American National Insurance Company Decreased Boeing Company (BA) Stake; Leading Brands (LBIX) SI Decreased By 20.05%

January 15, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

American National Insurance Company decreased Boeing Company (BA) stake by 1.52% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. American National Insurance Company sold 2,000 shares as Boeing Company (BA)’s stock rose 4.66%. The American National Insurance Company holds 129,450 shares with $32.91 million value, down from 131,450 last quarter. Boeing Company now has $200.24B valuation. The stock increased 2.47% or $8.09 during the last trading session, reaching $336.21. About 6.56 million shares traded or 96.62% up from the average. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has risen 41.13% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500.

Leading Brands Incorporated (NASDAQ:LBIX) had a decrease of 20.05% in short interest. LBIX’s SI was 240,100 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 20.05% from 300,300 shares previously. With 582,200 avg volume, 0 days are for Leading Brands Incorporated (NASDAQ:LBIX)’s short sellers to cover LBIX’s short positions. The SI to Leading Brands Incorporated’s float is 11.41%. The stock increased 8.48% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $1.79. About 543,681 shares traded. Leading Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBIX) has risen 3.99% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.71% the S&P500.

Leading Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, marketing, and distribution of beverages in Canada, the western United States, and Asia. The company has market cap of $5.02 million. It is also involved in the sale, merchandising, brand development, and brand management of beverage products. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s principal product lines include premium spring waters.

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 $1.71 billion for 29.29 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 had 88 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 7 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research on Thursday, February 18. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Thursday, April 28. Bernstein maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, October 30 report. Credit Suisse maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) rating on Friday, April 28. Credit Suisse has “Hold” rating and $200 target. As per Thursday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 28 by Canaccord Genuity. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BA in report on Thursday, January 28 with “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 22 by Jefferies. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research on Friday, July 28.

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. Planning holds 23,910 shares. Tirschwell Loewy, New York-based fund reported 3,009 shares. 3,684 were reported by Centurylink Investment Mngmt. Moreover, Primecap Ca has 0.26% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 1.25M shares. First Merchants Corporation reported 0.12% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Bridges Inv Counsel Inc stated it has 30,705 shares. Independent Inc reported 3.55% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Naples Glob Advisors Ltd Liability Corp reported 23,735 shares or 2.01% of all its holdings. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Com has invested 0.61% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Shoker Invest Counsel Incorporated has invested 1.54% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Intersect Capital Ltd Liability Corporation owns 10,318 shares. Fire Grp reported 75,000 shares stake. 13,643 are held by Bontempo Ohly Cap Lc. 7,000 were reported by James Investment Inc. Bartlett Ltd Liability Corp has 0.11% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA).

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