Altria Group (MO) Stake Has Raised by Qs Investors Llc; Cambridge Financial Group Decreased Boeing Co (BA) Position by $208.02 Million as Stock Value Declined

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Qs Investors Llc increased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 9.46% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Qs Investors Llc bought 48,603 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 562,250 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $31.93 million, up from 513,647 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Qs Investors Llc who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $102.22 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.39% or $1.33 during the last trading session, reaching $54.4. About 12.36M shares traded or 43.79% up from the average. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 1.49% since December 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.13% the S&P500.

Cambridge Financial Group Inc decreased its stake in Boeing Co (BA) by 2.86% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cambridge Financial Group Inc sold 620 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.87% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 21,043 shares of the aerospace company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $7.06 billion, down from 21,663 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cambridge Financial Group Inc who had been investing in Boeing Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $194.50B market cap company. The stock decreased 4.85% or $17.46 during the last trading session, reaching $342.5. About 5.20 million shares traded or 28.34% up from the average. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has risen 46.90% since December 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.28% the S&P500. Some Historical BA News: 12/04/2018 – EMBRAER SAYS POSSIBLE BOEING DEAL MAY EXCLUDE DEFENSE BUSINESS; 02/04/2018 – Mobile Press-Reg: Proposed Mobile plant puts Alabama at heart of Boeing-Airbus rivalry; 13/03/2018 – RPT-FOCUS-New Boeing jet to accelerate services shake-up; 23/03/2018 – Rolls-Royce says Trent 7000 engines not affected by durability issues; 05/05/2018 – ATLAS 5 ROCKET LAUNCH OF MARS INSIGHT MISSION MARKS FIRST LIFTOFF OF INTERPLANETARY SPACECRAFT FROM U.S. WEST COAST; 05/03/2018 – BOEING: IAM FILES THIRD PETITION AT BOEING SOUTH CAROLINA; 28/03/2018 – Boeing Possibly Hit by `WannaCry’ Malware Attack; 12/03/2018 – Boeing, Turkish Airlines Finalize Deal for Up to 30 787 Dreamliners; 12/03/2018 – Boeing, Caterpillar and United Technologies fell more than 2 percent; 26/04/2018 – SIA ENGINEERING COMPANY LTD SIAE.Sl – NEW AGREEMENT WITH SILKAIR FOR 37 BOEING 737 MAX AIRCRAFT IS FOR A TERM OF 12 YEARS

Among 27 analysts covering Boeing (NYSE:BA), 20 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Boeing had 126 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of BA in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating. The company was upgraded on Thursday, July 27 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating by Berenberg given on Monday, February 5. The firm has “Buy” rating by Berenberg given on Monday, January 29. The company was maintained on Monday, January 8 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold” on Friday, April 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $300.0 target in Monday, October 23 report. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Wednesday, September 20 with “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) rating on Monday, July 24. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $25500 target.

More notable recent The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Boeing Company (The) (NYSE:BA) – Data Dive, Trade Talks And Powell: Busy Post-Holiday Week On The Way – Benzinga” on November 26, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “How Boeing Is Propping Up the Dow – 24/7 Wall St.” published on December 03, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Lion Air considers canceling big Boeing order, co-founder tells WSJ – Seeking Alpha” on December 05, 2018. More interesting news about The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Here’s The Price I’ll Start Buying Boeing – Seeking Alpha” published on November 30, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why Boeing and GM Stock Dropped 5% Today, and Polaris Is Down 10% – The Motley Fool” with publication date: December 05, 2018.

Cambridge Financial Group Inc, which manages about $203.24 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc by 14,456 shares to 90,998 shares, valued at $5.46B in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ryder System (NYSE:R) by 8,354 shares in the quarter, for a total of 81,556 shares, and has risen its stake in Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS).

Since October 29, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $2.35 million activity. Another trade for 1,640 shares valued at $602,733 was made by RAMOS JENETTE E on Friday, November 9.

Analysts await The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $4.51 earnings per share, down 6.04% or $0.29 from last year’s $4.8 per share. BA’s profit will be $2.56B for 18.99 P/E if the $4.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.58 actual earnings per share reported by The Boeing Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.98% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.22, from 0.66 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 38 investors sold BA shares while 606 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 445 raised stakes. 353.55 million shares or 2.04% less from 360.90 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Country Club Com Na reported 1.49% stake. Oppenheimer & holds 0.6% or 66,218 shares in its portfolio. Kcm Inv Advisors Limited stated it has 0.6% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Camelot Portfolios Limited Liability Company has 1,529 shares. Legal General Gru Public Ltd Co has 0.55% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 2.14 million shares. Blackrock holds 0.52% or 33.87 million shares in its portfolio. Beck Mack Oliver Limited Liability holds 7,760 shares. Natixis holds 0.81% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 456,571 shares. Prudential has 0.34% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Hanson & Doremus Investment Mngmt owns 1.55% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 14,037 shares. Palladium Prtn Limited Co invested 0.89% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Quantres Asset Management Ltd has 0.7% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 3,600 shares. Cadence Cap Ltd Llc holds 40,797 shares. Washington Bancorp owns 27,065 shares. Shoker Invest Counsel Inc, Ohio-based fund reported 6,980 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.82 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.09, from 0.73 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 65 investors sold MO shares while 529 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 379 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 0.17% less from 1.16 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Peapack Gladstone Fincl owns 26,007 shares. 11,229 are owned by Miracle Mile Advsrs Limited Liability Com. 11,457 are held by Holderness Invs Com. Us-based Ancora Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.04% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). 2,640 are held by Jolley Asset Lc. Lehman Fincl Res holds 0.12% or 4,230 shares in its portfolio. Lodestar Investment Counsel Lc Il holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 12,520 shares. Parsons Capital Incorporated Ri accumulated 5,044 shares. Nordea Mgmt Ab has 0.42% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 3.10M shares. Plante Moran Fin Advisors Limited Liability holds 0.11% or 3,848 shares in its portfolio. Cubic Asset Mgmt Limited Company, Massachusetts-based fund reported 4,370 shares. Alexandria Limited Co accumulated 6,504 shares. Buckingham Asset Mgmt Ltd owns 26,395 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. Arrowmark Colorado Hldgs Limited invested in 0.09% or 181,600 shares. The Connecticut-based Bradley Foster & Sargent Incorporated Ct has invested 0.05% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO).

Since August 29, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $184,966 activity.

Among 21 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 71 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. PiperJaffray maintained the shares of MO in report on Friday, February 2 with “Overweight” rating. Argus Research maintained the shares of MO in report on Monday, October 29 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $62.0 target in Monday, November 6 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, February 26 by UBS. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Outperform” rating by CLSA on Thursday, September 15. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, January 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, April 30 to “Buy”.

Qs Investors Llc, which manages about $4.98 billion and $10.11B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Dowdupont Inc by 221,601 shares to 65,015 shares, valued at $4.29 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (IVV) by 35,382 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.92M shares, and cut its stake in Store Cap Corp (NYSE:STOR).

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