Ford Motor (NYSE:F) Become First Major Foreign Carmaker in Russia to See Sales Grow- Fabrinet (NYSE:FN)

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price surged 1% during latest trading session. Ford has become the first major foreign carmaker in Russia to see sales grow after three bad years, potentially vindicating its decision to double down on a notoriously volatile market when rivals decided to cut and run.

Sales of cars in Russia have fallen by more than half since a 2012 peak of 2.9 million vehicles, due to an economic crisis brought on by low oil prices and Western sanctions. The market fell by 11 per cent in 2016, and was down a further five per cent in January from a year earlier. Ford’s big US rival General Motors pulled out of Russia two years ago. But Ford chose not only to stay, but to keep investing, launching new models with modifications designed to suit the country’s harsh driving conditions.

Analysts Practices; to watch unbiased undervalue securities, there is need to see following technical rations. F holds price to earnings ratio of 10.85 that presents much better indication for a stock’s value than the market price alone. Based on historic views, the average P/E ratio in market fluctuates between 15 and 25, but alone low P/E ratio does not necessarily mean that a company is undervalued. With reference to all theories, earning yield also gives right direction to lure investment, as F has 4.81% dividend yield.

Narrow down focus to other ratios, the co has current ratio of 1.20 that indicates if F lies in 1.3% to 3% then it is acceptable for both active and passive investors, but sometimes its varies industry to industry. Generally, it indicates good short-term financial strength. Street is more conscious on this after SunEdison, Inc. case. To make strengthen these views, the active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 1.10, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 4.90, sometimes it remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.

Fabrinet (NYSE:FN) also run on active notice, stock price knock down -2.61% after traded at $44.06 in most recent trading session.

FN has price to earnings ratio of 19.10 and the price to current year EPS stands at 38.40%. Whereas the traders who further want to see about this, may be interested to see Price to next year’s EPS that would be 10.97%. Moving toward ratio analysis, it has current ratio of 2.50 and quick ratio was calculated as 1.80. The debt to equity ratio appeared as 0.11 for seeing its liquidity position.

Taking notice on volatility measures, price volatility of stock was 3.53% for a week and 3.62% for a month. The price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.68. On these bases, analysts would recommend this stock as an “Active Revolving Stocks.” The firm attains analyst recommendation of 1.70 out of 1-5 scale with week’s performance of -5.75%. FN’s institutional ownership was registered as 99.60%, while insider ownership was 0.40%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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