Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co Has Trimmed Boeing Co (BA) Position by $462,756; Bath Savings Trust Co Upped Its Holding in Watsco (WSO) as Stock Rose

April 20, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Sharlyn C. Heslam decreased its stake in Boeing Co (BA) by 2.58% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co sold 1,574 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.82% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Sharlyn C. Heslam held 59,470 shares of the aerospace company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $17.54 million, down from 61,044 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co who had been investing in Boeing Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $198.22 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.91% or $3.09 during the last trading session, reaching $337.55. About 1.14M shares traded. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has risen 82.35% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 70.80% the S&P500.

Bath Savings Trust Co increased its stake in Watsco Inc (WSO) by 7.63% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bath Savings Trust Co bought 1,940 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.26% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 27,361 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.65 million, up from 25,421 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bath Savings Trust Co who had been investing in Watsco Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.46 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.80% or $1.52 during the last trading session, reaching $188.14. About 51,457 shares traded. Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) has risen 22.42% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.87% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Watsco (NYSE:WSO), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Watsco had 37 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna on Friday, January 12. Longbow upgraded Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) on Friday, October 14 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, April 3. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Monday, September 25 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. On Wednesday, February 15 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock of Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by Seaport Global with “Accumulate” on Thursday, April 21. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, March 24.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.86 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.28, from 1.58 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 19 investors sold WSO shares while 73 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 109 raised stakes. 29.17 million shares or 2.20% more from 28.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. King Luther Cap Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) for 4,587 shares. Moreover, Markel has 0.76% invested in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) for 235,500 shares. Cleararc has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). Psagot Inv House Limited owns 3,600 shares. Int Group Inc reported 63,214 shares. Massachusetts-based Bright Rock Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.37% in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). California State Teachers Retirement invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported 153,663 shares. Moreover, Victory Management has 0.03% invested in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) for 70,109 shares. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund accumulated 11,206 shares. Advantus Capital Mngmt Inc reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). 11,000 are owned by State Treasurer State Of Michigan. Bahl And Gaynor holds 149,617 shares. Advisor Prtnrs Limited Liability stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). 325 were reported by Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company.

Among 25 analysts covering Boeing (NYSE:BA), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Boeing had 110 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, February 12 by JP Morgan. Standpoint Research downgraded The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) rating on Wednesday, October 26. Standpoint Research has “Sell” rating and $125 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 2 by Tigress Financial. As per Monday, October 9, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. On Monday, March 13 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, May 30 by Jefferies. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, July 14. Credit Suisse upgraded The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Thursday, July 27 to “Outperform” rating. Wells Fargo maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Thursday, February 1 with “Hold” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $43300 target in Wednesday, April 4 report.

Since February 8, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $12.17 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.81 in 2017Q3. It fall, 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. Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.05% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) or 500 shares. Crestpoint Cap Limited Company has invested 0.23% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Aimz Investment Ltd Liability invested 0.23% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Commerce Financial Bank has invested 0.46% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). 2,349 were accumulated by Cobblestone Advsr Limited Liability Company New York. Arrowstreet Partnership accumulated 1.85M shares or 1.31% of the stock. Riggs Asset Managment Co invested 4.08% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Neuberger Berman Grp Ltd Liability Corp reported 1.47 million shares. Narwhal Cap Mngmt reported 18,550 shares stake. Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd Company has 11,034 shares. Eagle Glob Advsr Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 930 shares. Nomura Asset invested in 0.72% or 211,750 shares. Calamos Advsr Ltd Company holds 0.25% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 167,932 shares. First Comml Bank invested in 10,523 shares or 0.51% of the stock. Moreover, Hallmark Cap Mngmt has 0.29% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA).

Analysts await The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) to report earnings on April, 25 before the open. They expect $2.56 EPS, up 27.36% or $0.55 from last year’s $2.01 per share. BA’s profit will be $1.50B for 32.96 P/E if the $2.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.80 actual EPS reported by The Boeing Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -46.67% negative EPS growth.

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