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State of Tennessee Treasury Department Sells 47606 Shares of Monsanto Company (MON)

CENTRAL TRUST Co reduced its position in shares of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) by 1.0% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. Greenlight Capital Inc sold 25,100 shares as the company's stock rose 6.51% with the market. Public Sector Pension investment Board's holdings in Monsanto were worth $5,924,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in Monsanto by 25.6% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 4,125,879 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $466,359,000 after purchasing an additional 295,452 shares during the period. Svenska Handelsbanken AB publ bought a new position in Monsanto Company during the third quarter worth approximately $1,404,000. 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 during the last quarter. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. lifted its stake in Monsanto by 1.3% in the second quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 265,378 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $30,041,000 after purchasing an additional 14,076 shares during the last quarter.

Angelo Gordon & Company Lp decreased Starwood Ppty Tr Inc (Prn) stake by 966,000 shares to 18.73 million valued at $21.24M in 2017Q2. 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. It is negative, as 56 investors sold Monday shares while 318 reduced holdings.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on Monday shares. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $128.00 target price on shares of Monsanto in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Monsanto from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $128.00 price target on shares of Monsanto in a research report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Monsanto from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th.

06/29/2017 - Monsanto Company had its "sector perform" rating reiterated by analysts at RBC Capital. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) earned "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, September 27. Monsanto now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $124.09. HOLLOWAY JANET M sold $393,766 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Friday, June 2. If you are viewing this story on another site, it was stolen and republished in violation of worldwide copyright and trademark law. The legal version of this piece can be accessed at https://weekherald.com/2017/09/26/monsanto-mon-getting-favorable-media-coverage-study-finds.html. Charter Tru holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 9,845 shares. Synovus invested in 7,211 shares or 0.02% of the stock. The company has a 50-day moving average of $117.37 and a 200 day moving average of $116.53. Monsanto's quarterly revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has market cap of $52.62 billion.

Analysts await Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) to report earnings on October, 4 before the open. During last 3 month period, 0.37% of total institutional ownership has changed in the company shares.

Monsanto Company (MON) now has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of 9.8 Percent. Revenue during the quarter was $4.23 billion, representing 1% growth from $4.19 billion in year-ago quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $2.17 earnings per share. Monsanto's quarterly revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Monsanto will post $4.89 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 27th.

Since April 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $24.46 million activity. The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $2.25 a share in the trailing twelve months. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 6 by Barclays Capital. The Return on Investment (ROI) ratio of Monsanto Company (MON) is 12.4 percent. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $2.94M was sold by BEGEMANN BRETT D. Preete Kerry J sold $1.33 million worth of stock or 11,346 shares. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Michael K. Stern sold 5,670 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 25th. If the published price targets set by Monsanto Company analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for Monday is $128.



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