Traders purchased shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) on weakness during trading on Friday. $181.88 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $133.99 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $47.89 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Boeing had the 3rd highest net in-flow for the day. Boeing traded down ($0.06) for the day and closed at $133.47

Several research firms recently commented on BA. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. set a $100.00 target price on Boeing and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Friday. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $133.53 price objective (down previously from $165.00) on shares of Boeing in a report on Friday. Drexel Hamilton reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $158.00 price objective on shares of Boeing in a report on Friday, July 15th. Vetr lowered Boeing from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $126.01 price objective on the stock. in a report on Monday, July 11th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and set a $125.00 price objective on shares of Boeing in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $147.48.

The stock has a market capitalization of $85.02 billion and a PE ratio of 18.04. The company has a 50 day moving average of $130.44 and a 200-day moving average of $127.62.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be paid a $1.09 dividend. This represents a $4.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.27%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 10th.

In related news, SVP John J. Tracy sold 22,341 shares of the 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 sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 22,372 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,988,899.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Timothy John Keating sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.61, for a total transaction of $2,632,200.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 70,096 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,225,334.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its stake in Boeing by 19.4% in the fourth quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 93,650 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock valued at $13,541,000 after buying an additional 15,200 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its stake in Boeing by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 1,823,142 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock valued at $263,608,000 after buying an additional 7,800 shares in the last quarter. Copeland Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Boeing by 142.9% in the fourth quarter. Copeland Capital Management LLC now owns 12,687 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock valued at $1,834,000 after buying an additional 7,463 shares in the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its stake in Boeing by 82.5% in the fourth quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 38,700 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock valued at $5,595,000 after buying an additional 17,490 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC raised its stake in Boeing by 7.9% in the fourth quarter. Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC now owns 33,674 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock valued at $4,869,000 after buying an additional 2,474 shares in the last quarter.

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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