and direct financing leases for new vehicles to retail and commercial customers, such as leasing companies, government entities, daily rental companies, and fleet customers. This segment also offers wholesale loans to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory; and loans to dealers to finance working capital and enhance dealership facilities, purchase dealership real estate, and other dealer vehicle programs.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Ford Motor Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.206% of Ford Motor Company shares are held by insiders and 52.754% by institutions. How many people work for Ford Motor Company?
Latest data suggests 183,000 work at Ford Motor Company. When does the fiscal year end for Ford Motor Company?
Ford Motor Company's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Ford Motor Company based?
Ford Motor Company's address is: One American Road, Dearborn, MI, United States, 48126-1899 What is Ford Motor Company's ISIN number?
Ford Motor Company's international securities identification number is: US3453708600 What is Ford Motor Company's CUSIP number?
Ford Motor Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 345370100
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