Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $92.10, above its previous 52-week high of $91.95 with 1.2 million shares traded as of 11:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been three million shares over the past 30 days.
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. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $92.10, above its previous 52-week high of $91.95 with 1.2 million shares traded as of 11:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been three million shares over the past 30 days. Monsanto has a market cap of $47.21 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 29.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 23.9, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 22 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Monsanto as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Monsanto Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.