Monsanto Company Company Profile (NYSE:MON)

About Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)

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 digital 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 digital agriculture to assist farmers in decision-making. The Seeds and Genomics segment 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
  • Symbol: NYSE:MON
  • CUSIP: 61166W10
  • Web: www.monsanto.com/
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $53.62 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 439,323,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $119.50
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $117.58
  • 52 Week Range: $97.35 - $122.79
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.00
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.58
  • P/E Growth: 2.68
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $14.64 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.66
  • Book Value: $14.65 per share
  • Price / Book: 8.33
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $2.16
  • Dividend Yield: 1.8%
Profitability:
  • EBITDA: $4.17 billion
  • Net Margins: 0.93%
  • Return on Equity: 1.24%
  • Return on Assets: 0.47%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.12%
  • Current Ratio: 1.35%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.83%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 1.79 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.07
  • Short Ratio: 1.66
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)

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 Thursday, August 10th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.54 per share on Friday, October 27th. This represents a $2.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th. View Monsanto Company's Dividend History.

How were Monsanto Company's earnings last quarter?

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 4th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.41) by $0.61. The business had revenue of $2.69 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.51 billion. Monsanto Company had a net margin of 0.93% and a return on equity of 1.24%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.07 EPS. View Monsanto Company's Earnings History.

When will Monsanto Company make its next earnings announcement?

Monsanto Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January, 4th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Monsanto Company.

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

11 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Monsanto Company's stock. Their forecasts range from $105.00 to $128.00. On average, they expect Monsanto Company's share price to reach $123.67 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Monsanto Company.

Who are some of Monsanto Company's key competitors?

Who are Monsanto Company's key executives?

Monsanto Company's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Hugh Grant, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Brett D. Begemann, President, Chief Operating Officer
  • Pierre C. Courduroux, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Steven C. Mizell, Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Robert T. Fraley Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
  • David F. Snively J.D., Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Kerry J. Preete, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
  • Janet M. Holloway, Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff and Community Relations
  • Nicole M. Ringenberg, Vice President, Controller
  • Duraiswami Narain, Vice President, Treasurer

Who owns Monsanto Company stock?

Monsanto Company's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Independent Franchise Partners LLP (0.95%), PSquared Asset Management AG (0.31%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.16%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.11%), Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.07%) and Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP (0.05%). Company insiders that own Monsanto Company stock include Brett D Begemann, Charles S Mcmillan, Duraiswami Narain, George Poste, Hugh Grant, Janet M Holloway, Kerry J Preete, Michael J Frank, Michael K Stern, Nicole M Ringenberg, Pierre Courduroux, Robert T Fraley and Steven Mizell. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Monsanto Company.

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 Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, State Treasurer State of Michigan, Summit X LLC, Penn Davis Mcfarland Inc., Loeb Partners Corp, Asset Advisors Corp and Nationwide Fund Advisors. Company insiders that have sold Monsanto Company stock in the last year include Brett D Begemann, Duraiswami Narain, Hugh Grant, Janet M Holloway, Kerry J Preete, Michael K Stern, Nicole M Ringenberg, Pierre Courduroux, Robert T Fraley and Steven Mizell. View Insider Buying and Selling for Monsanto Company.

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

Monsanto Company's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including PSquared Asset Management AG, Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP, Independent Franchise Partners LLP, APG Asset Management N.V., Shell Asset Management Co., Personal Capital Advisors Corp, Havens Advisors LLC and Mizuho Securities USA LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Monsanto Company.

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.

What is Monsanto Company's stock price today?

One share of Monsanto Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $122.00.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Monsanto Company (NYSE MON)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  712 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  468 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,180
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Monsanto Company and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.27)
Consensus Price Target: $123.67 (1.37% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Price Target History for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Analysts' Ratings History for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/10/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$107.50 -> $118.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight$120.00 -> $124.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$128.00N/AView Rating Details
10/4/2017MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
9/15/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$128.00MediumView Rating Details
8/11/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetBuy$128.00LowView Rating Details
8/2/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$128.00LowView Rating Details
7/10/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutral$125.00 -> $126.00LowView Rating Details
6/27/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingPositive -> Neutral$125.00 -> $128.00LowView Rating Details
1/6/2017CLSAUpgradeUnderperform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
1/5/2017Sanford C. BernsteinSet Price TargetNeutral$105.00N/AView Rating Details
11/18/2016OTR GlobalUpgradeNegative -> MixedN/AView Rating Details
10/9/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$128.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoSet Price TargetBuy$128.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/3/2016Monness Crespi & HardtLower Price TargetBuy$130.00 -> $128.00N/AView Rating Details
9/27/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeSell -> Neutral$104.00N/AView Rating Details
9/15/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingPositiveN/AView Rating Details
5/27/2016Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$109.62 -> $105.00N/AView Rating Details
5/23/2016Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
5/13/2016Berenberg BankSet Price TargetBuy$110.00N/AView Rating Details
4/9/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
4/7/2016Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingSell$88.00N/AView Rating Details
3/3/2016Vertical GroupDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
3/2/2016Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$109.00 -> $97.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Earnings by Quarter for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Earnings History by Quarter for Monsanto Company (NYSE MON)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/3/2018$0.41N/AView Earnings Details
10/4/2017Q4 2017($0.41)$0.20$2.51 billion$2.69 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/28/2017Q3 17$1.74$1.93$4.18 billion$4.23 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/5/2017Q2 2017$2.79$3.19$4.73 billion$5.07 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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$4.65 billion$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($0.24)($0.27)$2.41 billion$2.63 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/25/2014Q314$1.55$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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.75
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.00
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
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($0.43)($0.43)($0.43)
Q1 20181$0.31$0.31$0.31
Q2 20181$3.29$3.29$3.29
Q3 20181$1.83$1.83$1.83
Q4 20181$0.57$0.57$0.57
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Next Dividend:10/27/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.16
Dividend Yield:1.77%
Dividend Growth:11.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:42.27% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
37.89% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
34.67% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)

Dividend History by Quarter for Monsanto Company (NYSE MON)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/10/2017quarterly$0.541.85%10/5/201710/6/201710/27/2017
6/6/2017quarterly$0.541.83%7/5/20177/7/20177/28/2017
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 and Institutional Ownership History for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.79%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 74.77%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/19/2017Pierre CourdurouxCFOSell4,320$122.00$527,040.00View SEC Filing  
10/16/2017Nicole M RingenbergVPSell7,890$122.25$964,552.50View SEC Filing  
10/9/2017Steven MizellEVPSell11,526$119.70$1,379,662.20View SEC Filing  
9/25/2017Brett D BegemannCOOSell22,640$120.03$2,717,479.20View SEC Filing  
9/25/2017Duraiswami NarainVPSell2,860$120.00$343,200.00View SEC Filing  
7/10/2017Robert T. FraleyEVPSell52,410$117.95$6,181,759.50View SEC Filing  
7/3/2017Steven MizellEVPSell11,300$118.57$1,339,841.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2017Janet M HollowaySVPSell7,423$118.00$875,914.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2017Janet M HollowaySVPSell3,337$118.00$393,766.00View SEC Filing  
5/3/2017Kerry J PreeteEVPSell11,346$116.86$1,325,893.56View SEC Filing  
4/17/2017Brett D BegemannCOOSell80,940$116.13$9,399,562.20View SEC Filing  
4/10/2017Hugh GrantCEOSell149,230$116.15$17,333,064.50View SEC Filing  
4/10/2017Steven MizellEVPSell13,700$116.11$1,590,707.00View SEC Filing  
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)

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