2. As of noon trading, Monsanto Company ( MON) is down $0.88 (-0.8%) to $102.63 on average volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Monsanto Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.28-$103.22 after having opened the day at $102.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.51.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. Monsanto Company has a market cap of $55.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Monsanto Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Monsanto Company 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. Get the full Monsanto Company Ratings Report now.

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