3. As of noon trading, Monsanto Company ( MON) is down $2.28 (-2.2%) to $103.51 on average volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Monsanto Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $103.37-$106.27 after having opened the day at $106.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.79.

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 $56.6 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Monsanto Company a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Monsanto Company Ratings Report now.

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