Shapiro Capital Management Has Increased Regions Financial (RF) Holding By $4.63 Billion; Monsanto Company (MON) SI Decreased By 18.2%

April 21, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Shapiro Capital Management Llc increased Regions Financial Corp (RF) stake by 7.93% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Shapiro Capital Management Llc acquired 268,208 shares as Regions Financial Corp (RF)’s stock rose 4.69%. The Shapiro Capital Management Llc holds 3.65M shares with $63.10B value, up from 3.38 million last quarter. Regions Financial Corp now has $21.21B valuation. The stock increased 4.08% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $18.89. About 18.95 million shares traded or 60.01% up from the average. Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has risen 29.90% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.35% the S&P500.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) had a decrease of 18.2% in short interest. MON’s SI was 6.52 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 18.2% from 7.97M shares previously. With 2.94M avg volume, 2 days are for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)’s short sellers to cover MON’s short positions. The SI to Monsanto Company’s float is 1.51%. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $125. About 3.71 million shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 3.06% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.49% the S&P500.

Among 34 analysts covering Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF), 9 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Regions Financial Corp had 111 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Evercore to “In-Line” on Wednesday, April 19. The stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) earned “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray on Wednesday, November 16. The rating was upgraded by FBR Capital to “Outperform” on Monday, November 14. The stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 5 by Raymond James. The stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the shares of RF in report on Thursday, August 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) earned “Neutral” rating by Nomura on Thursday, October 26. The rating was upgraded by Vining Sparks on Friday, April 6 to “Buy”. The stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, January 19. The stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, December 1 by Susquehanna.

Shapiro Capital Management Llc decreased Flir Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) stake by 1.52M shares to 1.19 million valued at $55.65 billion in 2017Q4. It also reduced Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) stake by 548,950 shares and now owns 685,640 shares. Perkinelmer Inc. (NYSE:PKI) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.23, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 26 investors sold RF shares while 187 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 169 raised stakes. 823.54 million shares or 2.89% less from 848.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Amer Registered Advisor has 0.12% invested in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) for 14,137 shares. Moreover, Chevy Chase Trust has 0.08% invested in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). North Star Mgmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). Fulton Bancorporation Na invested in 18,424 shares. Moreover, Colonial Trust Advsrs has 0.09% invested in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) for 34,187 shares. Camarda Advisors Ltd Co holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) for 468 shares. Bbva Compass National Bank & Trust Incorporated reported 0.02% stake. Soros Fund Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0.12% or 303,800 shares in its portfolio. Jnba Fincl Advisors owns 2,750 shares. Tnb Fincl invested 0.06% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). Pinnacle Fincl Prtn reported 136,880 shares stake. Stoneridge Prns Lc stated it has 290,882 shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability invested in 0.45% or 8.27M shares. Farmers Savings Bank reported 1,300 shares stake. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh And Williams holds 1.08% or 90,320 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 69 investors sold Monsanto Company 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. Bamco reported 11,969 shares. Crossvault Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 4,225 shares. Tig Advisors Limited Liability reported 473,206 shares stake. Moreover, Investment House Ltd Liability has 0.16% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Savant Cap Limited Liability Co holds 0.08% or 3,115 shares in its portfolio. Sg Americas Limited Liability Corp invested 0.12% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Cornerstone Capital Mgmt Liability Company invested 0.1% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Commonwealth Bancorp Of has 46,023 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Cullinan Associate holds 0.61% or 70,760 shares in its portfolio. Flossbach Von Storch Ag, Germany-based fund reported 3.60 million shares. Gulf Intll Bancorporation (Uk) Limited reported 139,424 shares. Mrj Cap stated it has 0.86% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Parallax Volatility Advisers L P accumulated 0% or 10,280 shares. Riggs Asset Managment owns 0.01% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 176 shares. Equitec Proprietary Limited Liability Com holds 69,850 shares.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. The company has market cap of $55.16 billion. It operates in two divisions, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. It has a 22.39 P/E ratio. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands.

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

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