Monsanto Company Company Profile (NYSE:MON)

About Monsanto Company

Monsanto Company logoMonsanto Company (Monsanto), along with its subsidiaries, is a provider of agricultural products for farmers. The Company provides seeds, biotechnology trait products, herbicides and precision agriculture tools to farmers. The Company operates through two segments: Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. Through its Seeds and Genomics segment, the Company produces seed brands, including DEKALB, Asgrow, Deltapine, Seminis and De Ruiter, and it develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds and precision agriculture to assist farmers in decision-making. It offers products, such as Germplasm and Biotechnology traits. Through its Agricultural Productivity segment, the Company 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: $110.57
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $108.03
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $104.71
  • 52-Week Range: $83.73 - $114.26
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 30.32
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.51
  • P/E Growth: 2.87
  • Market Cap: $48.49B
  • Outstanding Shares: 438,554,000
  • Beta: 0.93
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 11.61%
  • Return on Equity: 47.05%
  • Return on Assets: 10.66%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.82%
  • Current Ratio: 1.29%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.78%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 7 Hold Ratings, 15 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.61)
Consensus Price Target: $114.47 (3.53% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/6/2017CLSAUpgradeUnderperform -> OutperformView Rating Details
1/5/2017Sanford C. BernsteinSet Price TargetNeutral$105.00View Rating Details
11/18/2016OTR GlobalUpgradeNegative -> MixedView Rating Details
10/9/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$128.00View Rating Details
10/8/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$128.00View Rating Details
10/6/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoSet Price TargetBuy$128.00View Rating Details
10/6/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/6/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHold$110.00View Rating Details
10/3/2016Monness Crespi & HardtLower Price TargetBuy$130.00 -> $128.00View Rating Details
9/27/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeSell -> Neutral$104.00View Rating Details
9/15/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetBuy$128.00View Rating Details
9/15/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingPositiveView Rating Details
9/6/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/19/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$112.00 -> $116.00View 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 & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/23/2016Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
5/13/2016Berenberg BankSet Price TargetBuy$110.00View Rating Details
4/12/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price TargetPositive$105.00 -> $101.00View Rating Details
4/9/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/7/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingSell$88.00View Rating Details
3/3/2016Vertical GroupDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
3/2/2016Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$109.00 -> $97.00View 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 CorporationInitiated CoverageHold -> HoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/22/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/5/2017        
1/5/2017Q117$0.01$0.21$2.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/5/2016Q416($0.02)$0.07$2.38 billion$2.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.73 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.39 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 20172$0.04$3.57$1.81
Q2 20172$2.57$2.63$2.60
Q3 20171$1.77$1.77$1.77
Q4 20171$0.04$0.04$0.04
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Annual Dividend:$2.16
Dividend Yield:1.95%
Dividend Growth:11.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:58.86% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
45.67% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
