Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SPR) traded down 2.8% on Thursday . The company traded as low as $44.72 and last traded at $44.73, with a volume of 592,229 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $46.01.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Wells Fargo & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Spirit Aerosystems Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, June 8th. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on Spirit Aerosystems Holdings in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $56.00 price target on the stock. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating on shares of Spirit Aerosystems Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Sanford C. Bernstein raised their price target on Spirit Aerosystems Holdings from $68.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised their price target on Spirit Aerosystems Holdings from $39.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Spirit Aerosystems Holdings presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.39.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $43.43 and a 200-day moving average price of $45.24. The company has a market cap of $5.19 billion and a P/E ratio of 7.69.

Spirit Aerosystems Holdings (NYSE:SPR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.06 by $0.15. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.11 EPS. The company had revenue of $1.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.69 billion. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc. will post $4.50 EPS for the current year.

In other news, SVP John A. Pilla sold 8,688 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.56, for a total transaction of $378,449.28. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 112,721 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,910,126.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Duane F. Hawkins sold 9,923 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.09, for a total value of $417,659.07. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 37,436 shares in the company, valued at $1,575,681.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Airain ltd raised its position in Spirit Aerosystems Holdings by 240.9% in the fourth quarter. Airain ltd now owns 39,316 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,969,000 after buying an additional 27,783 shares during the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Spirit Aerosystems Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at about $2,115,000. US Bancorp DE raised its position in Spirit Aerosystems Holdings by 35.9% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 44,122 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,210,000 after buying an additional 11,645 shares during the last quarter. Eaton Vance Management raised its position in Spirit Aerosystems Holdings by 3.7% in the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 361,472 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,099,000 after buying an additional 12,770 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP raised its position in Spirit Aerosystems Holdings by 1,411.5% in the fourth quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 527,832 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,429,000 after buying an additional 492,911 shares during the last quarter.

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc is a non-original equipment manufacturer (OEM) aircraft parts designer and manufacturer of commercial aero-structures. The Company is a supplier of aero-structures to The Boeing Company (Boeing) and Airbus SAS (Airbus). The Company operates through three segments: Fuselage Systems, Propulsion Systems and Wing Systems.

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