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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 0.49% today. In the last week its performance is -0.64%, and -3.32% for the past quarter. Currently, Monsanto Company, MON has a target price of 167.45, so today’s gain of 0.49% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.70%.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), has a market cap of 45115.25, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 81.00%.

At the current price of 102.67, it has a dividend yield of 2.10%, and its target price is 167.45. This is with a profit margin of 9.90%, and total debt/equity of 1.99. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has a P/E of 34.12, as well as a forward P/E of 18.91.

With a current EPS of 3.01, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 15.05%,Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -0.10%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 8.00%.

Performance for the year is 15.61%. Since its IPO date on 10/18/2000, the total performance to date is 6.59%.

Volume today for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), is 2017000, while its average volume is 3627.73. Whilst the total gain today was 0.49%, it did have a day high of -5.74%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.02%, and 1.05% for the month. The 52-week low for Monsanto Company, MON has been 24.72%, while the 52-week-high has reached -9.18%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 12.40%, and its return on assets is 6.60%. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has an operating margin of 17.60%. With a sales growth of 8.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Monsanto Company, MON is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 1.64, and has a current ratio of 1.2 and 0.7 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Monsanto Company? Well its PEG is 4.27, and the P/S is 3.34, along with a P/B of 10.03. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 24.28.

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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