Syngenta AG (NYSE:SYT) fell 0.2% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $75.00 and last traded at $75.05, with a volume of 533,230 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $75.19.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on SYT. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Syngenta AG from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Syngenta AG in a research report on Thursday, May 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Syngenta AG currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $83.73.

The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $79.00 and its 200 day moving average price is $79.67. The stock has a market cap of $34.46 billion and a PE ratio of 25.86.

Other hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL increased its stake in shares of Syngenta AG by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 12,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,000,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the period. Comerica Bank increased its stake in shares of Syngenta AG by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 34,059 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,509,000 after buying an additional 165 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE increased its stake in shares of Syngenta AG by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 25,884 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,038,000 after buying an additional 384 shares during the period. TD Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Syngenta AG by 11.8% in the fourth quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 41,515 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,268,000 after buying an additional 4,379 shares during the period. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. increased its stake in shares of Syngenta AG by 69.6% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 20,244 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,593,000 after buying an additional 8,306 shares during the period.

Syngenta AG is an agribusiness operating in the crop protection and seeds business. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of a range of products designed to improve crop yields and food quality. The Company operates through five segments: the four geographic regions, Europe, Africa and Middle East, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific, consisting of the integrated Crop Protection and Seeds business, and the global Lawn and Garden business.

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