Montgomery Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Torchmark Corporation (TMK) by 76.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Montgomery Investment Management Inc sold 62,057 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.57% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 19,522 shares of the life insurance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.56 million, down from 81,579 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Montgomery Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Torchmark Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.21B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.48% or $2.92 during the last trading session, reaching $80.91. About 560,006 shares traded. Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) has risen 25.88% since March 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.18% the S&P500.
Robert Emil Zoellner increased its stake in Monsanto Co New (MON) by 1953.93% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alpine Associates Management Inc bought 1.58M shares as the company’s stock rose 6.51% with the market. The hedge fund run by Robert Emil Zoellner held 1.66 million shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $199.34M, up from 81,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alpine Associates Management Inc who had been investing in Monsanto Co New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $51.64B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $117.15. About 2.07M shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since March 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.
Analysts await Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) to report earnings on April, 18. They expect $1.46 earnings per share, up 26.96% or $0.31 from last year’s $1.15 per share. TMK’s profit will be $166.23M for 13.85 P/E if the $1.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.24 actual earnings per share reported by Torchmark Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.74% EPS growth.
Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 18 sales for $34.74 million activity. HUTCHISON LARRY M sold $2.07 million worth of stock or 24,000 shares. On Thursday, October 26 the insider ZUCCONI PAUL J sold $50,616. On Monday, March 12 the insider SVOBODA FRANK M sold $1.08 million. The insider COLEMAN GARY L sold $3.12 million. MAJORS MICHAEL CLAY sold $635,294 worth of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) on Thursday, October 26. The insider Darden James Matthew sold 12,750 shares worth $1.16 million.
Among 12 analysts covering Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK), 0 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Torchmark Corporation had 33 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, February 24 by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Friday, November 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Wells Fargo reinitiated Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) on Friday, September 23 with “Underperform” rating. FBR Capital upgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Monday, August 3 report. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wood on Monday, April 24. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Wednesday, August 19. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wood given on Monday, May 29. The stock of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Wednesday, September 2.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 26 investors sold TMK shares while 151 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 79.21 million shares or 1.66% less from 80.55 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt accumulated 0.01% or 8,798 shares. Montag A And Assoc Inc has 6,697 shares. Rampart Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has 1,340 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Tci Wealth Inc reported 0% of its portfolio in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). 3,900 are owned by Highvista Strategies Ltd Llc. Pillar Pacific Cap Mngmt Ltd holds 0.04% or 4,356 shares in its portfolio. The Connecticut-based Hartford Inv has invested 0.04% in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Exxonmobil Mngmt Incorporated Tx reported 19,755 shares. 7,035 were accumulated by Art Advisors Lc. Arrowstreet Capital Lp has 230,129 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Horizon Invs Ltd Liability Co reported 12,108 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 19,991 shares. Natl Bank Of America De reported 575,376 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Moreover, Cookson Peirce has 0.13% invested in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) for 16,290 shares. Baystate Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation has 121 shares.
Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $3.84 million activity. $343,200 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) was sold by Narain Duraiswami. MIZELL STEVEN had sold 8,100 shares worth $966,720 on Tuesday, January 9. Shares for $964,553 were sold by Ringenberg Nicole M on Monday, October 16. Shares for $527,040 were sold by Courduroux Pierre on Thursday, October 19.
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. Halcyon Mgmt LP accumulated 324,514 shares. 81,840 were reported by Jp Marvel Invest Advsr Limited Com. Farallon Cap Limited Liability Company holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 90,000 shares. American Century Inc holds 0.19% or 1.55 million shares in its portfolio. Highbridge Capital Ltd Com owns 200,000 shares for 0.36% of their portfolio. Independent Franchise Prtn Llp owns 4.19 million shares. Gamble Jones Invest Counsel stated it has 0.06% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can holds 0.07% or 595,747 shares. Mai Mngmt invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Connecticut-based Aqr Capital Mgmt Ltd Co has invested 0.07% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). 8,339 are held by Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt. Inv House Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 10,995 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Westpac holds 0.34% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 128,199 shares. Asset Mgmt One Communications Ltd accumulated 712,365 shares. North Star Invest Management accumulated 0.06% or 3,874 shares.