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Adelante Capital Management Has Cut Simon Property Group (SPG) Holding by $8.10 Million as Share Value Declined; As Monsanto Co (MON) Valuation Rose, Stanley-Laman Group LTD Cut Its Position

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Adelante Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG) by 4.44% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Adelante Capital Management Llc sold 47,356 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.94% with the market. The hedge fund held 1.02 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $175.01 million, down from 1.07 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Adelante Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Simon Property Group Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $56.61 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $158.78. About 1.02 million shares traded. Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) has declined 9.44% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.99% the S&P500.

Stanley-Laman Group Ltd decreased its stake in Monsanto Co (MON) by 36.75% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stanley-Laman Group Ltd sold 6,327 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.12% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 10,889 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.27M, down from 17,216 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stanley-Laman Group Ltd who had been investing in Monsanto Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $55.33B market cap company. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $125.38. About 1.98M shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 3.06% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.49% the S&P500.

Stanley-Laman Group Ltd, which manages about $747.00 million and $463.08 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Acadia Pharmaceutl (NASDAQ:ACAD) by 157,229 shares to 301,105 shares, valued at $9.07M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) by 63,241 shares in the quarter, for a total of 71,461 shares, and has risen its stake in Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK).

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $966,720 activity.

Analysts await Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) to report earnings on June, 27. They expect $2.19 earnings per share, up 13.47% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.93 per share. MON’s profit will be $966.41M for 14.31 P/E if the $2.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.22 actual earnings per share reported by Monsanto Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.99% negative EPS growth.

More news for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Andaz Private Investments Notes May 2018” on May 10, 2018. Investorplace.com‘s article titled: “4 Stocks to Buy as a US-China Trade Deal Nears” and published on May 24, 2018 is yet another important article.

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. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Friday, August 18. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, September 21 report. Argus Research downgraded Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Monday, April 16 to “Sell” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $128.0 target in Tuesday, October 17 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Wednesday, October 4 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 9 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, October 8, the company rating was reinitiated by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 27 by Canaccord Genuity. On Wednesday, September 23 the stock rating was reinitiated by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It dived, 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. Davide Leone & Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership has invested 6.83% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Cqs Cayman Limited Partnership has invested 1.22% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc owns 0.01% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 188 shares. Price T Rowe Md reported 779,497 shares stake. State Street Corporation stated it has 0.2% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Salem Counselors Inc, North Carolina-based fund reported 550 shares. Scotia Cap Inc owns 0% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 2,780 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur Ny reported 0.14% stake. Advisor Ptnrs Ltd Company reported 7,183 shares. Amer National Ins Tx invested 0.24% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). New York-based Glenview Capital Limited Liability has invested 0.21% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Washington owns 1,897 shares. Beacon Fin Grp Inc invested in 0.56% or 27,664 shares. Moreover, Adams Natural Resources Fund has 1.48% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Bb&T Securities Limited Liability Company, a Virginia-based fund reported 12,821 shares.

Analysts await Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $2.90 EPS, up 17.41% or $0.43 from last year’s $2.47 per share. SPG’s profit will be $1.03 billion for 13.69 P/E if the $2.90 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.87 actual EPS reported by Simon Property Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.05% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 50 investors sold SPG shares while 204 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 178 raised stakes. 293.74 million shares or 1.11% less from 297.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Aviva Public Ltd Co accumulated 734,381 shares or 0.71% of the stock. World Invsts holds 0.84% or 22.44M shares in its portfolio. 44,797 were accumulated by Goelzer Inc. Citadel Lc holds 0.02% or 169,780 shares. Plante Moran Fin Ltd Liability Co reported 97 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Cibc Ww reported 2,793 shares. Gilman Hill Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.22% of its portfolio in Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) for 3,160 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested in 0.86% or 210,413 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co holds 0% or 150 shares in its portfolio. Private Advisor Gru Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 2,887 shares. Panagora Asset Management Inc owns 0.11% invested in Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) for 177,646 shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owns 59,866 shares. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Llp Ma has 4,749 shares. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd has 69 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Fjarde Ap has invested 0.23% in Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG).

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