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How to buy Ford Motor Company stock

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Ford Motor Company is an auto manufacturers business based in the US. Ford Motor Company shares (F) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ford Motor Company employs 190,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$130.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Ford Motor Company

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Ford Motor Company Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: F. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ford Motor Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ford Motor Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ford Motor Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Ford Motor Company share price

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Ford Motor Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$3.96 - USD$9.575
50-day moving average USD$6.9426
200-day moving average USD$6.0204
Wall St. target priceUSD$7.66
PE ratio 674
Dividend yield USD$0.6 (11.17%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.4

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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

Historical closes compared with the last close of $N/A

1 week (2020-09-17) -100.00%
1 month (2020-08-27) -100.00%
3 months (2020-06-26) -100.00%
6 months (2020-03-27) -100.00%
1 year (2019-09-27) -100.00%
2 years (2018-09-27) -100.00%
3 years (2017-09-27) -100.00%
5 years (2015-09-25) -100.00%

Is Ford Motor Company under- or over-valued?

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 674x. In other words, Ford Motor Company shares trade at around 674x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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 0.517. 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 USD$6.1 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 USD$130.4 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$12.9 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.51%
Return on equity TTM -6.34%
Profit margin -1.63%
Book value $7.748
Market capitalisation USD$26.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ford Motor Company shares

There are currently 98.4 million Ford Motor Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Ford Motor Company's "short interest". This figure is 15.1% down from 115.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ford Motor Company shares can be evaluated.

Ford Motor Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ford Motor Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ford Motor Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ford Motor Company shares traded daily (recently around 55.9 million). Ford Motor Company's SIR currently stands at 1.76. In other words for every 100,000 Ford Motor Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1760 shares are currently held short.

However Ford Motor Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ford Motor Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ford Motor Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ford Motor Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ford Motor Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0278% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ford Motor Company shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ford Motor Company.

Find out more about how you can short Ford Motor Company stock.

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: 30

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ford Motor Company's overall score of 30 (as at 08/01/2020) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 55th 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: 8.73/100

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

Ford Motor Company was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 30
Total ESG percentile 54.8
Environmental score 7.54
Social score 9.22
Governance score 8.73
Level of controversy 3

Ford Motor Company share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 6000% of net profits

Recently Ford Motor Company has paid out, on average, around 6000% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 11.17% 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 11.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ford Motor Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

Ford Motor Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Ford Motor Company's most recent dividend payout was on 2 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 January 2020 (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 3 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 $3.96 up to $9.575. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

F.US volatility(beta: 1.32)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.3233. 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 cars, trucks, 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 and vehicle integration, autonomous vehicle research and engineering, and autonomous vehicle transportation-as-a-service network 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. The company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.

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