Susquehanna International Group Llp Raised By $108.98 Million Its Monsanto Co New (Put) (MON) Holding; Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) SI Decreased By 6.66%

December 6, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Susquehanna International Group Llp increased Monsanto Co New (Put) (MON) stake by 72.22% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Susquehanna International Group Llp acquired 923,600 shares as Monsanto Co New (Put) (MON)’s stock rose 6.51%. The Susquehanna International Group Llp holds 2.20M shares with $260.69 million value, up from 1.28M last quarter. Monsanto Co New (Put) now has $51.98B valuation. The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $118.08. About 1.38M shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

Ascena Retail Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:ASNA) had a decrease of 6.66% in short interest. ASNA’s SI was 41.43 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 6.66% from 44.39M shares previously. With 2.04 million avg volume, 20 days are for Ascena Retail Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:ASNA)’s short sellers to cover ASNA’s short positions. The SI to Ascena Retail Group Incorporated’s float is 30.8%. The stock decreased 3.33% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $2.03. About 3.20M shares traded or 16.75% up from the average. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) has declined 70.94% since December 6, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.64% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Ascena Retail Group had 28 analyst reports since September 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, June 1 by Telsey Advisory Group. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, June 1 by FBR Capital. The stock of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 15 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, June 12, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, September 20 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Sell” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, March 7. On Tuesday, August 15 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 13 with “Hold”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, December 2.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 38 investors sold Ascena Retail Group, Inc. shares while 42 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 179.61 million shares or 3.03% less from 185.23 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Stevens Management Limited Partnership accumulated 0% or 23,285 shares. The Washington-based Washington Trust National Bank & Trust has invested 0% in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA). Royal Commercial Bank Of Canada holds 10,573 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Towle And has 1.14% invested in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA). Nationwide Fund reported 126,330 shares stake. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement reported 133,287 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership holds 264,268 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Gp Inc has invested 0% in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA). Ww Asset Management Inc reported 0% in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA). California Employees Retirement Sys owns 1.24M shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability reported 1.04 million shares stake. Amalgamated Bank invested in 0% or 24,238 shares. Primecap Communications Ca invested in 9.88 million shares or 0.02% of the stock. Metropolitan Life Commerce holds 0% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) for 117,550 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 0% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA).

Ascena Retail Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of apparel, shoes, and accessories for women and tween girls in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company has market cap of $391.58 million. The firm operates through six divisions: ANN, Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn, and Catherines. It currently has negative earnings. It creates, designs, and develops a range of merchandise, including apparel, accessories, footwear, and intimates; lifestyle products comprising cosmetics and bedroom furnishings; and wear-to-work, sportswear, footwear, and social occasion apparel.

Susquehanna International Group Llp decreased Ishares Tr (Put) (IHF) stake by 29,572 shares to 2,600 valued at $386,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Nxp Semiconductors N V (NASDAQ:NXPI) stake by 762,454 shares and now owns 856,246 shares. Pbf Energy Inc (Put) (NYSE:PBF) was reduced too.

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 company was downgraded on Wednesday, July 12 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, September 5. Goldman Sachs reinitiated the shares of MON in report on Wednesday, September 23 with “Neutral” rating. Bernstein upgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Monday, September 26 report. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, April 7. RBC Capital Markets maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Thursday, June 29 with “Sector Perform” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Thursday, October 5. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $124 target. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $12800 target in Friday, August 11 report. Morgan Stanley reinitiated Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Thursday, August 27. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $120 target. Barclays Capital maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Thursday, January 7 with “Equal Weight” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.06, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It dropped, 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. Texas-based Next Fincl has invested 0% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Vigilant Capital Mngmt Ltd has 0.1% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan holds 0.45% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) or 20,000 shares. Becker Cap Mngmt Incorporated has 1.23% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Texas Permanent School Fund reported 0.19% stake. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 476,263 shares. Smithfield has 0.02% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Boys Arnold And Company Inc holds 0.03% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) or 1,707 shares. Macquarie Group Incorporated Ltd has 0.01% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Meridian Management holds 24,868 shares or 1.55% of its portfolio. Busey Tru reported 0.13% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Cornerstone Advsr owns 10,000 shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. Meiji Yasuda Asset invested 0.54% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Company accumulated 7,759 shares or 0.06% of the stock. 200 were accumulated by Payden & Rygel.

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