Stocks Turn Active on Retreated Views: Meredith (NYSE:MDP), Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) [Trend Analysis] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with 0.24% to $61.85. The Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) BOD authorized that a 5.1 percent increase of its regular stock dividend to $2.08 per share on an annualized basis, an increase of $0.10 per share. The next quarterly dividend will be $0.52 per share and is payable on March 15, 2017, to shareholders of record on February 28, 2017. Meredith continues to focus on its successful Total Shareholder Return program.

An annual dividend yielding approximately 3.5 percent based on Friday’s closing price of $61.65. Meredith has paid dividends for 70 consecutive years, increasing them for 24 years straight. An ongoing share repurchase program with $74 million remaining under current authorizations.

Strategic investments to scale the business and increase shareholder value. The share price of MDP attracts active investors, as stock price of week volatility recorded 3.73%. The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 69.81% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -0.56%.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) [Trend Analysis] plunged reacts as active mover, shares a decrease -0.40% to traded at $12.32 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.49%. Ford Motor Co (F) declared that criticized President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration order, becoming one of the highest profile U.S. manufacturers to question the decision to temporarily ban travelers coming from seven predominantly Muslim countries.The leader of Goldman Sachs also criticized the order and FedEx and UPS said they were reviewing its impact.

The chief of Tesla has said he would ask members of a business advisory council to come up with potential changes to recommend to the White House. Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. and Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said in a statement to employees that the company does not support what it called a new U.S. travel ban.”We do not support this policy or any other that goes against our values as a company,” they said, adding that Ford is not aware of any employees directly affected by the policy.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 1.20 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.32 and price to cash ratio remained 1.27. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 15.10% and return on investment was 1.10% while its return on asset stayed at 1.90%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 4.90.

 

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