How to buy Ford (F) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Ford shares.

Ford Motor Company (F) is a leading auto manufacturers business based in the US. In the week up to 9 January Ford shares surged 12.36% to a closing position of $24.46. Over the last 12 months, Ford's share price has risen by an impressive 79.25% from $11.52. Ford is listed on the NYSE and employs 186,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Ford

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: F in this case.
  5. Research Ford shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Ford shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Ford's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Ford's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $20.65, which is 61.79% up on its pre-crash value of $7.89 and 421.46% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $3.96.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Ford 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 $2,299.58.

Ford share price (NYSE:F)

Use our graph to track the performance of F stocks over time.

Ford shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-21.
Open$21.21
High$21.5
Low$20.54
Close$20.65
Previous close$21.65
Change$-1
Change %-4.6189%
Volume145,532,883
Information last updated 2022-01-23.
52-week range$10.3081 - $25.87
50-day moving average$20.9866
200-day moving average$15.7675
Wall St. target price$21.36
PE ratio28.9621
Dividend yield$0 (1.94%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$0.713
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Fees for buying 50x Ford shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £3.81
£765.17 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.90
£763.27 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.81
£765.17 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £11.22
£772.58 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £19.56
£780.93 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £19.41
£780.78 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.61
£768.98 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £19.02
£780.38 total
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Is it a good time to buy Ford stock?

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Is Ford under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

Ford's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Ford shares trade at around 29x 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.

PEG ratio

Ford's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.1845. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ford's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Ford's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $9 billion (£6.6 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ford's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Financials

Revenue TTM $134.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.19%
Gross profit TTM $6.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.72%
Return on equity TTM 8.15%
Profit margin 2.13%
Book value $9.157
Market capitalisation $82.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

Ford's total ESG risk: 29.02

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ford'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 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.).

Environmental score

Ford's environmental score: 7.54/100

Social score

Ford's social score: 9.22/100

Governance score

Ford's governance score: 7.26/100

Controversy score

Ford's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Ford scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Ford hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ford Motor Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.02
Total ESG percentile 56.26
Environmental score 7.54
Social score 9.22
Governance score 7.26
Level of controversy 3

Ford share dividends

1.9%

Dividend yield: 1.94% of stock value

1.9%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.94% of stock value

10.7%

Dividend payout ratio: 10.7% of net profits

Ford has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.94% of its share value annually.

Ford has paid out, on average, around 10.7% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.94% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.94% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ford's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.

While Ford's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

Ford's most recent dividend payout was on 28 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ford's shares ever split?

Ford'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 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ford shares which in turn could have impacted Ford's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ford's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.3081 up to $25.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

F.US volatility(beta: 1.1)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's is 1.0983. This would suggest that Ford's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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