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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 0.38% today. In the last week its performance is 3.12%, and -1.38% for the past quarter. Currently, Monsanto Company, MON has a target price of 113, so today’s gain of 0.38% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.50%.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), has a market cap of 46944.54, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 81.10%.

At the current price of 107.4, it has a dividend yield of 2.01%, and its target price is 113. 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 45.18, as well as a forward P/E of 21.6.

With a current EPS of 2.38, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 11.70%,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 11.73%. Since its IPO date on 10/18/2000, the total performance to date is 10.91%.

Volume today for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), is 3985042, while its average volume is 3768.89. Whilst the total gain today was 0.38%, it did have a day high of -1.58%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.29%, and 1.54% for the month. The 52-week low for Monsanto Company, MON has been 35.36%, while the 52-week-high has reached -5.49%.

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 6.77, and the P/S is 3.53, along with a P/B of 9.19. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 36.76.

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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