Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model
) pushed the Chemicals industry lower today making it today's featured Chemicals laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.3%. By the end of trading, Monsanto Company fell $1.94 (-2.2%) to $86.93 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.6 million shares of Monsanto Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of three million shares. The stock ranged in price between $86.37-$87.80 after having opened the day at $87.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.87. Other companies within the Chemicals industry that declined today were:
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), down 6.5%.
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Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. Monsanto Company has a market cap of $47.27 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.5, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Monsanto Company a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and five rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Monsanto Company as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
- You can view the full Monsanto Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
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), up 2.3%, were all gainers within the chemicals industry with
) being today's featured chemicals industry leader.
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