Ford Motor shares rose higher Wednesday, following a rating boost from analysts at Credit Suisse .
Credit Suisse analyst Dan Levy hiked his rating on the automaker’s shares to 'outperform', from 'neutral'. Levy also boosted his price target on the stock by $5, to $20 a share. The analyst cited a favorable industry cycle heading into 2023, bolstered by inventory rebuilding and better positioning of Ford in the electric vehicle market.
Last month. Ford mentioned that its overall U.S. vehicle sales fell -17.7% year-over-year over the month of September, , while truck sales were -22.6% lower. The company’s electrified car sales, however, climbed +91.6% year-over-year.
Ford expanded its overall inventory by 21,000 vehicles over the month, notwithstanding plant closures and delays owing to the global shortage in semiconductors. It achieved a gross stock total of 236,000 units.
Levy is expecting Ford and its rival General Motors to beat Street earnings forecasts next week.
Ford will publish its third quarter earnings after the close of trading on Wednesday October 27. Analysts are expecting an adjusted earnings of 27 cents per share on revenues of $32.656 billion.
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The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for F just turned positive on May 26, 2023. Looking at past instances where F's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 47 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
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The Stochastic Oscillator entered the overbought zone. Expect a price pull-back in the foreseeable future.
The 10-day moving average for F crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on April 26, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 13 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
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F broke above its upper Bollinger Band on May 30, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The Aroon Indicator for F entered a downward trend on May 25, 2023. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is seriously undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (1.133) is normal, around the industry mean (9.571). P/E Ratio (16.447) is within average values for comparable stocks, (95.933). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (0.850) is also within normal values, averaging (5.857). F has a moderately high Dividend Yield (0.104) as compared to the industry average of (0.042). P/S Ratio (0.292) is also within normal values, averaging (74.768).
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. F’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating that the returns do not compensate for the risks. F’s unstable profits reported over time resulted in significant Drawdowns within these last five years. A stable profit reduces stock drawdown and volatility. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 89, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating weak sales and an unprofitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
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A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, F has been closely correlated with GM. These tickers have moved in lockstep 87% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if F jumps, then GM could also see price increases.