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) is trading at unusually high volume Monday with 5.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $4.60 (+4.5%) at $106.25 as of 3:59 p.m. ET.
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Monsanto has a market cap of $52.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Monsanto Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more..