|Bid||9.09 x 45100|
|Ask||9.10 x 38800|
|Day's Range||9.03 - 9.14|
|52 Week Range||3.96 - 9.57|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.23|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Feb 02, 2021 - Feb 08, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jan 29, 2020|
|1y Target Est||8.98|
Running Ford isn’t an easy job. Only two of Jim Farley’s six immediate predecessors achieved positive returns for the stock.
This weekend's Barron's cover story discusses whether Ford can be fixed and its stock can double. * Other featured articles examine the bull case for Tesla in the S&P 500, some global recovery plays and how badly the pandemic has hurt real estate investment trusts. * Also, the prospects for a salon operator, automaker dividends, Apple notebooks and more.Cover story "Ford Can Be Fixed. Why Its Stock Could Double" by Al Root points out that Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), the fifth-largest automaker in the world, has been among the worst-performing auto stocks during the past five years. See why Barron's believes its new chief executive officer could help fix the company and send its share price much higher.Leslie P. Norton's "Pandemic or Not, a House Needs a Deck. That's Good News for Azek" shows why Azek Company Inc (NYSE: AZEK), the number two maker of composite wood decking, is growing fast after its June initial public offering. As recycling rises and composite costs fall, says the article, the company anticipates steady growth.In "Supercuts Owner Regis Is a Postpandemic Play With Style," Nicholas Jasinski makes the case that a transition to a franchise model makes small-cap hair salon operator Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS) stock a buy. Haircuts cannot be sold online and delivered in a box, and investors are looking ahead to when life and business may resemble normality again.As 2021 approaches and with strong third-quarter results in their rearview mirrors, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), Ford and other automakers appear to be on their way to restoring their dividends. So says "Improving Cash Flows Put GM and Ford Dividends in Line for Restoration" by Lawrence C. Strauss.In Alex Eule's "Apple's New MacBooks Have Delighted Critics. Investors Should Care, Too," see why Barron's thinks that while Macs represent just 10% of the total sales at Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), the business is once again important to the consumer electronics giant's future."Tesla Storms the S&P 500. Here's the Bull Case" by Jack Hough discusses why Elon Musk's electric-vehicle maker continues its amazing rise, yet the value of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) is now so high that car-making profits alone might not be enough, even looking out a decade and assuming massive market-share gains.See also: Benzinga's Bulls And Bears Of The Week: AstraZeneca, Disney, Ford, GE, Roku And MoreThe consumer-discretionary sector has gained almost 30% in 2020, making it the second-best performer this year, behind only tech, according to Ben Levisohn's "Tesla Is About to Upend This Sector. What Investors Should Do Now." Discover why Barron's believes that the sector is about to get a whole lot riskier, as well as how investors may want to play it.In "Three Stocks to Buy as COVID Lockdowns Ease," Bill Alpert looks at the claim that global recovery plays like Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE: BUD) and Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS-A) are reasonably priced, as investors look ahead to a post-pandemic world. See what else made the cut.Lawrence C. Strauss's "REITs Have Been Hit Hard by COVID-19. The Impact Could Last for Years" says that COVID-19 has caused the most long-term damage to the value of real estate investment trusts focused on malls and office space. But what about the likes of American Tower Corp (NYSE: AMT) and Prologis Inc (NYSE: PLD)?Also in this week's Barron's: * Questions for the most powerful woman in tech * How much Joe Biden can actually change tax policy * Five tax moves to consider for an unusual year * Why taxable muni bonds are tempting * Whether companies that fail to measure corporate impact will be left behind * How emerging markets could benefit from COVID-19 vaccines * Whether Millennials or Baby Boomers are fueling latest stock rally * A review of the career of Janet Yellen * Whether the Bitcoin rally still has legs * A memory-loss trap to avoid in retirementAt the time of this writing, the author had no position in the mentioned equities.Keep up with all the latest breaking news and trading ideas by following Benzinga on Twitter.Photo by Delbeautybox from PexelsSee more from Benzinga * Click here for options trades from Benzinga * Notable Insider Buys in the Past Week: Biglari, Coty, Danaher, Foot Locker And More * Benzinga's Bulls And Bears Of The Week: AstraZeneca, Disney, Ford, GE, Roku And More(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
