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Ford Stock Reaches 20 Year High As EV Pivot Wins Over Wall Street

For some time now, Ford stock hasn’t exactly been the envy of Wall Street and investors. However, back in February, the tide started to turn as analysts began changing their tune in terms of ratings and price targets. Ford stock began to surge as the automaker’s commitment to electric vehicles won over investors, and outlooks continue to improve as the year has gone by. Most recently, Ford’s stock prices grew five percent near the end of October as the company managed to turn a decent profit amid numerous supply chain issues, and now, Ford shares have reached a 20-year high, according to Automotive News.

Ford’s stock hit $19.72 this morning, which is the highest it’s been since September 2001 and nearly three times what shares were worth when CEO Jim Farley took over the top spot at the automaker just over a year ago. The day before Farley officially replaced Jim Hackett as CEO last October, the company’s stock price sat at just $6.66, which was actually an improvement over the sub-$5 low it reached when the COVID-19 pandemic took over last spring.

“2021 has been truly a breakthrough year for Ford – easily the most important year strategically for the company since the financial crisis,” said Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas. “Ford is convincing the stock market that they have a viable future.”

The main reason for this stunning turnaround stems from Ford’s commitment to EVs, as well as its massive investment in both electric vehicles and battery production, as well as Farley’s focus on subscription services, which are a way to generate recurring revenue for the automaker, and the launch of a host of desirable new vehicles including the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford Bronco Sport, and Ford Bronco, to name a few.

We’ll have more on Ford’s stock performance soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford stock news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. NCEcoBoost

    This as, other than Tesla, very few EVs have been sold and there is no decent guesstimate regarding America’s appetite for them. All totally pure speculation, which could itself “pivot” on a dime.

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    1. Lee

      Yep, and then comes that crashing sound as the stock drops and the ‘pivot’s’ momentum is overcome by gravity.

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    2. Mike says..

      Do you have electricity in your cave?

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    3. Montana Man

      With the exception of grammar and vocabulary, the same was said of internal combustion engine vehicles at the turn of the previous century.
      My F-150 still has low miles on it, but comes the day I’ll replace it with a Lightning.
      This American’s appetite for electric vehicles has already bought more shares of Ford.
      Individual efforts to stop air pollution isn’t just common sense; it’s everyday patriotism.

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  2. martin Scott

    There is a significant interest in EV’s , Ford has the mustang. the only significant competitor to Tesla. Had Ford decided to go the luxury premium route such as GM and others, the mustang wouldn’t have been ready, nothing would have been ready. The Bronco was introduced and represent a product with only one competitor, and a product that is world class right from the go. The stock had nowhere but up to go… I think it ridiculous that its only risen a few bucks… had it been any other automaker, the increase would be much larger . Had it been tesla, it would have been $100

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