1St Source Bank Increases Position in Visa Cl A (V); Jd Capital Management Has Decreased Its Monsanto Co New (MON) Holding by $31.02 Million; Valuation Rose

February 24, 2018 - By reb123z

Jd Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Monsanto Co New (MON) by 86.7% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jd Capital Management Llc sold 260,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.51% with the market. The hedge fund held 40,000 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.79 million, down from 300,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jd Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Monsanto Co New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $53.66B market cap company. The stock increased 1.10% or $1.32 during the last trading session, reaching $121.74. About 2.66 million shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

1St Source Bank increased its stake in Visa Inc Cl A (V) by 48.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. 1St Source Bank bought 4,611 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 14,131 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.49M, up from 9,520 at the end of the previous reported quarter. 1St Source Bank who had been investing in Visa Inc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $277.44B market cap company. The stock increased 2.12% or $2.55 during the last trading session, reaching $122.93. About 5.04M shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $6.90 million activity. $966,720 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) was sold by MIZELL STEVEN on Tuesday, January 9. 7,890 Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) shares with value of $964,553 were sold by Ringenberg Nicole M. 22,640 shares were sold by BEGEMANN BRETT D, worth $2.72 million. On Thursday, October 19 the insider Courduroux Pierre sold $527,040.

Among 23 analysts covering Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Monsanto Company had 61 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 4. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, October 5 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 11 by Piper Jaffray. CLSA downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Thursday, September 15 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Thursday, October 6. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, January 17. Jefferies maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Tuesday, October 17. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $128.0 target. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, September 27 by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MON in report on Monday, November 13 with “Hold” rating. UBS maintained the shares of MON in report on Tuesday, June 14 with “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) to report earnings on April, 4. They expect $3.39 EPS, up 6.27% or $0.20 from last year’s $3.19 per share. MON’s profit will be $1.49 billion for 8.98 P/E if the $3.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by Monsanto Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 726.83% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It dived, 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. Natixis invested in 0.45% or 409,905 shares. Comm Financial Bank holds 0.18% or 110,244 shares in its portfolio. Callahan Advsrs Limited Liability Co accumulated 60,023 shares. Axa reported 125,377 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 121,750 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Sun Life stated it has 7,581 shares. Creative Planning reported 25,498 shares. First Fincl Corp In, a Indiana-based fund reported 1,701 shares. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board stated it has 0.33% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj has invested 0.42% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Bollard Group Inc Lc has invested 0% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund accumulated 45,978 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Moreover, Teacher Retirement System Of Texas has 0.17% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) reported 7,692 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 1,700 shares.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $6.56 million activity. Another trade for 49,702 shares valued at $5.65M was made by MAHON TULLIER KELLY on Friday, December 15. MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W sold $707,561 worth of stock.

Among 42 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Visa Inc. had 125 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Bank of America. As per Friday, April 15, the company rating was initiated by Compass Point. On Tuesday, December 8 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Outperform”. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 28 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Loop Capital given on Thursday, October 26. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by UBS on Tuesday, October 25 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, December 21. On Thursday, June 8 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”.

1St Source Bank, which manages about $1.20 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON) by 3,214 shares to 104,384 shares, valued at $14.80M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) by 3,524 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 67,053 shares, and cut its stake in Jp Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM).

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