Pzena Investment Management Trimmed Citizens Financial Group (CFG) Position By $33.80 Million; Tig Advisors Lowered By $47.30 Million Its Monsanto Co New (Put) (MON) Holding

May 25, 2018 - By Michael Leger

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Tig Advisors Llc decreased Monsanto Co New (Put) (MON) stake by 77.1% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Tig Advisors Llc sold 407,733 shares as Monsanto Co New (Put) (MON)’s stock rose 1.12%. The Tig Advisors Llc holds 121,100 shares with $14.14 million value, down from 528,833 last quarter. Monsanto Co New (Put) now has $56.03 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.28% or $1.6 during the last trading session, reaching $126.98. About 3.24M shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 3.06% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.49% the S&P500.

Pzena Investment Management Llc decreased Citizens Financial Group (CFG) stake by 52.83% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Pzena Investment Management Llc sold 824,404 shares as Citizens Financial Group (CFG)’s stock declined 2.44%. The Pzena Investment Management Llc holds 736,038 shares with $30.90 million value, down from 1.56M last quarter. Citizens Financial Group now has $20.07 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.145 during the last trading session, reaching $41.395. About 2.33 million shares traded. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has risen 21.47% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.92% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Monsanto Company had 63 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan reinitiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 8 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, June 29 with “Hold”. On Wednesday, October 4 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 30 report. On Monday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Monness Crespi with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, September 21 by JP Morgan. Barclays Capital maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Thursday, October 6. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $110 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of MON in report on Friday, September 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, April 7 by JP Morgan. On Monday, April 9 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 69 investors sold MON shares while 328 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 246 raised stakes. 317.44 million shares or 1.24% less from 321.42 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hm Payson And holds 2,330 shares. Busey Trust has 6,329 shares. Smith Asset Mgmt Group LP invested in 66,193 shares. Nippon Life Global Investors Americas reported 0.38% stake. Ledyard Financial Bank invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Polygon Mngmt Ltd holds 100,000 shares or 1.77% of its portfolio. Moreover, Goodman Fincl Corp has 0% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Retail Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 1.04M shares. Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 4,000 shares. New York-based Lazard Asset Limited Liability has invested 0.05% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Destination Wealth Mngmt owns 81,515 shares. Advsr Preferred Limited Liability Co holds 0.16% or 3,247 shares. Private Tru Na holds 2,600 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca holds 0% or 1,400 shares in its portfolio. The Ontario – Canada-based Fairfax Fincl Ltd Can has invested 0.05% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON).

Analysts await Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) to report earnings on June, 27. They expect $2.19 EPS, up 13.47% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.93 per share. MON’s profit will be $966.41 million for 14.50 P/E if the $2.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.22 actual EPS reported by Monsanto Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.99% negative EPS growth.

Tig Advisors Llc increased Scripps Networks Interact In (NYSE:SNI) stake by 254,068 shares to 1.03 million valued at $87.90M in 2017Q4. It also upped Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) stake by 1.62M shares and now owns 1.69M shares. Calpine Corp (NYSE:CPN) was raised too.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $966,720 activity. $966,720 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) shares were sold by MIZELL STEVEN.

More recent Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Tracking Larry Robbins’ Glenview Capital Management Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” on May 25, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Andaz Private Investments Notes May 2018” on May 10, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Bayer cuts Monsanto earnings synergies outlook by $300M” with publication date: May 25, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 38 investors sold CFG shares while 197 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 155 raised stakes. 456.57 million shares or 2.62% less from 468.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Marietta Inv Prtn Ltd Co holds 260,612 shares or 3.11% of its portfolio. Ftb owns 3,322 shares. Invesco Ltd owns 23.13 million shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. Investec Asset Limited invested in 0.04% or 260,060 shares. Wallington Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 125,050 shares or 1.35% of its portfolio. Bremer Tru Natl Association, a Minnesota-based fund reported 89,773 shares. Wellington Shields Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.11% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 228,808 shares. Quantitative Investment Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.18% or 292,600 shares. Strategic Global Advsr Limited Liability holds 0.61% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 44,699 shares. 713,505 were accumulated by Boston Advsrs Llc. 118,179 are held by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). 200,000 were accumulated by State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D. 1,507 are owned by Enterprise Svcs Corporation. Mendon Capital Advisors Corporation reported 100,000 shares.

Pzena Investment Management Llc increased Genpact Ltd (NYSE:G) stake by 204,077 shares to 2.84M valued at $90.24 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Cognizant Tech Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) stake by 194,583 shares and now owns 7.12 million shares. Wen Holding Inc was raised too.

Among 26 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 14 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Citizens Financial Group had 94 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Vining Sparks on Friday, April 20 with “Buy”. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by PiperJaffray. On Thursday, September 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Buy” on Monday, January 22. RBC Capital Markets maintained Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) rating on Sunday, January 21. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $45.0 target. As per Monday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. Sandler O’Neill maintained the shares of CFG in report on Tuesday, February 27 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, August 27 by Zacks. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, May 13 by Wells Fargo. Sandler O’Neill downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, November 14 report.

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