Oracle Investment Management Has Boosted Contrafect (CFRX) Stake by $718,385; Stock Rose; Rwc Asset Management Llp Maintains Holding in Monsanto Co New (MON)

April 16, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Oracle Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Contrafect Corp (CFRX) by 32.92% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oracle Investment Management Inc bought 718,385 shares as the company’s stock rose 45.45% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 2.90 million shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.93M, up from 2.18 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oracle Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Contrafect Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $116.38M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.63% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $1.58. About 100 shares traded. ContraFect Corporation (NASDAQ:CFRX) has declined 21.95% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.50% the S&P500.

Rwc Asset Management Llp increased its stake in Monsanto Co New (MON) by 3.84% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rwc Asset Management Llp bought 3,027 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.12% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 81,818 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.56M, up from 78,791 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rwc Asset Management Llp who had been investing in Monsanto Co New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $55.30 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $125.31. About 135,786 shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 3.06% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.49% the S&P500.

Since October 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $1.49 million activity. Courduroux Pierre sold $527,040 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Thursday, October 19.

Among 23 analysts covering Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Monsanto Company had 62 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, August 27. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of MON in report on Monday, April 11 with “Sell” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, August 27. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 9 by RBC Capital Markets. Atlantic Securities downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, May 27 report. On Friday, January 6 the stock rating was upgraded by CLSA to “Outperform”. Goldman Sachs upgraded Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Tuesday, September 27 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Wells Fargo. JP Morgan reinitiated it with “Neutral” rating and $95.0 target in Thursday, October 8 report. As per Thursday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital.

Rwc Asset Management Llp, which manages about $8.81B and $1.89B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Yahoo Inc (Prn) by 1.65M shares to 11.00 million shares, valued at $14.81 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hp Inc by 125,546 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 578,289 shares, and cut its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 69 investors sold MON shares while 328 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 246 raised stakes. 317.44 million shares or 1.24% less from 321.42 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Franklin Street Advisors Inc Nc holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 3,060 shares. Northern invested in 7.32M shares or 0.22% of the stock. York Cap Mgmt Advsr Llc stated it has 6.06 million shares. Japan-based Nomura Holding Inc has invested 0.05% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Armstrong Henry H Associates has invested 0.08% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Chevy Chase Trust Holdg invested in 400,285 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Cap Intl Sarl holds 37,000 shares. 4,278 were reported by Telemus Capital Ltd. Aviva Public Limited Com holds 0.17% or 249,891 shares in its portfolio. Natl Pension invested in 0.22% or 379,472 shares. First Personal Fincl accumulated 991 shares. Bkd Wealth Advsrs Ltd Co reported 0.02% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Farallon Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 1.45 million shares or 1.37% of their US portfolio. Private Wealth Ptnrs Limited accumulated 0.7% or 32,600 shares. Cetera Advisors Llc, Colorado-based fund reported 2,597 shares.

Oracle Investment Management Inc, which manages about $877.33 million and $503.31M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mazor Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ:MZOR) by 927,024 shares to 1.29 million shares, valued at $66.71 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Accuray Inc (NASDAQ:ARAY) by 96,457 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 376,799 shares, and cut its stake in Quidel Corp (Call) (NASDAQ:QDEL).

Among 3 analysts covering ContraFect (NASDAQ:CFRX), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. ContraFect had 5 analyst reports since December 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 31 by Maxim Group. The stock of ContraFect Corporation (NASDAQ:CFRX) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Friday, July 22. On Wednesday, September 28 the stock rating was initiated by William Blair with “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Roth Capital on Tuesday, May 10 to “Neutral”.

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