Donaldson Capital Management Has Cut Its Walt Disney Co (DIS) Holding by $1.09 Million; Monsanto Co New (MON) Shareholder Cmt Asset Management LTD Boosted Its Holding by $424,830 as Share Value Rose

February 22, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Donaldson Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Walt Disney Co (DIS) by 25.4% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Donaldson Capital Management Llc sold 11,165 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.31% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 32,785 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.23 million, down from 43,950 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Donaldson Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Walt Disney Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $157.96B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.88% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $105.05. About 6.74M shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.

Cmt Asset Management Ltd increased its stake in Monsanto Co New (MON) by 50.62% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cmt Asset Management Ltd bought 3,570 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.51% with the market. The hedge fund held 10,622 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.27M, up from 7,052 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cmt Asset Management Ltd who had been investing in Monsanto Co New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $52.98B market cap company. 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.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 90 investors sold DIS shares while 649 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 563 raised stakes. 898.84 million shares or 2.35% less from 920.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Madison Inv Holdg accumulated 105,049 shares. Catalyst Capital Advsrs holds 290 shares. Fiduciary Tru reported 239,686 shares. Moreover, Kingfisher Ltd Liability has 0.76% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). First City Capital Mngmt owns 3,152 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Blume Cap reported 2.5% stake. Cetera Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.35% or 58,021 shares in its portfolio. Cadence Bank & Trust Na reported 7,877 shares. Reinhart Prns Incorporated reported 3,355 shares. Harvey Inv Co Limited Co holds 6,829 shares. Frontier Investment Mgmt reported 0.05% stake. Fic Capital reported 18,545 shares. Emerald Advisers Pa holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 2,946 shares. Afam Cap Inc has 1.29% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 108,550 shares. Jnba Advsrs reported 0.54% stake.

Analysts await The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $1.68 earnings per share, up 12.00% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.5 per share. DIS’s profit will be $2.53B for 15.63 P/E if the $1.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.89 actual earnings per share reported by The Walt Disney Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.11% negative EPS growth.

Among 39 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 23 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 152 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, January 12 by Pivotal Research. On Thursday, September 14 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Loop Capital with “Hold” on Wednesday, August 16. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Monday, December 18. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, August 9. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) earned “Hold” rating by Drexel Hamilton on Monday, September 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Wells Fargo. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 5 by Cowen & Co. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of DIS in report on Tuesday, August 18 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 18 by Deutsche Bank.

Donaldson Capital Management Llc, which manages about $967.55M and $952.70 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) by 2,810 shares to 21,086 shares, valued at $2.50M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Welltower Inc. by 10,877 shares in the quarter, for a total of 347,447 shares, and has risen its stake in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE).

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 “Sell” rating given on Monday, April 11 by Goldman Sachs. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of MON in report on Friday, August 11 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, September 23 by Goldman Sachs. JP Morgan reinitiated it with “Neutral” rating and $95.0 target in Thursday, October 8 report. On Thursday, October 6 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, September 15 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, November 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 6 by CLSA. The rating was downgraded by Susquehanna on Tuesday, June 27 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, September 1.

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $6.90 million activity. MIZELL STEVEN also sold $966,720 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Tuesday, January 9. Another trade for 22,640 shares valued at $2.72 million was made by BEGEMANN BRETT D on Monday, September 25. Narain Duraiswami sold $343,200 worth of stock or 2,860 shares. The insider Ringenberg Nicole M sold $964,553.

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