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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 4716.91, and so far today it has a volume of 2262600. Performance year to date since the 10/18/2000 is 5.93%.

To help you determine whether Monsanto Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 43.16 and forward P/E is 20.22. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Monsanto Company has a value for PEG of 5.5. P/S ratio is 3.37 and the P/B ratio is 8.78. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 35.11 and 27.83 respectively.

At the current price Monsanto Company is trading at, 102.58 (-0.10% today), Monsanto Company has a dividend yield of 2.11%, 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 13.49% 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 436.27. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 81.70%. The float short is 1.72%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.59. 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 -9.74%, with 29.29% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.38% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.02%.

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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