Menora Mivtachim Holdings LTD Has Trimmed By $25.85 Million Its Orbotech LTD (ORBK) Stake; 5 Analysts Bullish AGCO (AGCO)

May 26, 2018 - By Sherry Myers

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Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd decreased Orbotech Ltd (ORBK) stake by 40.29% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd sold 517,037 shares as Orbotech Ltd (ORBK)’s stock rose 23.02%. The Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd holds 766,269 shares with $38.50 million value, down from 1.28M last quarter. Orbotech Ltd now has $3.11 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.07% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $64.12. About 505,364 shares traded. Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:ORBK) has risen 91.25% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 79.70% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering Agco Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Agco Corporation had 77 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, May 4 by Citigroup. The stock of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, June 21. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold”. As per Friday, May 26, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by J.P. Morgan. The stock of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, April 28. Bank of America downgraded AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) on Friday, October 13 to “Sell” rating. The stock of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, August 1 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, February 7. See AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) latest ratings:

04/05/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $69 New Target: $66 Maintain
04/05/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $76 New Target: $65 Maintain
02/05/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $72 New Target: $68 Maintain
17/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $77.0000 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Underweight New Target: $69 Initiates Coverage On
07/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $80.0 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $85 New Target: $75 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $75 New Target: $72 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Underperform Old Target: $70 New Target: $64 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Neutral Upgrade

Among 10 analysts covering Orbotech (NASDAQ:ORBK), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Orbotech had 27 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold” on Tuesday, March 20. The stock has “Buy” rating by Lake Street on Tuesday, September 8. Barclays Capital maintained Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:ORBK) rating on Thursday, November 2. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $54 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 2 by Jefferies. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The stock of Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:ORBK) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, December 21 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, September 11. Lake Street downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, March 20 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Needham on Tuesday, November 7. As per Thursday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies.

Analysts await Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:ORBK) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.86 EPS, up 36.51% or $0.23 from last year’s $0.63 per share. ORBK’s profit will be $41.71 million for 18.64 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual EPS reported by Orbotech Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.69% EPS growth.

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd increased Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) stake by 151,960 shares to 529,410 valued at $27.06 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Mazor Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ:MZOR) stake by 81,958 shares and now owns 280,596 shares. Urogen Pharma Ltd was raised too.

The stock increased 0.76% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $67.46. About 586,191 shares traded. AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) has risen 9.33% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.22% the S&P500.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $276,580 activity. 2,567 AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) shares with value of $173,830 were sold by SMITH RICHARD ROBINSON. Smith Lucinda B sold $102,750 worth of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) on Monday, May 21.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.81 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 36 investors sold AGCO Corporation shares while 110 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 63.22 million shares or 1.93% less from 64.46 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Millennium Management Llc holds 0.07% or 701,499 shares in its portfolio. Oregon-based Auxier Asset Mngmt has invested 0.07% in AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO). Bb&T Corporation holds 0.19% of its portfolio in AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) for 142,337 shares. Becker Mgmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) for 2,855 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & reported 0% stake. Renaissance Limited Liability owns 224,200 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Bluestein R H & holds 5,000 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Southernsun Asset Ltd Llc holds 4.14% of its portfolio in AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) for 2.27M shares. Victory Capital Management Inc has invested 0.42% in AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO). Gideon Cap Advisors holds 0.19% of its portfolio in AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) for 3,076 shares. Sei Invs holds 0.03% of its portfolio in AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) for 106,666 shares. Shell Asset Mngmt Com accumulated 0% or 2,662 shares. The Illinois-based Balyasny Asset Lc has invested 0.01% in AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO). Tiaa Cref Investment Management Lc owns 361,928 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Suntrust Banks owns 0.01% invested in AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) for 21,240 shares.

AGCO Corporation manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment and related replacement parts worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.37 billion. The firm offers tractors, including high horsepower tractors that are used on larger farms, primarily for row crop production; utility tractors for small- and medium-sized farms, as well as for dairy, livestock, orchards, and vineyards; and compact tractors for small farms, specialty agricultural industries, landscaping, and residential uses. It has a 29.08 P/E ratio. It also provides combines that are used in harvesting grain crops; and application equipment, including self-propelled, three- and four-wheeled vehicles and related equipment for use in the application of liquid and dry fertilizers and crop protection chemicals, as well as for after crops emerge from the ground.

More notable recent AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “AGCO Corporation 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on May 01, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Gartner, F5 Networks, Medidata Solutions, Evertec, Ring Energy, and …” published on May 15, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “AGCO (AGCO) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AGCO, American Water Works, Carbonite, Cheniere, Comcast, Northrup …” published on May 08, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “AGCO to Present at the Wells Fargo 2018 Industrials Conference” with publication date: May 07, 2018.

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