As Boeing Co. (BA) Valuation Rose, Shareholder Smith Chas P & Associates Pa Cpas Has Lowered Position by $4.17 Million; Connors Investor Services Stake in Liveperson (LPSN) Has Trimmed by $1.06 Million as Stock Price Rose

February 20, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Connors Investor Services Inc decreased its stake in Liveperson Inc (LPSN) by 26.7% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Connors Investor Services Inc sold 81,283 shares as the company’s stock rose 37.59% with the market. The institutional investor held 223,107 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.02M, down from 304,390 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Connors Investor Services Inc who had been investing in Liveperson Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $741.08M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $12.45. About 383,558 shares traded. LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) has risen 55.95% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 39.25% the S&P500.

Smith Chas P & Associates Pa Cpas decreased its stake in Boeing Co. (BA) by 18.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Smith Chas P & Associates Pa Cpas sold 16,424 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.66% with the market. The institutional investor held 70,367 shares of the aerospace company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.89 million, down from 86,791 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Smith Chas P & Associates Pa Cpas who had been investing in Boeing Co. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $208.94 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.40% or $1.42 during the last trading session, reaching $355.04. About 5.21M shares traded or 5.38% up from the average. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has risen 41.13% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500.

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

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It is 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. Washington Tru owns 133,671 shares. Btc Management Inc reported 1,087 shares. Rockland Tru Com invested in 0.05% or 1,380 shares. Schroder Inv Group holds 0.13% or 287,029 shares in its portfolio. The North Carolina-based Carroll Financial Assocs Incorporated has invested 0.08% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). 3,271 are held by Greenleaf. Insight Capital Research & Mgmt holds 1.67% or 11,603 shares. Fred Alger Mgmt owns 0.02% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 18,101 shares. Advisor Prtn holds 0.57% or 11,500 shares in its portfolio. National Pension owns 464,261 shares or 0.65% of their US portfolio. Hudson Bay Capital Mngmt LP holds 0.47% or 74,040 shares in its portfolio. Bridges Invest reported 13,554 shares stake. Sit Invest Assocs reported 59 shares. West Coast Fincl Limited Liability holds 1.81% or 26,166 shares in its portfolio. 8.23M were accumulated by Capital Research Glob Invsts.

Among 25 analysts covering Boeing (NYSE:BA), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Boeing had 103 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of BA in report on Thursday, September 17 with “Outperform” rating. Jefferies maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Monday, January 8 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 7 with “Sell”. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, October 26 by Standpoint Research. Bernstein maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 20 report. As per Wednesday, January 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, December 22 by Buckingham Research. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, March 13. The firm has “Hold” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, July 19. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Canaccord Genuity.

Among 7 analysts covering LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. LivePerson had 15 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Northland Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $17.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital given on Tuesday, October 31. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 5 by Benchmark. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Wednesday, August 9. On Tuesday, September 8 the stock rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. Northland Capital maintained LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) rating on Monday, July 24. Northland Capital has “Buy” rating and $1400 target. The company was maintained on Friday, September 1 by Northland Capital. The company was maintained on Friday, June 23 by Northland Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Monday, October 30.

Connors Investor Services Inc, which manages about $522.13M and $662.99 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) by 5,485 shares to 115,823 shares, valued at $11.80M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 12,530 shares in the quarter, for a total of 375,072 shares, and has risen its stake in Pnc Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC).

Investors sentiment increased to 2 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.47, from 1.53 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 4 investors sold LPSN shares while 34 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 41.93 million shares or 8.83% more from 38.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Utd Services Automobile Association holds 180,350 shares. Meyer Handelman Co reported 44,056 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Golden Gate Private Equity holds 422,268 shares. Arrowmark Colorado Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.21% in LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) or 1.37 million shares. Hillsdale Investment Management has invested 0.2% in LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN). 60,060 are owned by Sterling Cap Ltd Llc. Minnesota-based Ameriprise Fincl Inc has invested 0% in LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN). Rgm Capital Ltd Liability reported 2.47 million shares or 3.45% of all its holdings. Moreover, Great West Life Assurance Can has 0% invested in LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN). Parkside Bancorporation Trust holds 0% of its portfolio in LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) for 38 shares. 32,780 were accumulated by Thrivent Fin For Lutherans. Panagora Asset owns 59,211 shares. Aqr Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Corp has 0% invested in LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) for 225,692 shares. Barclays Pcl has invested 0% in LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN). Cornerstone Mngmt Holdg Limited Company owns 0% invested in LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) for 33,055 shares.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $796,177 activity. Murphy Daniel Richard sold $31,533 worth of stock or 2,300 shares. 462 shares were sold by Carlough Daryl, worth $6,332. Shares for $652,500 were sold by VASKEVITCH DAVID on Tuesday, August 29. 1,000 shares valued at $13,666 were sold by Dean Dustin on Friday, September 1. Greenberg Monica L. sold $21,120 worth of LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) on Wednesday, September 20.

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