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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)?

The company in question is, Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) currently with a stock price of 106.99 (-0.01% today). The market cap for Monsanto Company is 46743.93, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Agricultural Chemicals industry. The target price for Monsanto Company is 113. Currently Monsanto Company is trading with a P/E of 45.01, and a forward P/E of 21.51. Average volume for Monsanto Company is 3768.89 and so far today it is 2069500.

Performance in the last year for Monsanto Company has been 12.81%. For EPS growth, Monsanto Company has seen a growth of -8.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.70%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 19.10% over the last five years and could be 6.68% for the next five years. Monsanto Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -8.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -31.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.00%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.33%.

Since the IPO date for Monsanto Company on the 10/18/2000, Monsanto Company has seen performance year to date to be 10.48%. With Monsanto Company trading at 106.99, the dividend yield is 2.02%, and the EPS is 2.38.

So could Monsanto Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 45.01. The PEG is 6.74, P/S is 3.52 and the P/B is at 9.15. The P/cash is 36.6, with P/free cash flow at 29.02.

Monsanto Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.56, and total debt/equity at 2.06.

In terms of margins, Monsanto Company has a gross margin of 51.70%, an operating margin of 15.60% and a profit margin of 7.80%.Payout ratio for Monsanto Company is 86.10%. Return on assets come to 5.00% with return on investment coming to 16.60%.

Insider ownership for Monsanto Company, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 81.10%. Outstanding shares are at 436.9. While shares float is 436.26. The float short is currently 1.01%, and short ratio is 1.16.

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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