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How to buy Ford (F) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Ford shares.

Ford
NYSE: F-USD
About 53 hours ago

$12.16

+$0.05 (+0.41%)

Ford Motor Company is an auto manufacturers business with stocks listed in the US. Ford shares (F) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$12.16 – a decrease of 0.98% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Ford

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Ford. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: F. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ford reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$12.11, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ford, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ford. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Ford stock price (NYSE:F)

Use our graph to track the performance of F stocks over time.

Have Ford's shares ever split?

Ford's shares were split on a 1748175:10 basis on 2 August 2000. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1748175 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ford shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ford shares which in turn could have impacted Ford's share price.

Ford shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-05-23.
52-week rangeUS$9.1716 - US$14.455
50-day moving average US$12.5992
200-day moving average US$11.9187
Target priceUS$13.5
PE ratio 12.4021
Dividend yield US$0.6 (4.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.97

Ford share growth calculator

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Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

Ford price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $12.16

1 week (2024-05-20) 0.08%
1 month (2024-04-26) -4.93%
3 months (2024-02-27) 1.33%
6 months (2023-11-27) 17.60%
1 year (2023-05-26) 0.58%
2 years (2022-05-26) -7.32%
3 years (2021-05-26) -12.52%
5 years (2019-05-24) 23.70%

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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.

Is it a good time to buy Ford stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. However, this is not a recommendation. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Is Ford under- or over-valued?

Valuing Ford stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ford's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Ford's P/E ratio

Ford's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Ford shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Ford's PEG ratio

Ford's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.733. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ford's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ford's EBITDA

Ford's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$11.1 billion (£8.7 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ford's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Ford share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ford's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$9.1716 up to US$14.455. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

F.US volatility(beta: 1.63)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ford's is 1.63. This would suggest that Ford's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ford financials

Revenue TTM US$177.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.13%
Gross profit TTM US$17.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.12%
Return on equity TTM 9.4%
Profit margin 2.21%
Book value 10.738
Market capitalisation US$47.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ford share dividends

41%

Dividend payout ratio: 41.05% of net profits

Recently Ford has paid out, on average, around 41.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.99% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ford shareholders could enjoy a 4.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ford's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

While Ford's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Ford may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Ford's most recent dividend payout was on 2 June 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Ford's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Ford.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Ford's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.02

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ford's overall score of 29.02 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 56th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ford is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Ford's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.54/100

Ford's social score

Social score: 9.22/100

Ford's governance score

Governance score: 7.26/100

Ford's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ford scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Ford hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ford Motor Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.02
Total ESG percentile 56.26
Environmental score 7.54
Social score 9.22
Governance score 7.26
Level of controversy 3

Ford overview

Ford Motor Company develops, delivers, and services a range of Ford trucks, commercial cars and vans, sport utility vehicles, and Lincoln luxury vehicles worldwide. It operates through Ford Blue, Ford Model e, and Ford Pro; Ford Next; and Ford Credit segments. The company sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments. It also engages in vehicle-related financing and leasing activities to and through automotive dealers. In addition, the company provides retail installment sale contracts for new and used vehicles; and direct financing leases for new vehicles to retail and commercial customers, such as leasing companies, government entities, daily rental companies, and fleet customers. Further, it offers wholesale loans to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory; and loans to dealers to finance working capital and enhance dealership facilities, purchase dealership real estate, and other dealer vehicle programs. The company was incorporated in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.

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