On the surface, Ford (NYSE:F) may look like a buy. Low price-earnings (P/E) ratio (5.8), decent margins, solid earnings and growth in book value make the stock pop up on a lot of value screens. In fact, big investors like Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio), Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio), Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) and Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) all have sizable positions in Ford.
After 2008, Ford was one of the few large companies that seemed to be on stable footing, especially in the auto industry. After a $30 billion decrease in revenue, the company has grown sales and regained profitability. Since 2009, Ford has earned over $55 billion after taxes, which is actually more than its current market capitalization. Continue Reading »