Monsanto Co (MON)

MON (NYSE:Chemicals) EQUITY
$108.58
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 108.03 - 108.61 | MON Avg Daily Volume: 2,054,800
Last Update: 01/20/17 - 4:01 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 3.20%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $108.12
52 Week Range: $83.73 - $114.26
Oustanding Shares: 438,554,825
Market Cap: 47,416,547,679
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 6 6 6 7
Moderate Buy 1 0 0 0
Hold 4 4 4 4
Moderate Sell 0 1 1 1
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.82 2.00 2.00 1.92
Latest Dividend: 0.54
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/04/17
Price Earnings Ratio: 36.65
Price Earnings Comparisons:
MON Sector Avg. S&P 500
36.65 29.20 0.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
5.56% 20.90% -4.00%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -10.00 -0.10 -0.03
Net Income -43.50 -0.50 -0.20
EPS -37.80 -0.30 -0.13
Earnings for MON:
EBITDA 3.40B
Revenue 13.50B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (02/17) Qtr (05/17) FY (08/17) FY (08/18)
Average Estimate $2.76 $1.79 $4.77 $5.33
Number of Analysts 5 5 8 6
High Estimate $2.85 $1.87 $5.00 $5.72
Low Estimate $2.63 $1.72 $4.60 $5.10
Prior Year $2.42 $2.17 $4.48 $4.77
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 14.13% -17.70% 6.56% 11.72%
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By

Doug Kass

 | Jan 17, 2017 | 2:42 PM EST
Bonds and bond-equivalent stocks (REITs, utilities and consumer staples) act well -- as concerns about the possible timing of fiscal stimulation (not surprisingly) surface. Notes and bond yields are about 3 basis points lower in today's session -- at the low this morning they were down 6 basis points. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) up a little less than a beaner. Retail better on a more defined probability (lower) of a border tariff tax. J.C. Penney (JCP) , Target (TGT) , Walmart (WMT) , Kohl's (KSS) and Norstrom's (JWN) leading the way. Energy stocks stronger (on a higher crude oil price) -- Schlumberger (SLB) Exxon Mobil (XOM) are up. Hartford Financial (HIG) a standout in the insurance space. Added to this name. Campbell Soup (CPB) continues to exhibit good absolute and relative price action. I Love Gold! And I have added to SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) . Oaktree Capital (OAK) up for the fifth day in a row (but modestly so). I have added to The Mighty Oak. Oil up $0.60. Gold up $17.60! The Bad Brokerage, banks and insurance are stinking up the joint. A good thing, as I am short Goldman Sachs (GS) (a recent Best Ideas List short), Bank of America (BAC) , Citigroup (C) , JP Morgan Chase (JPM) ,
By

Skip Raschke

 | Jan 5, 2017 | 9:00 AM EST
This is a high-risk trade. Use only highly discretionary capital.
By

Jim Cramer

 | Jan 4, 2017 | 12:14 PM EST
Jim Cramer calls Monsanto a takeover target and says AGCO is the buyer.
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By

Jay Somaney

 | Dec 31, 2016 | 10:00 AM EST
The fast-approaching earnings season should provide a boost.
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Doug Kass

 | Dec 20, 2016 | 4:21 PM EST
The U.S. dollar's relentless climb continued -- now at $1.038 against the euro. This will cripple multi-nationals. For now, ignored. But we will begin to hear of corporate warnings (45% of S&P 500 earnings per share are non-U.S-based) shortly from this variable. There are several trillion dollars worth of U.S. dollar-based debt issued by non-U.S. entities. Another concern. The price of crude oil was relatively flat at $52.20, a gain of a dime. Gold down $10 to new lows at $1,132. Ag commodities generally weaker: wheat down $0.02, corn down $0.03, soybeans down $0.16 and oats down $0.02. Lumber up $4.50. Bonds wilted. The 10-year note yield rose 3 basis points and the long bond by a like amount. The 2s/10s spread expanded by another 3 basis points to 136 basis points. Munis were weaker but closed-end muni-bond funds were mixed. Junk bonds were unchanged, and Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fun (BGB) rose by two pennies. Banks continued their monster mash. So did brokerages (led again by Goldman Sachs (GS) ) and insurance. Auto stocks were higher, but modestly so. Energy stocks were flat. Retail stocks rallied, on cue! Biotech up 1%, led by Celgene (CELG) and spec Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) (on good FDA news). Big pharma continues to stink up the joint. Broadly lower. Old tech was mixed. Good cover on trading short of Cisco Systems (CSCO) last week. Fertilizers mixed with Monsanto (MON) and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) exchanging price performance from yesterday. Consumer staples succumbed to the stronger currency, but long Campbell Soup (CPB) made a new high on the move. Ag equipment was strong despite weak dealer data from Caterpillar (CAT) . (T)FANG was mixed and under-performed with Facebook (FB) and Netflix (NFLX) lower and Tesla (TSLA) , Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL) higher. In individual names,
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Doug Kass

