Mosaic Co. (MOS) Valuation Declined While Jolley Asset Management Has Boosted Its Position; As General Motors Co (GM) Shares Declined, Holder Benchmark Capital Advisors Trimmed Stake by $492,000

February 23, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Benchmark Capital Advisors decreased its stake in General Motors Co (GM) by 8.18% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Benchmark Capital Advisors sold 12,300 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.09% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 138,068 shares of the auto manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.58M, down from 150,368 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Benchmark Capital Advisors who had been investing in General Motors Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $56.96B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.73% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $40.61. About 3.08 million shares traded. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has risen 7.92% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.78% the S&P500.

Jolley Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Mosaic Co. (MOS) by 20.93% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jolley Asset Management Llc bought 33,744 shares as the company’s stock declined 29.59% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 194,933 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.21 million, up from 161,189 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jolley Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Mosaic Co. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.84 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.50% or $0.685 during the last trading session, reaching $28.135. About 2.65 million shares traded. The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has declined 7.87% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.57% the S&P500.

Analysts await General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) to report earnings on April, 27. They expect $1.31 earnings per share, down 22.94% or $0.39 from last year’s $1.7 per share. GM’s profit will be $1.84B for 7.75 P/E if the $1.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.65 actual earnings per share reported by General Motors Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.61% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 66 investors sold GM shares while 322 reduced holdings. 96 funds opened positions while 242 raised stakes. 1.01 billion shares or 1.95% less from 1.03 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bnp Paribas Asset Sa reported 65,296 shares stake. Savant Ltd holds 0.06% or 6,654 shares. Ameritas Investment Prtnrs stated it has 0.05% in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). Ohio-based Johnson Inv Counsel has invested 0.02% in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). 14,000 were accumulated by Loeb. Community Comml Bank Na reported 650 shares stake. Convergence Invest Prns Ltd Llc holds 6,112 shares. Hartford Mngmt Company stated it has 281,927 shares or 0.21% of all its holdings. Gateway Inv Advisers Ltd owns 0.03% invested in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) for 94,802 shares. Davidson Investment Advsrs has 7,200 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Baskin Services reported 2.45% in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). Kistler invested in 366 shares. Cls Investments Llc owns 137 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Westpac has 94,135 shares. Moreover, Canada Pension Plan Invest Board has 0.19% invested in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) for 2.32M shares.

Among 29 analysts covering General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), 16 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. General Motors Company had 90 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, August 24. The stock of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 16 by Citigroup. The stock of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, February 14. CLSA initiated General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) on Wednesday, June 21 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 6 by Piper Jaffray. Seaport Global initiated General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) rating on Tuesday, August 9. Seaport Global has “Buy” rating and $42 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 16. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, October 2 with “Buy”. As per Monday, October 30, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Hold” on Tuesday, August 9.

Among 25 analysts covering The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. The Mosaic Company had 89 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, February 21, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $2300 target in Friday, July 7 report. The firm has “Reduce” rating by HSBC given on Monday, May 23. On Monday, September 4 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, November 4 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) on Wednesday, July 12 with “Hold” rating. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of MOS in report on Monday, January 18 to “Neutral” rating. Cowen & Co maintained The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) rating on Friday, January 12. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $25.0 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, February 12 by IBC. As per Wednesday, July 12, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.34, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 36 investors sold MOS shares while 129 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 157 raised stakes. 258.00 million shares or 0.68% less from 259.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. River Mercantile Asset Management Llp accumulated 242,100 shares. Us Bankshares De owns 36,126 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Co holds 0.02% or 51,445 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.03% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Quantres Asset Mgmt Limited owns 0.5% invested in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) for 35,800 shares. Shell Asset accumulated 50,005 shares. Everence Mngmt Inc has invested 0.05% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Moreover, Ny State Common Retirement Fund has 0.02% invested in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) for 744,300 shares. 8,372 were accumulated by Ameritas Invest Partners Inc. Indiana Trust And Mngmt holds 0.14% or 13,790 shares. South Dakota Invest Council owns 55,700 shares. Gru One Trading Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Blackrock Incorporated stated it has 24.21M shares. Centurylink Investment accumulated 32,984 shares. The Iowa-based Principal Group has invested 0.01% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS).

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