First National Bank Of Hutchinson Stake in Constellation Brands (STZ) Has Lifted as Market Valuation Rose; Mondelez Intl (MDLZ) Position Maintained by Polar Securities Inc

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

First National Bank Of Hutchinson increased its stake in Constellation Brands Inc (STZ) by 99.23% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First National Bank Of Hutchinson bought 1,540 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.40% with the market. The institutional investor held 3,092 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $616,000, up from 1,552 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First National Bank Of Hutchinson who had been investing in Constellation Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.54B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.70% or $1.53 during the last trading session, reaching $217.52. About 4.27M shares traded or 170.72% up from the average. Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) has risen 17.20% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.50% the S&P500.

Polar Securities Inc increased its stake in Mondelez Intl Inc (MDLZ) by 24.38% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Polar Securities Inc bought 158,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.60% with the market. The institutional investor held 807,700 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $32.84M, up from 649,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Polar Securities Inc who had been investing in Mondelez Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $63.47B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $42.47. About 7.18M shares traded. Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) has risen 5.69% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.01% the S&P500.

Polar Securities Inc, which manages about $4.98 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Verifone Sys Inc (NYSE:PAY) by 236,200 shares to 617,200 shares, valued at $12.52M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Tpg Pace Hldgs Corp by 100,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 900,000 shares, and cut its stake in Interdigital Inc (Prn).

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $559,992 activity. 7,000 shares were sold by Myers Daniel P., worth $286,580.

Among 21 analysts covering Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Mondelez International Inc had 54 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, November 1. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $48.0 target in Wednesday, September 6 report. Buckingham Research maintained Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) on Tuesday, October 31 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, April 4. The stock of Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) earned “Buy” rating by Berenberg on Thursday, January 5. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $49.0 target in Monday, September 18 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 18 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 10 by Deutsche Bank. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $45.0 target in Monday, October 23 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.15, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 78 investors sold MDLZ shares while 422 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 339 raised stakes. 1.08 billion shares or 2.31% less from 1.11 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Adirondack & Mgmt accumulated 0.13% or 8,050 shares. 26,461 were accumulated by Trexquant Invest L P. State Street holds 0.22% or 61.28M shares. 24,210 were accumulated by Calamos Wealth Limited Liability. Kcm Limited holds 0.12% or 47,075 shares in its portfolio. Commerce Fincl Bank accumulated 1.06 million shares or 0.64% of the stock. Nbt Comml Bank N A reported 0.22% in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). City Hldgs stated it has 0.01% in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Smithfield invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Dupont Cap Corporation has invested 0.25% in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Highlander Management Ltd Liability Company owns 5,452 shares. Jennison Llc stated it has 4.18 million shares. Price T Rowe Assocs Md has invested 0.11% in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Strategic Services owns 70,365 shares. Israel-based Bank Hapoalim Bm has invested 0.19% in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 40 investors sold STZ shares while 242 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 243 raised stakes. 144.05 million shares or 0.63% more from 143.15 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fulton Bancorporation Na has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ). Three Peaks Limited Liability invested in 48,807 shares. Newbrook Capital Advisors Lp stated it has 568,766 shares or 8.2% of all its holdings. Invesco Ltd accumulated 0.04% or 557,067 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru And Bk Corp invested in 369,551 shares. Advisory Serv Network Lc holds 0.14% or 6,024 shares. Da Davidson & Commerce invested in 0.02% or 5,436 shares. Fdx Advisors Inc owns 1,752 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Callahan Advsr Ltd Com reported 1,853 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Fort Washington Invest Advsrs Oh, a Ohio-based fund reported 1,200 shares. Maine-based Davis R M Incorporated has invested 0.3% in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ). Rwc Asset Management Ltd Liability Partnership has 50,000 shares for 0.61% of their portfolio. Ballentine Prtnrs stated it has 1,080 shares. Pacad Investment Limited has 30,700 shares for 1.36% of their portfolio. Efg Asset Mngmt (Americas) Corp reported 6,740 shares or 0.51% of all its holdings.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $24.74 million activity. 2,935 shares were sold by Newlands William A, worth $616,644. $520,000 worth of Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) was sold by FROMBERG BARRY A on Tuesday, October 10. MULLIN THOMAS J sold $10.66 million worth of stock.

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