Monsanto 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 - NEC
- Sub-Industry: Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals
- Symbol: NYSE:MON
- CUSIP: 61166W10
- Web: www.monsanto.com
- Market Cap: $51.45024 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 438,807,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $116.90
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $112.27
- 52 Week Range: $97.35 - $118.85
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 27.32
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.95
- P/E Growth: 3.00
- Annual Revenue: $14.47 billion
- Price / Sales: 3.60
- Book Value: $12.63 per share
- Price / Book: 9.40
- Annual Dividend: $2.16
- Dividend Yield: 1.8%
- EBIDTA: $4.26 billion
- Net Margins: 13.28%
- Return on Equity: 50.58%
- Return on Assets: 12.05%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.36%
- Current Ratio: 1.36%
- Quick Ratio: 0.86%
- Average Volume: 1.83 million shs.
- Beta: 1.1
- Short Ratio: 2.27
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 7th will be given a dividend of $0.54 per share on Friday, July 28th. This represents a $2.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.82%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 5th. View Monsanto Company's Dividend History.
How were Monsanto Company's earnings last quarter?
Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, June, 28th. The company reported $1.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.74 by $0.19. The company earned $4.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.18 billion. Monsanto Company had a return on equity of 50.58% and a net margin of 13.28%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.17 earnings per share. View Monsanto Company's Earnings History.
Where is Monsanto Company's stock going? Where will Monsanto Company's stock price be in 2017?
15 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Monsanto Company's stock. Their predictions range from $104.00 to $128.00. On average, they anticipate Monsanto Company's stock price to reach $122.15 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
- Michael J. Frank, Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer
- Janet M. Holloway, Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff and Community Relations
- Nicole M. Ringenberg, Vice President, Controller
Who owns Monsanto Company stock?
Monsanto Company's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (6.82%), BlackRock Inc. (5.97%), State Street Corp (4.59%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.26%), FMR LLC (2.88%) and Primecap Management Co. CA (2.53%). Company insiders that own Monsanto Company stock include Brett D Begemann, Charles S Mcmillan, George Poste, Hugh Grant, Janet M Holloway, Kerry J Preete, Michael J Frank, Michael K Stern, Robert T Fraley, Steven Mizell and William U Parfet. 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 Vanguard Group Inc., Manning & Napier Advisors LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Ameriprise Financial Inc., Global Thematic Partners LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and First Eagle Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Monsanto Company stock in the last year include Brett D Begemann, Hugh Grant, Janet M Holloway, Kerry J Preete, Michael K Stern, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC, Flossbach Von Storch AG, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Key Square Capital Management LLC and Janus Capital Management 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?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Monsanto Company (NYSE MON)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.
One share of Monsanto Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $118.75.
Consensus Ratings for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||6 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Buy (Score: 2.60)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$122.15 (2.87% upside)|
Analysts' Ratings History for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
(Data available from 6/29/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|6/27/2017||Susquehanna Bancshares Inc||Reiterated Rating||Positive -> Neutral||$125.00 -> $128.00||Low|
