NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Monsanto (MON - Get Report) are up 12% year-to-date and are trading just off a new 52-week high. However, regardless of what the stock price may say, this is not an extraordinarily well-liked company.Despite the strong rebound in the stock and consistent operational improvements by management, bears are still looking for ways to discredit the company while dismissing all of the recent market advantages management has created. Although I don't own the stock, I've found myself coming to the company's defense quite a bit. But it's time for some perspective.
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