Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/8/14, Monsanto Co. (MON) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.43, payable on 1/31/14. As a percentage of MON's recent stock price of $116.57, this dividend works out to approximately 0.37%.
Below is a dividend history chart for MON, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.43 declared by Monsanto Co.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MON is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.48% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MON shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, MON's low point in its 52 week range is $94.00 per share, with $117.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $116.20.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MON makes up 15.59% of the iShares MSCI Global Agriculture Producers ETF (VEGI) which is trading up by about 0.7% on the day Monday. In Monday trading, Monsanto Co. shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.