40.07% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
1/27/2017quarterly$0.541.99%4/5/20174/7/20174/28/2017
12/6/2016quarterly$0.542.04%1/4/20171/6/20171/27/2017
8/12/2016quarterly$0.542.06%10/5/201610/7/201610/28/2016
6/9/2016quarterly$0.541.98%7/6/20167/8/20167/29/2016
1/29/2016quarterly$0.542.4%4/6/20164/8/20164/29/2016
12/7/2015quarterly$0.542.23%1/6/20161/8/20161/29/2016
8/4/2015quarterly$0.542.1%10/7/201510/9/201510/30/2015
6/8/2015quarterly$0.491.72%6/30/20157/2/20157/24/2015
2/2/2015quarterly$0.491.65%3/31/20154/2/20154/24/2015
12/8/2014quarterly$0.491.63%1/7/20151/9/20151/30/2015
8/5/2014quarterly$0.491.69%10/8/201410/10/201410/31/2014
6/6/2014quarterly$0.431.42%7/1/20147/3/20147/25/2014
1/28/2014quarterly$0.431.61%4/2/20144/4/20144/25/2014
12/9/2013quarterly$0.431.54%1/8/20141/10/20141/31/2014
8/6/2013quarterly$0.431.81%10/2/201310/4/201310/25/2013
6/6/2013quarterly$0.381.48%7/2/20137/5/20137/26/2013
1/31/2013quarterly$0.381.47%4/3/20134/5/20134/26/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.79%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 75.18%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
1/25/2017Michael K SternCEOSell5,670$110.00$623,700.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017Steven MizellEVPSell2,525$108.56$274,114.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016Kerry J. PreeteEVPSell2,745$100.96$277,135.20View SEC Filing  
10/14/2016Robert T FraleyEVPSell80,631$102.04$8,227,587.24View SEC Filing  
10/10/2016Charles S McmillanDirectorBuy3,500$103.23$361,305.00View SEC Filing  
10/10/2016Steven MizellEVPSell310$103.09$31,957.90View SEC Filing  
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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
DateHeadline
News IconWhy Investors remained confident on Nucor Corporation (NUE), Monsanto Company (MON)? - StockNewsJournal (NYSE:MON)
www.stocknewsjournal.com - February 21 at 6:19 PM
News IconRandles and Splittgerber, LLP, Files Ten-State Class Action Lawsuit against Monsanto over Dicamba Devastation - Braymer Bee (NYSE:MON)
www.mycaldwellcounty.com - February 21 at 6:19 PM
businesswire.com logoMonsanto Marks Substantial Progress against Sustainability Goals ... - Business Wire (press release) (NYSE:MON)
www.businesswire.com - February 21 at 6:19 PM
News IconMajor Victory for California Cities vs. Monsanto Over PCB Contamination - EcoWatch (NYSE:MON)
www.ecowatch.com - February 20 at 5:58 PM
News IconOpponents 'More Determined Than Ever' to Keep Monsanto Out of Tucson - Arizona Public Media (NYSE:MON)
news.azpm.org - February 20 at 5:58 PM
News IconTrump Backing for Bayer's Monsanto Deal Buoys Investors (NYSE:MON)
ih.advfn.com - February 20 at 10:04 AM
News IconAnti-Monsanto rally planned for Tuesday (NYSE:MON)
www.kgun9.com - February 20 at 10:04 AM
marketwatch.com logoThe Wall Street Journal: Investors heartened by Trump’s apparent support of a Bayer-Monsanto merger (NYSE:MON)
www.marketwatch.com - February 20 at 8:45 AM
News IconMonsanto Faces Class-Action Suit Over Dicamba Damage (NYSE:MON)
hamodia.com - February 19 at 5:41 PM
News IconMajor victory for California cities vs. Monsanto over PCB contamination (NYSE:MON)
www.nationofchange.org - February 19 at 5:41 PM
News IconMonsanto's AZ GMO Greenhouse (NYSE:MON)
www.moderntimesmagazine.com - February 19 at 5:41 PM
News IconLawsuit filed against Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
www.stl.news - February 19 at 5:41 PM
News IconMonsanto responds to class action lawsuit involving Missouri farm, dicamba controversy (NYSE:MON)
www.missourinet.com - February 19 at 9:52 AM
News IconFarmers in 10 States Sue Monsanto Over Dicamba Devastation (NYSE:MON)
www.fooddemocracynow.org - February 19 at 9:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMonsanto Again Named by Fortune Magazine as One of the World’s Most Admired Companies (NYSE:MON)
finance.yahoo.com - February 18 at 11:48 AM
News IconMonsanto Responds to Class Action Lawsuit Involving Missouri Farm (NYSE:MON)
www.ozarksfirst.com - February 18 at 11:48 AM
News IconMonsanto pulls Pima property-tax proposal, preserves trade-zone plan (NYSE:MON)
www.tucsonsentinel.com - February 17 at 3:49 PM
News IconTen-state lawsuit against Monsanto filed (NYSE:MON)
brownfieldagnews.com - February 17 at 3:49 PM
News IconGMOs at heart of Monsanto dispute (NYSE:MON)
www.kgun9.com - February 17 at 3:49 PM
