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

Several research firms recently commented on SYT. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Syngenta AG from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Syngenta AG in a research report on Thursday, May 19th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $83.73.

The stock has a market cap of $34.46 billion and a P/E ratio of 25.86. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $79.00 and a 200-day moving average of $79.67.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL boosted its stake in 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. Trexquant Investment LP boosted its stake in Syngenta AG by 241.2% in the fourth quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 15,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,189,000 after buying an additional 10,674 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co. boosted its stake in Syngenta AG by 3,669.8% in the fourth quarter. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 18,849 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,484,000 after buying an additional 18,349 shares during the period. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Syngenta AG during the fourth quarter valued at $1,517,000. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its stake in 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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