As Boeing Co (BA) Market Valuation Rose, Holder Manning & Napier Advisors Has Boosted Its Position; As Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK) Share Value Declined, Shareholder Amg National Trust Bank Has Lowered by $650,000 Its Holding

November 15, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Amg National Trust Bank decreased its stake in Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK) by 5.84% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Amg National Trust Bank sold 50,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.77% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 805,610 shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $11.10M, down from 855,610 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Amg National Trust Bank who had been investing in Graphic Packaging Holding Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.83 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.07 on November 14, reaching $15.61. About shares traded. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has risen 2.85% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.85% the S&P500.

Manning & Napier Advisors Llc increased its stake in Boeing Co (BA) by 8.01% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Manning & Napier Advisors Llc bought 7,229 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.66% with the market. The institutional investor held 97,522 shares of the aerospace company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $19.28 million, up from 90,293 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Manning & Napier Advisors Llc who had been investing in Boeing Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $155.90B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $261.76. About 915 shares traded. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) has risen 41.13% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500.

Amg National Trust Bank, which manages about $1.38 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 36,647 shares to 101,900 shares, valued at $1.69 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares (IWD) by 2,909 shares in the quarter, for a total of 101,222 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares (IWF).

Among 13 analysts covering Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Graphic Packaging Holding Company had 35 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 25. On Monday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, May 30 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $1400 target in Tuesday, June 13 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 3 by RBC Capital Markets. Macquarie Research upgraded Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) on Monday, January 25 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained the shares of GPK in report on Monday, August 21 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 25. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.50, from 1.33 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 31 investors sold GPK shares while 96 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 288.07 million shares or 0.29% less from 288.91 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 229,400 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. First Quadrant Lp Ca reported 1.79 million shares or 0.49% of all its holdings. 518,732 are held by Raymond James And Assocs. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 9,741 shares. Guyasuta Advisors holds 0.12% or 72,415 shares in its portfolio. South Street Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 271,350 shares. 100,543 are owned by Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky. Hsbc Public Limited Liability reported 780,530 shares. First Personal Fincl reported 0% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Comerica Fincl Bank has invested 0% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Bluemountain Cap Ltd Llc holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) for 244,145 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Inc Inc reported 4.19 million shares stake. Envestnet Asset Management Incorporated holds 12,445 shares. Moreover, Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Lsv Asset reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK).

Analysts await Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.20 EPS, up 42.86% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.14 per share. GPK’s profit will be $61.88M for 19.51 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.18 actual EPS reported by Graphic Packaging Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.11% EPS growth.

More important recent Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Michael Doss Joins SFI Board, Further Strengthening SFI’s Commitment To …” on November 07, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “IP and Graphic Packaging both higher after transformational deal”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Graphic Packaging’s (GPK) CEO Mike Doss on Q3 2017 Results – Earnings Call …” on October 25, 2017. More interesting news about Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) was released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Graphic Packaging Agrees to Acquire Seydaco Packaging Corp. and its Affiliates” with publication date: November 09, 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.06, from 0.92 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 62 investors sold BA shares while 534 reduced holdings. 124 funds opened positions while 388 raised stakes. 419.99 million shares or 3.18% less from 433.79 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Commonwealth Bancorp Of Australia stated it has 52,767 shares. Telemus Capital Ltd Company has invested 0.07% in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA). The Switzerland-based Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0.55% in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA). Conning holds 1.33% of its portfolio in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) for 185,800 shares. Advantus Cap Mgmt owns 56,707 shares or 0.3% of their US portfolio. Massachusetts-based Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.4% in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA). Edgestream Partners LP holds 0.72% or 9,640 shares in its portfolio. Fulton Bankshares Na invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA). Welch Forbes Limited Liability Company owns 11,629 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Gm Advisory Group Incorporated has 4,550 shares. Andra Ap, Alabama-based fund reported 38,800 shares. Seizert Prtn Limited has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA). Macnealy Hoover Mgmt holds 0.29% or 1,950 shares in its portfolio. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees invested 0.52% of its portfolio in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA). Ledyard Bank & Trust holds 0.9% or 31,803 shares in its portfolio.

More notable recent Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “Flydubai nears deal to order 175 Boeing 737 MAX: sources” on November 15, 2017, also Investorplace.com with their article: “3 Stocks to Watch on Monday: Boeing Co (BA), QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) and …” published on November 13, 2017, Fool.com published: “5 Things Boeing Co.’s Management Wants You to Know” on October 31, 2017. More interesting news about Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) were released by: Forbes.com and their article: “Is Too Much Success Going To Boeing’s Head?” published on November 14, 2017 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Boeing pushes further ahead of Airbus on orders in October” with publication date: November 08, 2017.

Manning & Napier Advisors Llc, which manages about $52.21B and $11.63 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ambev Sa (NYSE:ABEV) by 1.96 million shares to 62.78 million shares, valued at $344.69 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lululemon Athletica Inc (NASDAQ:LULU) by 465,824 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.80 million shares, and cut its stake in Novartis A G (NYSE:NVS).

Among 21 analysts covering Boeing (NYSE:BA), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Boeing had 79 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $150 target in Thursday, October 6 report. Standpoint Research upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $155 target in Thursday, January 14 report. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of BA in report on Friday, February 12 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, March 24. The stock of Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, October 26. Cowen & Co maintained Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) rating on Tuesday, June 13. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $21500 target. As per Monday, September 19, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. As per Friday, February 12, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Wells Fargo downgraded Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) on Friday, December 18 to “Market Perform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $143 target in Thursday, January 28 report.

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