Nikko Asset Management Americas Has Lowered Boeing Co/The (BA) Holding; Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (SFS) Had 6 Analysts Last Week

January 28, 2018 - By Danny Collins

Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc decreased Boeing Co/The (BA) stake by 12.73% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc sold 2,800 shares as Boeing Co/The (BA)’s stock rose 4.66%. The Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc holds 19,200 shares with $4.88 million value, down from 22,000 last quarter. Boeing Co/The now has $204.41 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $343.22. About 5.24 million shares traded or 35.32% up from the average. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has risen 41.13% since January 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Smart & Final Stores had 21 analyst reports since October 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1900 target in Thursday, June 29 report. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, June 20 report. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, July 25 with “Hold”. As per Friday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The stock of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) earned “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan on Tuesday, December 5. On Friday, September 23 the stock rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight”. On Friday, October 2 the stock rating was initiated by Oppenheimer with “Perform”. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, January 16 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, May 5. See Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) latest ratings:

16/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Overweight Upgrade
05/12/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold New Target: $9.0 Initiate
05/12/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral New Target: $9 Initiates Coverage On
16/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Underweight Old Target: $7.5 New Target: $7 Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: $12 New Target: $10 Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: Loop Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: $15 New Target: $11 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Outperform New Target: $9 Initiates Coverage On
11/08/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $10 New Target: $8.5 Maintain

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 $1.71B for 29.90 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.

Among 23 analysts covering Boeing (NYSE:BA), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Boeing has $433.0 highest and $125 lowest target. $297.32’s average target is -13.37% below currents $343.22 stock price. Boeing had 92 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, July 19. The firm has “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, April 28. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Monday, February 13 by Buckingham Research. The stock of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 27 to “Sector Perform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, April 28 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research on Friday, December 22 with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Wednesday, July 5 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, July 27, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse.

Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc increased Paypal Holdings Inc stake by 205,600 shares to 621,200 valued at $39.78 million in 2017Q3. It also upped International Business Machine (NYSE:IBM) stake by 70,800 shares and now owns 150,500 shares. Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It fall, 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. Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0.52% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Acadian Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com owns 6,514 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Cwm Limited Com accumulated 1,624 shares. Wedgewood Inc Pa, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 2,099 shares. 404,575 are held by Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio. Alabama-based Fjarde Ap has invested 0.67% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Amp Cap Investors Ltd has 347,368 shares for 0.5% of their portfolio. Reliance Trust Of Delaware, Delaware-based fund reported 7,708 shares. Moreover, Hermes Inv Ltd has 0.04% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 11,256 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 232,855 shares. Sequoia Advsr Limited reported 3,863 shares. Lifeplan Fincl Group Inc Inc owns 0.18% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 1,092 shares. Ashfield Cap Prtn Lc has 0.41% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 12,005 shares. 103,383 are owned by Suntrust Banks. Central Financial Bank And stated it has 1.33% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA).

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $32,321 activity. $13.84 million worth of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) was sold by Muilenburg Dennis A on Monday, July 31. Smith Gregory D sold $4.85M worth of stock or 19,757 shares. Shares for $616,499 were sold by Verbeck Robert E on Monday, July 31. Another trade for 4,217 shares valued at $1.02M was sold by CAPOZZI HEIDI B. Another trade for 134 shares valued at $32,321 was made by Downey Thomas J on Monday, August 7.

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. operates as a food retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $710.32 million. The firm operates through two divisions, Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. It has a 97.98 P/E ratio. It operates non-membership warehouse-style grocery stores under the Smart & Final banner in California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as under the Cash & Carry banner in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, and Nevada.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $475,191 activity. $328,674 worth of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) was sold by Drew Scott R.. The insider Mortensen Michael A. sold $146,517.