Syngenta AG (NYSE:SYT)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $78.08, but opened at $78.23. Syngenta AG shares last traded at $78.74, with a volume of 514,603 shares traded.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on SYT shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Syngenta AG from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 18th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Syngenta AG in a research note on Thursday, May 19th. Finally, Raymond James Financial Inc. raised Syngenta AG from a “mkt perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 15th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $83.73.

The firm’s 50 day moving average is $77.93 and its 200 day moving average is $79.84. The company has a market capitalization of $36.21 billion and a P/E ratio of 30.70.

A number of large investors have bought and sold shares of SYT. Trexquant Investment LP raised 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 in the last quarter. Whittier Trust Co. raised 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 in the last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. raised 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 in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in Syngenta AG by 182.2% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 23,030 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,812,000 after buying an additional 14,868 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Napier Park Global Capital US LP acquired a new stake in Syngenta AG during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,968,000.

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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