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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Monsanto Company, MON

Monsanto Company, MON is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Agricultural Chemicals in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Monsanto Company, MONĀ  has a market cap of 46978.96. Since its IPO date on the 10/18/2000, Monsanto Company, MON performance year to date is 9.56%. Today Monsanto Company, MON has gained -0.83%, with a current price of 106.1.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 86.10%. Return of assets are at 5.00%, with return on investment at 16.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Monsanto Company, MON is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.56. While Total debt/equity is 2.06. With a profit margin of 7.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 51.70%, and operating margin of 15.60%. Monsanto Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Monsanto Company, MON has seen a EPS growth of -8.60%. A performance for the year of 20.49%. The 52-week high is -6.64%, and the 52-week low is 33.72%. The average volume for Monsanto Company, MON is 7445100.

With a target price of 113, can Monsanto Company, MON reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Monsanto Company, MON. Monsanto Company has a P/E of 44.64 and a forward P/E of 21.32. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 6.68. Monsanto Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.53 and 9.08 respectively. For P/cash, Monsanto Company has a value of 36.79, while it is 29.16 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 106.1, Monsanto Company has a dividend yield of 2.04%. We see a return on equity of 20.80%.

Looking more long-term Monsanto Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.68%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.74% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -8.60% for this year and for the last five years a 19.10% growth has been seen.

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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