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How Has Ford’s Stock Performed in 1Q16?

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Ford’s 1Q16 earnings

Ford Motor Company (F) is set to release its 1Q16 earnings report on April 28, 2016. Currently, Ford is the second-largest US automaker after General Motors (GM). Before we find out what investors should expect from the company’s upcoming earnings, let’s explore how Ford’s stock performed in the first quarter of 2016.

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Stock price performance

In 1Q16, the fight between the bulls and bears intensified on Wall Street. This led to a broader market (VCR) sell-off at the beginning of 2016. However, in March 2016, the S&P 500 Index witnessed a sharp recovery that erased the losses, and it closed the quarter with a 0.8% rise.

Despite the broader market recovery in March, the majority of the auto industry stocks couldn’t end 1Q16 in the green. Ford also witnessed price action of -4.2% during the first quarter of 2016. Increased concerns that US auto sales may have already peaked amid global economic weakness could be a reason why auto companies—including Ford—underperformed the broader market during this period.

Among the other auto companies, General Motors (GM), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU), and Ferrari (RACE) also ended 1Q16 with returns of -7.6%, -12.3%, and -13.1%, respectively.

Series overview

In this series, we’ll explore what analysts estimate for Ford’s 1Q16 and beyond. This includes estimates for revenues and margins ahead of the company’s 1Q16 earnings release. We’ll take a look at Wall Street analysts’ recommendations for Ford’s stock to help investors make their investment decisions.

Toward the end of this series, we’ll also cover the company’s valuation multiples and important technical price levels. In the next article, we’ll find out why analysts expect Ford to post strong 1Q16 earnings.

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