Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $104, above its previous 52-week high of $103.50 with 587,394 shares traded as of 11:11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.6 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 Thursday as it is currently trading at $104, above its previous 52-week high of $103.50 with 587,394 shares traded as of 11:11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.6 million shares over the past 30 days. Monsanto has a market cap of $54.87 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 24.6, 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. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.