Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) HEFFX Highlights

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) HEFFX Highlights

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) HEFFX Highlights

  • U.S. sales at General Motors and Ford each fell about 5 percent last month.
  • Analysts expect sales to fall from 2 percent to 4 percent in June, the sixth straight month of declines.
  • Toyota reported a 2.1 percent increase, while Honda posted nearly a 1 percent gain and Nissan sales were up 2 percent.
  • Ford’s new CEO Jim Hackett finds himself trying to refocus the automaker.
  • The idea of pushing speed makes sense since Ford finds itself playing catch up with new, as well as established competitors.
  • It’s clear Hackett sees a company that is too slow in too many areas.

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company. The Company’s business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Company operates in four segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Central Treasury Operations. The Automotive segment primarily includes the sale of Ford and Lincoln brand vehicles, service parts, and accessories across the world. The Financial Services segment primarily includes its vehicle-related financing and leasing activities at Ford Motor Credit Company LLC. Ford Smart Mobility LLC is a subsidiary formed to design, build, grow, and invest in emerging mobility services. The Central Treasury Operations segment is primarily engaged in decision making for investments, risk management activities, and providing financing for the Automotive segment.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

Short term: Prices are stalling.

Intermediate term: Prices are ranging.

The projected upper bound is: 11.96.

The projected lower bound is: 11.17.

The projected closing price is: 11.56.

FORD MOTOR CO closed up 0.370 at 11.560. Volume was 8% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 44% narrower than normal.

Open        High         Low          Close        Volume
11.360      11.685      11.250      11.560      43,949,588

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bearish

Moving Averages: 10-period         50-period      200-period
Close:                       11.16                 11.14                11.91
Volatility:                24                     22                     25
Volume:                  35,070,700     40,956,464     37,330,984

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.

Summary

FORD MOTOR CO is currently 2.9% below its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is extremely high when compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. There is a good possibility that volatility will decrease and prices will stabilize in the near term. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of F at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on F and have had this outlook for the last 22 periods.

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 76.6667. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 20 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 65.26. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a buy 54 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 306.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a buy 7 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 0 period(s) ago.

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John Heffernan

John Heffernan is a Junior Analyst at HEFFX. John is studying Economics and is a contributor on equities at Live Trading News.

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