Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 51.59 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Monsanto Company is 117.85 (with a change from open of 0.00%), this in conjunction with a target price of 122.66. Volume today has so far reached 1196265, with an average volume of about 1841.25. The GAP for this stock, is -0.03%.
The P/E ratio is 27.3, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.61. The current EPS for Monsanto Company, is 4.32, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -37.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 12.01%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Monsanto Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 11.49% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.00%. Quarter over quarter is 28.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 12.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 0.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.70%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 77.50%. Shares outstanding is 437.8, while shares float is at a value of 437.49. Float short for Monsanto Company is 0.81% and the short ratio is 1.91.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.36, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.66. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 53.40% and their operating margin is 21.40%. The profit margin is 13.30%.
Monsanto Company has seen returns on assets of 9.30%, and on investment, 12.40%. Return on equity is 39.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.41. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.56, with Price/book ratio coming to 9.33 and Price/cash is 22.35, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 70.01.
The simple moving averages are 0.50% and 8.13% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.25% and the 52 week low is 21.06%.
Monsanto Company has a dividend yield of 1.83%, with a current price of 117.85. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 36.90%. This is in an industry, Agricultural Chemicals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Monsanto Company is based in USA.
Performance in the Agricultural Chemicals industry means that Monsanto Company has seen performance for the past week of 0.07%, with performance for the month coming to 1.78%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.55%, and for the half year the performance is 7.77%. Volatility for this week is 0.40% and for the month this is 0.45%.
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