Pool (POOL) At $150.20 Forms Top; Polar Securities Has Decreased Monsanto Co New (MON) Position By $3.60 Million

June 14, 2018 - By Annabelle Johnson

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Polar Securities Inc decreased Monsanto Co New (MON) stake by 26.96% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Polar Securities Inc sold 31,000 shares as Monsanto Co New (MON)’s stock rose 2.93%. The Polar Securities Inc holds 84,000 shares with $9.80M value, down from 115,000 last quarter. Monsanto Co New now has $56.46 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $127.95. About 7.06 million shares traded or 57.73% up from the average. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 8.56% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.01% the S&P500. Some Historical MON News: ; 29/05/2018 – Bayer could get U.S. approval for Monsanto deal on Tuesday; 25/05/2018 – BAYER BAYGn.DE SAYS EXPECTS TO CLOSE MONSANTO DEAL SOON; 11/05/2018 – S.A’S COMPETITION TRIBUNAL-CONDITIONS FOR BAYER-MONSANTO DEAL REQUIRE MERGED ENTITY TO DIVEST, SELL BAYER’S LIBERTY BRANDED AGRO-CHEMICALS BUSINESS, SA COTTON SEED BUSINESS; 09/04/2018 – Justice Department to allow Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto: DJ; 02/04/2018 – Arkansas judge rules six farmers can spray controversial chemical; 15/04/2018 – ProcessWorldwide: Bayer Nears US Antitrust Approval for Monsanto Takeover; 21/03/2018 – U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT IS AWARE OF EU ANTITRUST APPROVAL OF BAYER’S ACQUISITION OF MONSANTO; IT IS CONTINUING ITS ANTITRUST REVIEW OF THE PROPOSED DEAL; 05/04/2018 – MONSANTO 2Q ONGOING EPS $3.22, EST. $3.29; 16/05/2018 – Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, and Monsanto Company Reach Licensing Agreement on Next-Generation Corn lnsect Control Technology; 02/05/2018 – Monsanto’s Commitment to Diverse Workforce Earns National Recognition for 11th Consecutive Year

Pool Corporation (POOL) formed multiple top with $160.71 target or 7.00% above today’s $150.20 share price. Pool Corporation (POOL) has $6.08 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $150.2. About 10,902 shares traded. Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) has risen 20.11% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.54% the S&P500. Some Historical POOL News: ; 19/04/2018 – POOL CORP POOL.O SEES FY 2018 SHR $5.45 TO $5.70; 03/05/2018 – POOL REPORTS ADDED AUTHORIZATION UNDER SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAM,; 15/05/2018 – Capital World Investors Buys New 1% Position in Pool Corp; 03/05/2018 – Pool Corp Raises Quarterly Dividend 22% To 45 Cents A Share, Boosts Share Buyback Program — MarketWatch; 26/04/2018 – Pool Corp at Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference Tomorrow; 03/05/2018 – POOL CORP – BOARD AUTHORIZED ADDITIONAL $200.0 MLN UNDER EXISTING SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM; 03/05/2018 – POOL CORP POOL.O SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.45/SHR; 19/04/2018 – POOL CORP SEES FY EPS $5.45 TO $5.70; 13/03/2018 – Pool Corp at Company Marketing Hosted By Stephens Inc. Today; 30/05/2018 – Pool Corporation to Participate in Deutsche Bank’s Global Industrials & Materials Summit

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 sales for $32.74 million activity. Another trade for 1,300 shares valued at $192,734 was made by PEREZ DE LA MESA MANUEL J on Tuesday, February 20. Another trade for 13,000 shares valued at $1.95 million was sold by Joslin Mark W. NEIL JENNIFER M sold $824,095 worth of Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) on Thursday, April 26. STOKELY JOHN E also sold $1.48M worth of Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) on Monday, May 21. 48,000 shares valued at $7.10 million were sold by COOK ARTHUR D on Tuesday, February 20. St Romain Kenneth G had sold 40,000 shares worth $5.84M. HOUSEY HART MELANIE had sold 3,500 shares worth $517,821.

Analysts await Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $2.84 earnings per share, up 28.51% or $0.63 from last year’s $2.21 per share. POOL’s profit will be $114.94M for 13.22 P/E if the $2.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.75 actual earnings per share reported by Pool Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 278.67% EPS growth.

Among 8 analysts covering Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Pool Corporation has $160.0 highest and $85 lowest target. $148.67’s average target is -1.02% below currents $150.2 stock price. Pool Corporation had 20 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 14 by Wedbush. Wedbush maintained the shares of POOL in report on Monday, February 27 with “Outperform” rating. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was upgraded by Sidoti. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the shares of POOL in report on Friday, August 25 to “Sector Weight” rating. As per Tuesday, July 28, the company rating was upgraded by William Blair. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, October 3. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, September 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Thursday, February 15, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 24 by Johnson Rice. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.25, from 0.82 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 16 investors sold Pool Corporation shares while 112 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 36.18 million shares or 0.23% more from 36.10 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. United Kingdom-based Barclays Public Ltd Company has invested 0% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Tygh Capital Mgmt stated it has 1.01% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). State Of Wisconsin Investment Board owns 7,830 shares. Hl Fin Serv Ltd Liability invested in 9,082 shares. New York-based Millennium Management Limited Co has invested 0.01% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Coldstream Capital Management reported 2,186 shares. Pathstone Family Office Lc stated it has 11 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Tci Wealth Advsr accumulated 177 shares. Moreover, Huntington State Bank has 0% invested in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) for 1,460 shares. Genesee Valley Communications holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) for 2,999 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt stated it has 16,211 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 0.17% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Campbell Newman Asset Mngmt has invested 0.11% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1,597 shares stake.

More important recent Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Sell Twitter On The S&P 500 Inclusion Pop” on June 06, 2018, also Streetinsider.com published article titled: “Bayer Closes Acquisition of Monsanto (MON)”, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Warren Buffett’s Cash “Problem” Just Got $2.4 Billion Worse” on June 09, 2018. More interesting news about Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Market Needs More Leaders – Cramer’s Mad Money (6/5/18)” with publication date: June 06, 2018.

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 14.61 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.

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. Argus Research downgraded the shares of MON in report on Monday, April 16 to “Sell” rating. As per Thursday, September 15, the company rating was downgraded by CLSA. Argus Research maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Friday, October 9. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $111 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 29 with “Sector Perform”. As per Thursday, April 7, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, September 15. Piper Jaffray maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Thursday, August 27. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $133 target. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 8 report. Monness Crespi maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Monday, October 3 with “Buy” rating. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, April 7 report.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $966,720 activity. On Tuesday, January 9 MIZELL STEVEN sold $966,720 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) or 8,100 shares.

Polar Securities Inc increased Viavi Solutions Inc stake by 88,754 shares to 3.41M valued at $33.15 million in 2018Q1. It also upped Black Ridge Acquisition Corp stake by 236,000 shares and now owns 1.10 million shares. Miller Inds Inc Tenn (NYSE:MLR) was raised too.

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