Monsanto Co New (MON) Holder Capstone Investment Advisors LLC Lowered Position

January 22, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 48 investors sold MON shares while 342 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 244 raised stakes. 321.42 million shares or 4.04% more from 308.94 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cypress Cap Management Limited Liability Com has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Peapack Gladstone Financial has 0.27% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 39,203 shares. Rowland & Com Investment Counsel Adv holds 3,574 shares. Entrustpermal Management Limited Liability Com stated it has 30,600 shares or 1.53% of all its holdings. South State Corporation has 1,738 shares. Qs holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 14,449 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt accumulated 180,745 shares or 0.32% of the stock. Employees Retirement System Of Texas owns 115,000 shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. Vigilant Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.09% or 5,225 shares. Smith Salley And Associate has 0.07% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Webster National Bank & Trust N A owns 675 shares. Raymond James Trust Na invested in 0.07% or 8,283 shares. Davenport And Comm Ltd owns 11,690 shares. Pettee Invsts owns 7,492 shares or 0.58% of their US portfolio. Bluecrest Management Ltd has invested 0.22% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON).

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $6.90 million activity. Courduroux Pierre sold 4,320 shares worth $527,040. Narain Duraiswami had sold 2,860 shares worth $343,200. The insider Ringenberg Nicole M sold 7,890 shares worth $964,553. On Monday, September 25 BEGEMANN BRETT D sold $2.72M worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) or 22,640 shares.

Capstone Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Monsanto Co New (MON) by 34.78% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capstone Investment Advisors Llc sold 40,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.51% with the market. The hedge fund held 75,000 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.99M, down from 115,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capstone Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Monsanto Co New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $53.12 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.51% or $1.8 during the last trading session, reaching $120.66. About 6.99 million shares traded or 146.10% up from the average. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

Capstone Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $16.83B and $2.85B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (Call) (XLE) by 940,157 shares to 950,900 shares, valued at $65.11 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Medicines Co (Prn) by 5.00 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 24.22M shares, and has risen its stake in At&T Inc (Put) (NYSE:T).

More notable recent Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Monsanto’s Market Share Expands In Key Economies” on January 03, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Monsanto Company (MON) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 04, 2018” published on January 03, 2018, Oregonlive.com published: “Oregon sues Monsanto, alleges company knowingly sold toxic PCBs for decades” on January 04, 2018. More interesting news about Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Arkansas restricts controversial Monsanto, BASF farm chemical” published on January 19, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Monsanto Co’s (MON) CEO Hugh Grant on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: January 04, 2018.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) Ratings Coverage

Among 23 analysts covering Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Monsanto Company has $134 highest and $83 lowest target. $116.50’s average target is -3.45% below currents $120.66 stock price. Monsanto Company had 61 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 15. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, August 22. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 29. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, September 21 by JP Morgan. RBC Capital Markets initiated Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Thursday, February 23 with “Sector Perform” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities on Friday, May 27. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 27 by Piper Jaffray. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 25 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of MON in report on Monday, August 14 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, April 7.

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