Profund Advisors Cut Monsanto Co New (MON) Stake By $352,597; Martin Currie LTD Lifted Hdfc Bank LTD (HDB) Stake By $3.93 Million

January 1, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Martin Currie Ltd increased Hdfc Bank Ltd (HDB) stake by 7.25% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Martin Currie Ltd acquired 40,960 shares as Hdfc Bank Ltd (HDB)’s stock rose 20.33%. The Martin Currie Ltd holds 605,994 shares with $58.40 million value, up from 565,034 last quarter. Hdfc Bank Ltd now has $78.51B valuation. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $101.67. About 396,941 shares traded. HDFC Bank Limited (NYSE:HDB) has risen 36.23% since January 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.53% the S&P500.

Profund Advisors Llc decreased Monsanto Co New (MON) stake by 10.16% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Profund Advisors Llc sold 2,963 shares as Monsanto Co New (MON)’s stock rose 6.51%. The Profund Advisors Llc holds 26,205 shares with $3.14 million value, down from 29,168 last quarter. Monsanto Co New now has $51.48B valuation. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $116.78. About 2.99M shares traded or 14.25% up from the average. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since January 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

Martin Currie Ltd decreased S&P Global Inc stake by 2,117 shares to 35,748 valued at $5.59M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Lauder Estee Cos Inc (NYSE:EL) stake by 3,486 shares and now owns 57,985 shares. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) was reduced too.

Among 3 analysts covering HDFC Bank Limited (NYSE:HDB), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. HDFC Bank Limited had 5 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, September 21, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Thursday, August 27. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Tuesday, March 21. On Wednesday, September 14 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, September 2 to “Sell”.

Profund Advisors Llc increased Latam Airls Group S A (NYSE:LFL) stake by 31,931 shares to 79,735 valued at $1.06M in 2017Q3. It also upped Berkshire Hathaway Inc Del (BRKB) stake by 2,952 shares and now owns 45,484 shares. Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) was raised too.

Among 23 analysts covering Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Monsanto Company had 60 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities given on Tuesday, December 1. The rating was upgraded by OTR Global to “Mixed” on Friday, November 18. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of MON in report on Tuesday, August 25 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Thursday, August 27 with “Overweight” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 8 by Deutsche Bank. Citigroup maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Monday, August 22 with “Neutral” rating. Jefferies upgraded Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Wednesday, May 25 to “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 15 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, August 19. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Tuesday, June 14.

Analysts await Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) to report earnings on January, 4 before the open. They expect $0.38 earnings per share, up 80.95% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.21 per share. MON’s profit will be $167.51M for 76.83 P/E if the $0.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.20 actual earnings per share reported by Monsanto Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 90.00% EPS growth.

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