Monsanto Co (MON)

MON (NYSE:Chemicals) EQUITY
$94.58
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 94.16 - 95.94 | MON Avg Daily Volume: 3,666,500
Last Update: 02/05/16 - 4:02 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -4.00%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $95.32
52 Week Range: $81.22 - $126.00
Oustanding Shares: 440,355,435
Market Cap: 41,974,680,064
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for MON
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 7 7 7 6
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 7 7 7 7
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.13 2.13 2.13 2.21
Latest Dividend: 0.54
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.27%
Dividend Ex-Date: 04/06/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 25.49
Price Earnings Comparisons:
MON Sector Avg. S&P 500
25.49 25.40 30.32
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
0.66% -21.74% -7.29%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -5.40 0.11 0.04
Net Income -15.80 0.10 0.03
EPS -7.90 0.27 0.08
Earnings for MON:
EBITDA 4.63B
Revenue 15.00B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (02/16) Qtr (05/16) FY (08/16) FY (08/17)
Average Estimate $2.84 $2.40 $5.17 $6.16
Number of Analysts 9 8 10 9
High Estimate $3.36 $2.90 $5.30 $6.65
Low Estimate $2.52 $1.98 $5.00 $5.85
Prior Year $2.90 $2.39 $5.73 $5.17
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -1.95% 0.47% -9.86% 19.18%
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By

Tony Owusu

 | Feb 3, 2016 | 8:37 AM EST

Russia's willingness to talk about oil oversupply is lifting markets. 

By

Antonia Oprita

 | Feb 3, 2016 | 8:00 AM EST

The deal leaves Monsanto isolated in the battle for market share and development.

updateMON Investor Mtg.

Jan 29, 2016 | 7:02 AM EST

MON - Monsanto Co Annual Shareholders Meeting - 2:30PM

By

Doug Kass

 | Jan 25, 2016 | 2:51 PM EST
The obligatory decline has occurred today, after a 90-handle move in the S&P Index over a two-and-a-half-day period. Futures near the low of the day. Not surprising to anyone. The contrary would have been a continued rise. The damage, thus far, has been relatively contained. The U.S. dollar was weaker today (1.0838 against the euro). Crude oil -- the object of algos and machines -- traded $1.52 lower after Friday's nearly 10% advance. Gold rallied by almost $10. Silver was 18 cents to the better. Wheat up a nickel, corn down a penny, soybeans up three cents, oats are flat. Treasuries essentially were unchanged across all maturities. Municipals unchanged. HIgh yield was junky -- iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was down 50 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 17 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) got hit after a better Friday. Energy stocks are lower on crude's move; that includes my favorite shorts, Schlumberger (SLB) and Exxon Mobil (XOM). Banks are lower, but off the day's bottom. Regionals are weaker than money centers. "Gun to my hand" the sector may have made a short-term bottom. I've been watching the turn in JPMorgan Chase (JPM) from lows. Housing-related stocks got schmeissed -- mortgage insurance and home builders in particular. Staples were flattish, though Kimberly-Clark (KMB) a downside feature. Retail trying to rally, though Macy's (M) gave back Friday's ramp. Fertilizers got smacked, among them Monsanto (MON) and Potash (POT). (T)FANG mixed, with Google, now Alphabet (GOOG) and Tesla (TSLA) lower. Netflix (NFLX) continues weak. Amazon (AMZN) crosses above my short cost basis of $600 after it was much lower early last week. NOSH was lower, but O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) was up $6. CRABBY was lower, all five components. Twitter (TWTR) was down on management moves. A work-out. I added small to several long-term invest
By

Doug Kass

 | Jan 25, 2016 | 2:11 PM EST
Shares of Potash Corp. (POT) continue to suffer -- but importantly, the decline continues in its fertilizer-sector peer group. For example, Monsanto (MON) is down some $3 today.
By

