Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Starts Noticing A Problem During Test Drives of Self Driving Car- International Paper (NYSE:IP)

Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) [Trend Analysis] runs in leading trade, it moving up 0.72% to traded at $12.65. The firm has price volatility of 1.11% for a week and 1.54% for a month. Its beta stands at 1.07 times.  As Ford Motor Co. (F) has been developing self-driving cars, U.S. automaker has started noticing a problem during test drives: Engineers monitoring the robot rides are dozing off. Company researchers have tried to roust the engineers with bells, buzzers, warning lights, vibrating seats and shaking steering wheels. They’ve even put a second engineer in the vehicle to keep tabs on his human counterpart. No matter, the smooth ride was just too lulling and engineers struggled to maintain “situational awareness,” said Raj Nair, Ford’s product development chief.

“These are trained engineers who are there to observe what’s happening,” Nair said in an interview. “But it’s human nature that you start trusting the vehicle more and more and that you feel you don’t need to be paying attention.”

Finally, analysts shed their light over the F price targets; maintaining price high target of 17 while at average the price target was 13.41 in contrast with the current price of 12.54. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 8 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 6 stands on similar situation; while 14 for the current month as compared to 15 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. While 2 stands at overweight and 2 out of pool consider it as Sell for current month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Overweight.

Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was 2.51% and monthly performance was 1.77%. The stock price of F is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 1.70% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 1.75%.

International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) [Trend Analysis] luring active investment momentum, shares an increase 0.38% to $52.88. Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked IP in recent few months. In ratings table the IP given BUY ratings by 6 analysts in current phase and 1 analyst suggest it as overweight security. The 2 number of analyst/s have SELL recommendation for current month on IP. While 8 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current as compared to 1 analyst giving UNDERWEIGHT. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommends it as Hold security.

The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $0.63 at current month while compared with $0.85 in a month ago. The stock next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.85 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $3.59 as compared to one month ago of $4.05, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $4.13.

The total volume of 2.89 Million shares held in the session was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 3018.99 shares. EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -1.90%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 13.34%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 1.02 and price to earnings ratio of 24.14 attracting passive investors.

 

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