Monsanto Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (MON)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is tomorrow, October 5, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 30 cents per share. At a price of $59.29 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%.

The average volume for Monsanto has been 5.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Monsanto has a market cap of $32.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Monsanto as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. You can view the full Monsanto Ratings Report.

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