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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 45289.25. Since its IPO date on the 10/18/2000, Monsanto Company, MON performance year to date is 7.30%. Today Monsanto Company, MON has gained -0.14%, with a current price of 103.36.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 35.10%. Return of assets are at 6.60%, with return on investment at 12.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Monsanto Company, MON is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.64. While Total debt/equity is 1.99. With a profit margin of 9.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 52.00%, and operating margin of 17.60%. Monsanto Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Monsanto Company, MON has seen a EPS growth of -37.90%. A performance for the year of 18.45%. The 52-week high is -8.57%, and the 52-week low is 26.14%. The average volume for Monsanto Company, MON is 2391600.

With a target price of 119.31, can Monsanto Company, MON reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Monsanto Company, MON. Monsanto Company has a P/E of 34.35 and a forward P/E of 18.86. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 5.14. Monsanto Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.35 and 10.09 respectively. For P/cash, Monsanto Company has a value of 24.38, while it is 71.66 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 103.36, Monsanto Company has a dividend yield of 2.09%. We see a return on equity of 30.80%.

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 14.72% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -37.90% for this year and for the last five years a -0.10% 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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