Doug Kass

 | Jan 21, 2016 | 5:30 PM EST
The last became the first today.  I outlined my technical rationale for thinking that yesterday's "noon swoon" might be an important market bottom.  History is my guide, not anecdotes.  An abundance of uncreative, consensus and "groupstink" in the business media today. Too many that I won't even repeat some of the uninformed comments about yesterday's  short covering (that is almost always the start of a legit rally). Yesterday's dip of death and "noon swoon" was (based on my desk contacts) machine- and algo- driven. Gamma hedgers and risk parity strategies were especially active in the drop.    Ss (S&P) over Ns (Nasdaq) and Rs (Russell). The U.S. dollar was stronger, though well off of the day's best. Taxable government bonds were weaker -- the 10- and 30-year yields were four basis points higher. High yield, as seen with iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG), up 66 cents, and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK), up 17 cents, reversed recent losses. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was flat, and I added. Municipals were lower, slightly, and closed-end municipal funds recovered a good portion of yesterday's loss, which seemed to have been inspired by the group being a source of funds. Oil was up $1.40. Schlumberger (SLB) had a two-cent beat and announced a large buyback, boosting shares a bit, while Exxon Mobil (XOM) responded well to the rise in the commodities prices. I had covered most of my short yesterday. Natural gas was up four cents. Agricultural commodities were mixed. Wheat was up three cents, corn down three cents and soybean up a nickel. Lumber was up $1.60. Banks were weak, owing to oil-related credit concerns -- more on that next week. I am not as concerned as the market with regard to oil credits. I added to Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) today. Retail paid off. Macy's (M), Best Buy (BBY), Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBBY) and Wal-Mart (WMT) were all strong. M continued the technical breakout mentioned yesterday. Consumer staples were surprisingly strong given the dollar, though I suppose the selloff in the dollar buoyed late-day action. Old Tech was a tad better, with a dead-cat bounce from IBM (IBM) after Wednesday's schmeissing.  (T)FANG was mixed. Amazon (AMZN) was up $3.25 and Google, now Alphabet (GOOG), rose $8-plus, but the others were flat to down. Netflix (NFLX), the object of my disaffection this morning, fell more than $5. NOSH saw gains from three of the four stocks. Nike (NKE) was relatively strong. CRABBY was mixed, with fractional moves. Starbucks (SBUX), the stock that nearly everyone owns and likes, beat by a penny but the top line was weaker than expected. Chinese comps were disappointing (up 5%), overall comps were in line. Guidance was less than expected by consensus. I remain short but small after yesterday's cover when the shares were down $3. I expect a poor response to today's after-the-close release. The stock is down nearly $3 after closing up $2-plus in the regular session. American Express (AXP) beat but guidance is poor. Another Buffett holding with a leaking "moat" by virtue of losing its brand premium and value. Twitter (TWTR) continues its modestly better action. Potash (POT) was weak in a stronger sector, where both Monsanto (MON) and Culp (CFI) finished higher. Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was flattish.  I spent the last year shorting
By

Doug Kass

 | Jan 21, 2016 | 2:18 PM EST
"So the last will be first and the first will be last."
By

Doug Kass

 | Jan 20, 2016 | 5:30 PM EST
Did I mention that the market has no memory from day to day? I took today's late afternoon schmeissing as a panic low and adjusted my long exposure in my portfolio appropriately and opportunistically. All the ingredients I look for coalesced this morning and early afternoon -- shock, panic, fear and immobility on the part of many investors. But this statement is very subjective and must be taken with a grain of salt! As I noted, it's not time to be fearful when others are fearful and the S&P Index had dropped from 211+ to 182. At 182 the S&P was undervalued (according to my calculus) for the first time in more than six months. At the low today, the S&P was down by about 11% year to date, which is in line with my expectation of a low double-digit decline for 2016. My "Fair Market Value" calculation, shown recently, is 1860. We closed exactly at 1860!  That said, it won't be smooth sailing and it likely will be volatile. This European Central Bank story might have triggered some buying midday. Who knows? The U.S. dollar was stronger and that took down some of the consumer staple stocks. Bonds were stronger, though off the day's highs. The two-year U.S. note dropped by four basis points. Most other maturities fell by a similar amount in yield. Municipals were firm as well. Closed-end municipal bond funds were a noted casualty today despite a better municipal market. Are they a source of funds, as they have held up well? High yield was down on the day, but iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was about $1 off of its low and closed down a half a buck after being down $1.50-plus. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) closed down 14 cents but still off the lows of the day. I added, as non-energy junk bonds are being priced for a relatively deep recession. Crude oil fell by nearly $2 a barrel. Natural gas was a nickel higher. Gold rose by $12 an ounce. I have sold my SPDR Gold Shares (GLD). Silver was a few pennies to the good. Wheat fell by two cents, corn rose by two cents and soybeans declined by a dime. Lumber was schmeissed, with a nearly $9 loss, or 4% Oil stocks were standouts to the negative side; my shorts Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) were the world's fair with losses in the 3% range. These shorts have done famously in the last few months, and I might be overstaying my energy shorts, but I did take them down. Banks were underperformers -- the target of systemic risk concerns (oil, currency and more). I believe those concerns to be misplaced and I have added today to already large long positions. Life insurance stocks got obliterated, again. I covered some Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) at good prices. Retail stocks were standouts to the upside after recent weakness. Macy's (M) breached its 50- day moving average to the upside and Best Buy (BBY) rose 2.5%. Biotech also took a turn to the upside, with a nearly 3% rise led by gains across the board. (T)FANG saw all five components decline, including a wild trading day in Netflix (NFLX). I covered Facebook (FB) for a nice profit at $91.30; it closed $3 a share higher than my cover. NOSH was mixed, with Nike (NKE) strongest of the acronym. CRABBY's six components were lower, but the percentage changes were not large. Twitter (TWTR) was the subject of takeover rumors and traded above $19, closing at around $17.40 for a 4% gain. Potash (POT) managed a small gain but faded toward the close. Comparable Monsanto (MON) was weak. It looked to me like a selling climax at a
By

Jim Cramer

 | Jan 5, 2016 | 4:00 PM EST

TheStreet's Jim Cramer is keeping a close eye on shares of agriculture company Monsanto (MON), which reports first quarter financial results prior to the opening bell on Wednesday.

By

Robert Lang

 | Dec 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM EST

Monsanto's chart is taking the growth path.

Beats by a couple of pennies per share ($O.80 vs $0.78), misses slightly on revenues, guid...
Futures are indicating a lower open thus far but with about 2 1/2 hours to go, a lot can c...

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