2. As of noon trading, Monsanto Company ( MON) is down $1.02 (-1.0%) to $104.68 on light volume. Thus far, 696,854 shares of Monsanto Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $104.68-$105.62 after having opened the day at $105.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.70. 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. Shares are up 11.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Monsanto Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Monsanto Company Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.