Monsanto Company Profile (NYSE:MON)

About Monsanto

Monsanto logoMonsanto Company (Monsanto) is a provider of agricultural products for farmers. The Company's seeds, biotechnology trait products, and herbicides provide farmers with solutions that improve productivity, reduce the costs of farming, and produce better foods for consumers and better feed for animals. It manages business in two segments: Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. Through its Seeds and Genomics segment, it produces seed brands, including DEKALB, Asgrow, Deltapine, Seminis and De Ruiter, and it develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds. Through its Agricultural Productivity segment, it manufactures Roundup brand herbicides and other herbicides and provides lawn-and-garden herbicide products for the residential market.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Agricultural Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: MON
  • CUSIP: 61166W10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $107.40
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $105.21
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $98.12
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 47.27
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.61
  • P/E Growth: 3.50
  • Market Cap: $47.00B
  • Outstanding Shares: 437,575,000
  • Beta: 1.23
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Monsanto (NYSE:MON) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 14 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.48)
Consensus Price Target: $108.37 (0.90% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Monsanto (NYSE:MON)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/21/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.Reiterated RatingOverweight$118.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$112.00 -> $116.00View Rating Details
8/8/2016Monness Crespi & HardtUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$106.93 -> $130.00View Rating Details
7/13/2016Sanford C. BernsteinSet Price TargetSell$90.00View Rating Details
7/2/2016Credit Agricole SAReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
6/30/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
6/30/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$118.00View Rating Details
6/29/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
6/27/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Set Price TargetSell$92.00View Rating Details
6/15/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$111.00 -> $128.00View Rating Details
5/27/2016Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$109.62 -> $105.00View Rating Details
5/25/2016MacquarieSet Price TargetBuy$110.00View Rating Details
5/24/2016Wells Fargo & Co.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/23/2016Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
5/13/2016Berenberg BankSet Price TargetBuy$110.00View Rating Details
4/12/2016SusquehannaLower Price TargetPositive$105.00 -> $101.00View Rating Details
4/9/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/7/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingSell$88.00View Rating Details
3/3/2016Vertical GroupDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
3/3/2016Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual Weight$100.00 -> $95.00View Rating Details
3/2/2016Credit Suisse Group AGLower Price TargetOutperform$109.00 -> $97.00View Rating Details
10/9/2015BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/9/2015Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetBuy$135.00 -> $115.00View Rating Details
8/24/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$134.00 -> $126.00View Rating Details
5/6/2015BB&T Corp.Initiated CoverageHold -> HoldView Rating Details
1/20/2015Topeka Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$111.00View Rating Details
1/2/2015Miller TabakDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
9/10/2014OTR GlobalDowngradeMixed -> NegativeView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/26/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Monsanto (NYSE:MON)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
