Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) runs in leading trade, it declining -2.75% to traded at $12.38. F attains analyst recommendation of 2.80 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -0.48%. Ford Motor Co. is increasing a push to get people to use other modes of transportation beside their private cars with a shuttle service. The automaker reported at a news conference in S.F. on Friday that subsidiary Ford Mobility LLC is acquiring Chariot, a startup that offers private shuttle service, and will expand the Bay Area offering to five additional markets within 18 months.
In a news release, Ford stated Chariot “will serve as the cornerstone for (Ford’s) new global shuttle service business.” Ford also stated it would contribute to an expansion of bike-sharing in cities about the Bay Area, same to Citibank’s sponsorship of New York City’s bike-sharing program, with Ford GoBike. Ford did not disclose the price it paid for Chariot nor how much it was contributing toward bike-sharing.
To find out the technical position of F, it holds price to book ratio of 1.58 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 6.66, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 5.51. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 0.62. F is presenting price to cash flow of 2.87 and free cash flow concluded as 4.83.
EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at 492.40%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is -0.96%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 0.31 and price to earning ration of 5.51 attracting passive investors.
Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) kept active in under and overvalue discussion, BG holds price to book ratio of 1.34 that presents much better indicator to find market price of a share price over its book value of equity for investment valuation. In addition, the firm has price to earnings ratio of 12.43, which is authentic method to judge but not universal for all situation.
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Taking look on ratio analysis, BG has forward price to earnings ratio of 10.15, compare to its price to earnings ratio of 12.43. Adding one more ration to find detail valuation of security, price to earnings growth ration that stands at 1.28. The co is presenting price to cash flow as 5.23 and the low single digit may indicate stock is undervalued and vise versa. On other hand, keeping in mind stable cash flows but few growth prospects make traders to value lower.
The firm has price volatility of 1.69% for a week and 1.61% for a month. Its beta stands at 0.94 times. Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was -1.65% and monthly performance was -5.27%.