Monsanto Reaches New 52-Week High (MON)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $101.90, above its previous 52-week high of $101.68 with one million shares traded as of 10:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Monsanto has a market cap of $53.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 6.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 24.1, 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 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. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Monsanto Ratings Report.

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