As Mettler (MTD) Valuation Rose, Shareholder Davis R M Has Decreased Position by $3.74 Million; Scotts Miracle (SMG) Shareholder Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio Cut Holding by $2.16 Million

January 22, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio decreased its stake in Scotts Miracle (SMG) by 50.94% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio sold 22,250 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.19% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 21,433 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.09 million, down from 43,683 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio who had been investing in Scotts Miracle for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.14B market cap company. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $106.86. About 329,644 shares traded. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) has risen 31.99% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.29% the S&P500.

Davis R M Inc decreased its stake in Mettler (MTD) by 6.96% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Davis R M Inc sold 5,978 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.62% with the market. The institutional investor held 79,952 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $50.06 million, down from 85,930 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Davis R M Inc who had been investing in Mettler for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.14B market cap company. The stock increased 0.50% or $3.31 during the last trading session, reaching $670. About 110,117 shares traded. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) has risen 55.25% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.55% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The) (NYSE:SMG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The) had 12 analyst reports since March 22, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, November 8 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, October 16. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $110 target in Wednesday, November 8 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 11 by SunTrust. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) on Monday, August 28 with “Hold” rating. Gabelli initiated it with “Buy” rating and $113 target in Thursday, October 20 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, August 4. The firm has “Hold” rating by Suntrust Robinson given on Wednesday, January 11. J.P. Morgan downgraded The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) rating on Wednesday, November 8. J.P. Morgan has “Hold” rating and $99.0 target. As per Tuesday, March 22, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $25.86 million activity. Another trade for 13,973 shares valued at $1.34 million was made by Coleman Thomas Randal on Tuesday, August 8. Shares for $1.51 million were sold by HAGEDORN PAUL. Shares for $500,551 were sold by Mistretta Nancy G.. 92,357 shares valued at $8.90M were sold by HAGEDORN JAMES on Monday, August 14. Hagedorn Partnership – L.P. sold 16,000 shares worth $1.51M. Shares for $1.73 million were sold by Lukemire Michael C on Tuesday, August 8.

Analysts await The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $-0.94 EPS, up 2.08% or $0.02 from last year’s $-0.96 per share. After $-0.26 actual EPS reported by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 261.54% negative EPS growth.

Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio, which manages about $19.25 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Maximus Inc (NYSE:MMS) by 30,804 shares to 104,056 shares, valued at $6.71 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Avalonbay Communities I (NYSE:AVB) by 2,581 shares in the quarter, for a total of 215,600 shares, and has risen its stake in Ensign Group Inc/The (NASDAQ:ENSG).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.30, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 33 investors sold SMG shares while 103 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. 38.40 million shares or 1.70% less from 39.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bluecrest Capital invested in 24,795 shares. S Muoio And Com Ltd Llc invested in 8,700 shares or 0.44% of the stock. Wells Fargo Com Mn accumulated 259,642 shares. Bancorp Of America Corp De stated it has 723,347 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Co holds 137,973 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Blair William & Co Il has 241,659 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Arrowstreet Limited Partnership reported 7,100 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Fort Washington Invest Inc Oh stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Cadence Capital Ltd Liability Com stated it has 5,055 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. First Interstate Financial Bank holds 0% or 200 shares in its portfolio. Fifth Third State Bank holds 0.01% or 13,476 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.09% in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). M&T Natl Bank Corporation holds 0.01% or 17,483 shares. Long Road Counsel Ltd Company reported 0.78% of its portfolio in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). 101,488 are held by Aqr Mgmt Ltd Llc.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 17 selling transactions for $20.78 million activity. Chu Wah-Hui had sold 500 shares worth $294,580. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $1.75M was made by Caratsch Thomas on Friday, August 11. DONNELLY WILLIAM P had sold 7,985 shares worth $4.63M on Monday, August 7. $442,500 worth of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) shares were sold by Magloth Christian. $2.95M worth of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) was sold by SPOERRY ROBERT F. Rauch Waldemar sold $1.31 million worth of stock or 2,203 shares.

Among 11 analysts covering Mettler-toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Mettler-toledo International Inc. had 23 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Thursday, January 4 by Barclays Capital. As per Friday, October 20, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, June 20, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 9 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, September 26. The stock of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, June 23 by Citigroup. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, September 10 by Bank of America. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. As per Thursday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 8 by Citigroup.

Analysts await Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $5.93 EPS, up 12.31% or $0.65 from last year’s $5.28 per share. MTD’s profit will be $151.68M for 28.25 P/E if the $5.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.36 actual EPS reported by Mettler-Toledo International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.01% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 31 investors sold MTD shares while 172 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. 22.26 million shares or 5.12% less from 23.46 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Lincoln Cap Limited Liability Corp has 0.22% invested in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) for 575 shares. Affinity Advisors reported 0.24% in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Federated Invsts Pa accumulated 0.06% or 33,262 shares. Brinker Cap Inc has 0.02% invested in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio stated it has 12,613 shares. Pitcairn invested in 0.06% or 904 shares. Jennison Associate Limited Liability Com has 3,277 shares. Natixis Asset Management has 1,195 shares. Pension Ser reported 27,429 shares stake. Oakbrook Invests Limited Liability invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Korea Investment Corp, a Korea-based fund reported 18,543 shares. 1,171 are owned by Boston Common Asset Limited. State Treasurer State Of Michigan stated it has 7,740 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0.04% in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Moreover, Kentucky Retirement Insurance Trust Fund has 0.08% invested in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) for 683 shares.

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