Stock Insights: Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)

Investors are watching shares of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) today as the stock opened the current trading session at 113.79 and at the time of writing the last Bid was at 114.03. In the current trading session the stock reached as high as 114.43 and dipped down to 113.19. Monsanto Company Common Stock, a NYQ listed company, has a current market cap of 54.29B and on average over the past 3 months has seen 3207880 shares trade hands on a daily basis.

There are a number of brokerage firms which offer projections on earnings and future stock movement of the stock. On a consensus basis, Wall Street analysts have a short term price of 134.24 on the equity. The company’s trailing twelve month EPS is 4.70. The consensus analyst estimates according to First Call for the next quarter is 0.33. The current year EPS estimate on the stock is 5.77 and the EPS estimate for next year sits at 6.70.

On a technical level the stock has a 50 Day Moving Average of 117.71. Based on a recent trade, this puts the equity at -3.12% away from that average. In comparing the stock’s current level to its extended history, the stock is trading -11.46% away from its 52-week high of 128.79 and +7.82% away from the stock’s low point over the past 52 weeks, which was 105.76.

The price to earnings ratio, or the valuation ratio of a company’s current share price compared to its per-share earnings sits at 24.28. This is an important indicator as a higher ratio typically suggests that investors are expecting higher future earnings growth compared to companies in the same industry with lower price to earnings ratios. When calculating in the EPS estimates for the current year from sell-side analysts, the Price to current year EPS stands at 19.76. Investors looking further ahead, will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 17.02.

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