2. As of noon trading, Monsanto Company ( MON) is up $1.07 (1.0%) to $112.98 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Monsanto Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $111.50-$113.00 after having opened the day at $111.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $111.91.

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 $57.8 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Monsanto Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 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, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. 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.

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