Twin Securities INC Increases Position in Monsanto Co New (MON)

December 15, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.06, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 56 investors sold MON shares while 318 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 275 raised stakes. 308.94 million shares or 3.25% less from 319.32 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky has 0.07% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 48,182 shares. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability Corp has 4,175 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa, New York-based fund reported 240,921 shares. 4.25M were accumulated by York Management Glob Advsr Ltd Liability Com. Bank Of Nova Scotia stated it has 0.33% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Monroe Financial Bank Trust Mi owns 0.02% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 588 shares. Kellner Capital Lc holds 34,650 shares. Cleararc Capital, Ohio-based fund reported 10,781 shares. Barnett And invested in 15 shares. Baring Asset Mngmt Limited stated it has 0.26% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Havens Ltd Liability Co holds 6.39% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) or 75,600 shares. Mirae Asset Glob Invests Company invested 0% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Westover Advsr Limited Com stated it has 1.68% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Dean Assoc Ltd Com holds 0.12% or 6,162 shares in its portfolio. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada holds 0.01% or 199,615 shares.

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $5.93 million activity. Ringenberg Nicole M had sold 7,890 shares worth $964,553 on Monday, October 16. 22,640 Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) shares with value of $2.72 million were sold by BEGEMANN BRETT D. 11,526 shares valued at $1.38 million were sold by MIZELL STEVEN on Monday, October 9. Another trade for 4,320 shares valued at $527,040 was made by Courduroux Pierre on Thursday, October 19.

Twin Securities Inc increased its stake in Monsanto Co New (MON) by 1514.79% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Twin Securities Inc bought 278,721 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.51% with the market. The hedge fund held 297,121 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $35.17M, up from 18,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Twin Securities Inc who had been investing in Monsanto Co New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $51.88 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $117.85. About 1.39M shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

More notable recent Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “Monsanto says Mexico revokes permit to market GMO soy in seven states” on November 24, 2017, also Reuters.com with their article: “Monsanto, US farm groups sue California over glyphosate warnings” published on November 15, 2017, Reuters.com published: “Monsanto offers cash to US farmers who use controversial chemical” on December 11, 2017. More interesting news about Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Outstanding Earnings Visibility Makes Monsanto Company (MON) a Strong Buy” published on December 08, 2017 as well as Bloomberg.com‘s news article titled: “Bayer to Face EU Objections to Monsanto Deal in Coming Days” with publication date: December 08, 2017.

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’s average target is -1.57% below currents $117.85 stock price. Monsanto Company had 60 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, June 29 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, September 27 by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MON in report on Tuesday, August 1 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, May 25. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, August 27. As per Friday, August 18, the company rating was downgraded by UBS. As per Monday, March 14, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, February 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Friday, September 11, the company rating was initiated by Bernstein.

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