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As Mosaic Co New (MOS) Share Value Declined, Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management Has Lowered Holding; Dearborn Partners Has Lifted Its Position in Verizon Communications (VZ) as Stock Value Declined

Dearborn Partners Llc increased its stake in Verizon Communications (VZ) by 12.49% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dearborn Partners Llc bought 26,661 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.66% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 240,167 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.89M, up from 213,506 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dearborn Partners Llc who had been investing in Verizon Communications for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $204.56B market cap company. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $50.15. About 12.26 million shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since February 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management decreased its stake in Mosaic Co New (MOS) by 4.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management sold 20,659 shares as the company’s stock declined 29.59% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 460,107 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.93 million, down from 480,766 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management who had been investing in Mosaic Co New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.80B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.66% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $25.43. About 6.26 million shares traded or 23.24% up from the average. The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has declined 7.87% since February 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.57% the S&P500.

Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management, which manages about $1.07 billion and $533.43M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cf Inds Hldgs Inc (NYSE:CF) by 182,333 shares to 205,286 shares, valued at $7.22M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in China Mobile Limited (NYSE:CHL) by 17,922 shares in the quarter, for a total of 229,136 shares, and has risen its stake in Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM).

Among 24 analysts covering The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. The Mosaic Company had 85 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) on Wednesday, August 9 with “Hold” rating. The stock of The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) earned “Underweight” rating by Atlantic Securities on Friday, March 11. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 2 report. Cowen & Co maintained The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) on Friday, January 12 with “Hold” rating. Societe Generale downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Tuesday, February 16 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by HSBC to “Reduce” on Monday, May 23. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 12 with “Hold”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 2. Cowen & Co maintained The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) rating on Friday, July 7. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $2300 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.34, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Hudock Gp Llc invested in 0.02% or 1,845 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement System invested in 0.04% or 1.11M shares. Amp Investors Limited holds 0.04% of its portfolio in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) for 317,787 shares. Corecommodity Mngmt Llc has invested 1.32% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Aperio Gru Limited Liability Co accumulated 0.01% or 115,500 shares. Susquehanna Gru Llp holds 1.59 million shares. Ariel Limited Liability holds 0.07% or 282,737 shares in its portfolio. South Dakota Inv Council invested in 55,700 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Washington-based Tradewinds Mgmt Limited Liability Com has invested 0.02% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Moreover, Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Holdings has 0.03% invested in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Nationwide Fund Advsr has invested 0.02% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). 1.23M were reported by Swiss National Bank & Trust. 89,146 are held by Shufro Rose Ltd Liability Corp. Dnb Asset Mgmt As owns 38,310 shares. Jane Street Grp Ltd Liability Corp holds 104,577 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 74 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, September 18. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4900 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Friday, July 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $48 target in Wednesday, September 30 report. As per Wednesday, January 25, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Moffett Nathanson on Tuesday, February 21. As per Monday, October 24, the company rating was upgraded by Drexel Hamilton. As per Wednesday, July 27, the company rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 16 by Nomura. The stock has “Sector Outperform” rating by Scotia Capital on Wednesday, October 21.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 81 investors sold VZ shares while 696 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 570 raised stakes. 2.53 billion shares or 1.44% more from 2.49 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Thomas White Limited, Illinois-based fund reported 25,954 shares. 203,532 were reported by Fort Washington Investment Advsrs Inc Oh. Voloridge Ltd Llc holds 0.04% or 34,345 shares. 1,400 are held by Bankshares Hapoalim Bm. M&T Natl Bank Corp invested in 0.35% or 1.31 million shares. Winslow Asset Management stated it has 4,458 shares. D E Shaw Com reported 5.96M shares. Taconic Advsr Ltd Partnership stated it has 4.14% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Gyroscope Cap Mgmt Group Inc Ltd Liability Com invested 0.18% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Moreover, Rockland has 2.76% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 373,062 shares. Beck Mack And Oliver Ltd Llc has invested 0.72% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Barrington Strategic Wealth Mgmt Gp Limited Liability holds 0.4% or 16,124 shares in its portfolio. Kessler Group Incorporated Ltd Llc holds 50,623 shares. Fiduciary Trust reported 0.39% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Seizert Capital Prns Lc has 442,826 shares for 0.8% of their portfolio.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $89,365 activity.

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