bizjournals.com logoClass action lawsuit filed against Monsanto in Missouri (NYSE:MON)
www.bizjournals.com - February 17 at 3:49 PM
News IconAnalyst's Proposition on Monsanto Company (MON), ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) - The USA Commerce (NYSE:MON)
www.theusacommerce.com - February 16 at 6:12 PM
News IconDo-gooder speed networking: Monsanto Fund experiments with leveraging its community investments - St. Louis American (NYSE:MON)
www.stlamerican.com - February 16 at 6:12 PM
streetinsider.com logoMonsanto Company (MON) volatility flat into Warren Buffet's Berkshire's new 8041784 share position - StreetInsider.com (NYSE:MON)
www.streetinsider.com - February 16 at 6:12 PM
News IconMonsanto nixes property tax deal with Pima County; will build greenhouse - Arizona Daily Star (NYSE:MON)
tucson.com - February 16 at 6:12 PM
News IconMonsanto responds to class action lawsuit over dicamba - KAIT (NYSE:MON)
www.kait8.com - February 16 at 6:12 PM
businesswire.com logoMonsanto Again Named by Fortune Magazine as One of the World's Most Admired Companies - Business Wire (press release) (NYSE:MON)
www.businesswire.com - February 16 at 6:12 PM
fool.com logoTop Stocks Warren Buffett Is Buying Now (NYSE:MON)
www.fool.com - February 16 at 5:45 PM
News IconWarren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys stake in Monsanto (NYSE:MON)
www.stltoday.com - February 15 at 1:16 AM
News IconMonsanto’s Roundup Must Carry Cancer Warning Label, Judge Decrees (NYSE:MON)
tapnewswire.com - February 14 at 8:14 PM
News IconMonsanto to Increase Capacities for Roundup Crop System (NYSE:MON)
www.process-worldwide.com - February 14 at 8:14 PM
News IconMonsanto facing dicamba drift class action involving GM cotton, soybeans (NYSE:MON)
www.agra-net.com - February 14 at 8:14 PM
News IconJudge Finally Drops Cancer Bomb on Monsanto (NYSE:MON)
www.healthnutnews.com - February 14 at 8:14 PM
live-pr.com logoMonsanto Company - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report - New Market Research Report (NYSE:MON)
www.live-pr.com - February 14 at 8:14 PM
bloomberg.com logoBerkshire Builds Airline, Apple Bets; Adds Monsanto Holding - Bloomberg (NYSE:MON)
www.bloomberg.com - February 14 at 6:29 PM
seekingalpha.com logoBuffett boosts airline bets, buys Monsanto and Sirius XM (NYSE:MON)
seekingalpha.com - February 14 at 5:24 PM
News IconGMO's and Glyphosate, a Disastrous Marriage (NYSE:MON)
www.selfgrowth.com - February 14 at 12:45 AM
News IconMonsanto-GMO Propaganda. “Softening-up” the British Public in Favour of GM Food (NYSE:MON)
theinternationalreporter.org - February 14 at 12:45 AM
News IconMonsanto and GMO Propagandists Softening-up UK Public for GM After Brexit (NYSE:MON)
rinf.com - February 13 at 7:45 PM
huffingtonpost.com logoQuestions about EPA-Monsanto collusion raised in cancer lawsuits (NYSE:MON)
www.huffingtonpost.com - February 13 at 7:45 PM
News IconGroups Write to AG Opposing Seed-Chemical Mergers (NYSE:MON)
www.dtnpf.com - February 13 at 10:13 AM
News IconSoftening-Up The UK Public For GM: Monsanto And Former UK Civil Servant Deal In PR, Not Science And Objective Debate (NYSE:MON)
www.countercurrents.org - February 13 at 10:13 AM
News IconBayer-Monsanto Merger: An Existential Threat To South Africa ’S Food System (NYSE:MON)
www.modernghana.com - February 13 at 10:13 AM
News IconBREAKING NEWS: Nearly One-Third of Monarch Butterfly Population Has Died in the Last Year (NYSE:MON)
althealthworks.com - February 12 at 6:27 PM
bizjournals.com logo40 Under 40: Angela Culler, 39 (NYSE:MON)
www.bizjournals.com - February 10 at 7:26 PM
News IconMonsanto breaks ground on $1B plant upgrade in Luling (NYSE:MON)
www.heraldguide.com - February 10 at 7:26 PM
News IconMexico Continues to Prohibit and Interdict Monsanto's GMO Corn, This Time, by Court Decision (NYSE:MON)
www.opednews.com - February 10 at 7:26 PM
News IconLawsuit Proceeds Against Monsanto for Manufacture of PCBs (NYSE:MON)
www.jdsupra.com - February 10 at 7:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDavis New York Venture Fund Annual Review 2017 (NYSE:MON)
finance.yahoo.com - February 10 at 7:26 PM
News IconForward Earnings Estimate of Monsanto Company(MON) - Highland Mirror (NYSE:MON)
www.highlandmirror.com - February 10 at 5:39 AM
News IconIs Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) a Long Term Growth Play? - Aiken Advocate (NYSE:MON)
aikenadvocate.com - February 10 at 12:38 AM