 | Dec 19, 2016 | 3:25 PM EST
The U.S. dollar strengthened on Fed chair Janet Yellen's labor market remarks. Multinationals face this expanding headwind. And so do countries that have borrowed in U.S. dollars. The price of crude oil flat lined. Gold up $2. Ag commodities lower across-the-board: wheat down $0.02, corn $0.04, soybeans $0.13 and oats up $0.01. Lumber down $2.50. Bonds staged a good rally. The yield on the 10-year fell by 5 basis points to 2.55% and the long bond by a comparable amount. The 2s/10s spread fell by 2 basis points to 131 basis points. Municipals were well bid and closed-end muni bonds enjoyed an up (but modest) improvement. Junk bonds were also higher. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB)  up $0.03. Banks held their gains despite lower bond yields. Insurance stocks were mixed. Brokerages showed no price movement. Autos continue to stall. I am out of my shorts, here. Energy stocks were unchanged, in line with crude oil. No positions here, either. Biotech did little. Dead cat bounce for Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) . Gilead Sciences (GILD) rallied and some speculative biotech ripped (Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) , Intrexon (XON) ). Retail (more on this subject tomorrow) was irregularly higher, led by JC Penney (JCP)Kohl's (KSS) and Home Depot (HD) . Media was stronger, led by Disney (DIS) , which got a Bank of America (BAC) upgrade. Fertilizers are mixed - Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) lower (I am still not interested in this name), Monsanto (MON) higher. Consumer staples were lower - with Kimberly Clark (KMB) and Coca-Cola (KO) leading to downside. But Campbell Soup (CPB) , a long, caught a bid. Ag equipment mixed, showing no correlation today to commodities. (FANG) was higher, but moderately so. Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL)  were both up. In individual stocks DuPont (DD) still DuLovely. Radian (RDN) now modestly higher, after being weak all day. Oaktree Capital OAK still getting its leaves t
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Doug Kass

 | Dec 15, 2016 | 4:51 PM EST
The U.S. dollar is smoking hot. The price of crude is flat and now under $51. Gold down by another $32. Free fall/panic time but I can't just make a solid case for the yellow metal. Ag commodities: wheat down $0.09, corn down $0.06 soybeans up $0.07 and oats down $0.05. Lumber flat. Bonds continue the flight higher in yield and lower in price. The 10-year is up 7.5 basis points to 2.6% and the long bond is up 2 basis points. The 2s/10s spread expands by another 4 bps to 133 basis points. Municipals off small, and closed-end muni bond funds getting hit again. Stay away! (We are in the tax-selling season for this asset class and just like December 2013 I could see some opportunities but only if duress is more substantial). The junk bond market has a small bid, but Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) is down by two pennies. Banks up solidly, as are brokerages and insurance. Auto stocks up small. Energy stocks are flattish. Retails continues to be pressured, led by losses in Nike (NKE) and Nordstrom (JWN) . I added to JC Penney (JCP) . Again, my retail contacts and channel checks see a weak December, despite the cooler weather. I plan to add to my VanEck Vectors Retail ETF (RTH) short (which is now small). Old tech is doing nothing. I shorted more International Business Machines (IBM) today but still am small-sized. Consumer staples are up despite the strength of our currency. I picked at Campbell Soup (CPB) on weakness yesterday.
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By

Doug Kass

 | Dec 5, 2016 | 4:50 PM EST
The U.S. dollar has weakened considerably. The price of crude oil was down by about two bits to $51.45. Gold fell by another $4 to $1,174. Ag commodities got a lift: wheat up $0.04, corn up $0.11, soybeans up $0.16, oats down $0.15. Lumber down $2. Bonds, the object of my affection today ("Trade of the Week"), reversed from early morning lows. After yields rose by more than 4 basis points on the 10-year, the close was relatively flat. TLT slipped $1.20 from Friday's close, ending the day slightly higher. Bravo! Municipal bonds sold off. But closed-end muni-bond funds got a lift (e.g., Eaton Vance Municipal Incm 2028 Term (ETX) and Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust (BBN) ) -- hard to explain why, though! The 2s/10s spread dropped by two basis points to 127 basis points. Banks, stated simply, are continuing to be the "world's fair" -- regardless of what rates do. Short Bank of America (BAC) , Citigroup (C) and JP Morgan Chase (JPM) (all small). Brokerages bullish -- led by Goldman Sachs (GS) (on a late HSBC (HSBC) buy upgrade today, seriously??!!!). But insurance lagged, though my long Hartford Financial (HIG) was modestly higher. Auto stocks stalled. I am still small short General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) . Retail was stronger -- with upside leadership from Nordstrom (JWN)  , Best Buy (BBY)  , Foot Locker (FL)  , Nike (NKE) and Urban Outfitters (URBN) . JC Penney (JCP)
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By

Doug Kass

 | Nov 30, 2016 | 5:16 PM EST
The U.S. dollar strengthened, a continuing headwind for companies that derive much from non-U.S. territories and regions. The price of crude oil +$3.85 on the OPEC agreement -- a feature of today's trading session. Gold down $15 to $1,175. Ag commodities: wheat down $0.06, corn down $0.01, soybeans down $0.10 (finally correcting the big advance) and oats up $0.01. Lumber up $1. Bonds got taken to the woodshed. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note rose by eight basis points and the long end climbed by a like amount. The 2s/10s spread widened by six bps to 128 basis points. Municipals got hit. Large losses, again in closed-end muni bond funds. Stay away!  High yield was modestly higher in price and lower in yield. Blackstone / GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB)  down $0.02 cents. Banks responded to rising rates and a steeper yield curve. I am still in my short rental in Citigroup (C) , JP Morgan Chase (JPM) and Bank of America (BAC) . Brokerages were the "world's fair" as the Mnuchin hire (former Goldman partner) as Treasury secretary kindled the animal spirits in Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS) . Insurance companies prospered. Long Hartford Financial (HIG) recovered. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) , lagged. Auto stocks were weak. See Peak Autos and disarray in auto lending markets.  Energy stocks exploded. Retail was conspicuously weaker with only Best Buy (BBY) on my screen, higher in share price. JC Penney (JCP) off only by a nickel. (I am bidding $9ish for JCP). Target (TGT) , Walmart (WMT) and Coach (COH) downside leaders. Old tech was noticeably weak - International Business Machines (IBM) , a downside feature. Consumer staples were weaker and my fav short in the sector, Coca-Cola (KO) was down 2% at a new y
By

Alex Frew McMillan

 | Nov 3, 2016 | 10:00 AM EDT
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