1. As of noon trading, Ford Motor ( F) is up $0.31 (1.8%) to $17.22 on heavy volume. Thus far, 32.7 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 36.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.03-$17.30 after having opened the day at $17.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.91.

Ford Motor Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and service of vehicles, parts, and accessories worldwide. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. Ford Motor has a market cap of $63.2 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 30.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Ford Motor a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ford Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Ford Motor Ratings Report now.

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