Traders sold shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $92.75 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $143.61 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $50.86 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Boeing had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Boeing traded up $1.44 for the day and closed at $131.55

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on BA. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Boeing in a report on Saturday, March 19th. Sterne Agee CRT reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $196.00 price target on shares of Boeing in a report on Saturday, April 9th. Bank of America Corp. lowered Boeing from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $125.00 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, April 20th. Societe Generale set a $140.00 price target on Boeing and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, April 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Boeing in a report on Sunday, May 22nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Boeing has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $149.03.

The company has a market cap of $83.80 billion and a PE ratio of 17.78. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $129.44 and its 200 day moving average price is $127.98.

Boeing (NYSE:BA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 27th. The aircraft producer reported $1.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.83 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $22.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $21.90 billion. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.97 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Boeing Co. will post $8.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, August 12th will be paid a dividend of $1.09 per share. This represents a $4.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.31%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 10th.

In related news, SVP John J. Tracy sold 22,341 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $133.60, for a total transaction of $2,984,757.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 22,372 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,988,899.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Raymond L. Conner sold 8,109 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $132.09, for a total transaction of $1,071,117.81. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 120,177 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,874,179.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other institutional investors recently modified their holdings of the company. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. raised its position in shares of Boeing by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. now owns 7,201 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock valued at $1,041,000 after buying an additional 196 shares during the period. Pictet & Cie Europe SA raised its position in shares of Boeing by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. Pictet & Cie Europe SA now owns 7,360 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock valued at $1,064,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Roof Eidam & Maycock ADV raised its position in shares of Boeing by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Roof Eidam & Maycock ADV now owns 7,543 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock valued at $1,091,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC raised its position in shares of Boeing by 5.1% in the fourth quarter. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC now owns 7,645 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock valued at $1,105,000 after buying an additional 368 shares during the period. Finally, Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC raised its position in shares of Boeing by 22.5% in the fourth quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC now owns 7,765 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock valued at $1,123,000 after buying an additional 1,424 shares during the period.

The Boeing Company is an aerospace firm. The Company operates in five segments: Commercial airplanes; Defense, Space & Security (BDS) business, such as Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA), Network & Space Systems (N&SS) and Global Services & Support (GS&S), and Boeing Capital (BCC). Its Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces and markets commercial jet aircraft, which provides related support services to the commercial airline industry.

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