First National Bank Of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services Has Trimmed Boeing Co (BA) Holding by $565,656; Stock Value Rose; Virtus Investment Advisers Has Lowered Cooper Cos (COO) Stake as Stock Price Rose

April 20, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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First National Bank Of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services decreased its stake in Boeing Co (BA) by 8.64% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. First National Bank Of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services sold 1,924 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.82% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 20,350 shares of the aerospace company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.00M, down from 22,274 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First National Bank Of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services who had been investing in Boeing Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $200.03 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $340.64. About 3.01M 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.

Virtus Investment Advisers Inc decreased its stake in Cooper Cos Inc (COO) by 18.42% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Virtus Investment Advisers Inc sold 2,227 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.41% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 9,861 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.15 million, down from 12,088 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Virtus Investment Advisers Inc who had been investing in Cooper Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.04B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.78% or $1.77 during the last trading session, reaching $225.22. About 262,042 shares traded. The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) has risen 12.65% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.10% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) to report earnings on June, 7. They expect $2.83 earnings per share, up 13.20% or $0.33 from last year’s $2.5 per share. COO’s profit will be $138.74M for 19.90 P/E if the $2.83 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.79 actual earnings per share reported by The Cooper Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.43% EPS growth.

Among 16 analysts covering Cooper (NYSE:COO), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Cooper had 62 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) has “Sector Weight” rating given on Wednesday, August 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Zacks. As per Monday, August 28, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, November 13. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 3. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of COO in report on Friday, December 4 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, June 2 by Oppenheimer. On Thursday, December 7 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, July 18. The stock of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 31 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Virtus Investment Advisers Inc, which manages about $40.49 billion and $918.62 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) by 6,960 shares to 92,850 shares, valued at $5.88M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pulte Group Inc (NYSE:PHM) by 62,877 shares in the quarter, for a total of 68,904 shares, and has risen its stake in D R Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.28, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 40 investors sold COO shares while 120 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 156 raised stakes. 46.60 million shares or 1.85% more from 45.75 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 187,851 are owned by Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership. Bluecrest Capital Mngmt Limited accumulated 2,908 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Pnc Fincl Group Inc stated it has 59,888 shares. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Lc holds 1,089 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Caxton Associate Limited Partnership has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO). Norinchukin Savings Bank The invested in 0.01% or 3,914 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 0.01% of its portfolio in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO). Hsbc Public Limited Com owns 76,374 shares. Minnesota-based Tealwood Asset Mngmt Inc has invested 1.19% in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO). Virtus Invest Advisers owns 37,886 shares. Keybank Natl Association Oh stated it has 0% in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO). Numeric Investors Lc reported 41,570 shares. Walleye Trading Limited Liability Co owns 1,192 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 0.02% or 14,328 shares. 1,596 are owned by Beacon Fin Grp.

Since December 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $24.96 million activity. PETERSMEYER GARY S sold $179,812 worth of stock. KALKSTEIN MICHAEL sold $380,147 worth of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) on Wednesday, April 11. 36,769 shares valued at $8.91M were sold by WEISS ROBERT S on Monday, March 12. BENDER A THOMAS had sold 9,150 shares worth $2.10 million on Monday, December 18. 13,362 shares were sold by KAUFMAN CAROL R, worth $3.26 million on Monday, March 12. 5,000 shares were sold by ZINBERG STANLEY MD, worth $1.12M on Thursday, January 4.

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 firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, February 12 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, June 2. The stock of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, April 4. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Thursday, February 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global given on Wednesday, January 3. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, October 6 with “Overweight”. On Thursday, April 28 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. On Monday, March 13 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, February 13 by Edward Jones.

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

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.02, from 0.81 in 2017Q3. It worsened, 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. Reilly Financial Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 1,878 shares. North Star Management Corporation has 0.31% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 8,736 shares. Veritable Ltd Partnership accumulated 0.12% or 20,131 shares. Perigon Wealth Ltd has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). First Quadrant LP Ca invested in 0.9% or 163,245 shares. Marco Inv Limited Co accumulated 0.11% or 2,364 shares. Garde Cap Inc has invested 0.42% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). 3,414 are owned by Glenview National Bank & Trust Trust Dept. Temasek (Private) Ltd reported 525,636 shares or 0.95% of all its holdings. Fukoku Mutual Life Ins reported 37,500 shares. Arrowstreet Capital Partnership invested 1.31% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Papp L Roy & Associates reported 3,921 shares. Savant Cap Limited Liability Co holds 7,682 shares or 0.48% of its portfolio. 284,590 were reported by British Columbia Inv Mgmt. Grandfield Dodd Limited Liability stated it has 2,818 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings.

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 33.27 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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