John G Ullman & Associates Has Decreased Its Holding in Mosaic Co (MOS) by $2.38 Million; Pomelo Capital Has Increased Its Gnc Hldgs (GNC) Stake by $1.86 Million as Valuation Declined

February 15, 2018 - By Louis Casey

John G Ullman & Associates Inc decreased its stake in Mosaic Co (MOS) by 83.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. John G Ullman & Associates Inc sold 113,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 29.59% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 21,700 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $469,000, down from 135,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. John G Ullman & Associates Inc who had been investing in Mosaic Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.97B market cap company. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $25.88. About 178,652 shares traded. The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has declined 7.87% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.57% the S&P500.

Philip Rosenstrach increased its stake in Gnc Hldgs Inc (GNC) by 248.29% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pomelo Capital Llc bought 232,898 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.71% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Philip Rosenstrach held 326,698 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.89 million, up from 93,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pomelo Capital Llc who had been investing in Gnc Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $364.63 million market cap company. The stock increased 4.31% or $0.1801 during the last trading session, reaching $4.3601. About 648,315 shares traded. GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) has declined 70.69% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.39% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. GNC Holdings had 25 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained the shares of GNC in report on Wednesday, February 14 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Sell” on Thursday, March 23. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Friday, October 28 by Piper Jaffray. The company was initiated on Tuesday, May 10 by Piper Jaffray. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $10.0 target in Friday, September 15 report. Wedbush maintained the shares of GNC in report on Friday, April 29 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell” on Thursday, January 19. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, September 23 by Barclays Capital. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 30 report. The stock of GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) has “Underperform” rating given on Friday, October 28 by Bank of America.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.61 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 34 investors sold GNC shares while 43 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 40.57 million shares or 8.68% less from 44.43 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Jpmorgan Chase And has 769,506 shares. Price T Rowe Associate Md reported 21,053 shares. 125,475 are held by California State Teachers Retirement Sys. Invesco Limited owns 154,694 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. New York-based D E Shaw & Co has invested 0% in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Impax Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 0.33% or 1.22 million shares in its portfolio. Schroder Investment Mngmt holds 0% of its portfolio in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) for 9,300 shares. Barclays Public Ltd has 30,359 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Oz LP has invested 0% in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Legal & General Grp Public Limited Co holds 152,005 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Comerica Bank invested in 0% or 14,864 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp reported 30,866 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Balyasny Asset Ltd reported 57,200 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Manufacturers Life Insurance The has invested 0% in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Neuberger Berman Grp Incorporated Limited Com accumulated 92,000 shares or 0% of the stock.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $599,070 activity.

Pomelo Capital Llc, which manages about $366.34 million and $3.00B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mallinckrodt Pub Ltd Co (NYSE:MNK) by 463,400 shares to 8,000 shares, valued at $299,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cit Group Inc (NYSE:CIT) by 1.71M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 40,000 shares, and cut its stake in Tesla Mtrs Inc (Prn).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.34, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 36 investors sold MOS shares while 129 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 157 raised stakes. 258.00 million shares or 0.68% less from 259.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Nomura Asset Management Ltd owns 0.01% invested in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) for 53,112 shares. Davidson Advsr stated it has 279,963 shares. Brandywine Invest Management Ltd Com stated it has 835 shares. Wedge Capital Management L Limited Partnership Nc stated it has 0.08% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Capital World Investors reported 9.00M shares. Amalgamated Bancshares holds 0.03% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) or 40,294 shares. Moreover, Everence Cap Mngmt has 0.05% invested in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) for 10,240 shares. Korea-based Korea Investment Corporation has invested 0% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Kbc Nv invested in 47,241 shares. Maryland-based Chevy Chase Tru Holding has invested 0.05% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Cornerstone Advsrs holds 963 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Invesco has 8.66 million shares. 74,566 are owned by Hbk Invs L P. Natl Registered Inv Advisor has 0.16% invested in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Bluemountain Capital Mgmt reported 49,461 shares.

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