AstraZeneca HQ and research center in Cambridge, United Kingdom * Benzinga has examined the prospects or many investor favorite stocks over the past week. * The bullish calls in the holiday-shortened week included old-school and newer consumer favorites. * A COVID-19 vaccine contender and a casino stock were featured among the bearish calls.As investors begin looking to the future, hopes for COVID-19 vaccines and the incoming U.S. presidential administration helped buoy the markets last week, lifting Dow Jones industrials to a new all-time high. The main U.S. indexes ended the holiday-shortened week higher, led by the Nasdaq's 3% gain.There was plenty of focus on retail last week, with changes to Black Friday, mixed earnings from retailers still coming in and some early signs of what the holiday shopping season has in store.The week also saw a new world's second richest man, additional layoffs at an entertainment giant, consolidation in the book publishing industry and fresh geopolitical tensions.Through it all, Benzinga continued to examine the prospects for many of the stocks most popular with investors. Here are a few of this past week's most bullish and bearish posts that are worth another look.Bulls Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) unveiled a plan earlier this year to focus heavily on its direct-to-consumer streaming business, according to Chris Katje's "2 Catalysts That Could Boost Disney+ Subscribers." Upcoming catalysts could bolster already strong subscriber growth. What is expected from an upcoming investor presentation?In "Oppenheimer Upgrades General Electric: 'Turnaround Gaining Traction'," Wayne Duggan discusses how General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is making steady progress on its turnaround efforts, its balance sheet has improved and coronavirus vaccine data is bullish for the company."Analyst Sees Square Hitting 0 On The Back Of Bitcoin-Heavy Cash App" by Shivdeep Dhaliwal examines the prospects for Square Inc (NYSE: SQ) and its Cash App. See how the featured analyst believes the mobile payment company will fare against competition from the likes of PayPal and Venmo.Jayson Derrick's "Roku's Fundamentals 'Remain Strong,' Analyst Says" focuses on why recent momentum at Roku Inc (NASDAQ: ROKU) could be sustained even after a COVID-19 vaccine is available to the public. In addition, see what the company's international prospects in the new year may be.For additional bullish calls in the past week, also have a look at the following: * Wall Street Analysts Say These 5 Stocks Are A Buy As The World Prepares For The Post-COVID-19 Era * China Tech Companies To Remain 'Very Much A Growth Play' Even Post-COVID-19, Says Credit Suisse * Cramer's Year-End Game Plan: Load Up On Digital RetailersBears Shanthi Rexaline's "AstraZeneca Analyst Flags Lack Of Details In Interim COVID-19 Vaccine Data" shows why one analyst called interim Phase 3 data for the AstraZeneca plc (NASDAQ: AZN) coronavirus vaccine candidate "premature and insufficient" and "likely to attract a raft of criticism.""Morgan Stanley Downgrades Ford, Says EV Strategy Is 'Not Fully Clear'" by Jayson Derrick makes the case that Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) deserves credit for expressing a "sense of urgency" in building out its electric vehicle lineup, but management's strategy is "not fully clear" at this point.In Wayne Duggan's "Citron Shorts Palantir, Calls Stock A 'Full Casino'," see what made the famous short seller add Palantir Technologies (NYSE: PLTR) to the holiday short list last week. Check out how much downside from current levels Citron predicts by the end of the year.With Caesars Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: CZR) stock up more than 100% in six months, it is time for a downgrade on valuation and some risks ahead. So says "Caesars Entertainment Gets Downgrade On Valuation, Short-Term Risks" by Chris Katje.Be sure to check out these additional bearish calls: * Bitcoin Takes A Thanksgiving Swoon * Why Scott Nations Is Bearish On Crude Oil * Mexico's Cannabis Legalization Bill Will Boost Business, But There Are ConcernsAt the time of this writing, the author had no position in the mentioned equities.Keep up with all the latest breaking news and trading ideas by following Benzinga on Twitter.Photo courtesy: AstraZenecaSee more from Benzinga * Click here for options trades from Benzinga * Barron's Picks And Pans: Emerging Markets, Kandi, Simon Property, Plug Power And More * Last Week's Notable Insider Buys: Avis, Biglari And More(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.