Fruth Investment Management Lifted Its Bunge (BG) Position; Last Week Centrica plc (LON:CNA) Coverage

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Among 22 analysts covering Centrica PLC (LON:CNA), 8 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Centrica PLC had 261 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Centrica plc (LON:CNA) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, October 5 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Centrica plc (LON:CNA) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, December 11. JP Morgan maintained Centrica plc (LON:CNA) rating on Tuesday, February 20. JP Morgan has “Neutral” rating and GBX 150 target. The stock of Centrica plc (LON:CNA) earned “Hold” rating by HSBC on Wednesday, January 25. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, November 29 by BNP Paribas. The stock of Centrica plc (LON:CNA) has “Speculative Buy” rating given on Friday, December 11 by Beaufort Securities. The stock has “Reduce” rating by AlphaValue on Thursday, December 24. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 13 by AlphaValue. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Thursday, April 7. As per Monday, January 30, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. See Centrica plc (LON:CNA) latest ratings:

04/05/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 175.00 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: HSBC Rating: Reduce Old Target: GBX 150.00 New Target: GBX 120.00 DownGrade
10/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 175.00 New Target: GBX 175.00 Maintain
23/03/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 170.00 New Target: GBX 175.00 Maintain
05/03/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 170.00 New Target: GBX 170.00 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 170.00 New Target: GBX 170.00 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Kepler Cheuvreux Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 160.00 New Target: GBX 160.00 Maintain
28/02/2018 Broker: Kepler Cheuvreux Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 190.00 New Target: GBX 160.00 Maintain
26/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 150.00 New Target: GBX 175.00 Upgrade
23/02/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 150.00 New Target: GBX 150.00 Maintain

Fruth Investment Management increased Bunge (BG) stake by 42.5% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Fruth Investment Management acquired 8,900 shares as Bunge (BG)’s stock rose 8.80%. The Fruth Investment Management holds 29,841 shares with $2.00M value, up from 20,941 last quarter. Bunge now has $9.93B valuation. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $70.49. About 2.12 million shares traded or 25.31% up from the average. Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) has declined 9.19% since May 7, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.74% the S&P500.

Another recent and important Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Bunge +4% after forecasting strong full-year earnings growth” on May 02, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.17, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 48 investors sold BG shares while 125 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 107.71 million shares or 1.45% less from 109.29 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) for 97,761 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG). Levin Capital Strategies Limited Partnership invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG). Moreover, Jefferies Group Llc has 0% invested in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG). Fuller & Thaler Asset Management has 1,500 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Hermes Mngmt Ltd owns 0.06% invested in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) for 65,762 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And reported 62,171 shares. Meeder Asset Mgmt invested 0.01% in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG). Van Eck Associates stated it has 887,300 shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. Regions Fincl Corp reported 0% of its portfolio in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG). Voloridge Inv Mgmt Llc reported 172,873 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. Bluefin Trading Llc holds 13,328 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Nomura Asset Communications invested 0.02% in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG). Arizona State Retirement holds 0.06% in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) or 84,457 shares. Element Limited Liability holds 0.32% or 193,219 shares.

Among 11 analysts covering Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Bunge Limited has $93 highest and $57 lowest target. $81.27’s average target is 15.29% above currents $70.49 stock price. Bunge Limited had 36 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, August 3, the company rating was downgraded by TheStreet. As per Monday, September 4, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 14 by Piper Jaffray. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, October 6. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Hold” rating and $80 target in Friday, May 26 report. Citigroup upgraded Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) on Tuesday, March 6 to “Buy” rating. On Friday, May 5 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, July 12.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.16, from 1.29 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 17 investors sold Centrica plc shares while 58 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 268.99 million shares or 0.29% less from 269.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 12,700 shares. Goldman Sachs holds 0% in Centrica plc (LON:CNA) or 243,476 shares. Mackenzie holds 0.01% in Centrica plc (LON:CNA) or 57,195 shares. Prudential Financial reported 194,311 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement reported 37,067 shares. Fny Managed Accounts Ltd Liability Corp owns 84 shares. State Street holds 0% or 327,688 shares. Raymond James Tru Na owns 0.01% invested in Centrica plc (LON:CNA) for 3,982 shares. Arrow Advsr Limited Liability has invested 0.19% in Centrica plc (LON:CNA). Vanguard Gp owns 697,120 shares. Cornerstone Management Hldg Limited Liability stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Centrica plc (LON:CNA). Pacifica Capital Invs Llc invested in 67,208 shares. First Quadrant L P Ca has 285,400 shares for 0.28% of their portfolio. Fifth Third Retail Bank reported 6,650 shares. Utah Retirement System holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Centrica plc (LON:CNA) for 5,010 shares.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $471,132 activity. Another trade for 7,457 shares valued at $397,085 was made by Haefner Larry A. on Thursday, February 15. Weber Scott L sold $74,047 worth of Centrica plc (LON:CNA) on Friday, March 2.

Centrica plc operates as an integrated energy firm in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, North America, Norway, and internationally. The company has market cap of 8.67 billion GBP. The firm operates through Energy Supply & Services–UK & Ireland, Energy Supply & Services–North America, Connected Home, Distributed Energy & Power, Energy Marketing & Trading, Exploration & Production, Central Power Generation, and Centrica Storage divisions. It has a 25.77 P/E ratio. It supplies gas and electricity to residential, business, and industrial customers, as well as provision of energy-related services; and engages in the power generation activities.

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