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) pushed the Chemicals industry lower today making it today's featured Chemicals laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, Monsanto Company fell $4.33 (-4.1%) to $100.64 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 5,201,022 shares of Monsanto Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,372,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $100.64-$104.53 after having opened the day at $104.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $104.97. Other companies within the Chemicals industry that declined today were:
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), down 3.5%.
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Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. Monsanto Company has a market cap of $56.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Monsanto Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
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On the positive front,
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), down 3.4% , were all gainers within the chemicals industry with
) being today's featured chemicals industry leader.
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