Agrium (AGU) Holding Raised by Corecommodity Management Llc; Proshare Advisors Increased Its Symantec (SYMC) Holding by $930,976

January 10, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Corecommodity Management Llc increased its stake in Agrium Inc (AGU) by 86.04% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Corecommodity Management Llc bought 3,051 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.74% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 6,597 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $707,000, up from 3,546 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Corecommodity Management Llc who had been investing in Agrium Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $16.09B market cap company. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $115. About 833,843 shares traded or 170.47% up from the average. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has risen 5.50% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.20% the S&P500.

Proshare Advisors Llc increased its stake in Symantec Corp (SYMC) by 11.98% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Proshare Advisors Llc bought 29,093 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.76% with the market. The institutional investor held 272,000 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.92 million, up from 242,907 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Proshare Advisors Llc who had been investing in Symantec Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $17.92B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $28.91. About 190,478 shares traded. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) has risen 71.82% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.12% the S&P500.

Corecommodity Management Llc, which manages about $5.19B and $105.70 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Companhia De Saneamento Basi (NYSE:SBS) by 61,969 shares to 146,224 shares, valued at $1.53 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR) by 27,029 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 7,857 shares, and cut its stake in Rayonier Inc (NYSE:RYN).

Among 25 analysts covering Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Agrium Inc. had 78 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. CLSA upgraded the shares of AGU in report on Tuesday, September 13 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, December 21 by Cowen & Co. The rating was upgraded by Howard Weil on Friday, August 7 to “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by TD Securities given on Thursday, September 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, August 17. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 12. On Wednesday, July 12 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Monday, February 13. As per Tuesday, January 24, the company rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co.

Among 29 analysts covering Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 34% are positive. Symantec had 81 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, March 11 to “Outperform”. On Tuesday, August 11 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Hold”. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 9 by Cowen & Co. Evercore maintained it with “Hold” rating and $2500 target in Friday, June 9 report. As per Monday, January 30, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Tuesday, August 2. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Friday, April 7 report. Zacks upgraded the shares of SYMC in report on Monday, August 17 to “Sell” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Sunday, September 10. The firm has “Buy” rating by TheStreet given on Saturday, August 15.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 sales for $47.91 million activity. Another trade for 13,567 shares valued at $407,010 was made by Clark Gregory S. on Thursday, August 31. Divol Roxane sold $499,352 worth of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) on Tuesday, September 12. $230,640 worth of stock was sold by Noviello Nicholas R on Thursday, September 7. 2,000 Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) shares with value of $67,016 were sold by Sands Anita M. Rosch Francis C had sold 4,749 shares worth $141,089. Fey Michael David had sold 1.35 million shares worth $38.90 million.

Proshare Advisors Llc, which manages about $28.14 billion and $10.88B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Atrion Corp (NASDAQ:ATRI) by 1,219 shares to 11,865 shares, valued at $7.97M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) by 14,859 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 836,363 shares, and cut its stake in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ:BBBY).

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