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How has Monsanto Company:(NYSE:MON) performed recently?

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 47005.73. It is in the Agricultural Chemicals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 45.24, a forward P/E of 21.62 and EPS of 2.38. At a stock price of 107.54 (0.13%) it has a dividend yield of 2.01%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 19.10%, more recently this last year it has grown by -8.60%. The next year growth is going to be about 11.70% and more long-term 6.68% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -31.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 7.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -8.50%.

For performance, Monsanto Company the past week has seen a gain of 2.91%. For the last month performance for Monsanto Company is 0.72%. While the last quarter is -3.87% and half year, 17.63%. Finally for the year, performance is 11.90%.

The 52-week high for Monsanto Company, is at -5.37%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 35.54%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.55% and 11.72% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.13%, and for the month it is 1.52%. Monsanto Company, has a target price of 113.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.56, and for total debt/equity Monsanto Company has 2.06. The gross margin is 51.70%, while operating margin is 15.60%, the profit margin is 7.80%. The current ratio is 1.5 and the quick ratio is 0.9.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 81.10%. Monsanto Company has a payout ratio of 86.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 437.1. The shares float is 436.26, with the float short at 0.90%, with short ratio coming to 1.06.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Monsanto Company, get 5.00%, with its returns on investment at 16.60%. Return on equity is 20.80%. So will the investors see the target price of 113, reached soon?

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