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) pushed the Chemicals industry higher today making it today's featured chemicals winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Monsanto Company rose $1.14 (1.1%) to $110.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,147,984 shares of Monsanto Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,615,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $108.57-$110.68 after having opened the day at $108.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $108.88. Other companies within the Chemicals industry that increased today were:
), up 5.2%,
), up 4.0%,
), up 3.6% and
), up 2.9%.
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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 $57.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Monsanto Company a buy, no analysts rate 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.
- You can view the full Monsanto Company Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
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), down 10.1% and
), down 8.5% , were all laggards within the chemicals industry with
) being today's chemicals industry laggard.
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