6/29/2016Q316$2.40$2.17$4.49 billion$4.19 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/6/2016Q216$2.44$2.42$4.81 billion$4.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/6/2016Q116($0.22)($0.11)$2.41 billion$2.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/7/2015Q415($0.02)($0.19)$2.79 billion$2.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/24/2015Q315$2.06$2.39$4.58 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/1/2015Q215$2.93$2.90$5.58 billion$5.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/7/2015Q115$0.35$0.47$2.80 billion$2.87 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/8/2014Q414($0.23)($0.27)$2.41 billion$2.63 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/25/2014Q314$1.56$1.62$4.41 billion$4.25 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/2/2014Q214$3.08$3.15$5.81 billion$5.83 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/8/2014Q1$0.64$0.67$3.08 billion$3.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/2/2013Q413($0.43)($0.47)$2.24 billion$2.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/26/2013Q3 2013$1.59$1.66$4.41 billion$4.25 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/3/2013Q2 2013$2.58$2.73$5.29 billion$5.47 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/8/2013Q1 2013$0.37$0.62$2.64 billion$2.93 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/3/2012Q412($0.43)($0.44)$2.25 billion$2.11 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/27/2012$1.58$1.63ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/4/2012$2.11$2.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/5/2012$0.17$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/5/2011($0.27)($0.22)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/6/2011$1.84$1.87ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/6/2011$0.01$0.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Monsanto (NYSE:MON)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.45 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.97 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20165$2.35$2.99$2.66
Q2 20163$2.29$2.73$2.50
Q3 20164($0.18)$0.15($0.02)
Q4 20162($0.08)$0.39$0.16
Q1 20171$3.57$3.57$3.57
Q2 20171$2.57$2.57$2.57
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Monsanto (NYSE:MON)
Annual Dividend:$2.16
Dividend Yield:2.01%
Payout Ratio:89.26% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
48.54% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
43.46% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:16.40% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Monsanto (NYSE:MON)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Monsanto (NYSE:MON)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/14/2016Brett D BegemannCOOSell27,980$103.62$2,899,287.60View SEC Filing  
7/13/2016Michael K SternCEOSell12,797$101.77$1,302,350.69View SEC Filing  
4/19/2016George PosteDirectorSell1,136$91.93$104,432.48View SEC Filing  
4/14/2016Steven MizellEVPSell9,500$89.06$846,070.00View SEC Filing  
4/12/2016Charles S McmillanDirectorBuy3,500$87.25$305,375.00View SEC Filing  
4/12/2016Michael J FrankVPSell2,000$87.49$174,980.00View SEC Filing  
4/11/2016Steven MizellEVPSell3,900$86.87$338,793.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015Kerry J. PreeteEVPSell4,667$95.62$446,258.54View SEC Filing  
10/21/2015William U ParfetDirectorSell17,000$91.16$1,549,720.00View SEC Filing  
10/13/2015Steven MizellVPSell6,100$89.40$545,340.00View SEC Filing  
4/15/2015Kerry J PreeteEVPSell27,580$119.37$3,292,224.60View SEC Filing  
4/8/2015Tom D HartleyVPSell4,600$117.91$542,386.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2015Michael K SternCOOSell1,391$125.00$173,875.00View SEC Filing  
1/20/2015David F SnivelyEVPSell29,521$117.14$3,458,089.94View SEC Filing  
1/12/2015Steven MizellVPSell20,500$118.72$2,433,760.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Nicole M RingenbergVPSell12,780$118.83$1,518,647.40View SEC Filing  
10/15/2014Robert T FraleyEVPSell10,679$107.93$1,152,584.47View SEC Filing  
10/14/2014Nicole M RingenbergVPSell2,500$108.01$270,025.00View SEC Filing  
10/13/2014Steven MizellVPSell3,480$106.08$369,158.40View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014Kerry J PreeteEVPSell3,827$115.50$442,018.50View SEC Filing  
7/8/2014Michael J FrankVPSell7,500$124.53$933,975.00View SEC Filing  
