China Lodging Group LTD (HTHT) Holder Ward Ferry Management LTD Has Trimmed Holding by $38.08 Million; First Dallas Securities Has Cut Its Boeing Co (BA) Holding by $395,478 as Stock Price Rose

January 23, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

First Dallas Securities Inc decreased its stake in Boeing Co (BA) by 7.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Dallas Securities Inc sold 1,557 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.66% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,523 shares of the aerospace company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.22M, down from 22,080 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Dallas Securities Inc who had been investing in Boeing Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $200.08B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.61% or $2.05 during the last trading session, reaching $335.95. About 3.81M shares traded. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has risen 41.13% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500.

Ward Ferry Management Ltd decreased its stake in China Lodging Group Ltd (HTHT) by 18.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ward Ferry Management Ltd sold 322,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 35.67% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.42M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $168.88M, down from 1.74M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ward Ferry Management Ltd who had been investing in China Lodging Group Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.76B market cap company. The stock decreased 7.27% or $12.01 during the last trading session, reaching $153.1. About 955,534 shares traded or 45.20% up from the average. China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) has risen 127.67% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 110.97% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering China Lodging (NASDAQ:HTHT), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. China Lodging had 14 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, December 30 report. The stock of China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 14 by Credit Suisse. Zacks downgraded the shares of HTHT in report on Thursday, August 20 to “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank upgraded China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) on Wednesday, November 11 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Thursday, November 12 with “Outperform”. The stock of China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 3 by Credit Suisse. On Wednesday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Brean Capital with “Buy”. On Monday, November 9 the stock rating was upgraded by TH Capital to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, August 17 to “Equal-Weight”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 8 by Goldman Sachs.

Analysts await The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) to report earnings on January, 31 before the open. They expect $2.87 earnings per share, up 16.19% or $0.40 from last year’s $2.47 per share. BA’s profit will be $1.71 billion for 29.26 P/E if the $2.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.72 actual earnings per share reported by The Boeing Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.51% EPS growth.

Among 23 analysts covering Boeing (NYSE:BA), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Boeing had 91 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, September 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, April 28 by Credit Suisse. The stock of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) earned “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, September 17. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 5 by Deutsche Bank. Cowen & Co maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) rating on Thursday, July 27. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $27400 target. Canaccord Genuity maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) rating on Thursday, January 28. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $150 target. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, July 14. The company was maintained on Friday, December 22 by Buckingham Research. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Jefferies.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $20.35 million activity. Shares for $13.84M were sold by Muilenburg Dennis A on Monday, July 31. Another trade for 2,522 shares valued at $616,499 was sold by Verbeck Robert E. CAPOZZI HEIDI B had sold 4,217 shares worth $1.02 million on Monday, July 31. Downey Thomas J also sold $32,321 worth of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Monday, August 7.

First Dallas Securities Inc, which manages about $186.05M and $144.28 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Helmerich & Payne Inc (NYSE:HP) by 8,543 shares to 27,028 shares, valued at $1.41M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Geo Grp Inc/The (NYSE:GEO) by 15,878 shares in the quarter, for a total of 106,173 shares, and has risen its stake in Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 50 investors sold BA shares while 609 reduced holdings. 165 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 411.79 million shares or 1.95% less from 419.99 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Associated Banc holds 0.94% or 67,173 shares. Tower Rech Cap (Trc) owns 5,779 shares. Empirical Svcs Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.18% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 3,097 shares. Visionary Asset Mgmt reported 0.06% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Lodestar Invest Counsel Limited Liability Il holds 0.14% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 4,568 shares. Fairview Capital Investment Ltd holds 1,150 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Boothbay Fund Management Lc holds 1,751 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. 32,924 were accumulated by Stonebridge Capital Advsrs Limited Liability. Burney owns 34,699 shares or 0.45% of their US portfolio. Bbva Compass Natl Bank Inc owns 13,104 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Markston International Llc holds 3.18% or 122,009 shares in its portfolio. Td Asset Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.42% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Sonata Capital Group holds 0.94% or 4,999 shares in its portfolio. Beach Invest Counsel Pa holds 2,169 shares. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Lc reported 316,147 shares stake.

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