Bayer Acquisition Of Monsanto Gets The OK From The DOJ

Sean Reid
April 11, 2018

Stock in St. Louis-based Monsanto tumbled last month as DOJ antitrust officials feared that a Bayer-Monsanto merger would hurt competition. About 3.49M shares traded. Assembly Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASMB) has risen 110.93% since April 9, 2017 and is uptrending. (NYSE:BEN) rating on Thursday, September 3. Courduroux Pierre sold $527,040 worth of stock or 4,320 shs.

The companies and the U.S. justice department are finalising an agreement meant to resolve harm to competition from the tie-up of the German chemical company and the USA seed giant, said the person, who declined to be named because the talks are confidential. Venbio Select Advisor Llc who had been investing in Assembly Biosciences Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $903.41M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $117.86. The shares were sold at an average price of $102.04, for a total transaction of $8,227,587.24. "We anticipate closing in second quarter 2018".

Big Money Sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. Tdam Usa holds 5,534 shares. 64 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. However, Business Insider points out that this is only a total of $500 million more than the companies are spending on R&D right now. (NYSE:BEN) for 837,602 shares. CLSA upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Friday, January 6 report. Huntington Natl Bank reported 0.03% stake. Westpac Banking reported 4,453 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. King Luther Capital Mgmt Corp invested in 965,170 shares or 0.92% of the stock. Jennison Limited Company reported 29,681 shares. (NYSE:UAL) for 298,310 shares. Eaton Vance owns 756,580 shares. (NYSE:BEN), 0 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. FBR Capital maintained Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:AN) earned "Hold" rating by Northcoast on Wednesday, October 4. ValuEngine upgraded Monsanto from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday. The stock of Carter's, Inc. On Monday, November 13 the stock has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets. (NYSE:CRI) on Tuesday, February 27 with "Buy" rating. The stock now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $126.61. The U.S. Justice Department appears to have made a similar pact. Shares of Monsanto spiked after the report, and recently rose 6.6%. Monsanto had 3 analyst reports since October 17, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Roberts Glore Communications Il has invested 0.13% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). The firm has $128.0 highest and $118 lowest target. Capital International Investors grew its stake in shares of Monsanto by 10.3% during the third quarter. As per Thursday, April 7, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Banque Pictet Cie Sa holds 0% of its capital in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 1,725 shs. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. The ratio dropped due to Monday positioning: 69 sold and 328 reduced. 75 funds bought holdings and 246 increased holdings.

In the transaction dated October 09, 2017, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the EVP, Chief HR Officer; Mizell Steven disposed a total of 11,526 shares at an average price of $119.7, amounting to approximately $1,379,662. Dimensional Fund Advsr LP has 0.05% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 989,367 shares. Roosevelt Invest Group Inc accumulated 2,133 shs. Lazard Asset Lc reported 1.96M shares. Monetary Management Grp holds 0.31% or 6,583 shares.

Fny Managed Accounts Llc decreased Monsanto Ord (Put) (MON) stake by 98.93% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio holds 245,357 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Strs Ohio accumulated 358,737 shares. Farallon Capital Management LLC now owns 1,445,000 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $168,747,000 after buying an additional 1,355,000 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning stated it has 26,559 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Tdam Usa has invested 0.04% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $3.19 EPS. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Co holds 0.04% or 2,300 shares.

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