Macquarie Group LTD Has Trimmed Berkley W R (WRB) Stake By $2.10 Million; Wills Financial Group Cut Boeing Co. (BA) Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Wills Financial Group Inc decreased Boeing Co. (BA) stake by 15.01% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Wills Financial Group Inc sold 1,745 shares as Boeing Co. (BA)’s stock rose 4.66%. The Wills Financial Group Inc holds 9,878 shares with $2.51 million value, down from 11,623 last quarter. Boeing Co. now has $200.24 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.47% or $8.09 during the last trading session, reaching $336.21. About 6.56M shares traded or 96.62% up from the average. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has risen 41.13% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500.

Macquarie Group Ltd decreased Berkley W R Corp (WRB) stake by 21.61% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Macquarie Group Ltd sold 31,750 shares as Berkley W R Corp (WRB)’s stock declined 4.89%. The Macquarie Group Ltd holds 115,200 shares with $7.69M value, down from 146,950 last quarter. Berkley W R Corp now has $8.46 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.21% or $0.83 during the last trading session, reaching $69.44. About 419,387 shares traded. W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) has risen 22.62% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.92% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) to report earnings on January, 31 before the open. They expect $2.87 earnings per share, up 16.19% or $0.40 from last year’s $2.47 per share. BA’s profit will be $1.71B for 29.29 P/E if the $2.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.72 actual earnings per share reported by The Boeing Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.51% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, 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. Riverpoint Ltd Liability has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). 1.19M were accumulated by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa. Country Tru Bank owns 0.8% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 69,685 shares. World Asset Inc invested in 52,218 shares. Point72 Asset Mngmt LP reported 0.62% stake. Umb Financial Bank N A Mo reported 144,047 shares stake. Wallington Asset Mngmt Limited Co invested in 0.47% or 7,026 shares. Kentucky Retirement Insurance Fund stated it has 0.67% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Management Of Virginia Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.09% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Lmr Prtn Llp has 0.21% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 7,488 shares. Connecticut-based Tudor Inv Corporation Et Al has invested 0.12% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Twin Cap Management invested 0.5% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Hanseatic Management Services owns 1.8% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 6,244 shares. University Of Texas Investment Managment Communications holds 0% or 6 shares. Family Firm, Maryland-based fund reported 2,099 shares.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $20.35 million activity. On Monday, July 31 Muilenburg Dennis A sold $13.84 million worth of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) or 56,838 shares. CAPOZZI HEIDI B sold $1.02 million worth of stock. Shares for $32,321 were sold by Downey Thomas J on Monday, August 7. Smith Gregory D also sold $4.85M worth of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Monday, July 31. On Monday, July 31 Verbeck Robert E sold $616,499 worth of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) or 2,522 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Boeing (NYSE:BA), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Boeing had 88 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, July 7 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 17 by Cowen & Co. Canaccord Genuity maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Thursday, January 28 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 27 to “Sector Perform”. The stock has “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 7. JP Morgan downgraded The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Friday, February 12 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Melius Research with “Buy” on Monday, January 8. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) rating on Thursday, April 28. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $132 target. Bernstein maintained the shares of BA in report on Monday, October 30 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 12 by Wells Fargo.

Among 10 analysts covering W.R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 10% are positive. W.R. Berkley had 21 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $74 target in Wednesday, October 25 report. On Thursday, January 21 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Sell”. As per Wednesday, October 4, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, July 26 report. The stock of W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) earned “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, January 17. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 1 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 28. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, October 25.

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