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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) which is in the industry Agricultural Chemicals, gaining 1.44% today. In the last week its performance is -2.25%, and -2.09% for the past quarter. Currently, Monsanto Company, MON has a target price of 115.87, so today’s gain of 1.44% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.89%.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), has a market cap of 46005.02, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 81.10%.

At the current price of 104.36, it has a dividend yield of 2.07%, and its target price is 115.87. This is with a profit margin of 7.80%, and total debt/equity of 2.06. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has a P/E of 43.9, as well as a forward P/E of 20.98.

With a current EPS of 2.38, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 11.62%,Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 19.10%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 6.68%.

Performance for the year is 23.50%. Since its IPO date on 10/18/2000, the total performance to date is 7.77%.

Volume today for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), is 5717600, while its average volume is 4267.88. Whilst the total gain today was 1.44%, it did have a day high of -4.69%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.70%, and 1.62% for the month. The 52-week low for Monsanto Company, MON has been 31.53%, while the 52-week-high has reached -8.17%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 16.60%, and its return on assets is 5.00%. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has an operating margin of 15.60%. With a sales growth of -8.50% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Monsanto Company, MON is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 1.56, and has a current ratio of 1.5 and 0.9 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Monsanto Company? Well its PEG is 6.57, and the P/S is 3.46, along with a P/B of 8.93. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 36.03.

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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