Mosanto Co New (MON) Holder Berkshire Hathaway Upped Stake; Southpoint Capital Advisors LP Has Boosted Stake in Visa (V) by $14.25 Million

April 17, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) Logo

Rob Butts increased its stake in Visa Inc (V) by 31.25% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Southpoint Capital Advisors Lp bought 125,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.18% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Rob Butts held 525,000 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $59.86M, up from 400,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Southpoint Capital Advisors Lp who had been investing in Visa Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $280.31 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.90% or $2.32 during the last trading session, reaching $124.2. About 4.32 million shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 31.98% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.43% the S&P500.

Warren Buffett increased its stake in Mosanto Co New (MON) by 31.95% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Berkshire Hathaway Inc bought 2.84M shares as the company’s stock rose 1.12% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Warren Buffett held 11.71M shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.37 billion, up from 8.87M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Berkshire Hathaway Inc who had been investing in Mosanto Co New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $55.39 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $125.52. About 2.39M 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.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 55 investors sold V shares while 605 reduced holdings. 141 funds opened positions while 552 raised stakes. 1.61 billion shares or 1.83% less from 1.64 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Beach Invest Counsel Pa invested in 139,329 shares. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 17,518 shares or 0.45% of all its holdings. Gamco Et Al has invested 0.03% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Kentucky Retirement Insurance Tru Fund holds 0.92% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) or 48,160 shares. Liberty Mutual Group Inc Asset Mgmt holds 75,282 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. Atwood And Palmer owns 268 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Monetary Mgmt Group Inc holds 2.01% or 43,640 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Mastrapasqua Asset Mngmt has 2.2% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 95,583 shares. Investec Asset Mngmt Limited holds 1.88% or 4.01M shares. Selkirk Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 40,000 shares. Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Advisers Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.01% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Brinker Cap Inc holds 0.54% or 122,201 shares in its portfolio. Investment Ltd invested 0.16% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Spc Finance Incorporated, Maryland-based fund reported 8,030 shares. 44,228 are held by Auxier Asset.

Southpoint Capital Advisors Lp, which manages about $2.99B and $2.10 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cognizant Technology Solutio (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 1.43M shares to 570,000 shares, valued at $40.48 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) by 100,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.90 million shares, and cut its stake in Comcast Corp New (NASDAQ:CMCSA).

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $6.56 million activity. Shares for $5.65M were sold by MAHON TULLIER KELLY on Friday, December 15. The insider Biggar Lynne sold $205,440.

Among 42 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Visa Inc. had 127 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, December 5 by Guggenheim. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 11. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of V in report on Tuesday, September 12 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 18 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, February 2. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Cowen & Co. Mizuho maintained it with “Buy” rating and $136.0 target in Friday, February 2 report. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 18 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Friday, February 2 by Barclays Capital.

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. Goldman Sachs upgraded Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Tuesday, September 27 to “Neutral” rating. Argus Research maintained the shares of MON in report on Friday, October 9 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 12 by Jefferies. On Wednesday, May 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by CLSA on Friday, January 6. Jefferies maintained the shares of MON in report on Monday, August 14 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, October 8 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, September 5 report. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 29.

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. Verition Fund Limited Liability Company holds 0.12% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) or 11,147 shares. York Capital Mngmt Glob Advisors Limited Liability holds 17.14% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 6.06 million shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board holds 1.67 million shares. First Trust Ltd Partnership accumulated 8,312 shares. Shine Inv Advisory Services has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Tiaa Cref Invest accumulated 1.18 million shares. Bridges Inv Inc stated it has 10,639 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Glenmede Company Na reported 43,106 shares. Hartford Inv Management owns 90,683 shares. Ohio-based Hengehold Capital Management Ltd Llc has invested 0.07% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Aqr Mgmt Ltd Liability Com accumulated 564,545 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Kidder Stephen W accumulated 2,980 shares. Bessemer Gru Inc invested in 8,098 shares or 0% of the stock. Angelo Gordon & Company Limited Partnership holds 4.75% or 725,000 shares in its portfolio. Fisher Asset Management Ltd Liability holds 0% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) or 1,945 shares.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) Institutional Positions Chart

Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our FREE daily email newsletter.

By1 wolcottdaily

Automatic Stock Updates

Enter your email address below to get the latest news and analysts' ratings for your stocks with our free daily email newsletter: