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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) which is in the industry Agricultural Chemicals, gaining -2.02% today. In the last week its performance is -2.64%, and 16.92% for the past quarter. Currently, Monsanto Company, MON has a target price of 110.79, so today’s gain of -2.02% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.49%.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), has a market cap of 45174.54, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 81.80%.

At the current price of 101.32, it has a dividend yield of 2.13%, and its target price is 110.79. This is with a profit margin of 7.80%, and total debt/equity of 2.06. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has a P/E of 42.63, as well as a forward P/E of 19.61.

With a current EPS of 2.38, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 14.41%,Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 19.10%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 8.14%.

Performance for the year is -4.79%. Since its IPO date on 10/18/2000, the total performance to date is 4.06%.

Volume today for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), is 6025094, while its average volume is 4568.61. Whilst the total gain today was -2.02%, it did have a day high of -11.33%.

Volatility for this week has been at 3.11%, and 2.28% for the month. The 52-week low for Monsanto Company, MON has been 27.01%, while the 52-week-high has reached -11.33%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 16.60%, and its return on assets is 5.00%. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has an operating margin of 15.60%. With a sales growth of -8.50% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Monsanto Company, MON is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 1.56, and has a current ratio of 1.5 and 0.9 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Monsanto Company? Well its PEG is 5.24, and the P/S is 3.4, along with a P/B of 8.67. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 35.38.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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