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Ford Motor Company (F) Shares Down Despite Recent Market Volatility

The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) has decreased by -2.14 when compared to last closing price of 12.61. Despite this, the company has experienced a 0.98% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. CNBC reported 2023-09-18 that The timing of the additional plants would come just over a week after the union announced targeted strikes at assembly plants of about 12,700 autoworkers.

Is It Worth Investing in Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is above average at 12.02x. The 36-month beta value for F is also noteworthy at 1.61. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 8 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 rating it as “overweight,” 11 rating it as “hold,” and 3 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price estimated by analysts for F is $14.99, which is $2.3 above than the current price. The public float for F is 3.92B, and at present, short sellers hold a 3.84% of that float. The average trading volume of F on September 19, 2023 was 50.95M shares.

F’s Market Performance

F stock saw an increase of 0.98% in the past week, with a monthly gain of 4.31% and a quarterly increase of -14.42%. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.59%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 2.05% for Ford Motor Company (F). The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 1.72% for F’s stock, with a -1.82% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of F

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for F stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for F by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for F in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $15 based on the research report published on September 13, 2023 of the current year 2023.

F Trading at -4.81% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought F to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -19.97% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.05%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.59%, as shares surge +3.18% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -17.62% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, F rose by +0.98%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -10.25% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $12.15. In addition, Ford Motor Company saw 11.48% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at F starting from FARLEY JR JAMES D, who sale 79,921 shares at the price of $12.86 back on Mar 03. After this action, FARLEY JR JAMES D now owns 1,638,667 shares of Ford Motor Company, valued at $1,027,840 using the latest closing price.

Lawler John T., the Vice President, CFO of Ford Motor Company, sale 29,821 shares at $13.07 during a trade that took place back on Mar 03, which means that Lawler John T. is holding 443,683 shares at $389,623 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for F

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +4.05 for the present operating margin
  • +15.88 for the gross margin

The net margin for Ford Motor Company stands at -1.25. The total capital return value is set at 3.45, while invested capital returns managed to touch -1.46. Equity return is now at value 9.70, with 1.60 for asset returns.

Based on Ford Motor Company (F), the company’s capital structure generated 324.86 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 76.46. Total debt to assets is 54.90, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 207.91. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 48.94.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.86, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.98. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.21 and the total asset turnover is 0.62. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.20.


In summary, Ford Motor Company (F) has had a mixed performance as of late. Analysts have bullish opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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