) -- The ex-dividend date for

Ford Motor



) is tomorrow, January 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $13.04 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%.

The average volume for Ford has been 52.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ford has a market cap of $47.81 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and


industry. Shares are up 20.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ford Motor Company primarily develops, manufactures, distributes, and services vehicles and parts worldwide. It operates in two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.7, equal to the average automotive industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Ford as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

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