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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 Tuesday as it is currently trading at $98.78, above its previous 52-week high of $96.71 with 2.6 million shares traded as of 10:06 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.4 million shares over the past 30 days. Monsanto has a market cap of $51.42 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.