Chicago Equity Partners LLC Decreases Position in Monsanto Company (MON)

It has underperformed by 63.39% the S&P500. Hanlon Investment Management Inc sold 21,080 shares as Southern Co (SO)’s stock rose 4.35%. The Hanlon Investment Management Inc holds 58,166 shares with $2.86 million value, down from 79,246 last quarter. OZ Management LP purchased a new position in Monsanto during the second quarter valued at approximately $242,786,000. Bearing it in mind, the company saw a yearly performance of 8.67% for 2017 and its weekly volatility showed 0.39%. About shares traded. Southern Co (NYSE:SO) has risen 2.49% since September 11, 2016 and is uptrending.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $22.03 million activity. The insider Preete Kerry J sold 11,346 shares worth $1.33 million.

In related news, EVP Robert T. Fraley sold 52,410 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 10th. Prudential Public Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 6,998 shares. Monsanto Company had a return on equity of 47.05% and a net margin of 11.61%. The basic materials company reported $1.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.74 by $0.19. Palestra Capital Management Llc acquired 39,802 shares as Monsanto Co New (MON)’s stock rose 6.51%.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in Monday. BEGEMANN BRETT D had sold 25,000 shares worth $2.94 million on Thursday, June 1. Moody Bankshares Trust Division owns 4,883 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Us National Bank De holds 309,179 shares. MA now owns 14,299,502 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,618,703,000 after acquiring an additional 499,639 shares during the period.

Monsanto (NYSE:MON) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, June 28th.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2016 Q4. Polygon Mgmt Ltd reported 550,000 shares. Choate Advisors reported 0% stake. Wedgewood Prtn, a Missouri-based fund reported 46,000 shares. More interesting news about Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Monsanto and ToolGen Announce Global Licensing Agreement on CRISPR Platform …” published on August 16, 2017 as well as Bloomberg.com’s news article titled: “Bayer Faces In-Depth EU Review of $66 Billion Monsanto Deal” with publication date: August 22, 2017. Smith Asset Limited Partnership accumulated 0.32% or 105,503 shares. BlackRock Inc. now owns 26,192,816 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,965,029,000 after acquiring an additional 25,140,936 shares in the last quarter. Jennison Assoc Ltd Com reported 0.03% stake.

Monsanto Company (Monsanto), along with its subsidiaries, is a provider of agricultural products for farmers.

With its market cap stated above, the dividend yield for Monsanto Company, MON is 1.84%. The Company provides seeds, biotechnology trait products, herbicides and digital agriculture tools to farmers. It has a 6.82 P/E ratio. The Company operates through two segments: Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Therefore 0 are positive. MN was included in 17 notes of analysts from August 3, 2015. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of MN in report on Friday, July 21 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, August 11. Monness Crespi & Hardt lowered their price target on Monsanto Company from $130.00 to $128.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 3rd. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, September 15. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of Monday in report on Tuesday, September 27 to “Neutral” rating. BidaskClub raised shares of Monsanto from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Monsanto Company from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 7th. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, September 3 by Wood. CLSA upgraded the shares of Monday in report on Friday, January 6 to “Outperform” rating. Manning & Napier Advisors had 17 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Therefore 20% are positive. The P/S ratio for Monsanto Company is 3.56. Bernstein has “Underperform” rating and $85 target. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a hold rating and set a $128.00 price objective on shares of Monsanto in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. RBC Capital Markets maintained Southern Co (NYSE:SO) rating on Wednesday, June 28. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $12800 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, April 13 with “Buy”. The stock of Manning and Napier Inc (NYSE:MN) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Wednesday, June 14 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Friday, March 31 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, April 7 by Citigroup. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC now owns 1,094 shares of the company’s stock worth $113,000 after buying an additional 12 shares during the period.

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