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Is Monsanto Company(NYSE: MON), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of 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 3554.78, and so far today it has a volume of 2370400. Performance year to date since the 10/18/2000 is 10.40%.

To help you determine whether Monsanto Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 44.98 and forward P/E is 21.5. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Monsanto Company has a value for PEG of 6.74. P/S ratio is 3.51 and the P/B ratio is 9.15. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 36.59 and 29.01 respectively.

At the current price Monsanto Company is trading at, 106.91 (0.38% today), Monsanto Company has a dividend yield of 2.02%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 86.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.38, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.70% after growing -8.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -31.90%, and -8.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 437.1, and the number of shares float is 436.26. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 81.10%. The float short is 0.90%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.11. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.00%, and also a return on investment of 16.60%.

The ability for Monsanto Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 1.56 and total debt/equity is 2.06. In terms of margins, Monsanto Company has a gross margin of 51.70%, with its operating margin at 15.60%, and Monsanto Company has a profit margin of 7.80%.

The 52 week high is -5.93%, with 34.74% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.00% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.80%.

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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