Analysts See $-0.03 EPS for The KEYW Holding (KEYW); Rwc Asset Management Llp Has Trimmed Monsanto Co New (MON) Holding

March 4, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Rwc Asset Management Llp decreased Monsanto Co New (MON) stake by 26.98% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Rwc Asset Management Llp sold 29,118 shares as Monsanto Co New (MON)’s stock rose 6.51%. The Rwc Asset Management Llp holds 78,791 shares with $9.44 million value, down from 107,909 last quarter. Monsanto Co New now has $54.10 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $122.73. About 3.75 million shares traded or 20.51% up from the average. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since March 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

Analysts expect The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) to report $-0.03 EPS on March, 14.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 62.50% from last quarter’s $-0.08 EPS. After having $0.03 EPS previously, The KEYW Holding Corporation’s analysts see -200.00% EPS growth. It closed at $7.58 lastly. It is down 6.38% since March 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.32% the S&P500.

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $6.90 million activity. 11,526 shares valued at $1.38 million were sold by MIZELL STEVEN on Monday, October 9. On Monday, October 16 Ringenberg Nicole M sold $964,553 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) or 7,890 shares. 2,860 shares were sold by Narain Duraiswami, worth $343,200. Courduroux Pierre had sold 4,320 shares worth $527,040. BEGEMANN BRETT D had sold 22,640 shares worth $2.72 million on Monday, September 25.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 48 investors sold MON shares while 342 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 244 raised stakes. 321.42 million shares or 4.04% more from 308.94 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moody Commercial Bank Division reported 0.02% stake. Adirondack Tru Communications has 0.02% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 185 shares. Ohio-based Victory Capital Management has invested 0% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Boothbay Fund Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 45,750 shares or 0.91% of all its holdings. Davis Selected Advisers owns 428,111 shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. 1,909 were accumulated by Carnegie Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company. Da Davidson & Co stated it has 0.03% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Glob Thematic Prtn Ltd Com holds 471,438 shares. 1,271 were reported by First Personal. Arrowgrass Cap Ptnrs (Us) Limited Partnership invested in 951,111 shares or 0.84% of the stock. Dean Inv Assoc Limited Co reported 5,679 shares. Roberts Glore And Il has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Estabrook Mngmt holds 19,530 shares. Cibc Ww Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 774,000 shares. Endurance Wealth Mngmt reported 0.15% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON).

Rwc Asset Management Llp increased Interpublic Group Cos Inc (NYSE:IPG) stake by 178,256 shares to 971,907 valued at $20.21M in 2017Q3. It also upped Charter Communications Inc N stake by 17,753 shares and now owns 97,378 shares. Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) was raised too.

Analysts await Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) to report earnings on April, 4. They expect $3.39 earnings per share, up 6.27% or $0.20 from last year’s $3.19 per share. MON’s profit will be $1.49B for 9.05 P/E if the $3.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual earnings per share reported by Monsanto Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 726.83% EPS growth.

Among 23 analysts covering Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Monsanto Company had 61 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 30 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Wells Fargo. JP Morgan maintained the shares of MON in report on Thursday, April 7 with “Neutral” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $128.0 target in Wednesday, October 4 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Tuesday, August 25. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $134 target. On Thursday, August 27 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight”. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal Weight” rating and $100.0 target in Thursday, January 7 report. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $112 target in Friday, July 1 report. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 12 by Jefferies. The firm has “Mixed” rating by OTR Global given on Friday, November 18.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.96 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.26, from 1.7 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 10 investors sold The KEYW Holding Corporation shares while 16 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 46.45 million shares or 3.04% more from 45.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Republic Mngmt Inc reported 0% stake. Boston owns 1.07M shares. Commercial Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation owns 398,469 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Fifth Third State Bank has 0% invested in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW). California Public Employees Retirement System accumulated 100,200 shares. Aqr Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW). 186,813 were reported by First Trust Advsrs Lp. Swiss Financial Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) for 75,600 shares. Everett Harris Communications Ca reported 97,590 shares stake. Ubs Asset Management Americas holds 20,999 shares. New York-based Blackrock has invested 0% in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW). Concourse Cap Mgmt Limited Com accumulated 56,196 shares or 0.21% of the stock. Menta Capital Limited Liability Company holds 0.05% or 41,980 shares. Us State Bank De invested 0% in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW). 35,202 are owned by Millennium Mgmt Ltd Co.

The KEYW Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information across the intelligence, cyber, and counterterrorism communities. The company has market cap of $373.03 million. The Company’s solutions are designed to respond to meet the critical needs for agile intelligence and to assist the U.S. government national security priorities through various cyber activities and training, geospatial intelligence, cloud and data analytics, engineering, and intelligence analysis and activities offerings. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s products include electro-optical, hyperspectral and synthetic aperture radar sensors, and other products.

Among 7 analysts covering KEYW Holding (NASDAQ:KEYW), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. KEYW Holding had 29 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 15. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 2 by Noble Financial. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Friday, February 5 with “Buy”. On Wednesday, August 10 the stock rating was downgraded by Noble Financial to “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Chardan Capital Markets to “Neutral” on Wednesday, January 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 15. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 6 by Noble Financial. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Noble Financial. As per Wednesday, July 13, the company rating was downgraded by Maxim Group.

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