British Columbia Investment Management Increased Its Tjx Cos New (TJX) Holding by $4.95 Million as Stock Price Declined; Equitec Proprietary Markets Has Lifted Its Monsanto Co New (MON) Position

January 18, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc increased its stake in Monsanto Co New (MON) by 10.25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc bought 6,050 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 65,050 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.79 million, up from 59,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc who had been investing in Monsanto Co New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $52.35B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $118.75. About 26,879 shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

British Columbia Investment Management Corp increased its stake in Tjx Cos Inc New (TJX) by 24.04% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. British Columbia Investment Management Corp bought 67,857 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.78% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 350,173 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $25.82 million, up from 282,316 at the end of the previous reported quarter. British Columbia Investment Management Corp who had been investing in Tjx Cos Inc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $48.59B market cap company. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $76.84. About 53,290 shares traded. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) has declined 2.02% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.72% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It turned 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. Adage Prtnrs Group Ltd owns 626,721 shares. Moreover, First Foundation Advsr has 0.33% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 49,125 shares. Millennium Mgmt Limited Liability, a New York-based fund reported 664,455 shares. M&T State Bank has 136,651 shares. Moreover, Tokio Marine Asset Mgmt Co Ltd has 0.61% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 33,603 shares. National Planning holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 1,756 shares. Georgia-based Acg Wealth has invested 0.19% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Cap Guardian stated it has 1.14% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). First Interstate Bank invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Covington Mngmt invested in 333 shares or 0% of the stock. Transamerica Fincl stated it has 1 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 355,764 are owned by Glenview Capital Management Limited Com. Vident Advisory Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 8,729 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Arete Wealth Limited Liability Corporation reported 2,149 shares stake. Goldman Sachs Gru reported 4.60 million shares stake.

Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc, which manages about $425.27M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intrexon Corp (Call) (NYSE:XON) by 46,400 shares to 77,400 shares, valued at $1.47 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Foundation Medicine Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:FMI) by 54,400 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 500 shares, and cut its stake in Rite Aid Corp (NYSE:RAD).

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $6.90 million activity. Courduroux Pierre had sold 4,320 shares worth $527,040 on Thursday, October 19. On Monday, September 25 the insider Narain Duraiswami sold $343,200. The insider BEGEMANN BRETT D sold 22,640 shares worth $2.72M. $964,553 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) shares were sold by Ringenberg Nicole M.

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. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of MON in report on Tuesday, October 10 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Neutral” on Friday, May 27. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, October 8. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 29 with “Sector Perform”. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 18 by UBS. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Friday, October 9. OTR Global upgraded the stock to “Mixed” rating in Friday, November 18 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Friday, September 1. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $128.0 target. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, August 25 with “Buy”. On Wednesday, January 17 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold”.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $1.45 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 59 investors sold TJX shares while 374 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 328 raised stakes. 550.02 million shares or 0.12% less from 550.70 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 100 are owned by Allsquare Wealth Management Lc. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv holds 0.07% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) or 154,106 shares. Wealthtrust Fairport Ltd Liability Com reported 48,649 shares stake. Cetera Advisor Netwr Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 9,392 shares. Junto Mgmt LP stated it has 342,650 shares or 2.07% of all its holdings. 1.68 million were accumulated by Td Asset Mgmt Inc. Laurel Grove Cap Limited Liability Corp reported 16,512 shares or 0.63% of all its holdings. The Ontario – Canada-based Financial Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0.12% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Whalerock Point Partners Ltd Liability Company, Rhode Island-based fund reported 8,705 shares. Aviva Public Ltd Liability Co owns 1.16 million shares. Disciplined Growth Invsts Inc Mn reported 2.46 million shares stake. The Illinois-based Department Mb Bancshares N A has invested 0.01% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Ontario – Canada-based Canada Pension Plan Inv Board has invested 0.04% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Hbk Sorce Advisory Lc reported 6,496 shares. Washington Bank holds 0.14% of its portfolio in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) for 12,128 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. The TJX Companies had 67 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Northcoast given on Thursday, September 7. The firm has “Positive” rating given on Friday, February 10 by Susquehanna. The stock of The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 25 by Wolfe Research. The stock of The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, February 25. The stock of The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 24 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, November 14 by Jefferies. The stock of The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) earned “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Thursday, December 14. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of TJX in report on Monday, June 19 with “Buy” rating.

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