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Market Highlights for the day: Monsanto Company, (MON)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 51.61 B. Since its IPO date on the 10/18/2000, Monsanto Company, MON performance year to date is 12.04%. Today Monsanto Company, MON has gained 0.23%, with a current price of 117.88.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 36.90%. Return of assets are at 9.30%, 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 1.36. While Total debt/equity is 1.66. With a profit margin of 13.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 53.40%, and operating margin of 21.40%. Monsanto Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Monsanto Company, MON has seen a EPS growth of -37.80%. A performance for the year of 8.25%. The 52-week high is -0.23%, and the 52-week low is 21.09%. The average volume for Monsanto Company, MON is 2559577.

With a target price of 122.66, can Monsanto Company, MON reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Monsanto Company, MON. Monsanto Company has a P/E of 27.31 and a forward P/E of 21.62. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.41. Monsanto Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.57 and 9.33 respectively. For P/cash, Monsanto Company has a value of 22.35, while it is 70.02 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 117.88, Monsanto Company has a dividend yield of 1.83%. We see a return on equity of 39.30%.

Looking more long-term Monsanto Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.49% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -37.80% for this year and for the last five years a 0.00% growth has been seen.

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