Auxier Asset Management Has Lowered Holding in Comcast Cl A (CMCSA) by $305,976; Warren Averett Asset Management Has Cut Its Boeing Co (BA) Position by $779,780

January 18, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Auxier Asset Management decreased its stake in Comcast Corp Cl A (CMCSA) by 6.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Auxier Asset Management sold 8,052 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.16% with the market. The institutional investor held 110,558 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.25 million, down from 118,610 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Auxier Asset Management who had been investing in Comcast Corp Cl A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $194.80 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $41.68. About 17.08 million shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has risen 28.96% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.26% the S&P500.

Warren Averett Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Boeing Co (BA) by 64.73% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Warren Averett Asset Management Llc sold 3,070 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.66% with the market. The institutional investor held 1,673 shares of the aerospace company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $425,000, down from 4,743 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Warren Averett Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Boeing Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $209.05B market cap company. The stock increased 4.73% or $15.85 during the last trading session, reaching $351.01. About 9.70 million shares traded or 167.94% up from the average. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has risen 41.13% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 53 investors sold CMCSA shares while 517 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 470 raised stakes. 3.65 billion shares or 1.23% less from 3.69 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gamco Invsts Inc Et Al invested in 0.45% or 1.87M shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan accumulated 0.58% or 1.85 million shares. Strategic Fincl Inc holds 6,004 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Northwest Investment Counselors Ltd Company reported 247 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee reported 1,695 shares. Catawba Cap Mgmt Va holds 0.3% or 35,042 shares in its portfolio. Daiwa Sb, Japan-based fund reported 4,910 shares. Ontario – Canada-based 1832 Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership has invested 1.06% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Pacific Alternative Asset Mngmt Com Ltd owns 46,785 shares. Prudential Fincl accumulated 13.25M shares. Jane Street Gru Ltd owns 173,217 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Buckhead Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 1.38% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Garrison Bradford & Associates, New York-based fund reported 10,200 shares. Stanley has 24,828 shares. Chilton Capital Ltd Co holds 0.65% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 176,393 shares.

Analysts await Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) to report earnings on January, 24 before the open. They expect $0.48 earnings per share, up 9.09% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.44 per share. CMCSA’s profit will be $2.24 billion for 21.71 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual earnings per share reported by Comcast Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.69% negative EPS growth.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $23.18 million activity. $224,575 worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) was sold by BLOCK ARTHUR R on Monday, December 18. 3,659 shares were sold by Murdock Daniel C., worth $144,915 on Monday, August 7. Shares for $83,175 were sold by BACON KENNETH J.

Auxier Asset Management, which manages about $647.08 million and $492.42M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in American International Group (NYSE:AIG) by 28,023 shares to 80,373 shares, valued at $4.93M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 29 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 68 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 8 by Nomura. On Monday, January 8 the stock rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Friday, August 4 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by Macquarie Research. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Wednesday, June 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CMCSA in report on Friday, September 8 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, September 29 with “Neutral”. Pivotal Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, December 17 report. Jefferies maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Monday, December 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 50 investors sold BA shares while 609 reduced holdings. 165 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 411.79 million shares or 1.95% less from 419.99 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Lpl holds 0.3% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) or 335,844 shares. 160,330 are held by Renaissance Limited Liability Corporation. Ellington Management Gru Lc holds 1,300 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Badgley Phelps Bell has 1.37% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 72,799 shares. Stephens Ar reported 52,706 shares. Sta Wealth invested in 0.09% or 917 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth Management owns 3,674 shares or 0.24% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems has 0.41% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 34,700 shares. Stifel Fincl Corporation reported 833,410 shares stake. Srb reported 744 shares. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Ltd Liability Partnership Ma invested in 8,889 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Banque Pictet & Cie Sa has 0.24% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 40,866 shares. Noesis Capital Mangement Corp owns 0.23% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 2,426 shares. New York-based Guardian Life Insur Of America has invested 0.05% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Whittier Of Nevada accumulated 61,305 shares.

Analysts await The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) to report earnings on January, 31 before the open. They expect $2.87 EPS, up 16.19% or $0.40 from last year’s $2.47 per share. BA’s profit will be $1.71 billion for 30.58 P/E if the $2.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.72 actual EPS reported by The Boeing Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.51% EPS growth.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $20.35 million activity. 2,522 The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) shares with value of $616,499 were sold by Verbeck Robert E. Shares for $13.84M were sold by Muilenburg Dennis A. Downey Thomas J sold $32,321 worth of stock or 134 shares. Smith Gregory D sold 19,757 shares worth $4.85 million.

Warren Averett Asset Management Llc, which manages about $1.83 billion and $461.15 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE:NOV) by 16,622 shares to 47,638 shares, valued at $1.70M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (IEFA) by 15,493 shares in the quarter, for a total of 44,561 shares, and has risen its stake in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHZ).

Among 23 analysts covering Boeing (NYSE:BA), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Boeing had 90 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 22, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, September 22. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Goldman Sachs. Bank of America maintained the shares of BA in report on Tuesday, December 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, April 28 by Canaccord Genuity. Argus Research maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) rating on Thursday, April 28. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $155 target. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, March 13. As per Thursday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Morgan Stanley initiated it with “Overweight” rating and $153 target in Thursday, June 23 report. On Wednesday, August 26 the stock rating was initiated by Standpoint Research with “Buy”.

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