American International Group Has Raised Its Verizon Communications (VZ) Holding; Yakira Capital Management Has Raised Monsanto Co New (MON) Holding By $1.77 Million

December 17, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Yakira Capital Management Inc increased Monsanto Co New (MON) stake by 150% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Yakira Capital Management Inc acquired 15,000 shares as Monsanto Co New (MON)’s stock rose 6.51%. The Yakira Capital Management Inc holds 25,000 shares with $2.96M value, up from 10,000 last quarter. Monsanto Co New now has $51.66B valuation. The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $117.35. About 5.50 million shares traded or 120.07% up from the average. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

American International Group Inc increased Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) stake by 0.42% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. American International Group Inc acquired 41,892 shares as Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)’s stock declined 7.66%. The American International Group Inc holds 10.11M shares with $451.40M value, up from 10.07 million last quarter. Verizon Communications Inc now has $214.86 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $52.67. About 28.94 million shares traded or 71.67% up from the average. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since December 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $89,365 activity. The insider SILLIMAN CRAIG L. sold 610 shares worth $29,658.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is without change, as 90 investors sold VZ shares while 700 reduced holdings. only 112 funds opened positions while 587 raised stakes. 2.49 billion shares or 0.28% less from 2.50 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Crestwood Advsr Gru Limited Liability Company accumulated 9,490 shares. 773,588 were reported by Los Angeles Cap Management Equity Rech. The Ohio-based Hengehold Cap Management Ltd Company has invested 0.55% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Private Ocean Ltd Liability Company holds 456 shares. Conning Inc holds 1.41% or 872,430 shares in its portfolio. Westchester Capital Mngmt Incorporated stated it has 0% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Adirondack Trust reported 1.39% stake. Old Dominion Mngmt accumulated 19,093 shares or 0.89% of the stock. Prudential Financial Inc stated it has 11.25M shares. Cls Ltd Co holds 2 shares. First Bank & Trust Sioux Falls reported 0.96% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc has invested 0.05% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Cwm Lc holds 0.06% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) or 25,626 shares. Mogy Joel R Invest Counsel Incorporated stated it has 1.67% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Westpac Bk reported 0% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ).

American International Group Inc decreased Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA) stake by 5,397 shares to 254,739 valued at $36.83M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Twenty First Century Fox A (NASDAQ:FOXA) stake by 70,406 shares and now owns 442,847 shares. Wisdomtree Investments Inc (NASDAQ:WETF) was reduced too.

Among 26 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 62 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, January 25 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Friday, October 6. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $50.0 target. The rating was initiated by Nomura with “Neutral” on Friday, October 16. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VZ in report on Monday, April 24 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Monday, July 31. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $50 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Monday, September 7. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Vetr downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Tuesday, August 11. Vetr has “Buy” rating and $48.62 target. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Neutral” rating by Moffet Nathanson on Friday, April 1.

Among 23 analysts covering Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Monsanto Company had 60 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Thursday, October 8. On Thursday, August 27 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 25 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Monday, March 14 to “Hold”. UBS downgraded the shares of MON in report on Friday, August 18 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, September 15 by CLSA. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, September 27 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, August 22. CLSA upgraded the shares of MON in report on Friday, January 6 to “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Tuesday, June 14.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.14, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It fall, 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. Tnb Financial reported 2,127 shares. Piedmont Advsrs Limited reported 93,761 shares. Alexandria Limited Liability Com has 43,962 shares for 1.32% of their portfolio. The Illinois-based Duff And Phelps Invest Management Communications has invested 0.01% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Rockland Trust Communications has invested 2.17% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Mirae Asset Global Invests holds 0% or 2,011 shares. 75,777 were reported by Cornerstone Cap Holding Limited Liability Corp. Beacon Fin Group Incorporated stated it has 27,762 shares or 0.62% of all its holdings. Wall Street Access Asset Ltd Liability Corporation holds 2,745 shares or 0.63% of its portfolio. Gardner Russo Gardner Ltd Liability Corp owns 2,425 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Evercore Wealth Mgmt, New York-based fund reported 2,821 shares. Clearbridge Invs Ltd Liability holds 0.37% or 3.16 million shares. Manning Napier Ltd Liability Co has 2.18% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 2.15 million shares. Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership owns 386,908 shares. Atria Invests Limited Liability Com reported 4,912 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings.

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $5.93 million activity. Shares for $1.38M were sold by MIZELL STEVEN on Monday, October 9. 22,640 shares valued at $2.72M were sold by BEGEMANN BRETT D on Monday, September 25. 7,890 shares were sold by Ringenberg Nicole M, worth $964,553. Courduroux Pierre sold 4,320 shares worth $527,040. $343,200 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) shares were sold by Narain Duraiswami.

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