Cortland Associates Trimmed Its Monsanto Co (MON) Position; Jacobs Levy Equity Management Has Upped Lockheed Martin (LMT) Holding

February 22, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc increased Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT) stake by 121.76% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc acquired 58,621 shares as Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT)’s stock rose 2.80%. The Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc holds 106,765 shares with $33.13 million value, up from 48,144 last quarter. Lockheed Martin Corp now has $101.41B valuation. The stock decreased 0.45% or $1.63 during the last trading session, reaching $357.06. About 1.39 million shares traded or 3.82% up from the average. Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) has risen 14.19% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.51% the S&P500.

Cortland Associates Inc decreased Monsanto Co (MON) stake by 5.14% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cortland Associates Inc sold 5,146 shares as Monsanto Co (MON)’s stock rose 6.51%. The Cortland Associates Inc holds 94,939 shares with $11.38M value, down from 100,085 last quarter. Monsanto Co now has $52.98B valuation. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $120.19. About 1.81M shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Lockheed Martin Corporation had 81 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs maintained Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) rating on Wednesday, August 24. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and $245 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, July 19. The stock of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, April 26. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, August 21 by Jefferies. Bernstein maintained Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) rating on Tuesday, January 30. Bernstein has “Hold” rating and $392.0 target. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, November 9 to “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) rating on Monday, July 17. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $29500 target. On Monday, August 14 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by Wolfe Research. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 19 report.

Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc decreased Newfield Expl Co (NYSE:NFX) stake by 77,513 shares to 307,606 valued at $9.13M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) stake by 8,260 shares and now owns 6,950 shares. Bankunited Inc Com (NYSE:BKU) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 43 investors sold LMT shares while 356 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. 221.38 million shares or 1.04% less from 223.70 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cadence Cap Mngmt Ltd Company holds 0.55% in Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) or 28,602 shares. Employees Retirement System Of Texas reported 41,000 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Hyman Charles D reported 29,341 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage accumulated 176,270 shares. Moreover, Prudential Public Limited has 0.36% invested in Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT). Bb&T Corp invested in 27,217 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Millennium Limited Co holds 0.01% or 19,786 shares. Avalon Advsrs Ltd Liability Company invested 1.26% of its portfolio in Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT). Tctc Ltd Liability Company holds 0.01% or 674 shares in its portfolio. Carret Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.12% or 2,334 shares. Gam Hldg Ag invested 1.05% in Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT). Hwg Lp stated it has 116 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Washington Communication holds 0.41% of its portfolio in Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) for 22,459 shares. Sfmg Limited Company stated it has 1,203 shares. Sadoff invested in 0.03% or 905 shares.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $9.28 million activity. Shares for $2.69M were sold by Ambrose Richard F. $6.59M worth of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) was sold by HEWSON MARILLYN A.

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 8.86 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.

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $6.90 million activity. Shares for $1.38M were sold by MIZELL STEVEN. Shares for $527,040 were sold by Courduroux Pierre on Thursday, October 19. 2,860 Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) shares with value of $343,200 were sold by Narain Duraiswami. $964,553 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) was sold by Ringenberg Nicole M on Monday, October 16. On Monday, September 25 the insider BEGEMANN BRETT D sold $2.72 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It is negative, 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. Jacobs And Co Ca reported 2,152 shares. Retail Bank Of The Ozarks invested in 7,820 shares. Fort Washington Invest Advsrs Oh reported 0.05% stake. Estabrook Cap Management has 0.36% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Capital Innovations Ltd Com reported 2,430 shares or 0.7% of all its holdings. First Merchants Corp holds 0.09% or 4,225 shares in its portfolio. M&T National Bank Corp owns 0.09% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 136,651 shares. Mufg Americas Hldgs Corporation owns 8,276 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Davenport & Communications Lc stated it has 0.02% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Amalgamated Comml Bank owns 52,909 shares or 0.2% of their US portfolio. Cwm Limited Com reported 0.01% stake. Gamble Jones Invest Counsel holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 4,677 shares. 120,000 are held by Columbus Hill Cap Mngmt Lp. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0.07% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Paradigm Fin Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation has 1.04% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON).

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 firm has “Underperform” rating by CLSA given on Thursday, September 15. On Thursday, October 8 the stock rating was reinitiated by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, August 22 report. The company was maintained on Friday, July 1 by Citigroup. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, August 14. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 30 by Deutsche Bank. As per Thursday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. On Thursday, June 29 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, August 27 with “Buy”. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, September 23.

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