7/7/2014Robert T FraleyEVPSell54,740$125.32$6,860,016.80View SEC Filing  
7/3/2014David F SnivelyEVPSell35,220$126.25$4,446,525.00View SEC Filing  
7/3/2014William U ParfetDirectorSell23,800$126.52$3,011,176.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2014Janet M HollowaySVPSell21,280$120.00$2,553,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2014Kerry PreeteEVPSell49,850$115.00$5,732,750.00View SEC Filing  
4/15/2014Hugh GrantCEOSell95,000$110.33$10,481,350.00View SEC Filing  
4/15/2014Tom HartleyVPSell7,900$110.51$873,029.00View SEC Filing  
1/17/2014Hugh GrantCEOSell44,179$112.69$4,978,531.51View SEC Filing  
1/16/2014Robert FraleyEVPSell64,850$112.57$7,300,164.50View SEC Filing  
1/14/2014Steven MizellVPSell24,000$112.05$2,689,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2013Nicole RingenbergVPSell13,560$107.04$1,451,462.40View SEC Filing  
10/15/2013Tom HartleyVPSell5,860$105.70$619,402.00View SEC Filing  
10/8/2013Steven MizellVPSell11,370$104.50$1,188,165.00View SEC Filing  
10/7/2013Nicole RingenbergVPSell3,500$105.02$367,570.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2013Kerry PreeteEVPSell5,276$99.00$522,324.00View SEC Filing  
7/19/2013Gerald A SteinerEVPSell12,293$104.00$1,278,472.00View SEC Filing  
7/9/2013Tom D HartleyVPSell6,000$100.15$600,900.00View SEC Filing  
7/8/2013Janet M HollowaySVPSell10,700$98.80$1,057,160.00View SEC Filing  
7/3/2013Hugh GrantCEOSell40,000$97.74$3,909,600.00View SEC Filing  
7/2/2013Steven MizellVPSell37,000$97.71$3,615,270.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013David F SnivelyEVPSell106,366$107.24$11,406,689.84View SEC Filing  
5/1/2013Pierre CourdurouxCFOSell5,720$105.47$603,288.40View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Monsanto (NYSE:MON)
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News IconMonsanto decision big challenge to govt policy; hits farmers hard (NYSE:MON) - August 26 at 9:14 AM logoMonsanto Shelves Plans for New GMO Cotton Seeds in India (NYSE:MON) - August 26 at 9:14 AM
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News IconMonsanto Drops Plan To Introduce New Genetically Modified Cotton Seed In India Following Dispute With Government (NYSE:MON) - August 26 at 9:14 AM logoExclusive: Monsanto pulls new GM cotton seed from India in protest ... - Reuters (NYSE:MON) - August 25 at 6:12 PM logoAltria Increases Quarterly Dividend by 8.0% to $0.61 per Common Share (NYSE:MON) - August 25 at 6:12 PM logoReuters: Argentine soy growers worry seed royalties bill may favor Monsanto (NYSE:MON) - August 25 at 3:50 PM logoArgentine soy growers fret seed royalties bill might favor Monsanto (NYSE:MON) - August 25 at 2:51 PM
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News IconMonsanto refuses to go open source, leaves Indian cotton farmers in a lurch (NYSE:MON) - August 24 at 6:01 PM
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News IconMonsanto pulls new GM cotton seed from India in protest (NYSE:MON) - August 24 at 6:01 PM logoMonsanto Withdraws GMO Cotton Seed Application in India (NYSE:MON) - August 24 at 6:01 PM logoNotable Wednesday Option Activity: MON, AZO, GS (NYSE:MON) - August 24 at 3:27 PM logoWill Bayer's Purchase of Monsanto Cause a Shareholder Revolt? (NYSE:MON) - August 24 at 3:27 PM logoBayer, Monsanto Said to Move Closer to Deal as Talks Advance - Bloomberg (NYSE:MON) - August 24 at 9:22 AM
News IconMonsanto beats cities' lawsuits over San Francisco Bay pollution - Business Insider (NYSE:MON) - August 24 at 9:22 AM logoJudge tosses Bay Area cities' lawsuits against Monsanto (NYSE:MON) - August 24 at 9:22 AM logoBenzinga's M&A Chatter for Tuesday August 23, 2016 (NYSE:MON) - August 23 at 8:45 PM logoMidday report: U.S. stocks climb; Monsanto rises on deal reports (NYSE:MON) - August 23 at 6:27 PM logoMonsanto beats cities' lawsuits over San Francisco Bay pollution (NYSE:MON) - August 23 at 6:27 PM logoMonsanto, Bayer Said to Be Inching Closer to Deal (NYSE:MON) - August 23 at 6:27 PM logoLawsuits against Monsanto over San Francisco Bay pollution dismissed (NYSE:MON) - August 23 at 12:28 PM
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Monsanto (NYSE:MON) Chart for Friday, August, 26, 2016

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