Equitec Proprietary Markets Increased Monsanto Co New (Put) (MON) Stake By $10.41 Million; Vivint Solar (VSLR) Has 1.52 Sentiment

November 15, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Vivint Solar, Inc. offers distributed solar energy, electricity generated by a solar energy system installed at or near customers’ locations, to residential customers. The company has market cap of $429.24 million. Through investment funds, the Company owns solar energy systems it installs and provides solar electricity pursuant to long-term contracts with its customers. It has a 10.08 P/E ratio. The Firm also sells solar energy systems outright to customers.

Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc increased Monsanto Co New (Put) (MON) stake by 119.19% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc acquired 88,200 shares as Monsanto Co New (Put) (MON)’s stock rose 6.51%. The Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc holds 162,200 shares with $19.20M value, up from 74,000 last quarter. Monsanto Co New (Put) now has $51.64 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.62% or $0.73 reaching $117.32 on the news. About 11,377 shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

Blackstone Group L.P. holds 4.28% of its portfolio in Vivint Solar Inc for 82.36 million shares. Quentec Asset Management Llc owns 3.18 million shares or 1.43% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ardsley Advisory Partners has 0.41% invested in the company for 394,800 shares. The California-based Firsthand Capital Management Inc. has invested 0.07% in the stock. A.R.T. Advisors Llc, a New York-based fund reported 138,386 shares.

It is down 29.31% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.61% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $347,314 activity.

Analysts await Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE:VSLR) to report earnings on March, 15. They expect $-0.31 earnings per share, up 24.39% or $0.10 from last year’s $-0.41 per share. After $-0.33 actual earnings per share reported by Vivint Solar Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.06% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Vivint Solar’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Vivint Solar, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. VSLR was included in 2 notes of analysts from September 8, 2016. The company was initiated on Thursday, September 8 by JMP Securities. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 7 by Goldman Sachs.

Among 23 analysts covering Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Monsanto Company had 59 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, September 15 by CLSA. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Tuesday, August 1. RBC Capital Markets maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Thursday, June 29 with “Sector Perform” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, March 14 by Citigroup. UBS maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Thursday, October 8 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, June 29 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 11 with “Buy”. Monness Crespi maintained it with “Buy” rating and $128 target in Monday, October 3 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 4 by BMO Capital Markets.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $4.21 million activity. $2.94M worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) was sold by BEGEMANN BRETT D on Thursday, June 1. $875,927 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) was sold by HOLLOWAY JANET M on Tuesday, June 13.

Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc decreased Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) stake by 25,940 shares to 34,860 valued at $8.39M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Rite Aid Corp (Put) (NYSE:RAD) stake by 846,800 shares and now owns 832,700 shares. Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.06, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 56 investors sold MON shares while 318 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 275 raised stakes. 308.94 million shares or 3.25% less from 319.32 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ameritas Investment Prtn Incorporated reported 25,749 shares. Lazard Asset Limited Liability Company reported 0.13% stake. Gp One Trading Limited Partnership has 108,811 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) holds 2,787 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Acropolis Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0.06% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) or 3,111 shares. Holderness owns 0.11% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 1,787 shares. Regions owns 60,940 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Piedmont Advisors Limited Co holds 0.25% or 93,761 shares in its portfolio. The Ontario – Canada-based Tdam Usa has invested 0.05% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Banque Pictet & Cie Sa holds 1,725 shares. Scopus Asset Mngmt LP invested 0.03% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance has 18,970 shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. Davenport And Ltd Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 13,128 shares. Cadence Capital Mngmt Llc reported 0.03% stake. Hendley And holds 1.99% or 30,173 shares.

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