Shaker Financial Services Has Trimmed Duff & Phelps Util Bd T (DUC) Holding By $479,352; Capital Guardian Trust Company Has Lowered By $43.21 Million Its Monsanto Co (MON) Position

May 18, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Capital Guardian Trust Company decreased Monsanto Co (MON) stake by 68.38% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Capital Guardian Trust Company sold 372,500 shares as Monsanto Co (MON)’s stock rose 1.12%. The Capital Guardian Trust Company holds 172,224 shares with $20.11 million value, down from 544,724 last quarter. Monsanto Co now has $55.58 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $125.94. About 908,083 shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 3.06% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.49% the S&P500.




Shaker Financial Services Llc decreased Duff & Phelps Util Corp Bd T (DUC) stake by 29.57% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Shaker Financial Services Llc sold 59,919 shares as Duff & Phelps Util Corp Bd T (DUC)’s stock declined 2.84%. The Shaker Financial Services Llc holds 142,700 shares with $1.26M value, down from 202,619 last quarter. Duff & Phelps Util Corp Bd T now has $231.62 million valuation. The stock increased 0.29% or $0.0242 during the last trading session, reaching $8.4242. About 2,344 shares traded. Duff & Phelps Utility & Corpora (NYSE:DUC) has declined 7.37% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.92% the S&P500.

Another recent and important Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Andaz Private Investments Notes May 2018” on May 10, 2018.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $966,720 activity. MIZELL STEVEN also sold $966,720 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) shares.

Capital Guardian Trust Company increased Texas Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:TXN) stake by 60,456 shares to 119,064 valued at $12.44M in 2017Q4. It also upped Huntington Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HBAN) stake by 355,046 shares and now owns 4.11 million shares. Eli Lilly And Co (NYSE:LLY) was raised too.

Analysts await Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) to report earnings on June, 27. They expect $2.19 EPS, up 13.47% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.93 per share. MON’s profit will be $966.41M for 14.38 P/E if the $2.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.22 actual EPS reported by Monsanto Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.99% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 69 investors sold MON shares while 328 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 246 raised stakes. 317.44 million shares or 1.24% less from 321.42 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Utah Retirement Systems has invested 0.2% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Charter Co reported 9,375 shares. Pnc Fincl Grp Inc Incorporated has invested 0.09% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Checchi Advisers Limited owns 3,496 shares. Third Point Ltd Liability Com owns 200,000 shares or 0.17% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Virtus Investment Advisers has 0.11% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 22,847 shares. Mark Sheptoff Fincl Planning Ltd Liability has 2,000 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Mackenzie Corp accumulated 327,834 shares. Ifrah Financial Services invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Franklin reported 0.28% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Baldwin Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 2,000 shares. Korea Inv Corporation reported 0.22% stake. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems holds 0.14% or 26,600 shares. Massachusetts Financial Ma has invested 0.51% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). 3.55 million were accumulated by Credit Suisse Ag.

Among 23 analysts covering Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Monsanto Company had 63 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, August 27. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 6 by CLSA. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Jefferies. As per Monday, March 14, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 4. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Friday, October 9. RBC Capital Markets maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Monday, October 9 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Mixed” rating by OTR Global on Friday, November 18. Goldman Sachs reinitiated the shares of MON in report on Wednesday, September 23 with “Neutral” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Wednesday, June 28. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $12800 target.

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