Monsanto Co (MON)

pos +0.38
Today's Range: 101.72 - 102.95 | MON Avg Daily Volume: 3,627,600
Last Update: 10/20/16 - 3:35 PM EDT
Volume: 1,332,280
YTD Performance: 4.03%
Open: $102.09
Previous Close: $102.49
52 Week Range: $83.73 - $114.26
Oustanding Shares: 437,575,535
Market Cap: 44,925,880,178
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 6 6 7 7
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 4 4 4 6
Moderate Sell 1 1 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.00 2.00 1.73 1.92
Latest Dividend: 0.54
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.10%
Dividend Ex-Date: 10/05/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 43.32
Price Earnings Comparisons:
MON Sector Avg. S&P 500
43.32 34.30 29.40
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-4.10% 12.84% -3.07%
Revenue -5.40 -0.10 -0.03
Net Income -43.50 -0.50 -0.20
EPS -37.80 -0.30 -0.13
Earnings for MON:
Revenue 13.50B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (11/16) Qtr (02/17) FY (08/17) FY (08/18)
Average Estimate $-0.04 $2.52 $4.72 $5.26
Number of Analysts 4 4 9 7
High Estimate $0.04 $2.64 $5.00 $5.72
Low Estimate $-0.11 $2.37 $4.50 $4.95
Prior Year $-0.11 $2.42 $4.48 $4.72
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 61.36% 4.13% 5.33% 11.56%
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Jim Cramer

 | Oct 19, 2016 | 12:35 PM EDT
For starters, trouble for banks, drugs, energy and M&A.

Doug Kass

 | Oct 11, 2016 | 5:29 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar soared, something I highlighted very early in the morning as an important factor in my short-term negative view of the equity market. The price of crude oil fell by $0.56 to $50.79 after several days of strength. Gold was down $4.30 to $1,256 after a better start earlier in the day. I plan to add on weakness. I don't expect a December rate increase (see below) and more central bank lunacy and limited fiscal flexibility in a partisan Washington next year. Ag commodities: wheat up $0.03; corn up $0.02; soybeans down $0.01; and oats up 2 $0.02. Bonds rallied in yield but declined in price. The 10- and 30-year note and bond climbed by 3 basis points in yield. The 2s/10s spread (yield curve) rose to 90 basis points. Munis were sold and junk bonds weakened more considerably. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB)  was down only $0.02. Banks held up fairly well under the circumstances as bond yields rose. I haven't pulled the trigger on short Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) , but I am close as the yield curve remains flat. However insurance and brokerages got hit. Last week's short pickups in Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) turned out well. Autos and energy lower. Retail was on sale. Warm weather hit the sector's earnings in the soon to be released quarter, but this is starting to be discounted as the turn in weather (colder) now could bode well for the important Christmas/holiday quarter. Biotech got schmeissed -- something I warned readers to expect (after Illumina (ILMN) issued lower guidance) in my "Takeaways" last night. Celgene (CELG) , Gilead Sciences (GILD) (everyone's very value biotech, I see it as a value trap; today it hit a year low) and Allergen (AGN) all much lower. Speculative biotech tanked. Trump's rogue actions today and Clinton's overwhelming strength in the polls may have also contributed to today's train wreck in biotech. Ag equipment stalled despite a Goldman Sachs (GS) upgrade. Old media lower, led by losses in IBM (IBM) and Intel (INTC) . Fertilizers not so crappy with gains in Monsanto (MON) and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) . Media under assault again. All four components of (T)FANG were lower, but far less than the market' drop. Netflix (NFLX) , my only short, looks to be breaking down. In terms of individual stocks, Oaktree Financial (OAK) was a sap, but I added, as was JCP, which I also added to. In the latter retailer the colder weather is a plus but the third quarter will likely have been hit (along with other retailers) by the unseasonably warm weather. At $9 I expect the market might look through a disappointment. Unconfirmed rumors that Prince Alaweed might raise his position in Twitter buoyed the shares as did continued Salesforce (CRM) takeover chatter (albeit at a lower price). Here are some value-added contributions on our site. 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer clearly doesn't agree with my negativity in " Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide." Jim sees the absence of new money as an integral factor today - while I have more fundamental issues that I raised in my opener, "The Market Outlook Worsen." 2

Doug Kass

 | Oct 5, 2016 | 4:34 PM EDT
The S&P Index. Banks, insurance companies (I reduced "Trade of the Week" Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) after a nearly 5% gain) and brokerages. Ag -- M

Timothy Collins

 | Oct 4, 2016 | 11:27 AM EDT
There is downside risk when reviewing the longer-term technical picture of the weekly chart.

Jay Somaney

 | Oct 1, 2016 | 10:33 AM EDT
For those of us waiting for any respite next week, I am afraid we are all out of luck.

Jay Somaney

 | Oct 1, 2016 | 10:00 AM EDT
For those of us waiting for any respite next week, I am afraid we are all out of luck.

Doug Kass

 | Sep 26, 2016 | 1:06 PM EDT
Despite some upgrades, fertilizers still trade like ... well, crap.   Meanwhile, Monsanto (MON) , the object of Bayer's (BAY …

bullishMonsanto upgraded at JP Morgan

Sep 21, 2016 | 7:00 AM EDT
MON was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. $128 price target. Risk/reward is attractive, given the Bayer offer.

Doug Kass

 | Sep 19, 2016 | 4:26 PM EDT
The market was resilient today. After a late-morning swoon, a nice rally off the lows. Bent, but didn't break -- though late in the day I am seeing something of another fade. The Russell 2000 Index is a relatively superior performer. Banks stronger, though I don't expect a Fed rate hike this week or this year. Baird upgrades shares of Wells Fargo (WFC) . REITs -- dead-cat bounce? The Bad T

Doug Kass

 | Sep 15, 2016 | 12:18 PM EDT
Taxable bonds continue their correction in price (and rise in yield). Selected consumer discretionary stocks like Disney (DIS) and Starbucks (SBUX) . (Both on my Best Ideas List, short). Gold. Monsanto (MON) - I don't think the deal will be accepted by regulatory authorities. Autos and auto-related.
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