|4/14/2017||Citigroup Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Neutral||$122.00 -> $125.00||N/A|
|4/7/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Reiterated Rating||Hold||$120.00||Low|
|4/5/2017||BMO Capital Markets||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$128.00||Low|
|3/28/2017||Jefferies Group LLC||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$128.00||Low|
|1/6/2017||CLSA||Upgrade||Underperform -> Outperform||N/A|
|1/5/2017||Sanford C. Bernstein||Set Price Target||Neutral||$105.00||N/A|
|11/18/2016||OTR Global||Upgrade||Negative -> Mixed||N/A|
|10/6/2016||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Set Price Target||Buy||$128.00||N/A|
|10/6/2016||Deutsche Bank AG||Reiterated Rating||Buy||N/A|
|10/6/2016||Barclays PLC||Reiterated Rating||Hold||$110.00||N/A|
|10/3/2016||Monness Crespi & Hardt||Lower Price Target||Buy||$130.00 -> $128.00||N/A|
|9/27/2016||Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)||Upgrade||Sell -> Neutral||$104.00||N/A|
|9/15/2016||Piper Jaffray Companies||Set Price Target||Buy||$128.00||N/A|
|9/15/2016||S&P Equity Research||Reiterated Rating||Positive||N/A|
|5/27/2016||Atlantic Securities||Downgrade||Overweight -> Neutral||$109.62 -> $105.00||N/A|
|5/25/2016||Macquarie||Set Price Target||Buy||$110.00||N/A|
|5/24/2016||Wells Fargo & Company||Reiterated Rating||Hold||N/A|
|5/23/2016||Vertical Research||Upgrade||Hold -> Buy||N/A|
|5/13/2016||Berenberg Bank||Set Price Target||Buy||$110.00||N/A|
|4/9/2016||Morgan Stanley||Reiterated Rating||Buy||N/A|
|4/7/2016||Bank of America Corporation||Reiterated Rating||Sell||$88.00||N/A|
|3/3/2016||Vertical Group||Downgrade||Buy -> Hold||N/A|
|3/2/2016||Credit Suisse Group||Lower Price Target||Outperform||$109.00 -> $97.00||N/A|
|10/9/2015||Stifel Nicolaus||Lower Price Target||Buy||$135.00 -> $115.00||N/A|
|8/24/2015||Canaccord Genuity||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$134.00 -> $126.00||N/A|
Earnings History for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)Earnings History by Quarter for Monsanto Company (NYSE MON)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|6/28/2017||Q3 17||$1.74||$1.93||$4.18 billion||$4.23 billion||View||N/A|
|4/5/2017||Q2 2017||$2.79||$3.19||$4.73 billion||$5.07 billion||View||Listen|
|10/5/2016||Q416||($0.02)||$0.07||$2.38 billion||$2.56 billion||View||Listen|
|6/29/2016||Q316||$2.40||$2.17||$4.49 billion||$4.19 billion||View||Listen|
|4/6/2016||Q216||$2.44||$2.42||$4.81 billion||$4.53 billion||View||N/A|
|1/6/2016||Q116||($0.22)||($0.11)||$2.41 billion||$2.22 billion||View||Listen|
|10/7/2015||Q415||($0.02)||($0.19)||$2.79 billion||$2.36 billion||View||Listen|
|6/24/2015||Q315||$2.06||$2.39||$4.65 billion||$4.58 billion||View||Listen|
|4/1/2015||Q215||$2.93||$2.90||$5.58 billion||$5.20 billion||View||Listen|
|1/7/2015||Q115||$0.35||$0.47||$2.80 billion||$2.87 billion||View||Listen|
|10/8/2014||Q414||($0.24)||($0.27)||$2.41 billion||$2.63 billion||View||Listen|
|6/25/2014||Q314||$1.55||$1.62||$4.41 billion||$4.25 billion||View||Listen|
|4/2/2014||Q214||$3.08||$3.15||$5.81 billion||$5.83 billion||View||Listen|
|1/8/2014||Q1||$0.64||$0.67||$3.08 billion||$3.15 billion||View||Listen|
|10/2/2013||Q413||($0.43)||($0.47)||$2.24 billion||$2.20 billion||View||Listen|
|6/26/2013||Q3 2013||$1.59||$1.66||$4.41 billion||$4.25 billion||View||Listen|
|4/3/2013||Q2 2013||$2.58||$2.73||$5.29 billion||$5.47 billion||View||N/A|
|1/8/2013||Q1 2013||$0.37||$0.62||$2.64 billion||$2.93 billion||View||Listen|
|10/3/2012||Q412||($0.43)||($0.44)||$2.25 billion||$2.11 billion||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.92
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Current Dividend Information for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
|Dividend Growth:||11.60% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||49.66% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
43.72% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
