Ford Motor - Market Recap

Posted on 11/19/2012 by Rich Singler

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Attention grabbing results for Ford Motor based on today's trading assessment. A total of 81,783 call and 17,790 put contracts were traded raising a low put/call ratio alert on shares of Ford Motor. The traded put/call ratio for Ford Motor was 0.22. Overall call volume was running 4.6x the put volume.

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Put/Call ratio can be regarded as a predictor of investment sentiment, indicating what experienced investors are doing in preparation for a move of an underlying equity. A high put/call ratio suggests that the investor sentiment is bearish and that investors are expecting the underlying stock price to decrease. On the other hand, a low put/call ratio implies that the investor sentiment is bullish and that investors are expecting the underlying stock price to increase. Thus, unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

Ford Motor Company is a producer of cars and trucks. Its business is divided into two sectors: Automotive and Financial Services.

Ford is ahead of GM in its use of common vehicle platforms. Additionaly, Ford recently resumed its dividend and received an investment-grade credit rating from major rating agencies.

Shares of Ford Motor settled at $10.83, up $0.33 (+3.14%) in the last trading session. The shares of the stock had an intraday low of $10.65 and high of $10.90. Within the last week, the shares have lost -3.93% of their value. The stock's 52 week low is $8.82 and 52 week high is $13.05.

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