The aerospace and defense company ordered inspections of all of its 787 Dreamliners because of a manufacturing error."On Feb 2, Boeing also posted on its website its January Commercial Aircraft deliveries," Jefferies analysts wrote in a report on Friday. "The total of 38 vs. our 132 estimate for the quarter might seem low, but January is always sluggish relative to the quarter and the year. For example, there were only five B777s delivered in the month vs a production rate of seven per month.The lag has more to do with the calendar than anything. Production rates for the plane are in good order and the rate on the 737 is also in good shape." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.3% Rated "A- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margins decreased from the previous year. Boeing has very weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.43, which demonstrates that the company has a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs. In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 27.07% from the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $86.88. The stock closed Monday at $75.46. The stock has risen 2.88% year to date.
J.M. Smucker The food products company is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings on Feb. 16. Analysts, on average, anticipate earnings of $1.41 a share on $1.54 billion in revenue. "As noted in our "Year Ahead" report, we designated Smucker as our top pick for 2012 due to: (1) broad market share gains, (2) compelling coffee category dynamics, (3) restructuring savings, (4) FCF acceleration and (5) attractive valuation," Deutsche Bank analysts wrote in a Feb. 1 report. "The recent 5 mil share buyback auth. only reinforces our view." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.4% Rated "A+ (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's second-quarter gross profit margin decreased from the previous year. Smucker has strong liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 1.76, which demonstrates the company's ability to meet its short-term cash needs. In the second quarter, stockholders' net worth decreased 2.55% from the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $100.31. The stock closed Monday at $79.52 and has increased 1.73% year to date.
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