Agrium (AGU) Holder Montrusco Bolton Investments Decreased Holding as Market Value Declined; Lpl Financial Position in Philip Morris Intl (PM) Lowered by $1.31 Million as Stock Price Rose

February 16, 2018 - By mmahotstuff

Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc decreased its stake in Agrium Inc (AGU) by 37.29% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc sold 423,827 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.74% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 712,727 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $76.21 million, down from 1.14M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc who had been investing in Agrium Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one 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 157.67% up from the average. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has risen 5.50% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.20% the S&P500.

Lpl Financial Llc decreased its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (PM) by 3.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lpl Financial Llc sold 11,773 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.69% with the market. The institutional investor held 289,995 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $32.19 million, down from 301,768 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lpl Financial Llc who had been investing in Philip Morris Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $161.05B market cap company. The stock increased 1.12% or $1.15 during the last trading session, reaching $103.69. About 4.36M shares traded. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has risen 16.65% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.05% the S&P500.

Lpl Financial Llc, which manages about $28.31 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spdr Series Trust (ONEK) by 4,496 shares to 26,537 shares, valued at $3.13 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ares Cap Corp (NASDAQ:ARCC) by 62,540 shares in the quarter, for a total of 719,010 shares, and has risen its stake in Bp Plc (NYSE:BP).

Among 19 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Philip Morris International had 54 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 26 with “Hold”. As per Monday, November 30, the company rating was upgraded by Nomura. As per Wednesday, July 20, the company rating was upgraded by SBG Securities. As per Thursday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Cowen & Co. As per Friday, September 22, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Piper Jaffray maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) on Thursday, October 19 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies upgraded the shares of PM in report on Friday, January 19 to “Buy” rating. Bank of America upgraded Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) rating on Thursday, March 24. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $110 target. The rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas to “Outperform” on Tuesday, March 8.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $13.44 million activity. The insider CAMILLERI LOUIS C sold $11.81M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 55 investors sold PM shares while 524 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 452 raised stakes. 1.10 billion shares or 0.12% more from 1.10 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Falcon Edge LP stated it has 215,100 shares. Blue Chip Prns invested in 22,574 shares. Carroll Associates holds 0.42% or 33,027 shares in its portfolio. Wms Prtnrs Limited Liability Company holds 29,350 shares. Deltec Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com accumulated 46,015 shares or 1.04% of the stock. Burgundy Asset Mgmt owns 2.70 million shares. Enterprise Service Corporation holds 0.4% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 7,205 shares. Permit Lc stated it has 0.43% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Capital Management Va stated it has 5,088 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Webster Fincl Bank N A accumulated 11,405 shares. Cibc Ww Mkts reported 0.06% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). 3,059 were accumulated by New England Private Wealth Advsr Limited Liability. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno invested 0.51% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). North Star Asset Management Incorporated holds 74,508 shares or 0.89% of its portfolio. Rench Wealth Mgmt, a Texas-based fund reported 2,358 shares.

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