Analysts are Neutral on Ford Stock before Its 1Q17 Results
According to the latest data compiled by Reuters, 58% of the analysts gave “hold” recommendations on Ford Motor Company (F) stock, 33% gave it “buy” recommendations, and 8% out of 24 analysts gave “sell” recommendations.
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As of April 19, 2017, Ford’s consensus 12-month target price was $13.18 with an upside potential of ~17.8% from its market price of $11.19.
Lower first quarter US auto sales raised concerns about the US auto market’s future. Weak US sales could impact Ford’s business. Ford’s weak sales could be one of the key reasons why only 33% of the analysts favor a “buy” for Ford stock.
Note that if popular Wall Street analysts change their views, a significant short-term movement could occur in the stock price. Therefore, it’s important for investors to pay attention to analysts’ recommendations.
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Analysts’ estimates for the 12-month return potential for Ford’s peers (FXD) as of April 19, 2017, are as follows:
- General Motors (GM) – 36% of the analysts gave it a “buy” with ~19% upside potential.
- Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) – 36% of the analysts gave it a “buy” with ~42% upside potential for the next 12 months.
- Tesla Motors (TSLA) – 36% of the analysts gave it a “buy.” However, its stock price is already trading well above its consensus target price of $263.29.
In the next part, we’ll discuss what analysts expect for Ford’s 1Q17 revenues.