F Stock: Ford Motor a Sell on Slumping Sales Growth

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Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) ranks in the upper half of its industry group, Automobiles, and in the top 10% of its sector group, Consumer Discretionary, with a market value of $53.6 billion. From an investment attractiveness vantage point, F is ranked squarely in the bottom quartile of the sector with a ranking of 197 among the 251 companies in the sector; Portfolio Grader’s current ranking for F puts it 4 among the 5 companies in this industry group and number 3,841 in the 5000 company Portfolio Grader company universe.

F is rated as a Sell using Louis Navellier’s methods for investing and his Portfolio Grader stock evaluator. This represents no change from the previous week and is the same ranking F has had from Portfolio Grader for 5 months.

Currently, Portfolio Grader ranks the Consumer Discretionary sector number 8 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the third quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Automobiles industry group is ranked 46 among the 68 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it below-average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

The company has attained average or below-average scores in 1 of the 8 areas appraised by Portfolio Grader in the ranking of company stocks.

F’s operational scores provide mixed results with rankings for operating margin and earnings growth that are well above average, while the score for sales growth is below average. Scores for visibility of earnings are superior with a ranking for earnings revisions, earnings surprises and earnings momentum that are discernibly better than average. F’s scores for return on equity and cash flow are better than its industry group average. These fundamental scores give Ford Motor a position in the top half of the industry group.

Quantitatively, Portfolio Grader uses the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score to measure F’s shares from the viewpoint of risk/reward. This unique scoring methodology considers the relative value of the company’s shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Based on this risk/reward calculation, F currently scores well below-average in its industry group compared to its peers.

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