Verizon Communications Com (VZ) Holder Somerset Trust Company Has Trimmed Its Position; Monsanto Co New (MON) Shareholder Talara Capital Management Has Decreased Its Holding

May 22, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

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David Zusman decreased its stake in Monsanto Co New (MON) by 8.71% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Talara Capital Management Llc sold 5,930 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.12% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by David Zusman held 62,181 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.26M, down from 68,111 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Talara Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Monsanto Co New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $55.59 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $125.98. About 1.24 million shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 3.06% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.49% the S&P500.




Somerset Trust Company decreased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc Com (VZ) by 49.66% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Somerset Trust Company sold 12,548 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.05% with the market. The institutional investor held 12,720 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $673,000, down from 25,268 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Somerset Trust Company who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $202.67B market cap company. The stock increased 1.28% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $49.05. About 9.37 million shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 3.72% since May 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.27% the S&P500.

Among 31 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 84 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Nomura initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 16 report. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Friday, May 11 report. Vetr downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 11 report. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $52 target in Friday, October 20 report. The rating was downgraded by HSBC to “Hold” on Thursday, December 14. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. Moffet Nathanson downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $55 target in Friday, April 1 report. SunTrust maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, December 6 with “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, July 20 by Oppenheimer. As per Wednesday, January 24, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird.

Since February 13, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $444,552 activity.

Analysts await Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.14 EPS, up 18.75% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.96 per share. VZ’s profit will be $4.71 billion for 10.76 P/E if the $1.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.17 actual EPS reported by Verizon Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.56% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 57 investors sold VZ shares while 662 reduced holdings. 141 funds opened positions while 592 raised stakes. 2.54 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.53 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sonata Cap Gp stated it has 13,619 shares or 0.52% of all its holdings. Clearbridge Invs Limited Liability Co owns 0.29% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 5.88 million shares. Moreover, Snow Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership has 0.07% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 31,796 shares. Bragg Finance reported 126,747 shares. Umb National Bank N A Mo invested in 0.75% or 435,007 shares. Cincinnati Indemnity invested in 7.14% or 34,300 shares. Element Capital Limited Liability Corporation has 1.17% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 894,251 shares. Pettyjohn Wood & White holds 147,198 shares. Bell Bancorp stated it has 43,098 shares. Neumann Cap Management Ltd Liability stated it has 1.35% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 0.26% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Alpine Global Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 17,329 shares. Jarislowsky Fraser Limited invested in 0.01% or 17,635 shares. Howland Cap Management Ltd Liability Company invested in 10,753 shares. Kingfisher owns 1.23% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 36,575 shares.

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Verizon collapses key network elements, improving efficiency and customer functionality” on April 30, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “3 Warren Buffett Stocks With Dividend Yields Over 4%” published on May 22, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Verizon to speak at JP Morgan conference May 16” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “JPMorgan: Verizon On ‘Stable Footing’ As 5G Opportunity Crystallizes” published on May 11, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Is Verizon Back on Track?” with publication date: April 24, 2018.

Somerset Trust Company, which manages about $200.18M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Express Scripts Hldg Co Com (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 5,346 shares to 28,505 shares, valued at $2.13M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Agrium Inc Com (NYSE:AGU) by 3,473 shares in the quarter, for a total of 14,721 shares, and has risen its stake in Regency Ctrs Corp Com (NYSE:REG).

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $966,720 activity.

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 “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, August 22. UBS maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Thursday, October 8. UBS has “Buy” rating and $112 target. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, July 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, September 30. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, September 27. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, September 23 by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $128.0 target in Monday, November 13 report. The rating was reinitiated by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, August 27 with “Overweight”. The rating was downgraded by Susquehanna on Tuesday, June 27 to “Neutral”. As per Monday, April 16, the company rating was downgraded by Argus Research.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It dropped, 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. Goelzer Invest Mngmt accumulated 36,928 shares. Country Club Na holds 6,122 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Decatur Cap has invested 1.69% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Gru Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 51 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Freestone Limited Liability Company holds 0.18% or 3,864 shares. Tdam Usa Incorporated invested in 5,534 shares. Telemus Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.04% or 4,278 shares. 32,656 were accumulated by Hendley & Com Inc. Arizona State Retirement Systems has invested 0.17% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 6,639 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Qci Asset Mgmt New York has 0.01% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 558 shares. Moreover, First Eagle Invest Limited has 0% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 3,731 shares. Laurion Cap Limited Partnership owns 0.09% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 157,059 shares. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca reported 1,400 shares. Bahl Gaynor Incorporated invested 0% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON).

More recent Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Andaz Private Investments Notes May 2018” on May 10, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Indian regulator approves Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto” on May 22, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Tracking Dan Loeb’s Third Point Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” with publication date: May 22, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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