Patten & Patten Decreased Boeing Corp. (BA) Position; Shorts at Lhc Group (LHCG) Raised By 6.45%

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Lhc Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) had an increase of 6.45% in short interest. LHCG’s SI was 1.70 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 6.45% from 1.60 million shares previously. With 357,200 avg volume, 5 days are for Lhc Group (NASDAQ:LHCG)’s short sellers to cover LHCG’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $94.45. About 206,967 shares traded. LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) has risen 58.83% since January 9, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 58.83% the S&P500. Some Historical LHCG News: 02/04/2018 – LHC GROUP INC – ADJ SHR IS EXPECTED TO BE IN A RANGE OF $3.45 TO $3.55 IN 2018 FOR COMBINED CO; 22/05/2018 – LHC Group: HHS Chief Technology Officer Bruce D. Greenstein to Join Co. as Chief Innovation & Technology Officer; 02/04/2018 – LHC GROUP INC – ANNOUNCES NEW $500 MLN SENIOR SECURED CREDIT FACILITY; 19/04/2018 – LHC Group Forms Golden Cross: Technicals; 03/04/2018 – LHC Group Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 02/04/2018 – LHC Group Sees 2018 Adj EPS $3.45-Adj EPS $3.55; 02/04/2018 – LHC Group Announces Successful Completion And Effectiveness Of Merger With Almost Family; 20/04/2018 – DJ LHC Group Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (LHCG); 04/04/2018 – LHC GROUP INC LHCG.O : CRAIG-HALLUM RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $80 FROM $70; 02/04/2018 – LHC Group Updates 2018 Guidance for Combined Co

Patten & Patten Inc decreased Boeing Corp. (BA) stake by 55.68% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Patten & Patten Inc sold 2,700 shares as Boeing Corp. (BA)’s stock declined 4.54%. The Patten & Patten Inc holds 2,149 shares with $799,000 value, down from 4,849 last quarter. Boeing Corp. now has $196.10 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.41% or $4.79 during the last trading session, reaching $345.32. About 2.46 million shares traded. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has risen 15.74% since January 9, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.74% the S&P500. Some Historical BA News: 08/03/2018 – BOEING CEO SAYS PRIORITIES FOR CASH REMAIN ORGANIC INVESTMENT, RETURN TO SHAREHOLDERS FOLLOWED BY M&A; 10/05/2018 – CNBC: Embraer breakup complications are delaying its deal with Boeing; 04/04/2018 – EMBRAER CEO: NOT SURE DEAL W/ BOEING WILL BE CLOSED IN 1H18; 28/03/2018 – BOEING SAYS DELIVERS FIRST 737 MAX FOR SCAT AIRLINES; 25/04/2018 – The company’s services unit, which Boeing spun out last year, brought in $3.9 billion in the most recent quarter; 26/04/2018 – BOEING – THROUGH UNIT, AVIALL SIGNED PARTS DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH GE AVIATION; 23/04/2018 – Boeing Co expected to post earnings of $2.57 a share – Earnings Preview; 01/05/2018 – KLX: Boeing and KLX Have Agreed That Any Such Liability Would Be Borne by KLXE; 12/04/2018 – Boeing Honors Suppliers for Outstanding Performance; 25/04/2018 – Boeing already makes billions selling airplanes – now it expects to make billions more fixing them

Since August 20, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $16.38 million activity. Stelly Donald Dwayne sold $273,730 worth of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) on Friday, September 7. Reibel Jeff also sold $180,805 worth of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) shares. WILBURN TYREE G sold $489,215 worth of stock. Myers Keith G also sold $7.13M worth of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) on Monday, November 5.

Among 5 analysts covering LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. LHC Group had 5 analyst reports since September 13, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 26 by Craig Hallum. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral” on Friday, November 2.

LHC Group, Inc., a health care provider, specializes in the post-acute continuum of care primarily for Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.96 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Home Health Services, Hospice Services, Community-Based Services, and Facility-Based Services. It has a 37.76 P/E ratio. The Home Health Services segment offers home nursing services, including wound care and dressing changes, cardiac rehabilitation, infusion therapy, pain management, pharmaceutical administration, skilled observation and assessment, and patient education; medically-oriented social services; and physical, occupational, and speech therapy services.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2018 Q3. Its down 1.85, from 2.74 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 22 investors sold LHC Group, Inc. shares while 87 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 26.54 million shares or 0.11% less from 26.57 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Glenmede Na accumulated 3,206 shares. Amalgamated Financial Bank holds 2,018 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Aperio Gru Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0% stake. Riverhead Capital Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 3,069 shares stake. Royal State Bank Of Canada stated it has 0.01% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). D E Shaw stated it has 18,615 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Wealthcare Ltd owns 920 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Kempen Cap Mgmt Nv has 1.1% invested in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) for 132,527 shares. 191,102 were reported by Summit Creek Advsr Ltd Liability Com. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). 13,223 are held by Pnc Financial Services Grp Inc Inc. First National Bank & Trust Of Omaha has invested 0.4% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). 33 were reported by Gemmer Asset Lc. Moreover, Bluecrest Mngmt Limited has 0.01% invested in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Amer Century Companies holds 349,197 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Boeing (NYSE:BA), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Boeing had 6 analyst reports since July 26, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Thursday, July 26. Tigress Financial maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Monday, November 26 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse maintained The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) rating on Thursday, October 25. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $456 target. As per Thursday, August 16, the company rating was reinitiated by UBS. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 29 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold” on Thursday, October 25.

Since October 29, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $2.35 million activity. Sands Diana L had sold 5,000 shares worth $1.75M on Monday, October 29. RAMOS JENETTE E also sold $602,733 worth of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.12, from 0.88 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 65 investors sold BA shares while 540 reduced holdings. 130 funds opened positions while 476 raised stakes. 347.06 million shares or 1.84% less from 353.55 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Carlson Capital Mngmt holds 0.05% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) or 547 shares. Fosun Interest Limited holds 855 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Hodges Cap Mngmt has 0.66% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for 24,179 shares. Blue Chip Prtn has 0.73% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Tirschwell & Loewy Incorporated reported 0.14% stake. Stearns Finance Grp Incorporated holds 0.21% or 2,492 shares. Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc holds 1.87% or 101,200 shares in its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 654,865 shares. Kcm Limited Liability Co holds 0.76% or 35,662 shares in its portfolio. Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Llc owns 575 shares. D E Shaw & holds 0.04% or 79,143 shares. Interest Group Inc owns 175,938 shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership has invested 0.06% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Moreover, Iberiabank Corporation has 0.08% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Ferguson Wellman Capital Management reported 100,212 shares or 1.22% of all its holdings.

Analysts await The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) to report earnings on January, 30 before the open. They expect $4.49 earnings per share, down 6.46% or $0.31 from last year’s $4.8 per share. BA’s profit will be $2.55B for 19.23 P/E if the $4.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.58 actual earnings per share reported by The Boeing Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.42% EPS growth.

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