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As Monsanto Co New (MON) Shares Rose, Twin Securities Lifted by $11.20 Million Its Position; Jump Trading Increased Amazon.Com (Put) (AMZN) Holding by $1.63 Million

Twin Securities Inc increased its stake in Monsanto Co New (MON) by 31.69% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Twin Securities Inc bought 94,159 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.51% with the market. The hedge fund held 391,280 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $46.88 million, up from 297,121 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Twin Securities Inc who had been investing in Monsanto Co New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $53.05B market cap company. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $120.35. About 1.33 million shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

Jump Trading Llc increased its stake in Amazon.Com Inc (Put) (AMZN) by 25.76% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jump Trading Llc bought 1,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 8,300 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.98M, up from 6,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jump Trading Llc who had been investing in Amazon.Com Inc (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $722.59B market cap company. The stock increased 1.65% or $24.28 during the last trading session, reaching $1492.63. About 5.56M shares traded or 14.42% up from the average. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Twin Securities Inc, which manages about $752.99M and $740.15M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Parexel Intl Corp (NASDAQ:PRXL) by 19,174 shares to 155,826 shares, valued at $13.73M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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 “Buy” rating by UBS given on Thursday, October 8. RBC Capital Markets maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Monday, November 13 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by CLSA to “Underperform” on Thursday, September 15. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, June 29 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 14 report. Barclays Capital maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Thursday, October 6 with “Equal-Weight” rating. On Friday, November 18 the stock rating was upgraded by OTR Global to “Mixed”. Barclays Capital maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Thursday, October 5. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $124 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 28 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Wednesday, September 21.

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $6.90 million activity. $2.72M worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) shares were sold by BEGEMANN BRETT D. Shares for $1.38M were sold by MIZELL STEVEN. $527,040 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) was sold by Courduroux Pierre on Thursday, October 19. Narain Duraiswami had sold 2,860 shares worth $343,200 on Monday, September 25.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. 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. Monetary Mngmt Gp holds 0.28% or 5,573 shares in its portfolio. Cambridge Advisors has invested 0.12% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). First Natl Tru reported 5,139 shares. Moreover, Sg Americas Limited Liability Corp has 0.07% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 70,270 shares. Bartlett And Communication Ltd Liability Co reported 931 shares. Moreover, Blackrock has 0.17% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 28.11 million shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru has invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Capstone Investment Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp owns 75,000 shares or 0.32% of their US portfolio. National Planning invested 0.04% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Augustine Asset Management holds 1.52% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 19,900 shares. Amica Retiree Medical Trust holds 2,466 shares. Invesco holds 0.07% or 1.66M shares in its portfolio. Polygon Management holds 1.95% or 100,000 shares. Btg Pactual Global Asset Limited stated it has 0.95% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Moreover, Lenox Wealth Advsr Incorporated has 0% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 3 shares.

Jump Trading Llc, which manages about $553.48M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (Call) (NYSE:XOM) by 13,200 shares to 21,500 shares, valued at $1.76 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Powershares Qqq Trust Series 1 (Call) (QQQ) by 127,300 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 89,600 shares, and cut its stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG).

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $3.25 million activity.

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