Managed Asset Portfolios Lifted Its Mosaic Co New (MOS) Holding by $2.19 Million as Stock Declined; Copart (CPRT) Shareholder Ashford Capital Management Decreased Stake by $586,100 as Share Value Rose

June 18, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

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Managed Asset Portfolios Llc increased its stake in Mosaic Co New (MOS) by 31.17% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Managed Asset Portfolios Llc bought 91,335 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.57% with the market. The institutional investor held 384,330 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $9.33M, up from 292,995 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Managed Asset Portfolios Llc who had been investing in Mosaic Co New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.17B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.70% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $28.98. About 5.95M shares traded or 40.41% up from the average. The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has risen 22.40% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.83% the S&P500. Some Historical MOS News: 07/05/2018 – MOSAIC CO – HAVE PREPAID $300 MLN IN DEBT SINCE YEAR-END AND INCREASED TARGET TO PAY DOWN $500 MLN IN LONG TERM DEBT THIS YEAR; 10/05/2018 – MOSAIC CO – LUMPKINS WILL CONTINUE AS A DIRECTOR TO ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION; 21/03/2018 – FITCH AFFIRMS MOSAIC’S IDR AT ‘BBB-‘; OUTLOOK STABLE; 08/05/2018 – Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for The Mosaic, Newmont Mining, National Oilwell Varco, NxStage Medical, Publi; 07/05/2018 – MOSAIC CO – SEES FULL YEAR 2018 SALES VOLUMES FOR POTASH 8.2 MILLIONS OF TONNES – 9.0 MILLIONS OF TONNES; 14/05/2018 – Mosaic: Excess Capacity Exists at Spaces in Plymouth, Minn., and FishHawk and Highland Oaks Locations in Florida; 08/05/2018 – MOSAIC CEO JOC O’ROURKE COMMENTS ON 1Q EARNINGS CALL; 07/05/2018 – MOSAIC CO MOS.N FY2018 SHR VIEW $1.47 — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 16/05/2018 – Mosaic Presenting at Bank of Montreal Conference Tomorrow; 10/05/2018 – Mosaic: Ebel Succeeds Robert Lumpkins

Ashford Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Copart Inc (CPRT) by 2.52% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ashford Capital Management Inc sold 11,722 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.62% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 454,190 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $23.13M, down from 465,912 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ashford Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Copart Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.52 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $58.22. About 1.87M shares traded or 9.19% up from the average. Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) has risen 72.72% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 60.15% the S&P500. Some Historical CPRT News: 23/05/2018 – COPART 3Q REV. $478.2M, EST. $438.0M; 09/03/2018 Copart Acquires Nordic Salvage Auto Auction Company; 23/05/2018 – COPART INC CPRT.O – QTRLY TOTAL SERVICE REVENUES AND VEHICLE SALES $478.2 MLN VS $373.9 MLN; 23/05/2018 – COPART INC CPRT.O – QTRLY NON-GAAP DILUTED NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE $0.52; 24/04/2018 – Copart Announces Expansion of Location Near Minneapolis, Minnesota; 17/05/2018 – CPRT CLEARS SCRAP TIRES AT EX-SAFE TIRE FACILITY IN SAN ANTONIO; 23/05/2018 – Copart 3Q Net $127.4M; 23/05/2018 – Copart 3Q EPS 52c; 23/05/2018 – COPART 3Q ADJ EPS 52C, EST. 49C; 09/03/2018 – COPART BUYS NORDIC SALVAGE AUTO AUCTION CO

Since February 27, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $159,491 activity. $33,154 worth of stock was bought by WESTBROOK KELVIN R on Tuesday, February 27.

Among 26 analysts covering The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS), 10 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. The Mosaic Company had 97 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, June 9 report. The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co to “Underperform” on Thursday, April 14. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Thursday, August 4 with “Neutral”. The stock of The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 8 by CLSA. The stock of The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, April 19 by Barclays Capital. Vertical Research upgraded the shares of MOS in report on Thursday, August 17 to “Hold” rating. Scotia Capital downgraded the stock to “Sector Underperform” rating in Monday, December 12 report. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, February 21 by J.P. Morgan. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, November 2.

Managed Asset Portfolios Llc, which manages about $361.80 million and $311.00 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) by 125,725 shares to 322,815 shares, valued at $16.83M in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.02, from 1.05 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 44 investors sold MOS shares while 148 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 265.69 million shares or 0.91% more from 263.29 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 76,100 are held by Highbridge Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company. S&Co Incorporated, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.14M shares. First Interstate Bancorp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 264,040 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Systematic Fincl Lp reported 757,094 shares or 0.41% of all its holdings. New York-based Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.01% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Ltd reported 6,729 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue accumulated 0.04% or 76,770 shares. Convergence Inv Partners Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 356 shares. Asset One Co invested in 542,122 shares. Parkside Bancorporation Tru invested 0% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). The Connecticut-based Bradley Foster And Sargent Incorporated Ct has invested 0.17% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Moreover, Hoplite Management Ltd Partnership has 3.1% invested in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) for 1.78 million shares. Wall Street Access Asset Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.31% of its portfolio in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Concourse Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Company holds 131,810 shares or 2.07% of its portfolio.

More news for Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Copart, Inc. (CPRT) Management on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 25, 2018. Investorplace.com‘s article titled: “Unloved Copart, Inc. Has Returned 30%-Plus YTD” and published on June 15, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $28.92 million activity. 68,004 Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) shares with value of $2.95 million were sold by Englander Daniel J. The insider Blunt Matt sold $676,522. On Monday, June 11 TRYFOROS THOMAS N sold $8.05M worth of Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) or 140,000 shares. $11.49M worth of stock was sold by ADAIR A JAYSON on Monday, June 11.

Among 14 analysts covering Copart (NASDAQ:CPRT), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Copart had 32 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $33.0 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. Jefferies initiated the shares of CPRT in report on Friday, January 15 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $33.0 target in Monday, September 11 report. The stock of Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 21 by Robert W. Baird. Jefferies maintained Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) rating on Friday, May 26. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $3300 target. The stock of Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, December 22 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Neutral” rating by CL King on Thursday, February 25. The stock of Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 18 by Jefferies.

Analysts await Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) to report earnings on September, 18. They expect $0.47 earnings per share, up 34.29% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.35 per share. CPRT’s profit will be $109.17M for 30.97 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual earnings per share reported by Copart, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.62% negative EPS growth.

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