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What is Monsanto Company's stock symbol?

Monsanto Company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MON."

How often does Monsanto Company pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Monsanto Company?

Monsanto Company declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.54 per share on Friday, April 28th. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, April 5th.

Where is Monsanto Company's stock going? Where will Monsanto Company's stock price be in 2017?

23 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Monsanto Company's shares. Their forecasts range from $88.00 to $132.00. On average, they anticipate Monsanto Company's stock price to reach $114.47 in the next year.

When will Monsanto Company announce their earnings?

Monsanto Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 5th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Monsanto Company stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Monsanto Company stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Over the last one month, Monsanto’s shares outperformed the Zacks categorized Agricultural/Products industry. The company reported better-than-expected first-quarter fiscal 2017 earnings. Monsanto expects to close Bayer’s buyout deal by the fall of fiscal 2017. This would likely boost Monsanto’s competency within the industry. Moreover, rising global population, greater market penetration of products and new innovations are anticipated to reinforce near-term results. Over the last 30 days, Zacks Consensus Estimate for the stock has been revised upwards for both fiscal 2017 and 2018." (1/10/2017)

  • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) analysts commented, "The proposed deal now faces regulatory review, which MON believes should be benign due to limited product overlap with Bayer AG (ADR) (OTC: BAYRY). Nonetheless, investors appear to taking a wait and see approach as evidenced by a significant spread between today's closing price ($102) and the deal price ($128)," (9/27/2016)

  • Piper Jaffray Companies analysts commented, "We continue to believe that the potential opportunity to be acquired by Bayer is compelling, creating an entity that has all the key longer-term growth drivers," said Wong. Combination talks came during an increasingly competitive environment, applying pressures to Monsanto's core business according to the analyst. "A Bayer/Monsanto combination helps to ensure the new company will remain a leader among a changing ag backdrop with a more formidable competitor in Dow/DD and likely market disruption from the potential Syngenta/ChemChina combination," Wong added.Related Link: Bayer On Monsanto Bid: Push Toward Digital FarmingThe analyst said an offer would be in the low $140s per share and placed the target below $140 due to uncertainty on the deal.Wong was encouraged both companies would remain open to conversations in the future. The Jaffray analyst concluded, "Bayer will up the offer as long as the two companies are in discussions and Bayer is able to do further due diligence into the value that Monsanto provides." (6/13/2016)

Who owns Monsanto Company stock?

Monsanto Company's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.54%), FMR LLC (2.99%), Davis Selected Advisers (1.34%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.15%), Highfields Capital Management LP (0.84%) and Sands Capital Management LLC (0.83%). Company insiders that own Monsanto Company stock include Brett D Begemann, Charles S Mcmillan, George Poste, Kerry J Preete, Michael J Frank, Michael K Stern, Robert T Fraley, Steven Mizell, Tom D Hartley and William U Parfet.

Who sold Monsanto Company stock? Who is selling Monsanto Company stock?

Monsanto Company's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sands Capital Management LLC, FMR LLC, Highland Capital Management LP, Davis Selected Advisers, Fred Alger Management Inc., Artemis Investment Management LLP, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC and Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI. Company insiders that have sold Monsanto Company stock in the last year include Brett D Begemann, George Poste, Kerry J Preete, Michael J Frank, Michael K Stern, Robert T Fraley and Steven Mizell.

Who bought Monsanto Company stock? Who is buying Monsanto Company stock?

Monsanto Company's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Franklin Resources Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, State Street Corp, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Manikay Partners LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Westchester Capital Management LLC and Alpine Associates Management Inc..

How do I buy Monsanto Company stock?

Shares of Monsanto Company can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Monsanto Company stock cost?

One share of Monsanto Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $110.57.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) Chart for Wednesday, February, 22, 2017


Institutional Ownership Chart

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)

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Earnings by Quarter for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)

Last Updated on 2/22/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff