Sigma Investment Counselors Has Decreased By $425,712 Its Boeing Co (BA) Position; Sykes Enterprises Has 1.61 Sentiment

May 24, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Sykes Enterprises Inc (SYKE) investors sentiment increased to 1.61 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.22, from 1.39 in 2017Q3. The ratio is positive, as 92 investment professionals increased and started new equity positions, while 57 decreased and sold stakes in Sykes Enterprises Inc. The investment professionals in our database reported: 36.56 million shares, up from 36.50 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Sykes Enterprises Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 9 Reduced: 48 Increased: 68 New Position: 24.

Sigma Investment Counselors Inc decreased Boeing Co (BA) stake by 5.59% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Sigma Investment Counselors Inc sold 1,448 shares as Boeing Co (BA)’s stock rose 8.82%. The Sigma Investment Counselors Inc holds 24,467 shares with $7.22M value, down from 25,915 last quarter. Boeing Co now has $210.34B valuation. The stock decreased 0.28% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $358.19. About 2.57M shares traded. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has risen 82.35% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 70.80% the S&P500.

Among 27 analysts covering Boeing (NYSE:BA), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Boeing had 117 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 28 by Canaccord Genuity. On Thursday, January 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research to “Buy”. Edward Jones upgraded The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Tuesday, February 13 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Tigress Financial on Friday, February 2 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, January 31. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, June 2. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Thursday, August 17. On Monday, November 2 the stock rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research to “Hold”. The company was maintained on Monday, February 5 by Berenberg.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.02, from 0.81 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 65 investors sold BA shares while 614 reduced holdings. 148 funds opened positions while 391 raised stakes. 373.50 million shares or 9.30% less from 411.79 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Alliancebernstein LP stated it has 2.10M shares or 0.44% of all its holdings. American Registered Inv Advisor Inc invested in 12,428 shares or 1.75% of the stock. First Manhattan owns 13,445 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Insur Co has 15,830 shares for 0.64% of their portfolio. Bender Robert & Associates reported 0.74% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Johnson Inv Counsel accumulated 0.07% or 9,247 shares. Synovus Corp holds 24,633 shares. Warren Averett Asset Mngmt holds 0.07% or 1,767 shares in its portfolio. Adage Capital Grp Inc Inc Limited Liability Company holds 848,580 shares or 0.57% of its portfolio. Macnealy Hoover Invest Management stated it has 0.4% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas holds 0.77% or 206,300 shares in its portfolio. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Mngmt invested in 0.23% or 133,435 shares. Shell Asset, a Netherlands-based fund reported 101,069 shares. Berson Corrado Advisors Limited Liability Co stated it has 11,352 shares. Riverhead Cap Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 104,365 shares.

Since February 8, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $18.83 million activity. 4,500 shares valued at $1.48M were sold by Sands Diana L on Friday, May 4. 2,241 shares were sold by Hyslop Gregory L, worth $762,543 on Monday, May 7. Verbeck Robert E had sold 2,840 shares worth $948,261. Shares for $3.10M were sold by LUTTIG J MICHAEL. CAPOZZI HEIDI B had sold 1,132 shares worth $373,379 on Thursday, May 3. Smith Gregory D sold $12.17M worth of stock or 36,079 shares.

Sigma Investment Counselors Inc increased Ishares Tr (IJR) stake by 6,365 shares to 537,297 valued at $41.27 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Vanguard Scottsdale Fds (VCIT) stake by 35,594 shares and now owns 328,560 shares. Vanguard Tax Managed Intl Fd (VEA) was raised too.

More notable recent The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Boeing: I Continue To See Upside” on May 23, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Airlines, Not Boeing, Take The Heat For Recent Airplane Malfunctions” published on May 23, 2018, Livetradingnews.com published: “The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) Stock Overbought” on May 23, 2018. More interesting news about The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Boeing faces new union vote later this month from group of workers” published on May 21, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Boeing Doesn’t Need Iran” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Analysts await The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $3.44 EPS, up 34.90% or $0.89 from last year’s $2.55 per share. BA’s profit will be $2.02 billion for 26.03 P/E if the $3.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.64 actual EPS reported by The Boeing Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.49% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $28.18. About 38,854 shares traded. Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (SYKE) has declined 0.93% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.48% the S&P500.

More important recent Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Report: Developing Opportunities within Integer, Sykes Enterprises, Protagonist Therapeutics, Egalet, Watsco, and …” on May 22, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Sykes Enterprises’ (SYKE) CEO Chuck Sykes on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript”, Bizjournals.com published: “Say on pay 2.0: Investors at Tampa Bay area public companies scrutinize new pay disclosures” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Sykes Enterprises (SYKE) Tops Q1 EPS by 15c; Issues Mixed Outlook” with publication date: May 07, 2018.

New Amsterdam Partners Llc Ny holds 1.31% of its portfolio in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated for 207,618 shares. Tributary Capital Management Llc owns 412,630 shares or 1.13% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. has 0.88% invested in the company for 2.32 million shares. The Texas-based Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors Lp has invested 0.85% in the stock. Sensato Investors Llc, a California-based fund reported 104,321 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $830,399 activity.

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides business process outsourcing solutions. The company has market cap of $1.18 billion. The Company’s customer care services include product information requests, describing product features, activating customer accounts, resolving complaints, cross-selling/up-selling, handling billing inquiries, changing addresses, claims handling, ordering/reservations, prequalification and warranty management, providing health information, and roadside assistance. It has a 37.08 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s technical support services comprise handling inquiries regarding hardware, software, communications services, communications equipment, Internet access technology, and Internet portal usage; and customer acquisition services focuses around digital marketing, demand generation, and in-bound sales conversion, as well as inbound and outbound up-selling its clientsÂ’ services and products.

Analysts await Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) to report earnings on August, 6. They expect $0.33 EPS, down 10.81% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.37 per share. SYKE’s profit will be $13.84 million for 21.35 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual EPS reported by Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.26% negative EPS growth.

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