39.93% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Dividend History by Quarter for Monsanto Company (NYSE MON)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.79%Insider Trades by Quarter for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 74.99%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|6/13/2017||Janet M Holloway||SVP||Sell||7,423||$118.00||$875,914.00|| |
|6/2/2017||Janet M Holloway||SVP||Sell||3,337||$118.00||$393,766.00|| |
|5/3/2017||Kerry J Preete||EVP||Sell||11,346||$116.86||$1,325,893.56|| |
|4/17/2017||Brett D Begemann||COO||Sell||80,940||$116.13||$9,399,562.20|| |
|4/10/2017||Hugh Grant||CEO||Sell||149,230||$116.15||$17,333,064.50|| |
|4/10/2017||Steven Mizell||EVP||Sell||13,700||$116.11||$1,590,707.00|| |
|1/25/2017||Michael K Stern||CEO||Sell||5,670||$110.00||$623,700.00|| |
|1/10/2017||Steven Mizell||EVP||Sell||2,525||$108.56||$274,114.00|| |
|11/17/2016||Kerry J. Preete||EVP||Sell||2,745||$100.96||$277,135.20|| |
|10/14/2016||Robert T Fraley||EVP||Sell||80,631||$102.04||$8,227,587.24|| |
|10/10/2016||Charles S Mcmillan||Director||Buy||3,500||$103.23||$361,305.00|| |
|10/10/2016||Steven Mizell||EVP||Sell||310||$103.09||$31,957.90|| |
|7/14/2016||Brett D Begemann||COO||Sell||27,980||$103.62||$2,899,287.60|| |
|7/13/2016||Michael K Stern||CEO||Sell||12,797||$101.77||$1,302,350.69|| |
|4/19/2016||George Poste||Director||Sell||1,136||$91.93||$104,432.48|| |
|4/14/2016||Steven Mizell||EVP||Sell||9,500||$89.06||$846,070.00|| |
|4/12/2016||Charles S Mcmillan||Director||Buy||3,500||$87.25||$305,375.00|| |
|4/12/2016||Michael J Frank||VP||Sell||2,000||$87.49||$174,980.00|| |
|4/11/2016||Steven Mizell||EVP||Sell||3,900||$86.87||$338,793.00|| |
|11/17/2015||Kerry J. Preete||EVP||Sell||4,667||$95.62||$446,258.54|| |
|10/21/2015||William U Parfet||Director||Sell||17,000||$91.16||$1,549,720.00|| |
|10/13/2015||Steven Mizell||VP||Sell||6,100||$89.40||$545,340.00|| |
|4/15/2015||Kerry J Preete||EVP||Sell||27,580||$119.37||$3,292,224.60|| |
|4/8/2015||Tom D Hartley||VP||Sell||4,600||$117.91||$542,386.00|| |
|2/13/2015||Michael K Stern||COO||Sell||1,391||$125.00||$173,875.00|| |
|1/20/2015||David F Snively||EVP||Sell||29,521||$117.14||$3,458,089.94|| |
|1/12/2015||Steven Mizell||VP||Sell||20,500||$118.72||$2,433,760.00|| |
|11/17/2014||Nicole M Ringenberg||VP||Sell||12,780||$118.83||$1,518,647.40|| |
|10/15/2014||Robert T Fraley||EVP||Sell||10,679||$107.93||$1,152,584.47|| |
|10/14/2014||Nicole M Ringenberg||VP||Sell||2,500||$108.01||$270,025.00|| |
|10/13/2014||Steven Mizell||VP||Sell||3,480||$106.08||$369,158.40|| |
|9/3/2014||Kerry J Preete||EVP||Sell||3,827||$115.50||$442,018.50|| |
|7/8/2014||Michael J Frank||VP||Sell||7,500||$124.53||$933,975.00|| |
|7/7/2014||Robert T Fraley||EVP||Sell||54,740||$125.32||$6,860,016.80|| |
|7/3/2014||David F Snively||EVP||Sell||35,220||$126.25||$4,446,525.00|| |
|7/3/2014||William U Parfet||Director||Sell||23,800||$126.52||$3,011,176.00|| |
|5/23/2014||Janet M Holloway||SVP||Sell||21,280||$120.00||$2,553,600.00|| |
|5/7/2014||Kerry Preete||EVP||Sell||49,850||$115.00||$5,732,750.00|| |
|4/15/2014||Hugh Grant||CEO||Sell||95,000||$110.33||$10,481,350.00|| |
|4/15/2014||Tom Hartley||VP||Sell||7,900||$110.51||$873,029.00|| |
|1/17/2014||Hugh Grant||CEO||Sell||44,179||$112.69||$4,978,531.51|| |
|1/16/2014||Robert Fraley||EVP||Sell||64,850||$112.57||$7,300,164.50|| |
|1/14/2014||Steven Mizell||VP||Sell||24,000||$112.05||$2,689,200.00|| |
|11/11/2013||Nicole Ringenberg||VP||Sell||13,560||$107.04||$1,451,462.40|| |
|10/15/2013||Tom Hartley||VP||Sell||5,860||$105.70||$619,402.00|| |
|10/8/2013||Steven Mizell||VP||Sell||11,370||$104.50||$1,188,165.00|| |
|10/7/2013||Nicole Ringenberg||VP||Sell||3,500||$105.02||$367,570.00|| |
|9/4/2013||Kerry Preete||EVP||Sell||5,276||$99.00||$522,324.00|| |
|7/19/2013||Gerald A Steiner||EVP||Sell||12,293||$104.00||$1,278,472.00|| |
|7/9/2013||Tom D Hartley||VP||Sell||6,000||$100.15||$600,900.00|| |
|7/8/2013||Janet M Holloway||SVP||Sell||10,700||$98.80||$1,057,160.00|| |
|7/3/2013||Hugh Grant||CEO||Sell||40,000||$97.74||$3,909,600.00|| |
|7/2/2013||Steven Mizell||VP||Sell||37,000||$97.71||$3,615,270.00|| |
|5/13/2013||David F Snively||EVP||Sell||106,366||$107.24||$11,406,689.84|| |
|5/1/2013||Pierre Courduroux||CFO||Sell||5,720||$105.47||$603,288.40|| |
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