Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) Stock Gets Downgraded at Buckingham Research

Shares of Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) were downgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research in a note to their investors today. The company currently has a rating of Neutral on the stock. The one-year price target of $13.41 is above the opening price of $12.09, resulting a fair amount of other analysts to report on the stock recently. Looking back over the last year, Ford Motor Co. stock has a high of $15.84. Important and fundamental digressions in the company’s procedures, future outlook or industry can cause downgrades as the analysts believe that the future prospects for the security have diminished from the original recommendation.

U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors anticipate the results of meetings from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.05% rose 9.79 points, or less than 0.1%, to close at 18,129.96.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.03% advanced 0.64 points to finish at 2,139.76, led by gains in the health-care and consumer-staples sectors.

The Nasdaq Composite index COMP, +0.12% gained 6.33 points, or 0.1%, to close at 5,241.35.

Shares of Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) opened at $12.09 yesterday trading between $11.96 and $12.19, and last traded at $12.00, a decrease of $0.11 over the previous closing price.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) currently has a market cap of 47.68B.

37,820,775 shares traded hands yesterday, 34 percent above the average, out of a total float 3,676,956,000. Heavy volume aggregation by institutional investors may be on the horizon as the combination of significant increases in trading volume and price appreciation can be indicative components.

As with all possible breakouts, investors watch for volume to be at least 40%-50% above normal on the breakout to show that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship simply refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These professional investors have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

Traders can make more impactful judgments on trades when they follow the trading habits of professional investors.

Trades for Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) have ranged from $11.02 – 15.84, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $12.35 and 200-day MA of $13.01. Today’s last price is 0.24% below the 52 week high of $15.84.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies that have raised their earnings by at least 25% over 3 consecutive years.

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