Thomas J Herzfeld Advisors Has Lowered Royce Value Trust (RVT) Holding; Agrium (AGU) SI Increased By 2.21%

October 13, 2017 - By test

Thomas J Herzfeld Advisors Inc decreased Royce Value Trust Inc (RVT) stake by 22.3% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Thomas J Herzfeld Advisors Inc sold 44,521 shares as Royce Value Trust Inc (RVT)’s stock declined 0.14%. The Thomas J Herzfeld Advisors Inc holds 155,118 shares with $2.26M value, down from 199,639 last quarter. Royce Value Trust Inc now has $1.33B valuation. The stock declined 0.19% or $0.03 reaching $15.95 per share. About 132,899 shares traded. Royce Value Trust Inc (NYSE:RVT) has risen 25.15% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.45% the S&P500.

Agrium Incorporated (NYSE:AGU) had an increase of 2.21% in short interest. AGU’s SI was 916,600 shares in October as released by FINRA. Its up 2.21% from 896,800 shares previously. With 303,100 avg volume, 3 days are for Agrium Incorporated (NYSE:AGU)’s short sellers to cover AGU’s short positions. The SI to Agrium Incorporated’s float is 0.66%. About 269,826 shares traded. Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AGU) has risen 5.50% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.20% the S&P500.

Agrium Inc. is a retailer of agricultural services and products in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay and a multi-national producer and wholesale marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets. The company has market cap of $14.87 billion. The Company’s divisions include Retail and Wholesale. It has a 25.93 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, its Retail business unit marketed crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed, merchandise, application and other agronomic services through 1,500 retail locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

Among 22 analysts covering Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), 13 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Agrium Inc. had 71 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Thursday, June 9 by CLSA. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, August 10. Credit Agricole downgraded Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AGU) on Thursday, June 9 to “Sell” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by Altacorp. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, November 4 by Credit Suisse. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 13 to “Market Perform”. Vertical Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, May 19 report. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. On Tuesday, September 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, August 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.23, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 9 investors sold RVT shares while 30 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 18.77 million shares or 3.52% less from 19.46 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 13,000 were reported by Train Babcock Advsrs Llc. Hollencrest Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 10,500 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 1832 Asset Mngmt LP owns 0.03% invested in Royce Value Trust Inc (NYSE:RVT) for 525,000 shares. Brinker Cap, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 45,174 shares. Reilly Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% or 1,215 shares in its portfolio. Fca Corp Tx reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Royce Value Trust Inc (NYSE:RVT). Wfg Advsr Ltd Partnership owns 241,695 shares or 0.8% of their US portfolio. Winslow Evans And Crocker Incorporated invested 0% in Royce Value Trust Inc (NYSE:RVT). Gradient Investments Llc invested in 126 shares. M&R Management holds 0.01% or 3,604 shares in its portfolio. Glob Endowment Mgmt Limited Partnership has 25,000 shares. Suntrust Banks Incorporated holds 18,286 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ameriprise Finance reported 34,945 shares. Us Bank & Trust De holds 0% in Royce Value Trust Inc (NYSE:RVT) or 2,783 shares. Mraz Amerine Assocs Inc reported 0.36% stake.

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