Monsanto Co (MON)

MON (:Chemicals) EQUITY
pos +0.00
Today's Range: 93.29 - 94.83 | MON Avg Daily Volume: 3,306,100
Last Update: 04/29/16 - 4:01 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 0.00%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $94.27
52 Week Range: $81.22 - $123.82
Oustanding Shares: 436,844,990
Market Cap: 41,181,377,207
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for MON
Buy Hold Sell
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 7
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 6 6 7 7
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.07 2.07 2.13 2.13
Latest Dividend: 0.00
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/31/69
Price Earnings Ratio: 0.00
Price Earnings Comparisons:
MON Sector Avg. S&P 500
0.00 29.00 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Revenue -5.40 0.10 0.04
Net Income -15.80 0.10 0.03
EPS -7.90 0.30 0.08
Earnings for MON:
Revenue 15.00B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (05/16) Qtr (08/16) FY (08/16) FY (08/17)
Average Estimate $2.41 $-0.02 $4.68 $5.48
Number of Analysts 8 8 10 10
High Estimate $2.73 $0.15 $4.80 $6.05
Low Estimate $2.25 $-0.23 $4.60 $5.20
Prior Year $2.39 $-0.19 $5.73 $4.68
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 0.99% 87.50% -18.27% 17.02%
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Doug Kass

 | Apr 27, 2016 | 3:50 PM EDT
Inside day in the markets, at least as of 3 p.m. ET (in the time that it took to write "Takeaways," the S&P rose by seven handles). Ss (S&P) over Ns (Nasdaq). The U.S. dollar weakened after the Fed's comments. Crude oil advanced by $1.13 to $45.17. Gold rose by $4.60 to $1,248. Agricultural commodities gave back on price. Wheat -3.25, corn -3.25, soybean -3.00 and oats +2.50. Lumber +9.20. Bonds erupted higher in price, lower in yield after above. That is why I re-shorted Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) at $23.73. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note dropped by an outsize seven basis points to 1.86% and the long bond by five basis points to 2.70%. Municipals were well-bid and closed-end municipal bond funds advanced ... again. Big mistake selling them earlier in the year on my part! The high-yield bond market moved higher. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) paused and was flat. Banks experienced some early strength, sold off on the Fed's comments and are beginning to rally from the lows. Brokerages were stronger. Life insurance was unchanged despite the rise in bond prices. Retail was stronger across the board. Former long Macy's (M) was up 45 cents and short Nordstrom (JWN) was up 55 cents. Energy stocks rallied with crude oil. Schlumberger (SLB) rose $1.63 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up $1.00. Some positive dividend moves within the space. Old tech was quiet, though IBM (IBM) was up $1.60. Biotech was down most of the day, but experiencing a late day rally. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was down $1.70. My biotech basket of speculative stocks still appears to be rolling over. Consumer non-durables thrived, as Kimberly-Clark (KMB) bounced from recent weakness and Procter & Gamble (PG) was up 55 cents. Short Coca-Cola (KO) was fractionally higher. Autos were dead flat. Ag equipment was higher, with Caterpillar (CAT) up $1.15 and Deere (DE) up $1.50. (T)FANG continues weak, led by AMZN, down $9, and Tesla (TSLA), down $2.60. Trade of the Week short iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) continues to rally, up 30 cents. NOSH was mixed; Starbucks (SBUX), a favorite short, continues to decline, down 72 cents. It appears to be breaking down from the earnings report last week. Mine is a minority view. CRABBY was helped by Radian Group (RDN), which had an earnings beat and some good credit data (more to come later in the week). In miscellaneous names, Twitter (TWTR) was a twit and Potash (POT) rallied by 40 cents after Monsanto (MON) was upgraded yesterday. Apple was down between $6 and $7 most of the day. Here are some good columns from RealMoneyPro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the market, which is impervious to Apple.  Apple mea culpa (I respect his candidness) from Mark Sebastian.  Shad Gad "And the Pharoahs" on how to beat the pros.  James Passeri on Mr. Ackman Goes to Washington.  Jack and Jim on Twitter. 

Robert Lang

 | Apr 25, 2016 | 10:00 AM EDT

The indicators are flashing buy.


Tony Owusu

 | Apr 6, 2016 | 1:44 PM EDT

U.S. stocks appear to be on their way to ending a 2-session losing streak. 


Jeremy LaKosh

 | Apr 6, 2016 | 10:07 AM EDT

It is the third time in five quarters that it misses earnings expectations.


Tony Owusu

 | Apr 6, 2016 | 8:43 AM EDT

Monsanto reported a 13% decline in quarterly revenue.


Doug Kass

 | Mar 31, 2016 | 1:40 PM EDT
Monsanto (MON), Mosaic Co. (MOS), Potash Corp. (POT) and many other agriculturally oriented stocks are all lower today.

bearishMonsanto downgraded at Citi

Mar 14, 2016 | 7:54 AM EDT

MON was downgraded to Neutral, Citigroup said. $95 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts. 


James Passeri

 | Mar 2, 2016 | 5:02 PM EST

A cut to profit forecasts and a bleak performance by the market for agricultural staples helps pull the biotech giant to the bottom of the index...


Doug Kass

 | Mar 2, 2016 | 4:16 PM EST
The U.S. dollar was flat. Crude oil rallied by 25 cents to $34.68. Energy stocks followed higher. Nat gas was seven cents lower. Gold climbed by $11 to $1,241. Agricultural commodities rose -- wheat up 3.75, soybeans up 4.00. Lumber rose by $2.70. The bond market was unchanged; the yield on the 10-year U.S. note and the 30-year were flat. Municipals were down a bit, though closed-end muni bond funds dropped more than a bit. High yield bonds reversed the recent gains. iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was down 58 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 28 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was down by two cents. Banks were the world's fair, with gains across the board. Modest losses for brokerages, including Goldman Sachs (GS), after big gains yesterday. But Blackstone Group (BX) continued to forge higher. Retail stalled. Consumer staples were mixed. Old tech prospered, with IBM (IBM) up $2.50 a highlight. Biotech was flat; Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) rallied like a dead cat. My biotech basket was dramatically higher, though I am now out of the names; Sage Therapeutics (SAGE), Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA), Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) and Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) all surged. (T)FANG went lower, with only Telsa (TSLA) -- the object of a Citron Research diss -- higher. NOSH was unappealing; all four members were down on the day. CRABBY had all components, save BGB, higher. Early in the morning I mentioned Potash (POT) could benefit from Sanford Bernstein's call of a bottom in ag commodities. The shares rose by almost $1 despite a big downer from Monsanto (MON), which disappointed relative to consensus . Twitter (TWTR) was up another 50 cents and near its recent high after trading below $14 three weeks ago. Procter & Gamble (PG) was a standout (up $1), though DuPont (DD) gave up some ground, as I expected after the big run.[value][date]=2016-03-02#from-the-street--20160302               Some good stuff on RealMoneyPro today: "Beware the Contrition of the Perma Bear"  from Skip Raschke  Jim "el capitan" Cramer's checklist (revisited).  Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins gets bored.  Sham Gad likes Berkshire Hathaway. I do not, as I explain here and here, but that is what makes markets. Rev talks

Tony Owusu

 | Mar 2, 2016 | 1:15 PM EST

U.S. indices are down slightly despite tailwinds from rising oil prices. 

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