Auto Watch: Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)

[Business Wire] Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) – The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a first quarter dividend of $0.15 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock. This dividend represents a 20 percent increase from quarterly dividends paid in 2014. This increase is consistent with the company’s capital strategy of financing its plan, further strengthening its balance sheet and providing attractive returns to shareholders.

The first quarter dividend is payable on March 2, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 30, 2015. To view the full article click here.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), On 10/24/2014  reported 3rd quarter 2014 earnings of $0.24 per share. This result beat the $0.19 consensus of the 18 analysts covering the company and missed last year’s 3 quarter results by 46.67%. The next confirmed earnings announcement is expected on 01/29/2015.

Insufficient price earnings data. F’s PE ratio is among the lowest of any stock in the Auto & Truck Manufacturers industry and signals that investors have not been willing to pay a premium for this company’s business prospects.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)‘s PE ratio is among the lowest of any stock in the Semiconductors industry and signals that investors have not been willing to pay a premium for this company’s business prospects. Additionally, during the past year, earnings growth has outpaced its historical five year growth rate.

In terms of ratings, there are seventeen analysts that cover the stock which have provided Q4 2014 earnings per share estimates. The consensus anticipated number for the upcoming quarter is $0.24. The highest estimate is $0.30 while the lowest is $0.15. The company has a one year EPS growth rate of 23.83%.

Ford Motor Company is a producer of automobiles. The Company together with its subsidiaries is engaged in other businesses, including financing vehicles. The Company operates in two segments: Automotive and Financial Services. Automotive includes Ford North America, Ford South America, Ford Europe, and Ford Asia Pacific Africa region. Financial services include Ford Motor Credit Company and Other Financial Service. The Company manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. Its automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. Other Financial Services includes a range of businesses, including holding companies and real estate. Effective September 26, 2013, Ford Motor Company acquired Livio, a developer of software.