Raytheon Co (RTN) Position Maintained by First Midwest Bank Trust Division; Columbia Asset Management Lowered Holding in Ford Motor Company (F) by $328,009 as Shares Declined

November 15, 2017 - By Neil V. Hobbs

Columbia Asset Management decreased its stake in Ford Motor Company (F) by 16.03% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbia Asset Management sold 29,819 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.59% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 156,254 shares of the auto manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.75M, down from 186,073 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbia Asset Management who had been investing in Ford Motor Company for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $47.47B market cap company. The stock declined 0.58% or $0.07 reaching $11.95 per share. About 147,267 shares traded. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has declined 16.63% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500.

First Midwest Bank Trust Division increased its stake in Raytheon Co (RTN) by 132.77% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Midwest Bank Trust Division bought 6,097 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,689 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.73M, up from 4,592 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division who had been investing in Raytheon Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $53.18B market cap company. The stock rose 0.02% or $0.03 reaching $183.97 per share. About 7,534 shares traded. Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) has risen 24.03% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.33% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering F&M Bank (NYSE:F), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. F&M Bank had 54 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, October 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research to “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 27 to “Outperform”. On Friday, March 24 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight”. The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, October 30. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $13 target in Monday, October 30 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, February 24. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, September 8. As per Monday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research on Thursday, December 1 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, August 13.

Analysts await Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.44 EPS, up 46.67% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.3 per share. F’s profit will be $1.75B for 6.79 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual EPS reported by Ford Motor Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.33% EPS growth.

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $279,068 activity.

More notable recent Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Truck Sales Help Ford Motor Company Outpace the Market Again” on November 02, 2017, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Surging Ford Motor Company Stock Provides Merciful Opportunity to Take Profits” published on November 13, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ford Outperforms Competitors In October” on November 13, 2017. More interesting news about Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Ford: Get Ready For Q4 Earnings Beat” published on November 08, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Ford Motor (F) Q3 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: October 26, 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.28, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 90 investors sold F shares while 355 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 292 raised stakes. 2.11 billion shares or 2.60% less from 2.17 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Regions Corporation reported 0.02% stake. Burke And Herbert Bancorporation And reported 35,988 shares stake. Amarillo National Bank & Trust holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 17,077 shares. Guggenheim Cap Lc has invested 0.18% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Moreover, Tcw Grp has 0.01% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Philadelphia Tru invested 0.08% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Investment Advsrs reported 87,265 shares. 5,650 were accumulated by Clearbridge Invs Limited Liability Corporation. California Employees Retirement System has 9.25M shares. Lincoln National owns 32,512 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Ray Gerald L Assocs Ltd holds 0.12% or 86,076 shares in its portfolio. Vantage Investment Advisors Ltd Com reported 2,414 shares stake. Bb&T has 586,786 shares. Argyle Cap Management owns 147,200 shares. Connecticut-based Benin Mgmt Corporation has invested 0.22% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F).

More notable recent Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Raytheon Company to release third quarter 2017 results on October 26, 2017” on October 17, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Raytheon: Reliable Returns And Future Potential” published on November 08, 2017, Reuters.com published: “UAE announces $684 million Raytheon laser guided bomb kit order” on November 14, 2017. More interesting news about Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Raytheon: Overvalued Post-Earnings” published on November 09, 2017 as well as Marketwatch.com‘s news article titled: “Defense contractor Raytheon Co. beats third-quarter profit, revenue falls short” with publication date: October 26, 2017.

Among 20 analysts covering Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Raytheon Company had 64 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 10 by Robert W. Baird. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) rating on Friday, July 29. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $160 target. Morgan Stanley initiated the shares of RTN in report on Tuesday, August 8 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) earned “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, September 17. The stock of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) earned “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 29. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 23 by Wolfe Research. The company was maintained on Monday, July 24 by Jefferies. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of RTN in report on Monday, December 5 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, July 28. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 30 by Barclays Capital.

First Midwest Bank Trust Division, which manages about $812.65M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) by 20,713 shares to 18,984 shares, valued at $647,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ:XLNX) by 18,556 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3,654 shares, and cut its stake in Sysco Corp (NYSE:SYY).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.15, from 1.27 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 43 investors sold RTN shares while 348 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 346 raised stakes. 208.75 million shares or 1.40% less from 211.71 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 73,904 are held by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board. Numeric Invsts Llc invested in 0.05% or 31,800 shares. Blair William Il reported 90,515 shares stake. Howe Rusling reported 77,679 shares stake. Interocean Capital stated it has 0.04% in Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN). Envestnet Asset Inc has 0.06% invested in Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) for 134,736 shares. Birmingham Cap Mgmt Inc Al has 1.23% invested in Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) for 18,850 shares. New Jersey-based Advsr Management has invested 1.07% in Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN). Etrade Cap Llc reported 15,931 shares. Duff Phelps Management Com owns 3,280 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Parsons Cap Inc Ri invested in 0.07% or 3,677 shares. Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.08% or 215,383 shares in its portfolio. Schwerin Boyle Cap Management Inc reported 2,100 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv invested 0.35% in Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN). Diversified Communication holds 0.05% or 3,936 shares in its portfolio.

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