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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 3.06% today. In the last week its performance is 3.56%, and 17.80% for the past quarter. Currently, Monsanto Company, MON has a target price of 112.07, so today’s gain of 3.06% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.05%.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), has a market cap of 45554.56, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 81.70%.

At the current price of 104.22, it has a dividend yield of 2.07%, and its target price is 112.07. 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 43.85, as well as a forward P/E of 20.54.

With a current EPS of 2.38, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 13.49%,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 7.85%.

Performance for the year is -0.59%. Since its IPO date on 10/18/2000, the total performance to date is 7.62%.

Volume today for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), is 13514600, while its average volume is 4896.31. Whilst the total gain today was 3.06%, it did have a day high of -8.29%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.86%, and 2.24% for the month. The 52-week low for Monsanto Company, MON has been 31.35%, while the 52-week-high has reached -8.29%.

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 5.58, and the P/S is 3.43, along with a P/B of 8.92. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 35.67.

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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