Reliance Trust Co Of Delaware Lowers stake in Monsanto Company (MON)

Monsanto Company (MON) : Reliance Trust Co Of Delaware reduced its stake in Monsanto Company by 2.5% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 22,305 shares of Monsanto Company which is valued at $2,277,564 after selling 572 shares in Monsanto Company , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 14, 2016.Monsanto Company makes up approximately 0.21% of Reliance Trust Co Of Delaware’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Kelman-lazarov reduced its stake in MON by selling 100 shares or 1.01% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,807 shares of MON which is valued at $1,009,827. Monsanto Company makes up approx 0.57% of Kelman-lazarov’s portfolio.Carroll Financial Associates boosted its stake in MON in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 278 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,336 shares of Monsanto Company which is valued at $446,478. Monsanto Company makes up approx 0.07% of Carroll Financial Associates’s portfolio.Mcqueen Ball Associates reduced its stake in MON by selling 255 shares or 2.34% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 10,644 shares of MON which is valued at $1,098,248. Monsanto Company makes up approx 0.75% of Mcqueen Ball Associates’s portfolio.

Monsanto Company closed down -0.43 points or -0.42% at $102.11 with 32,17,128 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $102.68, the shares hit an intraday low of $101.64 and an intraday high of $102.8 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Monsanto Company reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.10 according to the earnings call on Oct 5, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.03. The company had revenue of $2562.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2379.03 million. The company’s revenue was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.19 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Monsanto Company. Shares were Reiterated by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Oct 3, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 128 from a previous price target of $130 .Monsanto Company was Upgraded by Goldman to ” Neutral” on Sep 27, 2016. Monsanto Company was Upgraded by Bernstein to ” Mkt Perform” on Sep 26, 2016.

Monsanto Company (Monsanto) is a provider of agricultural products for farmers. The Company’s seeds biotechnology trait products and herbicides provide farmers with solutions that improve productivity reduce the costs of farming and produce better foods for consumers and better feed for animals. It manages business in two segments: Seeds and Genomics and Agricultural Productivity. Through its Seeds and Genomics segment it produces seed brands including DEKALB Asgrow Deltapine Seminis and De Ruiter and it develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds. Through its Agricultural Productivity segment it manufactures Roundup brand herbicides and other herbicides and provides lawn-and-garden herbicide products for the residential market.

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