$0.54 EPS Expected for Konica Minolta, Inc. (KNCAY); Cheyne Capital Management Uk Llp Trimmed Its Monsanto Co New (MON) Position

April 17, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Cheyne Capital Management Uk Llp decreased Monsanto Co New (MON) stake by 59.6% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Cheyne Capital Management Uk Llp sold 388,283 shares as Monsanto Co New (MON)’s stock rose 1.12%. The Cheyne Capital Management Uk Llp holds 263,217 shares with $30.76M value, down from 651,500 last quarter. Monsanto Co New now has $55.41 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $125.56. About 2.10 million shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 3.06% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.49% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Konica Minolta, Inc. (OTCMKTS:KNCAY) to report $0.54 EPS on May, 10.KNCAY’s profit would be $137.11 million giving it 7.94 P/E if the $0.54 EPS is correct. The stock increased 0.76% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $17.16. About 4,083 shares traded. Konica Minolta, Inc. (OTCMKTS:KNCAY) has 0.00% since April 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Analysts await Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) to report earnings on June, 27. They expect $2.19 earnings per share, up 13.47% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.93 per share. MON’s profit will be $966.37 million for 14.33 P/E if the $2.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.22 actual earnings per share reported by Monsanto Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.99% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It dropped, 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. Kistler stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Mai Capital Mngmt holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 2,980 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys stated it has 147,956 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. M&T Bancorporation Corp reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). M&R Capital Mgmt owns 0.03% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 1,243 shares. 1.67M are held by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Town Country Financial Bank Tru Dba First Bankers Tru holds 0.36% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 6,151 shares. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv has invested 0.13% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). 2,877 are owned by Sigma Planning Corp. Moneta Group Advsr Limited Liability Com invested 0.08% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Adage Group Limited Liability Company, Massachusetts-based fund reported 622,321 shares. Sei Com holds 193,537 shares. Bancorp Of Montreal Can owns 1.04 million shares. Dubuque Comml Bank And Tru Company holds 3,300 shares. S&Co reported 1,800 shares.

Cheyne Capital Management Uk Llp increased Trinity Inds Inc (Prn) stake by 689,571 shares to 1.03M valued at $1.62 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Old Rep Intl Corp (Prn) stake by 910,000 shares and now owns 2.96 million shares. Illumina Inc (Prn) was raised too.

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. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MON in report on Monday, October 9 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Wednesday, September 21 to “Overweight”. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 9 by Argus Research. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, August 22. The firm has “Hold” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, March 14. Susquehanna downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, June 27 report. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, June 29. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, September 1. The rating was reinitiated by JP Morgan with “Neutral” on Thursday, October 8. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, February 23 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since October 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $966,720 activity. Shares for $527,040 were sold by Courduroux Pierre on Thursday, October 19. On Tuesday, January 9 the insider MIZELL STEVEN sold $966,720.

Konica Minolta, Inc. engages in business technologies, industrial, and healthcare businesses in Japan, the United States, European countries, China, Asia, and internationally. The company has market cap of $4.36 billion. The firm develops, makes, and sells multi-functional peripherals, laser printers, filing devices, software and peripheral devices, digital color printing systems, digital monochrome printing systems, digital color-proofing systems, computer to plate products, prepress production systems, inkjet printheads, inkjet textile printers, and inkjet inks, as well as print and cloud services. It has a 18.06 P/E ratio. It also offers healthcare systems, such as digital X-ray diagnostic imaging systems, digital mammography systems, diagnostic ultrasound systems, medical imaging filling systems, medical imaging information workstations, pulse oximeters, jaundice meters, and diagnosis medicines, as well as offers medical management ICT services.

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