Wellington Shields Capital Management Increased By $614,250 Its Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Holding; 12 Bullish Analysts Covering Monsanto Company (MON)

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Kolinski

Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc increased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 9.18% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc acquired 4,725 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock rose 6.85%. The Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc holds 56,220 shares with $7.31M value, up from 51,495 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $391.59B valuation. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $145.76. About 5.45M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Monsanto Company had 60 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 13. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 11. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, April 7 by JP Morgan. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, August 27 by Piper Jaffray. On Wednesday, October 4 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Tuesday, August 1. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $12800 target. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Wednesday, May 25. RBC Capital Markets initiated Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Thursday, February 23. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $118 target. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, September 15 with “Buy”. See Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) latest ratings:

13/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $128.0 Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $128.0 Maintain
09/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $128.0 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $107.5 New Target: $118 Maintain
05/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $120 New Target: $124 Maintain
04/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $128.0 Maintain
15/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $128.0 Maintain
05/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $128.0 Maintain
01/09/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $128.0 Maintain
18/08/2017 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade

The stock increased 0.13% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $119.7. About 2.20M shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $6.90 million activity. The insider Courduroux Pierre sold $527,040. BEGEMANN BRETT D sold $2.72 million worth of stock or 22,640 shares. MIZELL STEVEN also sold $1.38 million worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) shares. $343,200 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) was sold by Narain Duraiswami on Monday, September 25. Ringenberg Nicole M also sold $964,553 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Monday, October 16.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 48 investors sold Monsanto Company shares while 342 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 244 raised stakes. 321.42 million shares or 4.04% more from 308.94 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cohen Klingenstein Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 59,656 shares or 1.08% of all its holdings. Tiedemann Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Panagora Asset has invested 0.01% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Pennsylvania Tru Communications holds 9,355 shares. First Eagle Limited holds 0.1% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) or 378,238 shares. Homrich And Berg accumulated 11,116 shares. Moreover, Midas Mngmt has 0.95% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). State Street Corporation invested in 0.21% or 19.97M shares. 14,354 were reported by Veritable Limited Partnership. Gulf National Bank & Trust (Uk) Ltd reported 139,424 shares. Hightower Advsr Limited Liability Com invested 0.07% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Fuller And Thaler Asset Inc holds 2,200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Cambridge Investment Rech Inc stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Cna Financial Corp reported 14,265 shares or 0.43% of all its holdings. Moreover, Davidson Garrard Inc has 0.12% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON).

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. The company has market cap of $52.76 billion. It operates in two divisions, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. It has a 22.21 P/E ratio. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands.

Investors sentiment is 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 45 investors sold JNJ shares while 871 reduced holdings. only 111 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes. 1.71 billion shares or 0.90% less from 1.73 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bluemountain Capital Management Limited Liability Company reported 0.03% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). 131,048 are owned by Kelly Lawrence W And Associates Inc Ca. Advantus Capital Mgmt Inc invested in 0.92% or 271,874 shares. Moreover, Clarivest Asset Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.01% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 3,488 shares. Polaris Greystone Financial Grp Incorporated Llc owns 0.03% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 2,975 shares. Van Eck Associate holds 105,144 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Wells Fargo & Mn owns 24.01 million shares or 0.97% of their US portfolio. First Wilshire Securities holds 0.09% or 2,553 shares. Hendley Com reported 4.26% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). New England Private Wealth Advsrs Ltd has 0.21% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Private Asset Management Inc reported 16,065 shares stake. Garde Cap holds 0.18% or 7,114 shares in its portfolio. Train Babcock Advsrs Lc invested 1.77% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Jefferies Grp Ltd holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 165,178 shares. Sabal invested in 3.03% or 233,336 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 84 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Atlantic Securities with “Neutral” on Friday, December 18. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, April 20 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Atlantic Securities. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 13 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Argus Research. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, July 19. On Tuesday, December 1 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 15 by Jefferies. The rating was reinitiated by Piper Jaffray with “Neutral” on Monday, October 5.

Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc decreased Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) stake by 6,597 shares to 11,147 valued at $1.82M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Walt Disney Co/The (NYSE:DIS) stake by 11,696 shares and now owns 34,318 shares. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) was reduced too.

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