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Morning Traders Watch: Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON)

With a market cap of 51.42 B, Monsanto Company has a large market cap size. Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/18/2000. Monsanto Company is in the Agricultural Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Monsanto Company, is 1790.5, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 10/18/2000 is 11.30%.

To help you determine whether Monsanto Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.51 and forward P/E is 21.37. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Monsanto Company has a value for PEG of 3.19. P/S ratio is 3.54 and the P/B ratio is 7.87. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 30.64 and 69.77 respectively.

At the current price Monsanto Company is trading at, 117.1 (0.00% today), Monsanto Company has a dividend yield of 1.84%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 46.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.59, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.98% after growing -37.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 16.80%, and 1.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 439.1, and the number of shares float is 438.01. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 77.40%. The float short is 0.77%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.89. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.80%, and also a return on investment of 12.40%.

The ability for Monsanto Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 1.11 and total debt/equity is 1.51. In terms of margins, Monsanto Company has a gross margin of 53.30%, with its operating margin at 20.70%, and Monsanto Company has a profit margin of 14.10%.

The 52 week high is -1.57%, with 20.29% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.44% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.28%.

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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