Caxton Associates LP bought a new stake in shares of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 5,400 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $420,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of SPR. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in shares of Spirit AeroSystems by 23.8% during the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 9,052 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $524,000 after purchasing an additional 1,743 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in shares of Spirit AeroSystems during the second quarter valued at approximately $267,000. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its position in shares of Spirit AeroSystems by 449.6% during the second quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 75,300 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $4,363,000 after purchasing an additional 61,600 shares in the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale boosted its position in shares of Spirit AeroSystems by 63.8% during the second quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 39,703 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $2,274,000 after purchasing an additional 15,464 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its position in shares of Spirit AeroSystems by 2.3% during the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 9,750 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $565,000 after purchasing an additional 222 shares in the last quarter. 96.21% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research firms recently weighed in on SPR. Buckingham Research lifted their price target on Spirit AeroSystems from $53.00 to $66.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $86.00 target price (up from $80.00) on shares of Spirit AeroSystems in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Jefferies Group boosted their target price on Spirit AeroSystems from $84.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $85.00 target price (up from $78.00) on shares of Spirit AeroSystems in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Spirit AeroSystems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Spirit AeroSystems presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $81.68.

Shares of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) traded up $0.08 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $84.67. The stock had a trading volume of 1,259,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,029,164. The company has a market capitalization of $9,780.63, a P/E ratio of 17.30, a P/E/G ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 1.56. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. has a 1 year low of $51.85 and a 1 year high of $85.77.

Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The aerospace company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.26. The firm had revenue of $1.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.74 billion. Spirit AeroSystems had a return on equity of 31.14% and a net margin of 4.98%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.16 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. will post 5.22 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 8th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 15th. Spirit AeroSystems’s payout ratio is currently 14.08%.

In other news, Director Robert D. Johnson sold 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.13, for a total transaction of $42,065.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,964 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $165,231.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Duane F. Hawkins sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.04, for a total value of $415,200.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 39,374 shares in the company, valued at $3,269,616.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.28% of the company’s stock.

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About Spirit AeroSystems

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

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